Princeton Review Names Business School Among America’s Best Graduate Programs

 

October 31, 2011

Media Contact: Mark Vanderhoek (478) 301-4037, or vanderhoek_m@mercer.edu

MACON/ATLANTA — The Princeton Review has again named Mercer University’s business program among the nation’s best, announcing recently that the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics was listed in its guidebook, Best 294 Business Schools: 2011 Edition.

For the fifth year in a row, the Business School’s Master of Business Administration program was ranked in the top five for “Greatest Opportunity for Women,” coming in at No. 5 in the nation in the category.  The Princeton Review ranked the programs in this category “(b)ased on the percentage of students who are female, the percentage of faculty who are female and student assessment of resources for female students, how supportive the culture is of female students, whether the business school offers coursework for women entrepreneurs and whether case study materials for classes proportionately reflect women in business.”

The Princeton Review selects schools based on its high regard for their academic programs and offerings, as well as institutional data collected from the schools and the opinions of students attending the schools.

“We are gratified to once again be ranked among the top business schools in the nation and for this recognition of our outstanding track record of, and commitment to, diversity,” said Dr. D. Scott Davis, interim dean of the business school and senior vice provost for research and dean of graduate programs. “This recognition shows our commitment to individual attention, intellectual rigor and liberal learning are well regarded around the nation, as well as by our students and graduates.”

The Princeton Review’s 80-question survey for the book asked students about themselves, their career plans and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life. The ranking lists are based on surveys of business school students during the 2010-11, 2009-10 and 2008-09 academic years. The student surveys were primarily completed online. On average, 65 students at each business school were surveyed for the rankings lists appearing in the new editions of the book. 

School profiles in Best 294 Business Schools cover admission, academics, financial aid, campus life and career information.  Introductory chapters offer information and advice on funding the degrees, taking the LSAT and GMAT, applying to the schools and excelling at them. 

About the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer
Established in 1984, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics offers bachelor’s, MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA and Master of Accountancy programs. The School holds accreditation from the prestigious AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, considered the hallmark of excellence among the nation’s top business schools and placing it among the top 25 percent of all business schools in the world. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu/business.

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,200 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at three regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu.

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