Scranton's MBA Program Ranked Among Top 15 in Nation

3/24/09

A national ranking of business schools published by Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review places The University of Scranton's MBA program among the top 15 in the nation for general management.

Published in the April issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, the "Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools" lists MBA programs with highest scores in six key success areas based on a survey of the students attending the schools. Only 15 schools are listed in each of the following categories: accounting, finance, general management, global management, marketing and operations. Just 80 schools are listed in total, including Harvard University, Stanford University, The University of Virginia and The University of Scranton. The university is among the six Jesuit universities listed.

The Princeton Review compiled the lists from data gathered from its national survey of 19,000 MBA students attending schools profiled in the "Best 296 Business Schools" guidebook. The 80-question survey asked students to report on classroom and campus experiences at their schools and rate their MBA programs in several areas. The Princeton Review compiled the Student Opinion Honors lists based on students' assessments of how well they felt their business school courses had prepared them in each of the six areas.

"This national accolade is especially gratifying because it is based on the opinion of Kania School of Management MBA students," said Michael Mensah, Ph.D., dean of the Kania School of Management. "The University of Scranton is pleased to be so consistently recognized for the merit of our programs."

Scranton scored well in another recently released national student poll. According to the 2008 report issued by National Survey of Student Engagement, The University of Scranton performed better than the national average of 722 participating colleges, as well as the averages for participating master's level institutions, in nearly every category measured to estimate the effectiveness of student learning.

For four consecutive years, The University of Scranton has been listed in Princeton Review's best business schools guidebook, including the "Best 296 Business Schools" 2009 edition. Scranton has also been listed in the Princeton Review's undergraduate guidebook The Best 368 Colleges, for seven consecutive years. In addition, for the past 15 years, Scranton has been ranked among the top ten master's universities in the north by U.S.News & World Report and this year was named among the 70 "Up and Coming" schools in the nation to watch. Forbes.com named The University of Scranton to its inaugural list of "America's Best Colleges 2008," an online ranking done by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

Scranton's MBA program is accredited by the AACSB-International, the most recognized and respected business school accrediting body.

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