Scranton Among Princeton Review’s ‘Best Business Schools’ for a Decade

10/31/2014

The Princeton Review has named The University of Scranton’s Kania School of Management among the nation’s “Best Business Schools” for 10 consecutive years. The 2015 edition of “The Best 296 Business Schools” includes Scranton among the list of elite colleges and touts its Jesuit influence for adding “an element of social responsibility” to its courses.

The listing of MBA programs is based a school’s academic reputation and interviews of 21,600 MBA students attending the 296 business schools. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their schools in several areas including their professors, classmates, campus life and other factors.

The guidebook’s two-page profile about the University also noted the Kania School of Management’s “outstanding professors who take pride in teaching” and bring real-world experience into the classroom. Also mentioned was the University’s Irwin E. Alperin Financial Center with its simulated trading floor where students “learn via market simulations,” as well as the University’s accreditation by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Less than five percent of business schools worldwide have earned this rigorous accreditation for excellence in management education.

The guidebook also contains information about the MBA programs offered at the top business schools profiled, such as data on admissions, financial aid and average starting salaries of MBA graduates, which was $75,304 for the University.

In other national rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked three undergraduate programs of the University’s Kania School of Management among the top 25 in the nation in its “Best Colleges” business specialty lists published this year. The University’s entrepreneurship program ranked No. 16, its finance program ranked No. 22 and its accounting program ranked No. 25 in national lists of business programs by specialty based on peer review scores. In addition, U.S. News & World Report ranked The University of Scranton No. 7 among the “Best Regional Universities in the North,” as a “Great School at a Great Price,” and as one of the nation’s “Up and Coming” universities in its 2015 “Best Colleges” ranking. U.S. News has ranked the University among the top 10 schools in its category for 21 consecutive years.

Scranton has also been listed in The Princeton Review’s undergraduate guidebook, “The Best 379 Colleges,” for 13 consecutive years.

The 2015 edition of “The Best 296 Business Schools” was published in October 2014.

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