IRVINE, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrepreneur magazine, the nation's leading publication for and about entrepreneurs, reports in its April issue the MBA programs most highly rated by their students in six areas key to a successful career in business. The lists, titled "Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools," were created and compiled by The Princeton Review, an education services company, for the second year in a row.
The "Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools" lists each name 15 graduate schools of business that were most highly rated by their students in six categories: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Global Management, Marketing, and Operations. The business schools appear in alphabetical order on the lists, and are not ranked 1 to 15. More than 59 schools are recognized in all. In addition to appearing in Entrepreneur's April issue (available on newsstands today), the lists are also posted at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges and www.PrincetonReview.com/studentopinionhonors.aspx.
The Princeton Review compiled the lists using data from its national survey of 19,000 MBA students attending 301 business schools profiled in its book, Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition (Random House / Princeton Review, $22.99) published in October 2009. 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 tallied the "Student Opinion Honors" lists based on students' assessments of how well (on a five-point scale) they felt their business school courses had prepared them in each of the six areas.
Says Robert Franek, SVP/Publisher, The Princeton Review, "We commend the schools on these lists for the outstanding job they are doing in preparing their students to apply their MBA training beyond the classroom to successful job searches and productive careers. We know this will be particularly meaningful to b-school applicants in these challenging economic times."
In Entrepreneur's April issue feature identifying the "Student Opinion Honors" lists and school names, a companion article titled "From the Blackboard to the Boardroom," profiles seven young entrepreneurs who hatched their company concepts as students and with the support of their schools. Two of the entrepreneurs profiled attended b-schools that are on the "Student Opinion Honors" list: Harvard and the University of Chicago.
"B-schools have been incredibly creative in bridging the gap between academia and business, and this listing couldn't be timelier," says Amy Cosper, VP/editor in chief of Entrepreneur. "The better these schools get at addressing what students need–and want–the more applicable their skills will be when faced with starting a business. The seven entrepreneurs we've profiled couldn't be more different; however, they all have the same thing in common: their schools effectively supported them. Any one of them would tell you that the mentoring they received when launching their business was worth the price of admission."
Since 2006, Entrepreneur and The Princeton Review have also partnered in reporting annual ranking lists of the "Top Entrepreneurial Colleges and Business Schools" that identify 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate schools for their outstanding entrepreneurship programs. The current lists, reported in Entrepreneur's October 2009 issue are at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges.
The Princeton Review also annually reports school rankings in its Best 301 Business Schools and Best 172 Law Schools books – each of which include 11 ranking lists of the top 10 schools in the books in various categories based on institutional data and student surveys. The company also publishes an annual Best 168 Medical Schools guide and reports in its annual Best 371 Colleges book 62 categories of "top 20" ranking lists entirely based on surveys of students attending the schools in the book.
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