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Oct. 9, 2012
Princeton Review Cites MBA Program in 'Best 296 Business Schools'
The master’s of business administration program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is included in the “Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition” published by the Princeton Review.

The announcement was made Tuesday by the publisher, Random House/Princeton Review.

“We consider UL Lafayette one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We selected the schools we profile in this book – 280 of which are in the U.S.A. and 16 are international – based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher.

“We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question survey for the book.”

The Princeton Review’s survey asked 19,000 students at the 296 schools their opinions of their school’s academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys analyzed for this edition were all completed online and conducted during the 2011-12, 2010-11 and 2009-10 academic years.

Students cited UL Lafayette’s MBA program for its “cozy college atmosphere” and a faculty that “really cares about the students.”

Dr. Joby John, dean of the B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration, said that personal attention is one of the MBA program’s hallmarks. “Dr. Bob Viguerie, the program’s director, gives every student individualized attention,” he said.

“The Best 296 Business Schools” has two-page profiles of the schools. They include write-ups on academics, career and placement, student life and environment, and admissions. The profiles also have ratings for academic experience, admissions selectivity, and career services.

In the profile of UL Lafayette’s B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration, the Princeton Review editors note that “convenience and local reputation” attract most graduate students to the MBA program.

“Students at Moody report that the school has a ‘great reputation in the computer sciences’ and is ‘the best and closest’ when it comes to the health care industry. In fact, ULL offers an MBA with a concentration in health care administration, an appealing option to the area’s many health care professionals,” the annual guidebook states.

The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 296, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories.

The lists in the book are posted at www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings.aspx.

The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.


Document last revised Tuesday, October 9, 2012 5:24 PM

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