College of Business and Innovation featured in Princeton Review’s 2013 edition

October 31, 2012 | News, UToday, Business and Innovation
By Bob Mackowiak

The UT College of Business and Innovation is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review, which features the college in the new 2013 edition of its annual guidebook, The Best 296 Business Schools.

“We consider the UT College of Business and Innovation one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA,” said Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of Princeton Review. “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. 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 stated its survey showed the College of Business and Innovation provides a “solid preparation in general management and doing business in a global economy.”

“UT and the College of Business and Innovation are very excited at this continuing recognition by The Princeton Review of the quality and relevance of our MBA programs,” said Dr. Thomas Sharkey, interim dean of the college. “This validates the quality of our faculty, the significance of our curriculum, and the excellence of our students.”

Dr. Anand Kunnathur, senior executive associate dean of the college, said, “Our inclusion in this select group is a seal of quality for our degree programs. It elevates the value of degrees received, leads to increased enrollment of high-quality students, and enhances the qualifications of alumni. Furthermore, it benefits businesses nationwide by providing them with highly qualified graduates who become superb employees.”

In the profile, The Princeton Review editors describe the school as “offering a good education at a very competitive price with convenient scheduling. The College of Business and Innovation at The University of Toledo fits the needs of area businesspeople in search of a quality MBA.”

“UT distinguishes its MBA program with a number of cutting-edge concentrations,” the listing states. “Students here may specialize in customer relationship management and marketing intelligence, human resource management, information systems, operations and supply chain management, and professional sales, as well as in the more traditional areas of administration, finance, international business and marketing.”

One student in the listing commented, “Receiving individual attention is a norm, be it in the advising office or from a professor.”

Another student said, “The program is very accommodating toward people who work full time. The majority of classes are taught at night, so I have been able to continue to work full time while taking one or two classes at night.”

The Princeton Review’s survey asked 19,000 students at the 296 schools their opinions of their institution’s academics, student body and campus life, as well as about themselves and their career plans. An education services company, 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.

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