ITHACA, NY — For the eighth year in a row, Princeton Review has included the Ithaca College School of Business in its listing of the top business schools in the country. The educational services company features Ithaca’s Master of Business Administration degree programs in its just-released 2014 edition of “The Best 295 Business Schools.”
“We recommend Ithaca College as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a business school degree,” says Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president of publishing. “We chose the schools we profile in this book 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 student survey for the book.”
The survey asks students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans.
The Ithaca students surveyed gave the school high marks for providing solid preparation in finance, presentation skills, quantitative skills and doing business in a global economy. They also praised professors for their “hands-on teaching philosophy” and the facilities for being top-notch: “Everything from the smart boards in the classrooms — which help make articulating difficult accounting concepts much easier — to the trading room is state-of-the-art.”
Students can choose between an MBA in business administration and an MBA in professional accountancy. Both can be completed by full-time students in 12 months, which Princeton Review describes as one of the program’s selling points.
Accredited by AACSB International, the Ithaca College School of Business is housed in the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise, the first facility for a college or university business school in the world to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification.
In addition to its MBA programs, the school offers bachelor of science degrees in accounting and business administration (with concentrations in corporate accounting, finance, international business, management and marketing) and a bachelor of arts degree in legal studies.
For more information on the school, visit www.ithaca.edu/business. For more information on the rankings, visit www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings.aspx.