ITHACA, NY — For the sixth straight year, the Ithaca College School of Business has been included among the top business schools in the nation in a listing compiled by the Princeton Review. The education services company features the school’s Master of Business Administration degree programs in the 2012 edition of “The Best 294 Business Schools.”
“We chose the 294 business schools in this book based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president of publishing. “We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book.”
Those surveyed for the book say Ithaca provides them with solid preparation in finance, presentation skills, quantitative skills and doing business in a global economy. They praise professors for their “hands-on teaching philosophy” and note that the school “does a good job offering elective courses that are in line with students’ career aspirations,” seeing this adaptability as “Ithaca’s greatest strength because it can help overcome the obstacles often associated with a smaller business school.”
“We are delighted that once again our MBA students have expressed their high level of satisfaction with the instruction, flexibility in the programs and overall excellent preparation they receive to go out into today’s global business world,” said Mary Ellen Zuckerman, dean of the School of Business. “This positive rating is a credit to the directors of our MBA programs, professors Don Eckrich and Joanne Burress, as well as the graduate faculty who teach the classes.”
Students in the School of Business can choose between an MBA in business administration and an MBA in professional accountancy. These intensive programs both provide instruction in management; the latter focuses on such elements of accounting as taxation and business law principles.
The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 294 or name one school best overall. The book features two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services.
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 platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) 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/.