UM-Dearborn’s College of Business recognized as a 'Best Business School' by Princeton Review for the third year in a row

October 25, 2011

DEARBORN / Oct. 25, 2011-The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review’s just-published 2012 edition of its “Best 294 Business Schools” guide. The College ranked second, out of the eight Michigan public universities ranked, in both academic experience and admissions selectivity in the annual guide, placing it among some of the best business schools in the country.

“I’m pleased that the College of Business has been recognized again for the rigor, relevance and quality of the MBA program,” said Kim Schatzel, dean, College of Business. “Our faculty members are passionate about providing students with the experience and knowledge that today’s businesses need. Ultimately our reputation for excellence is based on the quality of our students and alumni.”

UM-Dearborn students surveyed for the guide noted an outstanding academic experience, stating that many professors are “clearly experts in their fields” and that “small class sizes help the interaction between students and professors, as well as among peers.” They also noted the advancements the College of Business is making to stand out from the competition, including its on-going efforts to keep its programs relevant, as well as continuous improvements to its academic offerings and facilities.

The Princeton Review’s “Best 294 Business Schools” guidebook contains two-page profiles of schools and MBA programs with details about academics, student life and admissions, plus scores for academics, selectivity and career placement services. The guidebook is compiled based on a survey of 19,000 students attending the best AACSB-accredited MBA programs in the world, as well as school-reported data.

UM-Dearborn’s College of Business is home to several nationally recognized programs in which students gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside faculty members and business professionals in a variety of areas. Earlier this year, U.S. News and World Report recognized UM-Dearborn’s College of Business as one of its 2012 Best Business Schools.

Founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company, University of Michigan-Dearborn is a metropolitan university serving southeastern Michigan, committed to excellence rooted in strong academics, innovative research and programming and civic engagement. The University has nearly 8,900 students pursuing more than 100 bachelor's, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business and education.  A top-ranked university with a faculty devoted to teaching, and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history of partnering with local leaders and communities, and is committed to finding solutions for the challenges that face the region.

Beth Marmarelli