UM-Dearborn’s College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review, which just published the 2010 edition of its “Best 301 Business Schools”

October 8, 2009

DEARBORN / Oct. 8, 2009---The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features UM-Dearborn’s College of Business in the just-published 2010 edition of its “Best 301 Business Schools.”   

“Best 301 Business Schools” has two-page profiles of the schools and their MBA programs with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services.   

In the profile on UM-Dearborn College of Business, the Princeton Review editors describe the College of Business’ MBA program as “serving busy professionals looking for a leg up in their careers. Students don’t have to live in, or even near, Dearborn to benefit from the program, however, because the school also offers an online degree featuring the same courses taught on the Dearborn campus with no on-campus residency making it beneficial to out-of-state students and allowing local students more flexibility between school, work, and social life.”

The editors quoted students who said UM-Dearborn’s College of Business “is well reputed for finance coursework” but that it also “excels in marketing and accounting”. Classes “are very challenging but fair,” with the entire program “tailored to working professionals, making it very attractive to people who work long hours.” 

“A great environment in which to hone business skills,” students tell us, adding, “It provides a diverse set of students, experienced and highly regarded faculty, and top facilities to learn in.”

“College of Business faculty are very passionate about what they do, making sure their students get the best education possible,” said Kim Schatzel, dean of the College of Business.  “This designation reaffirms that the College of Business and its faculty are providing the highest quality learning environment and curricula to its students, as well as responding to the needs of our region’s employers.”

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president of publishing, the business schools in this book were chosen based on their academic programs and offerings, as well as a review of institutional data collected from the schools.  “We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools that rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book," he said.

"We are pleased to recommend the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business to readers of our book and users of our site as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA”, Franek said.

“The University of Michigan-Dearborn MBA has long been recognized for its rigor, relevance, and accessibility to business professionals,” Schatzel said. “I am pleased that the program is extending its visibility and well-deserved reputation.”

“Best 301 Business Schools” is one of nearly 200 Princeton Review titles published by Random House. The line includes annual guides to the best law schools and medical schools, plus guides to grad school admission exams and application essays. The Princeton Review also is known for its college and career guidebooks, its test-prep courses and other education services. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s College of Business is home to several nationally recognized programs where students gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside faculty members and business professionals in a variety of areas.

Founded in 1959, The University of Michigan-Dearborn is celebrating “50 years of metropolitan impact”.  The university has more than 8,700 full- and part-time students and offers more than 90 bachelor’s and master’s degrees and three doctoral degree programs.  


About University of Michigan-Dearborn
The University of Michigan-Dearborn is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout the 2009/2010 academic year. Founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company, UM-Dearborn has been distinguished by its commitment to providing excellent educational opportunities responsive to the needs of southeastern Michigan. The university has 8,700 students pursuing undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business, education, and public administration. With a faculty devoted to teaching, and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history of interaction with business, government and industry in southeastern Michigan, and is committed to responding to the needs of the region in the future.


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