UM-Dearborn College of Business again recognized as a 'Best Business School' by Princeton Review

November 1, 2010

DEARBORN / Nov. 1, 2010---The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review’s just-published 2011 edition of its “Best 300 Business Schools” guide. The guidebook is compiled based on a survey of 19,000 students attending more than 300 business schools, as well as from school-reported data.

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 that College of Business is making under the leadership of Dean Kim Schatzel to stand out from the competition stating that, “the program has become increasingly relevant and well-suited for graduate students” and that the academic offerings and facilities are consistently improving.

“The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s MBA program has long been recognized for its rigor, relevance and accessibility to business professionals,” said Schatzel. “Our faculty members are passionate about providing students with the experience and knowledge that today’s businesses need, so I’m pleased to see the program’s visibility and reputation enhanced by this designation.”

“Best 301 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.    

UM-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.

Earlier this year, UM-Dearborn’s College of Business was recognized as one of the 2011 Best Business Schools by U.S. News and World Report.  In a separate ranking by U.S. News, the college’s part-time M.B.A. program was acknowledged as offering a rigorous and flexible MBA program that met the educational needs of working professionals.


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