School of Business Administration Featured in Princeton Review's "Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition"
- By Elizabeth Parent
The University of Vermont School of Business Administration is an outstanding business school, according to the education services company, The Princeton Review. The Company features the school in the new 2013 edition of its annual guidebook, "The Best 296 Business Schools.”
According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher, "We consider UVM’s School of Business Administration one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We selected the schools we profile in this book – 280 of which are in the U.S.A. and 16 are international -- 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 survey for the book."
The Princeton Review's survey asked 19,000 students at the 296 schools their opinions of their school's academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys analyzed for this edition were all completed online and conducted during the 2011-12, 2010-11, and 2009-10 academic years.
“We are honored to be included as one of the Princeton Review’s ‘Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition,’” said Dean Sanjay Sharma, of the School of Business Administration. “We prepare our students to become responsible managers in a dynamic, interconnected and complex sustainable global economy and are currently in the process of updating our curriculum with a fresh format to appeal to a wide range of working professionals and international students.”
"The Best 296 Business Schools" has two-page profiles of the schools. They include write-ups on academics, career and placement, student life and environment, and admissions. The profiles also have ratings (scores from 60 to 99) for academic experience, admissions selectivity, and career services. In the profile on the School of Business Administration, the Princeton Review editors describe the program as: “intelligent and relevant." Some of the comments from students attending the University of Vermont School of Business Administration in the profile are: “There are no easy projects and certainly no easy grades ... even after one full-time semester, a student is already well equipped for much of what the business world has to offer" and “classes regularly provide opportunities to work with both large corporations and small, locally owned businesses.”
The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 296, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. Ten lists are based entirely or partly on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the schools in the book. A few lists, such as "Best Career Prospects," use both student survey and institutional data. One list, "Toughest to Get Into," is based solely on institutional data. The lists in the book are posted at www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings.aspx.
"The Best 296 Business Schools" is one of more than 150 Princeton Review books published by Random House, Inc. The line includes "The Best 168 Law Schools" (also published in October 2012 and also featuring 11 ranking lists primarily based on surveys of students attending the schools in the book). Other Princeton Review books include "The Best 168 Medical Schools," plus guides to graduate school admission exams and application essays. Among them: "Business School Essays That Made a Difference."
The Princeton Review is also known for its many categories of college rankings, its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring, and its other education services. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.