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Princeton Review touts ISU's MBA program

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:26:26 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

Illinois State University's College of Business has made an elite list of the nation's best administered MBA programs. Business College Dean Scott Johnson says ISU is ninth in that area and the only public University in Illinois to be listed in the top ten in any category by the Princeton Review.

"It's great to be included in the list of schools that are really nationally and internationally recognized and it is certainly a nice tribute to all the great faculty and administrators that we have."

Johnson says the evaluation from tens of thousands of student surveys depends on a number of criteria.

"Are there courses available? Can students get the advice that they need? We have lots of international students. And they're always looking to seek ways to get settled, so we make sure we help them."

Johnson says other factors ISU pays attention to include making professor interaction with students valuable, placement rates and starting salaries of graduates. Northwestern and Washington University are also on the list in this category. The announcement of ISU's placement amid 296 business programs in the country comes on the heels of ISU's introduction of a weekend MBA program in the Chicago area. ISU President Al Bowman says the recognition is a national endorsement of ISU's program.

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