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PLU’s business school listed in The Princeton Review

March 23, 2010

PLU, one of top business schools nationwide named to The Princeton Review’s “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools”

By Greg Brewis

Pacific Lutheran University is one of 15 graduate schools of business named to The Princeton Review’s second annual “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools.” PLU is listed in the categories of global management and general management.

Professor teaching students on a laptop

PLU’s MBA program was named as one of the top business schools by students surveyed by The Princeton Review.

The list appears in the April 2010 issue of Entrepreneur, the nation’s leading publication for and about entrepreneurs.

Created and compiled by The Princeton Review, the education services company, the “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” lists are reported in six categories: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Global Management, Marketing and Operations. Each list names the 15 graduate schools of business that were most highly rated by their students evaluating their MBA program’s preparation in specific categories.

The business schools appear in alphabetical order on the lists, and are not ranked.

“We’re thrilled to receive this recognition from the Princeton Review! It’s an honor to be the only MBA program in the Northwest to be recognized, and especially gratifying that the PLU MBA program is listed among the top 15 programs in two of the six categories (General Management and Global Management),” said Jim Brock, Dean of PLU’s School of Business. “It is a testament to the commitment, passion and experience of the business school’s faculty and – in the global management category – also to PLU’s long history of getting our students abroad and welcoming international students to campus.”

The Princeton Review compiled the lists using data from its national survey of 19,000 MBA students attending 301 business schools profiled in its book, Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition, published in October 2009.

The 80-question survey asked students to report on classroom and campus experiences at their schools and rate their MBA programs in several areas. The Princeton Review tallied the “Student Opinion Honors” lists based on students’ assessments of how well (on a five-point scale) they felt their business school courses had prepared them to succeed in each of the six areas.

“We commend the schools on these lists for the outstanding job they are doing in preparing their students to apply their MBA training beyond the classroom to successful job searches and productive careers,” said Robert Franek, SVP/Publisher of The Princeton Review. “We know this will be particularly meaningful to b-school applicants in these challenging economic times.”

“B-schools are more creative than ever at finding ways to bridge the gap between academia and business,” said Amy Cosper, VP/editor of Entrepreneur. “The Student Opinion Honors couldn’t be timelier for those considering a b-school education as a part of their entrepreneurial journey. Taking a deeper look at how these schools have managed to gain class approval would be the first act of due diligence readying them for business.”