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Citadel News Service
9 Oct 2012

School of Business Administration among "Best 296 Business Schools"

The Citadel School of Business Administration is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The Citadel is a featured school in the new 2013 edition of its annual guidebook "The Best 296 Business Schools."

best biz schools 2013"We consider The Citadel School of Business Administration one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president/publisher. "We selected the schools we profile in this book – 280 of which are in the U.S and 16 are international – based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools."

Student opinions are highly regarded in the rankings process. Students are asked to rate and report on their experiences on an 80-question survey. Questions are asked about academics, the student body and campus life.

"We are thrilled to be named one of the best business schools by The Princeton Review," said Ron Green, dean of business school. "The School of Business Administration has worked diligently to provide a challenging curriculum and flexible schedule to students. Receiving this recognition, based on student surveys, reiterates that we are providing an MBA program that professionals find valuable."

"The Best 296 Business Schools" has two-page profiles of selected schools, including information about academics, career placement, student life 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 Citadel School of Business Administration the Princeton Review editors describe the MBA program this way: "If there is one word students at The Citadel School of Business Administration keep repeating, it is reputation, reputation, reputation, with location, prestige and affordability all coming in at a close second. The Citadel's long-standing record for building leaders and sound decision-makers, educating quality students, and having 'by far the best MBA reputation in South Carolina' make the school a universally respected institution worldwide."

According to the guidebook profile that recounts student comments: "Among the reasons many students give for wanting to earn their MBA at The Citadel, it's often as simple as, 'It is in Charleston.' ... For prospective MBA students, The Citadel's status as a military academy can be somewhat misleading. One student reminds us that, while there 'are a lot of ex- or current military students, which is kind of to be expected at a military school, I was actually surprised at the number of non-military affiliated classmates.' Another student touches on a similar point, offering that The Citadel is 'much more diverse than one would expect at a conservative Southern military school.' ''

The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools by number. The ratings are based on survey results collected from students at AACSB-accredited MBA programs. There are 633 business schools and programs with AACSB accreditation.

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