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College of Business Achieves Top Ranking for 10th Year in a Row

Published November 25, 2013

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For the 10th consecutive year, Eastern Michigan University's College of Business was ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the top business schools in the nation.

"We are honored to be recognized for the 10th straight year for the great work of our faculty and staff," says Michael Tidwell, dean of EMU's College of Business. "This recognition says that the faculty of the COB play an important role in the success of their students."

"The Best 295 Business Schools" book is based on school-reported data and an 80-question survey, which more than 20,000 business students attending the 295 schools on the list completed.

"The Princeton Review examines many factors in their analysis, including student and alumni satisfaction," Tidwell says. "Our students and alumni have continually cited positive experiences with our faculty and staff and recognize the central role our team has played in their success."

What's the COB's secret to being recognized by The Princeton Review for 10 consecutive years? Believe it or not, Tidwell says, there isn't a secret.

The COB believes that showing up, being innovative and working hard have always been the keys to success, and stresses these traits to its students while demonstrating them in its day-to-day operations.

Part of that success is a new strategic plan that calls for the COB to design and deliver the type of education that allows students to succeed and excel in their chosen career fields.

"Our students maintain a competitive edge because they take a rigorous curriculum that focuses on the practical aspects of business while ensuring each student understands the centrality of business theory," Tidwell says. "The Princeton Review recognizes our strengths in these areas."

Going forward, Tidwell says he and the rest of the COB team will continue to ensure that they deliver one of the highest quality business educations in the state of Michigan.

"The COB has had tremendous leadership over the last 20 plus years," he says. "With the help of our great faculty, I plan to focus on carrying out our strategic plan while helping our students achieve their goals. With hard work and a little luck, we'll exceed our expectations."


-Written by Princess Gabbara, a senior at Eastern Michigan University, where she will soon earn her bachelor's degree in journalism.

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