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EMU College of Business labeled 'outstanding' for 11th consecutive year

Published October 28, 2014

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Eastern Michigan University's College of Business is an "outstanding" business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features Eastern in the new 2015 edition of its book, "The Best 296 Business Schools."

"This recognition, awarded for the 11th consecutive year, illustrates that our faculty are providing a relevant, high quality education for our students, who are going on to excellent and meaningful careers," said Michael Tidwell, dean of EMU's College of Business.

The Princeton Review compiled the list based on its surveys of more than 21,000 students attending the 296 business schools in the book, as well as on school-reported data. The Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 296. The entire list is at www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings.

Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher, said, "We chose the 296 schools we profile in this book 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 student survey for the book."

The student surveys analyzed for this edition were all completed online at survey.review.com and conducted during the 2013-14, 2012-13, and 2011-12 academic years.
Comments (with student remarks’ in quotes) about Eastern Michigan's College of Business in the 2015 book include:

  • With its convenient location, “experienced professors,” and “low tuition,” the MBA program at Eastern Michigan’s College of Business offers a great return on investment.
  • While balancing a career and education can be tricky business, students say EMU, “provides great support for students and an overall great atmosphere of learning.”
  • “Most of the professors are amazing,” with close to 100 percent of the school’s faculty holding the highest degree available in their field.
  • Graduate class sizes average fewer than 20, which gives students the opportunity to “work directly with professors who provide Ph.D. level class time, rather than having to work through a teaching assistant.
  • The result is a dynamic class environment in which discussion is encouraged and “professors challenge you to develop your own opinions regarding global business and economies.”

EMU's MBA programs are appropriate to students in every stage of their career, and classes can be taken full-time, part-time, online, or through a hybrid of online and in- class coursework.

The EMU College of Business has nearly 2,400 undergraduate students pursuing one of 12 majors and more than 740 graduate students pursuing either an MBA, Masters of Information Systems, Masters of Integrated Marketing Communications, Masters of Human Resources and Organizational Development or Masters of Accounting.

The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com) 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.

To learn more about the College of Business, please visit the website at www.emich.edu/cob.

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