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Oct. 15, 2007
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Princeton Review again names EMUís College of Business one of best in nation

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business has again been named one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review.

This is the fourth consecutive time that EMU was honored. EMU’s COB is one of 290 featured in the student-opinion-driven guidebook, “Best 290 Business Schools: (Random House/Princeton Review, 2008 edition, Oct.2007, $22.95).

“We are very proud to be honored for the fourth year by The Princeton Review because it is based upon student comments,” said David Mielke, dean of EMU’s College of Business. Mielke said there are about 1,000 business schools in the United States and about 20 in Michigan.

The book’s 11 ranking lists of top 10 schools in various categories are based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of more than 19,000 students at 290 business schools during the 2004 -05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 academic years, and on institutional data about the schools. The survey was divided into five sections: about yourself; students; academics, careers and quality of life.

This year’s issue features a new ranking list category. The "Best Classroom Experience" ranking list is based on students' assessment of their professors' teaching, the integration of new business trends into the curricula and the quality of the class discussion.

Survey responses from students about EMU’s COB included: “I feel that the faculty and administration are supportive in every way. They provide one-on-one networking opportunities, advice and mentoring;” “the university highly encourages and promotes global/cultural awareness;” “EMU offers its students world-class opportunities;” “a small-school feel;” and “affordability.”

The ranking marks the second time in 2007 that EMU has appeared in a book published by The Princeton Review. EMU was named one of the “Best Midwestern Colleges,” by The Princeton Review in August 2007.

EMU’s College of Business, founded in 1964, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Approximately 35 percent of business schools in the U.S. have this designation. The COB offers undergraduate and master’s degrees. Currently there are approximately 2,600 undergraduates and 820 graduate students enrolled in the College of Business.

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