IBS named twice in The Princeton Review's 'Student Opinion Honors'

One of 15 business schools nationwide on the 'Finance' and 'Global Management' lists

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Brandeis International Business School is one of 15 graduate schools of business named to The Princeton Review’s "Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools" in two categories, Finance and Global Management, appearing in the April 2009 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" are reported in six categories. The six categories are: 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 1 to 15.  In addition to appearing in the magazine, the lists are also posted here.

The Princeton Review compiled the lists using data from its national survey of 19,000 MBA students attending 296 business schools profiled in its book, Best 296 Business Schools: 2009 Edition (Random House / Princeton Review, $22.95) published October 2008. 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.  

Said Robert Franek, VP-Publisher, Princeton Review, "For nearly 20 years, our company has gathered student opinions about colleges, law and b-schools to give applicants feedback they can't find elsewhere: what the schools' own customers think of them. We salute the business schools on these lists for the outstanding job they are doing both academically and professionally in preparing their students to apply their MBA training beyond the classroom to successful job searches and productive careers. We know this will be particularly meaningful to applicants and MBA grads in these challenging economic times."

“Entrepreneurs have to become experts in virtually every area of business management,” said Amy Cooper, VP / Editor in Chief at Entrepreneur. “As a result, many may find business schools to be the right fit for their needs as a holistic means of learning how to build their companies. This is particularly true with the current challenges in the economy. With the Student Opinion Honors in Entrepreneur, they can get a good sense of what their experiences may include from students themselves, which will help readers in the overall school evaluation process.”

Since 2006, Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review have also partnered in reporting annual ranking lists of the "Top Entrepreneurial Colleges and Business Schools" that identify 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate schools for their outstanding entrepreneurship programs.  The current lists are reported in Entrepreneur's October 2008 issue.

About Brandeis International Business School
Since its founding a little over a decade ago, the curriculum, teaching and research of the Brandeis International Business School (IBS) have focused on the globalization of business and its many ramifications for corporations and the communities in which they operate. The School’s multi-cultural student body with students from 66 countries; a curriculum rich in international business, economics and finance; and a faculty that includes leading researchers in and practitioners of the diverse aspects of these disciplines together provide IBS students with a truly international business education. IBS is accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

About The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is a education services company known for its test-prep courses, education programs, admission services, and 165 books published by Random House. Among them are "Best 296 Business Schools" and "Best 174 Law Schools" – each of which include 11 ranking lists of the top 10 schools in the books in various categories based on institutional data and student surveys.  The company also publishes "Best 168 Medical Schools" and "Best 368 Colleges," plus guides for college and graduate school admission exams and other resource books. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine

About Entrepreneur Media Inc.
Entrepreneur Media Inc. is the premier content provider for and about entrepreneurs. Our products engage and inspire every day with the advice, solutions and resources that fuel the bold and independent way entrepreneurs think.  After 31 years, nobody reaches more growing businesses. As the original magazine for the small and midsize business community, Entrepreneur continues to be the definitive guide to all the diverse challenges of business ownership. Entrepreneur.com is the most widely used website by entrepreneurs and emerging businesses worldwide. Entrepreneur Press publishes the books that turn entrepreneurial skills into business success.

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