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2009 Princeton Review Rankings

Brandeis IBS named among top business schools by two prestigious ranking organizations

August 21, 2009

The Princeton Review places IBS among best 301 business schools in United States; School maintains top 100 ranking worldwide by The Economist for fourth year in a row.

Brandeis International Business School’s (IBS) academic success in global business education has been recognized by The Princeton Review and The Economist Intelligence Unit in their latest rankings of the best MBA programs offered in the United States and worldwide, respectively.

In its latest book, “The Best 301 Business Schools,” The Princeton Review named IBS as one of the best institutions to earn an MBA in the United States.  IBS was also one of 15 graduate schools of business named nationwide in The Princeton Review’s 2nd annual “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” list. Brandeis IBS was recognized in two categories for the second year in a row:  Finance and Global Management.  Results appeared in the April 2010 issue ofEntrepreneur magazine.

“I am delighted that these two prestigious publications have acknowledged the School’s efforts in staying current with the changing financial and economic environment,” said Bruce Magid. “Our students recognize that we provide an education which is both rigorous and highly relevant, providing them with the skills required to thrive in the global economy,” he continued.

The Princeton Review, a prestigious education services company, created the “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” to give a voice to those they appealed to: students.  Compiling the lists using data from its national survey of 19,000 MBA students around the country, the list is based on students’ assessments of how well they felt their business school courses had prepared them to succeed in six areas: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Global Management, Marketing, and Operations.

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The Princeton Review reported students citing a true international focus at IBS where “globalization and economic interdependence are at the core of the program.” In addition, small class sizes were identified as a key benefit: “they give you the opportunity to participate in class discussions more often, which highly contributes to your communication skills and self-confidence.”


For the fourth year in a row, The Economist ranked IBS among the top 100 full-time MBA programs worldwide, and took as its criteria four key reasons for pursuing an MBA:

• opening new career opportunities and/or furthering current career;
• personal development and educational experience;
• increasing one's salary; and
• the potential for networking

The ranking also noted that IBS has a "determinedly international approach" and "has excellent links with business, with around 20 practising managers acting as adjunct faculty." It adds that "There is also a good executive speaker series." This is the fourth year in a row that IBS was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit as providing one of the world's top 100 full-time MBA programs, a ranking which is based on feedback from close to 19,000 MBA students and graduates as well as data provided by schools.