WMU named a top business school by Princeton Review

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Haworth College of Business is again recognized by Princeton Review.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Princeton Review has once again recognized Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business as one of the best places to earn a Master of Business Administration degree. The education services company profiles the college in its 2019 annual business school rankings.

The Haworth College of Business is among an elite group of fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide that are accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Additionally, it is among a select 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have additional specialized AACSB accreditation for its accountancy programs.

"Being named to The Princeton Review's list of best business schools for an MBA yet again validates the hard work that our faculty have been doing to maintain a rigorous program," says Dr. Satish Deshpande, dean of the college. "The Haworth College of Business continues to help students excel as business professionals and leaders.”

Best Schools Profiled

The Princeton Review asked students at the 252 business schools on its list about their school's academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans as part of an 80-question survey.

Identifying the strength of WMU's program, Princeton Review editors note in their profile of the Haworth College of Business that "students like that the school is nationally accredited and ranked as a top 100 school.”

The profiles also have five categories of ratings that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data it collected during the 2017-18 academic year and/or its on-campus MBA student survey. The ratings are scores on a scale of 60 to 99. Rating categories are:

  • Academic experience
  • Admissions selectivity
  • Career
  • Professors interesting
  • Professors accessible

Among the ratings in the Haworth College of Business profile are scores of 91 for the professors interesting rating and 92 for the professors accessible rating. To view the full list or learn more about methodology, visit a list of the rankings online.

One of the anonymous survey comments from WMU students wrote, "Professors do a great job in the classroom by teaching us not only to grasp the knowledge but to incorporate it into our professional experience. They are willing to work with each student individually and help with job placement and exploration of different career fields.”

The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House.

The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York City. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit Princeton Review.

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