WPI School of Business Featured in the Princeton Review's 'Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition'

Recognized for uniting broad-based degree in business essentials and highly specialized instruction in technology.

Editors Cite WPI's Highly Specialized Instruction in Technology Management For Business-Savvy Technophiles

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has one of the best business schools in the nation, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the WPI School of Business in the new 2012 edition of its book, "The Best 294 Business Schools."

This recognition comes a year after the university announced the establishment of its School of Business. The WPI School of Business was built upon the strong foundation of WPI's nationally-recognized Department of Management; among its many honors, WPI's MBA program was recognized by BusinessWeek in 2009 as the best part-time program in the nation. WPI's distinctive academic program blends theoretical learning with application to practice. In both undergraduate and graduate business programs, students work in small teams to solve a problem facing an existing business.

"We recommend WPI's School of Business to readers of our book and users of our site, www.PrincetonReview.com, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior Vice President-Publisher. "We chose the 294 business schools in this book based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book."

In their profile on WPI, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as uniting "a broad-based degree in business essentials with highly specialized instruction in technology and technology management to fit the needs of graduate-level biz-savvy technophiles. … A high percentage of WPI students work full time, many receiving tuition reimbursement from their current company while pursuing the MBA."

According to the Princeton Review editors, the MBA program at WPI accepts students whose academic and professional record demonstrates the ability to excel in a challenging, technology-focused graduate program. The editors also quote students attending WPI who said, "The technology focus is great, considering where the business world is headed." Students also noted that WPI's School of Business was remarkable for its flexibility stating, "You can take classes online or portions of it online in case you are away on business and can't make the class one night."

According to Mark P. Rice, dean of the WPI School of Business, "The School of Business faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing a high quality, life-transforming learning experience for our students, greatly appreciate being counted among the best business schools by the Princeton Review."

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October 19, 2011