WPI Featured in The Princeton Review's "Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition"

Publication Cites Broad-based Degree in Business Essentials with Highly Specialized Instruction in Technology to Fit Needs of 'Graduate-level Biz-savvy Technophiles'
October 25, 2012

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI) School of Business is an outstanding business school, according to the education services company, The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). The company features WPI in the new 2013 edition of its annual guidebook, "The Best 296 Business Schools."

"We consider WPI'S School of Business one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher. "We selected the schools we profile in this book – 280 of which are in the U.S.A. and 16 are international — based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question survey for the book."

"The faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the WPI School of Business are thrilled that The Princeton Review continues to recognize us as 'one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA.' Our learning community is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service — with the specific goal of developing innovative and entrepreneurial leaders for a global technological world," said Mark Rice, dean of WPI's School of Business.

The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 296, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. Ten lists are based entirely or partly on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the schools in the book.

The Princeton Review's survey asked 19,000 students at the 296 schools their opinions of their school's academics, student body, and campus life, as well as about themselves and their career plans.