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La Salle University Once Again Named to The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools

November 1, 2017

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For the second consecutive year, La Salle University’s School of Business has been named to The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools. The Princeton Review—well-known for its college rankings in dozens of categories—surveyed 23,000 students in business schools across the nation, asking them to rate their schools based on classroom experience, professors, career prospects, campus environment, and more. In total, 267 business schools made the 2018 listing.

“We are thrilled to be included again in the Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools ranking, especially since much of the data came directly from student surveys,” said Colleen M. Hanycz, President, La Salle University. “Our students have confirmed that we provide a highly personalized business education marked by critical indicators of quality and successful outcomes such as classroom experience, academic rigor, teaching excellence and the accessibility of our professors outside the classroom—all hallmarks of a La Salle education for 154 years.”

“La Salle’s School of Business continues to build on its long tradition of teaching excellence, innovative curricula and strong outcomes. For over 20 years, our School of Business has continued to earn its AACSB accreditation by responding swiftly and strategically to what professionals need to excel in a business world impacted by globalization, technology, exceptionally short product life cycles, and more,” remarked MarySheila McDonald, Dean, La Salle University School of Business. “Our part-time online and hybrid programs, and full-time on-campus MBA graduates are prepared to lead globally and ethically in their chosen disciplines, and with a focus on informed service.”

“Our purpose is not to rank schools hierarchically or crown any school as ‘best’ overall. Our goal is to provide school profiles combined with multiple rating scores and ranking lists to help applicants choose the best business school for them,” said Robert Franek, SVP / Publisher of The Princeton Review.  “Their program offerings vary considerably, and we salute and highlight those distinctions in our profiles.”

The Princeton Review’s ranking list factors in data from business school students completed during the 2016-17, 2015-16, and 2014-15 school years. The survey asked students about their school’s academics, student body, campus life, and their career plans. On average, 86 students from each business school were surveyed for the 2018 list.

La Salle University’s School of Business was named to The Princeton Review’s Best 294 Business Schools 2017, and its Part-Time Hybrid MBA was included in U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 edition of Best Graduate Schools. The MBA program at the School of Business also has the fourth highest employment rate in the nation, according to a report from U.S. News and World Report. The School of Business is internationally recognized for being accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The AACSB accreditation standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs. Fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide have earned this prestigious accreditation.

La Salle University has consistently been recognized for providing a great value to its students, by Money magazine (fifth on the 2016-17 list of “50 Colleges That Add the Most Value”), Forbes (“America’s Best Value College” list), and The Economist (“Top 100 Schools in the U.S. for Value”). The University has received additional value and excellence citations from the Brookings Institute, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, and The New York Times.

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