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MBA program named to Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools

Lamar University has been recognized by Princeton Review’s “Best 295 Business Schools:  2014 Edition” for its exceptional MBA program in the College of Business. Of the 295 business schools recognized, 280 are in the U.S. and 15 are international.

“We are among the top 295 business schools nationally and internationally,” said Jeff Dyson, MBA director. “Management knowledge, organizational perspective, and analytical skill and ability are all important things we focus on for the students in our business school. Our mission is to make students who attend Lamar’s MBA program relevant and competitive not only in business, but in life.”

“Our MBA program is very affordable, and also exceptionally diverse and engaging” said Dyson. “Our enrollment is doing well right now. We are at about 70 percent domestic and 30 percent international students. The competitive MBA admission requirements help us ensure that we get the right people in the program.”

Princeton Review, an American-based standardized test preparation and admissions consulting company, selects business schools based on institutional data collected and their academic programs. The school rankings are derived from an 80-question survey given to students attending the schools and take into account how those students rate their experiences with the institution, MBA program, campus life, student body, and faculty.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business conducted a review of Lamar University students to report on student involvement regarding academics, student-faculty relationships, and campus life. Dyson said when Lamar’s MBA program had their AACSB review, one of the strong points of the review was that students told the reviewers that the access to faculty members at Lamar is incredible. Many students reported that faculty members know them by name and care about them personally; because of that, the students view them as credible sources.

Princeton Review’s “Best 295 Business Schools:  2014 Edition” consists of 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. These lists are a result of the survey of 20,300 students attending the business schools. Some ranking list tallies also factored in school-reported data.