"Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition"

October 11, 2012

Xavier University’s MBA programs in its Williams College of Business are featured in The Princeton Review’s 2013 edition of "The Best 296 Business Schools" (Random House/Princeton Review, published October 9, 2012, $22.99).

“The Williams College of Business is honored to be among the best 296 business schools in the 2013 edition,” says Jennifer Bush, assistant dean for MBA Programs. “This honor is unique because of student feedback. When students say the Xavier MBA provides them a “holistic view of the business world” and that “the practical experience and engagement in case studies [the program provides]” has enhanced their critical business thinking and allowed them to become a better thinker and leader, we know our educational mission of providing a better MBA for a better world is being accomplished.”

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior VP/publisher, "We consider Xavier University one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We selected the schools we profile in this book – 280 of which are in the U.S. and 16 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 Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition" profiles each school with write-ups on academics, student life, and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity, and career placement services. It does not rank the schools in a single hierarchical list from 1 to 296, or name one best overall. 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. The student surveys for this edition were completed online at http://survey.review.com during 2011-12, 2010-11, and 2009-10.

In the Williams College of Business profile, The Princeton Review states: "Xavier University’s practical MBA programs have a very strong reputation among [members of] the business community in Cincinnati, and across the Midwest.” They quote from students attending the Xavier MBA programs who say, "“You get a closer relationship with your classmates and faculty. These stronger relationships allow for an abundance of networking opportunities.”

The Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition" offers advice on applying to business schools and funding the degree. It is one of more than 150 Princeton Review books published by Random House, headquartered in Framingham, MA. It (www.PrincetonReview.com) is not affiliated with Princeton University, and is not a magazine. For more, contact Jeanne Krier, Princeton Review Books, 212-539-1350 or Joseph Iovino, The Princeton Review, 888-865-7737, ext 5678.