Xavier University’s MBA programs in its Williams College of Business are featured in The Princeton Review’s new 2012 edition of its book, "The Best 294 Business Schools" (Random House/Princeton Review, on sale date October 11, 2012, $22.99).
“The Williams College of Business is honored to be in the Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 edition,” says Assistant Dean for MBA Programs Jennifer Bush. “What makes this honor so unique is the use 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, then 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 recommend Xavier’s Williams College 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. 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."
"The Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition" has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life, and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity, and career placement services.
In the profile on the Williams College of Business The Princeton Review editors describe the school as: "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 Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 294, 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 on The Princeton Review's surveys of 19,000 students attending the 294 business schools profiled in the book. (Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists.) Conducted during the 2010-11, 2009-10, and 2008-09 academic years, the student surveys were primarily completed online. One list, "Toughest to Get Into," is based solely on institutional data. (All schools in the book were eligible for consideration for this list.) The lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com
The Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition" also has advice on applying to business schools and funding the degree. It is one of the more than150 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The line includes "The Best 167 Law Schools: 2012 Edition" – which also published on October 11, 2011 and has 11 ranking lists of top 10 schools largely based on surveys of students attending them. Other Princeton Review books include "The Best 168 Medical Schools: 2012 Edition," plus guides to graduate school admission exams and application essays. The Princeton Review is also known for its guides to colleges and to standardized tests, its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring, and other education services. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.