WSU featured in The Princeton Review's "Best 295 Business Schools: 2016 Edition"

The Wayne State University School of Business is once again one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to the education services company The Princeton Review. The company features the business school in the 2016 edition of its guidebook, "The Best 295 Business Schools."

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president and publisher, "We recommend Wayne State as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a business school degree. We chose the schools we profile in this book 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 student survey for the book."

The 295 schools were selected based on surveys of 22,000 students and data from school administrators. The survey discussed academics, student body, campus life and career plans. The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools featured in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 295.

The review stated that a strong alumni network, evening classes and flexible online class schedules as the top reasons students selected the program. The review recognizes that the majority of the students work full-time while pursuing their degree.

"Professors offer a nice mix of textbook-to-real world experience and knowledge. Many published works and a few were either a CEO or high-ranking executive at a successful company," one student said. "They challenge us to become better students (and) make themselves available to assist us in accomplishing our goals."

The study states that "a vast majority of Wayne State students are already working in a full-time, professional capacity when they begin their M.B.A. Therefore, many students are more focused on progressing in their current job, rather than making a career change or finding new positions."

Students have begun taking advantage of WSU’s graduate business programs in ever-increasing numbers. At 855 students, the school’s fall 2015 graduate enrollment is its highest since 2011 and a 41 percent increase over last year. This year’s class includes 325 students enrolling for the first-time, the largest class of new graduate business students WSU has seen in over a decade.

"Being recognized by The Princeton Review is always a great accomplishment," said WSU School of Business Dean Robert Forsythe. "The school values student input to further develop our programs."

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