Cal State Northridge once again has been named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2010 edition of its book, “The Best 301 Business Schools.”
“The Best 301 Business Schools” has two-page profiles of the schools and their MBA programs with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services.
In the profile on Northridge, Princeton Review editors describe CSUN’s MBA program as offering “solid preparation” in marketing, general management, teamwork, communication/interpersonal skills, presentational skills and quantitative skills.
The editors quoted students who said CSUN MBA students enjoy “an open work environment” in which “fellow students are not extremely competitive, which creates a great learning environment.”
The students also told the editors that they respect how the program’s leaders are “driven to expand the curriculum to be state-of-the-art while also adding value to the degree by recognizing alums’ and students’ accomplishments on a regular basis.” One student added, “There is a passion for business at this school that I did not expect.”
William Jennings, dean of the College of Business and Economics, said his faculty understand the vital role their college “plays in the economy of the region and the education of our students.
“They are committed to ensuring that our graduates are well prepared as future leaders in the regional,” he said. “It is nice to see that their passion and dedication are recognized by The Princeton Review.”
Robert Franek, senior vice president for publishing at Princeton Review, said company officials were “pleased to recommend Cal State Northridge to readers of our books and users of our site, www.PrincetonReview.com, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA.”
He said officials at Princeton Review chose the 301 business schools in the book based on their opinion of the school’s academic programs and offerings, as well as the officials’ review of institutional data they collected 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.”
Deborah Cours, director of graduate and evening programs in the College of Business and Economics, said she was “pleased to see the CSUN MBA recognized for the high quality program that it is.
“I am also glad to see that the students appreciate our continual efforts to improve the program,” she said. “Our program is the perfect fit for a fully employed professional seeking a rigorous yet convenient, friendly and relevant program.”
“The Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition” is one of 165 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The line includes annual guides to the best law schools and medical schools, plus guides to grad school admission exams and applications essays. The Princeton Review also is known for its guides to colleges and standardized tests, its test-prep courses, tutoring and other education services. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University and is not a magazine.
Cal State Northridge’s College of Business and Economics is home to several nationally recognized programs where students gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside faculty members and business professionals in a variety of areas.
California State University, Northridge has more than 35,000 full- and part-time students and offers 64 bachelor’s and 50 master’s degrees as well as 28 teaching credential programs. Founded in 1958, CSUN is among the largest single-campus universities in the nation and the only four-year public university in the San Fernando Valley. The university serves as the intellectual, economic and cultural heart of the Valley and beyond.