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Cal State Northridge Makes Princeton Review’s List of ‘Best Business Schools’ for 5th Year in a Row

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For the fifth straight year, California State University, Northridge has been named an outstanding business school by the Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2012 edition of its book, “The Best 294 Business Schools.”

“The Best 294 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 wrote “California State University, Northridge offers an affordable and convenient option for a graduate degree in business,” calling its College of Business and Economics “comparable to other major business schools, such as USC and UCLA, but much easier on your pocketbook and personal life.”

The editors quoted MBA students who said, “Every course has applications to real-world business situations,” and noted the program concludes with a mandatory three-unit consulting project for a business in the community.

“The courses are solid and the students really raise the bar. You know that most of the students will be reading, studying, memorizing and applying the material,” one student enthused.

William Jennings, dean of CSUN’s College of Business and Economics said, “We are pleased once again to be recognized by Princeton Review as among the finest MBA programs in the country. Our faculty are committed to preparing our students well for their future success and for working in a global economy.”

Deborah Cours, director of graduate and evening programs in the College of Business and Economics, shared Jennings’ pride in the Princeton Review listing.

“The comments [in the listing] from students and alumni attest to the high quality, convenient and collegial program that we strive to offer,” she said. “CSUN MBA continues to shed its reputation as a ‘secret.’ It is gaining national attention for serving fully employed students with a flexible MBA program.”

Robert Franek, senior vice president for publishing at Princeton Review, said company officials were pleased to recommend Cal State Northridge’s College of Business and Economics’ MBA program.

“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 school,” Franek said. “We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences.”

“The Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition” is one of more than 150 Princeton Review books published by Random House. Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., the Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University and it 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 nearly 37,000 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.


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