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Princeton Review names ISU’s MBA program among the best for fourth straight year

October 7, 2009

The College of Business at Indiana State University has been recognized for the fourth straight year by Princeton Review as one of the world's top business schools.

"Small classes, great teachers, good assistantships and an affordable tuition add up to excellent value for students" in Indiana State's Master of Business Administration program, the publication states in its 2010 edition of "The Best 301 Business Schools."

The low faculty to student ratio of 18 to 1 in the ISU College of Business means "individual attention that better prepares the students in a hands-on manner" and a "friendly environment inside and outside the classroom," the publication says.

"We are delighted to receive this honor for the fourth year in a row," said Jeff Harper, interim associate dean for graduate programs. "It's a fine testament to the dedicated graduate faculty members who are so instrumental in the program's success and our students' accomplishments. The word is out - Indiana State's College of Business offers an excellent value to those interested in pursuing an MBA."

Princeton Review's annual list is based on surveys of 19,000 MBA students worldwide who attend schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business as well as statistical information on other MBA programs.

Primarily serving graduate students early in their business careers, the Indiana State MBA program consists of 33 semester units. Through core course work and electives, the program emphasizes strategic thinking, problem-solving skills, organizational change, international business, and group dynamics. Hands-on learning occurs through opportunities to assist faculty in real-world research projects in programs such as the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides business planning assistance to start-up companies.

In addition to being recognized for its MBA program, Indiana State has also been named by Princeton Review to its "Best Midwestern Colleges" list for six years in a row.

"Best 301 Business Schools" is one of nearly 200 Princeton Review titles published by Random House. The company, which is not affiliated with Princeton University, is also known for its college and career guidebooks, test-prep courses and other educational services.

The rankings are available online at


Contact: Jeff Harper, interim associate dean for graduate programs, College of Business, Indiana State University, 812-237-2279 or 

Writer: Dave Taylor, director of media relations, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or