School of Business Named to 2011 'Best 300' List
For the seventh consecutive year, Oswego's School of Business
has earned a place among The Best 300
Business Schools, the Princeton Review’s annual guide to the top graduate
The Princeton Review cited the School of Business
for small class sizes, professor-student interaction, team activities,
knowledgeable faculty and engaged alumni, among other measures.
“It’s a testament to the dedication of our faculty, the
engagement of our students and the active involvement of our alumni,” said
School of Business Dean Richard Skolnik, who pointed out the school has made
the list each year since it began as the “Best 143” MBA-awarding schools in
The dean noted that campus-community-alumni interaction is
crucial to School
of Business value and
achievement. The Oswego Alumni Association co-sponsors the annual alumni symposium, where 10
accomplished professionals were invited to campus to interact with students and
“There is a triangulation of contact that is established
among students, faculty and alumni,” Skolnik said. “It’s that culture of
engagement that is passed on from one class year of students to another.”
The Gordon A. Lenz Family Foundation Center for Finance,
Insurance and Risk Management in the School
of Business, established
by a major gift from Gordon A. Lenz '58,
will support the first dedicated four-year program to focus on insurance
and risk management studies in the SUNY system. It will become one of only a
handful of college centers for a discipline that has increased in prominence
and importance as the nation seeks solutions to current health care issues.
The spirit of engagement benefits the Oswego community as well:
* Students help residents with tax returns as part of the
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
* Students in Free Enterprise is working with PathFinder
Bank to launch financial literacy classes on campus. SIFE also is working
with Ginny Donahue ’88 of On Point for College, a
Syracuse-area organization the helps first-generation college students get into
school, stay there and succeed afterward.
* The Phi Beta Lambda student business organization will
help Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County with its annual fundraiser.
The Princeton Review surveys graduate students every two
years at AACSB-certified, MBA-awarding business
schools. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business challenges
its accredited institutions to maintain high standards and to continuously
— Jeff Rea ’71
Pei-Chang “Jessie” Wu '03, asset manager for Neuberger Berman in New York speaks with Paloma
Sarkar M ’11, left, during the annual School of Business
Symposium Oct. 19. Dean Richard Skolnik said the
symposium is one of many factors that helps the School of Business
maintain its high standing in the Princeton Review.
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