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 business schools.

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 2005.

Pathange M ’02 of UBS Securities talks with Brian Gambardella ’12 at last fall’s Alumni Business Symposium.

Pathange M ’02 of UBS Securities talks with Brian Gambardella ’12 at last fall’s Alumni Business Symposium.

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 Business Symposium, where accomplished professionals return to campus to interact with students and faculty.

“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.”

As a recent example, the Gordon A. Lenz ’58 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, one of only a handful of college centers for a discipline that has increased in prominence and importance as the nation seeks solutions to health care issues.

— Jeff Rea ’71

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