Best Business 2017
SUNY Oswego continues on list of nation's exceptional business schools

The Princeton Review has named the School of Business at SUNY Oswego among the nation’s most outstanding MBA-granting business schools for the 13th consecutive year.

2016 Meet the Accountants NightThe private education services company features SUNY Oswego in its new book “The Best 294 Business Schools—2017 Edition.” The national listing is an alphabetical and not a hierarchical ranking, putting Oswego’s School of Business in the company of those at the SUNY system’s university centers at Albany, Binghamton and Buffalo, plus Ivy League universities and other top academic institutions around the country.

“Students who enroll in the School of Business at SUNY Oswego can expect several things: excellent value for their money, intimate classes, knowledgeable professors, state-of-the-art facilities, and an excellent hockey team,” the Princeton Review wrote in a school profile.

“In most areas, the school of business is at the top of its class,” one student survey response quoted in the listing said of Oswego. “The classes are challenging and worthwhile. Most professors are really good at their areas. They are also widely available to help students both inside and out of class … [and] really want to see the students succeed.”

Most students find the “very small classes promote learning and student-professor interaction,” the Princeton Review site noted, adding the program “provides a lot of hands-on work and team activities to help form a strong work ethic.”

Criteria for inclusion on the Princeton Review list include admissions selectivity and scoring of student survey responses about academic experience, campus culture, excellence and accessibility of faculty, and career placement efforts and successes. Over the past three years, the company surveyed 25,000 students attending the 294 business schools.

The profile notes Oswego’s strong and active alumni, who regularly participate in such programs as Alumni-in-Residence. Among many others in prominent positions regionally, nationally and globally, alumni include Robert Moritz, global chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers; Fred Festa, chairman and CEO of WR Grace; and Donna Goldsmith, senior vice president for Tough Mudder consumer products/partnership marketing and formerly chief operations officer for World Wrestling Entertainment.

Events such as the recent Business Symposium bring back successful alumni to provide wisdom, advice and networking opportunities to current students.

Under the leadership of Dean Richard Skolnik, Oswego’s master of business administration enrollment has grown from 67 students to around 250 in the 13 years the Princeton Review has published its list. Among the school’s customizable MBA programs are health services administration, management, public accounting and a variety of five-year options that combine an MBA with such undergraduate disciplines as broadcasting, psychology and public accounting. MBA delivery options include classroom-based in Oswego and/or at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center in Syracuse, blended classroom-online programs and the well-regarded all-online MBA.

SUNY Oswego’s School of Business, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, offers undergraduate degrees in accounting, business administration, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management and information systems, and risk management and insurance.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Focus on careers—The Princeton Review recently recognized the school as one of the nation’s 294 best schools of business for 2017. Among its emphases, the School of Business hosts an annual Meet the Accountants Night (pictured) that enables students to explore career options with the assistance of representatives of Big Four and regional accounting firms and other companies interested in hiring accounting graduates or providing internships. (Photo by Charlene Assam)

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(Posted: Oct 18, 2016)