School of Business makes national 'best' list for 10th year
Oswego’s School of Business appears on Princeton Review’s 2014 list of the nation’s most outstanding MBA-granting business schools, the 10th consecutive year the school has achieved the designation.
The private education services company features SUNY Oswego in its new book “The Best 295 Business Schools.” The national listing is 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.
“We recommend SUNY Oswego as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a business school degree,” wrote Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher. “We chose the schools we profile in this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from schools.”
The AACSB-accredited SUNY Oswego School of Business offers undergraduate degrees in accounting, business administration, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management and information systems, and risk management and insurance.
Oswego’s profile in the new book includes survey comments from students, such as “the very small classes promote learning and student-professor interaction” and “promotes a lot of hands-on work and team activities to form a strong work ethic among students.”
‘Create a bond’
Irene Scruton, director of MBA programs, said the school is proud of achieving Princeton Review’s top-schools rating for the past decade in a highly competitive market.
“It’s a testament to our high-quality, dedicated faculty delivering content that keeps pace with the demands of today’s global employers,” Scruton said.
Among the customizable master of business administration 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.
“We help each other out in our classes,” one surveyed student said. “I think the students in the graduate program really create a bond with one another.”
Princeton Review scores colleges based on academic experience, admissions selectivity, career, student interest in professors’ presentations and professors’ accessibility. The publication produces top 10 lists within the categories based on scores, student comments and information from the institutions; one example is “toughest to get into,” headed by business schools at Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.
Oswego’s profile in the new book makes particular note of the school’s cost-effectiveness, saying students “can expect excellent value for their money.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Career connection—Alumna Sarah Kane, class of 2008 and principal account clerk for Broome County, talks to the “Cost Accounting” class of School of Business faculty member Donald Cram during the school’s annual Alumni Symposium. Recently named nationally to the 2014 “Best 295 Business Schools” list by educational services company Princeton Review, the School of Business helps students prepare and network for careers through its academic programs, annual alumni events, recruitment of top faculty, and internship and cooperative-education positions with area companies.
(Posted: Oct 17, 2013)