Kent State’s College of Business Administration Makes Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools List

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Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools according to The Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition.” The Princeton Review survey asks business school students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life, as well as about themselves and their career plans. “The Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition” has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions.

Photo from Kent State's College of Business AdministrationThe Princeton Review 2015 edition described Kent State’s College of Business Administration as a place where “young professionals can jump-start their careers through an enjoyable and enlightening academic curriculum, offered at a value price.”

“We recommend Kent State’s College of Business Administration as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a business school degree,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president/publisher. “We chose the schools we profiled in this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for the book."

The school profiles in “The Best 296 Business Schools” have rating scores in five categories that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data it collected during the 2012-13 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. The ratings are scored on a scale of 60 to 99. Rating categories include academic experience, admissions selectivity, career, professors interesting and professors accessible. Among the ratings in the College of Business Administration profile are scores of 78 for academics and 77 for careers.

“For the College of Business Administration to be listed once again in the Princeton Review’s 2015 best business college ranking is a testament to the outstanding faculty and staff who develop and deliver excellent business education programs, publish impactful research and engage with the business community,” said Deborah Spake, dean of Kent State’s College of Business Administration. “Further, our students benefit from college initiatives that include a wide range of education-abroad opportunities, career preparation workshops and a commitment to internship and job placement. It is rewarding that the Princeton Review and other publications consistently recognize the college for its efforts.”

The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from one to 296, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. Ten lists are based entirely or partly on The Princeton Review’s surveys of 20,300 students attending the 296 business schools profiled in the book. One ranking is based entirely on school-reported data.

This recognition comes shortly after the College of Business Administration at Kent State was named as a Best Undergraduate Business Program of 2015 by U.S. News & World Report, ranking 155 and reporting a 3 percent increase in fall enrollment. With total enrollment of 4,502, it is the second largest business school in Ohio.

For more information and to access full rankings, visit www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings.aspx.

Kent State’s College of Business Administration is one of only 180 colleges or schools of business worldwide to achieve dual accreditation in both business and accounting from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the global accrediting body providing specialized accreditation at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. The College of Business Administration at Kent State is home to 4,502 students, the second largest college of business in Ohio.  The college boasts a satellite office of Kent State’s Career Services Center dedicated to business students, and operates the Global Management Center, the Center for Information Systems and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, all propelling scholarly research, establishing innovative industry partnerships and providing outreach to Northeast Ohio and beyond. For more information about Kent State’s College of Business Administration, visit www.kent.edu/business.

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Greta Polites, assistant professor of management and information systems, teaches a course in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University. Kent State’s College of Business Administration is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools according to The Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition.”

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