Princeton Review Ranks Wake Forest Schools of Business MBA Program in the Top 15 in the Nation

3.25.2010 Article, General, School News

WFU MBA ranked in top 15
Originally Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010
Reposted from Business Leader -Triad

Wake Forest University Schools of Business is one of 15 graduate schools of business named to The Princeton Review’s 2nd annual “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” list in the Accounting category. The list appears in the April 2010 issue of Entrepreneur.

Created and compiled by The Princeton Review, the education services company, the “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” lists are reported in six categories: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Global Management, Marketing, and Operations. Each list names the 15 graduate schools of business that were most highly rated by their students evaluating their MBA program’s preparation in specific categories.

The business schools appear in alphabetical order on the lists, and are not ranked 1 to 15.

Dr. Sherry Moss, Full-time MBA Program Director and Associate Professor of Organizational Studies, commented, “The reputation for excellence in accounting at Wake Forest is being leveraged by many of our MBA students. Over the past several years, our students have learned that some of the practical tools taught in courses offered in our Master of Science in Accountancy program are quite valuable to them as they pursue careers in Finance, particularly if they have interests in investment banking and mergers and acquisitions. I couldn’t be happier that Wake Forest, once again, is being recognized for its excellence in accounting. I am very grateful to be working with such a wonderful group of faculty members in our accounting program.”

The Princeton Review compiled the lists using data from its national survey of 19,000 MBA students attending 301 business schools profiled in its book, Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition published in October 2009. The 80-question survey asked students to report on classroom and campus experiences at their schools and rate their MBA programs in several areas. The Princeton Review tallied the “Student Opinion Honors” lists based on students’ assessments of how well (on a five-point scale) they felt their business school courses had prepared them to succeed.

Says Robert Franek, SVP/Publisher, The Princeton Review, “We commend the schools on these lists for the outstanding job they are doing in preparing their students to apply their MBA training beyond the classroom to successful job searches and productive careers. We know this will be particularly meaningful to b-school applicants in these challenging economic times.”

Since 2006, Entrepreneur and The Princeton Review have also partnered in reporting annual ranking lists of the “Top Entrepreneurial Colleges and Business Schools” that identify 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate schools for their outstanding entrepreneurship programs. Wake Forest University was also included in this ranking as one of the top 25 in the nation for entrepreneurship. The complete lists, reported in Entrepreneur’s October 2009 issue is available here.