Lamar named to Princeton Review’s 'Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition'

Lamar University has been recognized by Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools:  2013 Edition” for its exceptional MBA program in the College of Business. Of the 296 business schools, 280 were from the U.S. and 16 were international.

“We are among the top 296 business schools nationally and internationally,” said Jeff Dyson, MBA director. “Management knowledge, organizational perspective, and analytical skill and ability are all important things we focus on for the students in our business school. Our mission is to make students who attend Lamar’s MBA program relevant and competitive not only in business, but in life.”

“Our MBA program is shockingly affordable, and also very diverse and very engaging” said Dyson. “Our enrollment is doing well right now. We are at about 70 percent domestic and 30 percent international students. The competitive MBA admission requirements help us ensure that we get the right people in the program.”

Princeton Review, an American-based standardized test preparation and admissions consulting company, selects business schools based on institutional data collected and their academic programs. The school rankings are derived from an 80-question survey given to students attending the schools and take into account how those students rate their experiences with the institution, MBA program, campus life, student body, and faculty.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business conducted a review of Lamar University students to report on student involvement regarding academics, student-faculty relationships, and campus life. Dyson said when Lamar’s MBA program had their AACSB review, one of the strong points of the review was that students told the reviewers that the access to faculty members at Lamar is incredible. Many students reported that faculty members know them by name and care about them personally; because of that, the students view them as credible sources.

Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools:  2013 Edition” consists of 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. These lists are a result of online student surveys and institutional data found by Princeton Review and conducted during the 2011-12, 2010-11, and 2009-10 academic years.