Business school named one of 296 best in world for the second year in a row

KINGSTON, R.I. – November 10, 2008 –The University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration has been named one of the “Best 296 Business Schools” by The Princeton Review for the second straight year.

The Princeton Review released its 2009 edition of its business school guidebook earlier this month. Over a three-year span, the publication conducts a survey of 19,000 students at more than 296 of the best master of business administration programs in the world.

“We are pleased to again be recognized as one of the best business schools in the country,” said Mark Higgins, URI’s dean of the College of Business Administration. “The recognition is a tribute to the dedication of our faculty and staff and the distinctiveness and quality of our program. The MBA program is just one of the many quality programs offered by the College.”

According to The Princeton Review, students said the College of Business Administration has great technology in the classrooms, including wireless Internet access. There are also two computer labs that have 40 computers each, a seminar room and two conference rooms in Ballentine Hall, the College’s home.

The business school offers a one-year, full-time master of business administration. Students said they like the one-year aspect because it costs less and is more efficient than two-year programs that most schools offer. It is designed to link students with small businesses through consulting relationships.

“We select schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools, and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools,” said Robert Franek, vice president of publishing of The Princeton Review.