Princeton Review lists Stetson University Business School among nation’s best
Stetson University’s School of Business Administration has been named one of the nation’s “Best 296 Business Schools” in a new guidebook released today, Oct. 9, 2012, by The Princeton Review.
The education services company compiles its guidebook of top business schools annually based on input from more than 19,000 students in Master of Business Administration programs accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, as well as statistical data received from the institutions. “We selected the schools we profile in this book—280 of which are in the U.S.A., and 16 are international—based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher.
The new 2013 edition of the book, “The Best 296 Business Schools,” includes a profile of Stetson’s School of Business Administration that includes information on academics, student life and environment, the admission process, statistical data and career placement services. Students highlighted Stetson’s small class size, personalized education, accessible and supportive faculty, modern facilities, flexible schedules for working professionals, and global focus, including opportunities to study business abroad during short or semester-long trips.
It highlights Stetson’s traditional MBA, Executive MBA, the Accelerated MBA, as well as the Accelerated MBA/Juris Doctor (law) degrees. The profile notes the proximity of the university’s Central Florida campuses in DeLand and Gulfport/St. Petersburg and satellite center in Celebration to metropolitan areas including Orlando, Daytona Beach and Tampa Bay.
“Innovative and intimate” are the themes that underlie our programs,” said Dean of Business Administration Thomas V. Schwarz. “From our world class family enterprise curriculum that develops next generation leaders in family firms, to our Roland George national champions in student managed investment funds, Stetson students are challenged to dare to be significant. We live these principles by creating programs founded upon three R’s: Rigor, Relationship and Responsibility. Our values-based programs develop students who are ready to make an impact upon their careers, their communities and the world.”
The Princeton Review profile on Stetson includes comments directly from students. With a convenient evening course schedule and several campus locations, Stetson attracts many “working professionals who are striving to advance their careers.” On the whole, these students comprise a “very driven group,” who are “goal-oriented” and “serious about academics.” At the same time, the atmosphere is collaborative, as most students are also “interested in diversifying their skills in both business and networking.”
Of the more than 13,000 business schools worldwide, Stetson’s School of Business Administration is one of only 177 that hold AACSB accreditation in the fields of business and accounting – and one of only 37 private colleges and universities that hold the accreditation in both fields.
The Stetson business school offers a wide range of majors in its undergraduate business program, as well as a number of master’s programs. In addition to the traditional MBA, the School of Business Administration offers an Executive MBA, the Master of Accountancy degree (both in class and online), a joint Juris Doctor (law)/MBA degree in conjunction with the Stetson University College of Law and a dual degree Master of Science in Pharmacy and MBA in conjunction with partner school, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.
Both the JD/MBA and MSP/MBA programs allow a student to complete two master’s level degrees in approximately three years of study. A collaboration between the university’s business and music schools allows a student to earn both an undergraduate music degree and an MBA in five years.