Rollins MBA Featured in The Princeton Review's "The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition"October 25, 2010 — Rollins MBA is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its book, "The Best 300 Business Schools" (Random House / Princeton Review, on sale date October 12, 2010, $22.99).
According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing, "We are pleased to recommend Rollins MBA to readers of our book and users of our site, www.PrincetonReview.com, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA. We chose the 300 business schools in this book based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book."
“We are pleased to see that Rollins MBA continues to be recognized on a national level for its commitment to providing students with cutting-edge MBA programs for people at all levels of their career.” said Craig McAllaster, dean of the Rollins MBA at the Crummer Graduate School of Business.
"The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition" has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life, and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity, and career placement services. In the profile on Rollins MBA the Princeton Review editors describe the school as: "One of Rollins greatest strengths is its diversity. The business school offers four separate programs – Early Advantage, Professional, Saturday, and Key Executive – catering to the needs of everyone from eager students fresh out of their undergraduate experiences, to working professionals looking to pursue an advanced degree in their field." They quote from students attending Rollins MBA who say the school enjoys “a fantastic reputation” as the number one business school in the state of Florida, but it also “offers its students exceptional international business opportunities and experiences, in addition to a world-class faculty.” With a “high level of post-graduate job placement and [a] great reputation, the education and networking opportunities [at Rollins] cannot be matched for a young, ambitious future business leader."
In a "Survey Says . . . " sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that Rollins MBA students it surveyed were in most agreement about. The list includes: "communications/interpersonal and presentation skills.” The Princeton Review's 80-question survey for the book asked students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life.
The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 300, 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 on The Princeton Review's surveys of 19,000 students attending the 300 business schools profiled in the book. (Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists.) Conducted during the 2009-10, 2008-09, and 2007-08 academic years, the student surveys were primarily completed online. One list, "Toughest to Get Into," is based solely on institutional data. (All schools in the book were eligible for consideration for this list.) The lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com.