By Steven Krolak
(NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast has been named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review.
The education services company profiles the school in its 2019 annual business school rankings.
“We recommend IU Southeast as one of the best to earn an MBA,” said Robert Franek, editor in chief. “We chose the 252 on-campus MBA programs schools on this list based on our high regard for their academics and our assessment of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicited and greatly respect the opinions of 18,400 students attending these schools who reported on their experiences at their schools on our 80-question student survey.”
The Princeton Review’s on-campus MBA survey asked students at the 252 business schools about their school’s academics, student body, and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys that were used for this edition were conducted in the 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 academic years.
“The ranking matters because these rankings are n independent validation of the quality of our Business programs,” said Dr. David Eplion, dean of the School of Business. “These rankings are calculated largely from student responses and suggest that our students and graduates strongly believe they receive an excellent education and a great value for their dollar.”
The Princeton Review’s business school profiles have sections on academics, student life, admissions information and graduates’ employment data.
The profiles also have five categories of ratings that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data it collected during the 2017-18 academic year and/or its on-campus MBA student survey.
The ratings are scores on a scale of 60 to 99. Rating categories are: academic experience, admissions selectivity, career, professors interesting, and professors accessible.
Among the ratings in the IU Southeast profile are scores of 94 for interesting and accessible faculty.
“Our programs are consistently ranked among the very best in the country on quality of instruction,” Eplion said. “We have full-time dedicated professors who are truly invested in their students’ success, and who bring a wealth of real world knowledge with them, and who really get to know their students on a personal level because of our small class sizes.”
IU Southeast has made The Princeton Review list every year since 2006.
“We have been highly ranked for so long because we are continuously updating and improving our programs to make sure we are meeting our market’s needs,” Eplion said. “Our students leave us well prepared to advance their careers because they are receiving state-of-the-art instruction.”