CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is an outstanding business school for the seventh consecutive year, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education-services company features the school in the just-published 2013 edition of "The Best 296 Business Schools" (Random House/Princeton Review, published Oct. 9, 2012).
Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher, said, "We recommend UNI as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We selected the schools we profile in the book -- 280 of which are in the U.S. and 16 are international -- based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question survey for the book."
Farzad Mousavi, dean of UNI's College of Business Administration, said, "It is gratifying to receive continued recognition from The Princeton Review, which is internationally respected for its independence. The Princeton Review's focus is on MBA programs, but our MBA program does not operate in isolation. It relies on the same faculty, staff and academic philosophy as the rest of the college. What The Princeton Review finds so appealing -- high quality of instruction and strong student orientation -- defines the entire college."
"The Best 296 Business Schools" 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 UNI, the Princeton Review editors say, "Overall, the school receives strong marks in communication and organization to provide a unified MBA program."
One student told The Princeton Review that the University of Northern Iowa offers a "practical business curriculum than can be directly applied to the business world." Another said, "It is a highly interactive atmosphere with professors who want you to [learn]." Said another, "Administrative staff [is] wonderful here; they go above and beyond limits to help you with any kind of issue." And another commented that the diversity of the class -- made up of a variety of mid-career professionals, small-business owners and international students -- "enhances the learning experience."
UNI's MBA program, accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), facilitates the professional development of middle-level managers and those aspiring to managerial positions. The program seeks to improve their dynamic capabilities to discern, describe, and solve business problems and manage resources for value creation.
Learn more about UNI's MBA program at business.uni.edu/mba.