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Washburn University School of Business an "Amazing Value," named "Best" by Princeton Review for seventh year

For the seventh consecutive year, the Washburn University School of Business has been named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in the 2014 edition of “The Best 295 Business Schools" (Random House/Princeton Review).

Washburn is considered one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a master’s of business administration degree, according to information provided by Princeton Review. Attributes cited include the location, reputation, cost and appealing schedule for full-time workers, in addition to the availability of a juris doctor/master of business administration dual degree through which six hours of credit from the law school can be applied to the MBA. Washburn’s lower tuition than many business programs is also recognized, making the school an “amazing value.”

The designation is given based on reviews of institutional data collected from 280 U.S. and 16 international schools.  “The Best 295 Business Schools” has two-page profiles of the schools and their MBA programs, with descriptions of academic programs, student life and admissions, in addition to ratings of academics, selectivity and career placement services.  

“We are pleased Washburn’s MBA program is considered one of the top business programs in the country,” said David Sollars, dean of the School of Business. “This high rating is well-earned and is a direct reflection of the dedication of our faculty, the quality of our talented students and the solid relationships with our alumni, friends and the regional business community.”

In the Washburn profile, the Princeton Review editors noted small classes, engaged and accessible faculty and a good mix of tenured academic professors and adjunct instructors from the industry who represent real-world perspective on business issues among the attributes of the program.

The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools on a single hierarchical list, or name one business school best overall. Instead, ratings and ranking lists are based on institutional data collected from the schools and on surveys of more than 20,300 students attending the schools profiled in the book. The lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com.

In 2006, the Washburn University School of Business earned accreditation of its bachelor's and master's degree programs in business administration from AACSB-International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only the top five percent of business programs in the world have achieved AACSB accreditation.

Washburn offered its first business degree program in 1946, and today boasts more than 7,000 Washburn business alumni. The School also hosts the Washburn University Small Business Development Center (WUSBDC) and serves a nine county region from offices in Topeka and Manhattan by offering help to small businesses and fledgling entrepreneurs.   

More information about the Washburn MBA program can be found at washburn.edu/mba, calling 785.670.1308, or sending an message to mba@washburn.edu.

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Dena Anson, university relations, 785.670.1711

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