Princeton Review Highlights Colorado State University’s College of Business and MBA Program among Top in the Nation

Colorado State University’s College of Business offers one of the best MBA programs in the nation, according to The Princeton Review, a New York-based education services company.

"The Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 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 Colorado State, the Princeton Review editors said: "Convenience and affordability define the MBA experience at Colorado State University; whether you choose to attend classes at the school’s scenic Fort Collins campus or from your home computer a thousand miles away. Operating one of the longest-running distance MBAs in the country, CSU has online education down to a science."

Colorado State’s MBA program also was ranked No. 4 in The Princeton Review’s Top 10 “Most Family Friendly” category.

“The market wants an MBA degree program that conforms to today’s complicated lifestyle; one that includes balancing work, family and personal priorities,” said John Hoxmeier, associate dean of graduate programs at CSU’s College of Business. “We believe we have a Professional MBA with multiple delivery options that addresses these needs. It is rewarding to be recognized as a top family-friendly program.”

Colorado State students praise the remarkable ability of the administration and staff to assemble an impressive collection of students from around the globe, and then to effectively manage such a diverse group. Princeton Review quotes from students attending Colorado State who say “I cannot say enough about how much assistance I receive from professors, the distance coordinator and administrators.”

Along with being named as one of the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, CSU’s College of Business was recently recognized for its outstanding leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program. The Aspen Institute’s 2011-2012 edition of “Beyond Grey Pinstripes,” an independent, biennial survey and global ranking of business schools, ranked the GSSE program at CSU No. 27 on its list of the Top 100 MBA Programs in the world. The College’s Online Professional MBA program also is recognized as one of the “25 Best Online MBA Degree Programs” by The Best Colleges, an organization that produces independent ranking assessments based on publicly available data.

The Princeton Review has posted the ranking lists and information on how they are compiled at where the lists can be searched by school or by category. The ranking lists are based on surveys of 19,000 students at the best AACSB-accredited MBA programs in the world.

Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of Princeton Review, said:"We recommend Colorado State University to readers of our book and users of our website,, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA. We chose the 294 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."

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