FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company profiles FMU in the new 2006 edition of its "Best 237 Business Schools."
The two-page profiles in "Best 237 Business Schools" have sections on the school’s academics, student life, admissions and career/placement programs. The profiles also have ratings on the school’s academics, admissions selectivity and career programs.
In the profile on FMU, the book’s editors describe the school as having a convenient MBA program that is scheduled in the evening to accommodate working students. They quote from students attending it who say that the convenience and low cost of the program are strong positives. Students also agreed that FMU’s MBA program offers solid preparation in teamwork, presentation skills, and quantitative skills.
The book’s ranking lists of top 10 schools in 11 categories are based on institutional data from the schools and on surveys of 16,000 students attending the 237 schools profiled in the book. The survey asked students more than 50 questions about themselves, their career plans, and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life. Conducted during the 2004-05 and 2003-04 academic years, the surveys were done primarily online. The book’s ranking lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com.
Only business schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were considered for 10 of the book’s ranking lists that incorporate or are based wholly on student answers to survey questions. Among them are lists for "Best Overall Academic Experience," "Best Professors," and "Best Career Prospects." All business schools profiled in the book were considered for the list "Toughest to Get Into," which is based solely on institutional data.
"Best 237 Business Schools" is one of more than 200 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The Princeton Review is known for its graduate school and college admission services, test-prep courses, books and education services. It is not affiliated with Princeton University.
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