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Georgia Southern’s College of Business Administration featured in Best 290 Business Schools

Graduate students speak highly of both the MBA and the Master’s of Accounting program at Georgia Southern University. The Princeton Review, a prestigious education services company, featured Georgia Southern’s College of Business Administration in the recently published 2008 edition of its Best 290 Business Schools (Random House/Princeton Review).

Best 290 Business Schools has two-page profiles of the featured schools with descriptions of their academics, student life, admissions, and career placement services. In a ‘Survey Says”sidebar, The Princeton Review identifies topics that the College of Business Administration (COBA) students were most in agreement about.

‘I love the faculty here,” said one student. ‘Because Georgia Southern is a teaching institution, the professors are very accessible and willing to help. They have time to work with students and to teach classes.” Also, students appreciate ‘that the quality of the courses offered is equivalent to those at larger business schools, but there is no big-school mind-set.”

Nearly 100 employers visit the Georgia Southern campus each year. Top employers of graduating MBAs include: Gulfstream Aerospace, Inc.; Memorial Medical Hospital; Great Dane Trucking, Inc.; and Sun Trust Bank.

Many of the full-timers are students who received their undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern and, after seeing the value of an advanced degree, enrolled in a COBA graduate program. One such student explains, ‘I completed my undergraduate degree at Georgia Southern, and when the MBA program started a concentration in Information Systems, I took the opportunity to continue my education in a field that I am very interested in.”

Georgia Southern’s MBA program boasts ‘a highly diverse” student body. Students say that they ‘vary widely in terms of race, sex, and culture.” The majority of the COBA graduate student body is part-time and working in a related business field. They range in ages between 23 and 53, and more than 10 percent of the student body is international.

The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in their Best 290 Business Schools on a single hierarchical list from one to 290, or identify one business school as best overall. ‘We compile our ranking lists in multiple categories based on what students report to us about their schools to help applicants decide which of these academically outstanding schools is best for them,” said Robert Franek, vice president of publishing at The Princeton Review. ‘We are pleased to recommend the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University to readers of our book and users of our Web site as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA or a MAcc.”

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