USD Beacom School of Business cited by The Princeton Review

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business is one of the nation’s best, according to The Princeton Review, which recognized the top business schools in country with the release of its “Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition” guidebook.

Available now, the “Best 301 Business Schools” mentions the Beacom School of Business faculty and administration praising the institution for its affordability and high-quality business programs. Established in 1927, the Beacom School of Business is the only nationally-accredited business program in South Dakota. Criteria used in rating these outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review, were based on student opinion surveys that categorized institutions based on issues such as “Most Competitive Students,” “Best Campus Facilities,” and “Best Classroom Experience.”

The Princeton Review cited USD’s quality and convenience stating, “For South Dakotans, there is no better package than a USD M.B.A., as the school has small class sizes along with faculty that is always available to help out, is close to home, and has just as many opportunities as a bigger graduate school would have.”

“We chose the 301 business schools in this book based on our opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools,” stated Robert Franek, vice president of publishing, Princeton Review. “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.”

The guidebook does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 301, or name one business school best overall.  Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories.  For more information or to view The Princeton Review’s “Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 edition,” please visit www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings.aspx.