Princeton Review: Rohrer College of Business among best B-Schools

Princeton Review: Rohrer College of Business among best B-Schools

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The Princeton Review for 2016 has again included Rowan’s William G. Rohrer College of Business (RCB) in its list of the 295 best business schools.

Released Oct. 6, the tally is based largely on surveys of students and administrators.

"We recommend Rowan as one of the best (colleges or universities) to earn an MBA,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president and publisher.

Franek said schools chosen for the 2016 compilation were measured by the quality of their academics, surveys and institutional data collected from the schools. The book does not list schools in a hierarchical order as some other rankings services do.

“We solicited and greatly respect the opinions of 22,000 students attending these schools who reported on their experiences on our 80-question student survey," Franek said.

The Princeton Review questioned students about their school's academics, student body, and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans.

Students completing surveys about the RCB noted the MBA program’s relatively small size (about 110 students) as one of its strengths. They also complimented the program’s flexibility, their access to faculty, “cutting-edge” classes, and preparation with communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

The Princeton Review noted that “Rowan’s MBA program is meant for both part-time and full-time students, with the majority attending part time, usually while also managing full-time jobs.”

It noted the University’s suburban location near Philadelphia and its proximity to New York, Washington, D.C. and Atlantic City.

“All of this adds up to opportunity,” an announcement continued. “The (main) Rowan campus is in the midst of an ambitious expansion program, with makeovers planned for most facilities and several new buildings going up, including a new building for the College of Business.”

The Princeton Review has recognized the college as among the best business schools since at least 2012.

RCB Dean Dr. Susan Lehrman said The Princeton Review’s inclusion of the college in its tally of the best 295 business schools speaks to a quality that faculty, students and staff within it strive for every day.

“I am extremely proud of the William G. Rohrer College of Business, and all of the great programs we offer, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels,” Lehrman said. “It is gratifying to be recognized for setting and maintaining high educational standards and for keeping the focus on our students.”