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Massey Graduate School of Business Named a 2011 Best Business School by Princeton Review

Sixth consecutive year Massey School receives honor
Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its book, The Best 300 Business Schools (Random House / Princeton Review). This is the sixth consecutive year that The Massey School has been listed in the Princeton Review’s ranking of best business schools. “It further demonstrates that we continue in the company of elite business programs in the U.S.,” said Dean J. Patrick Raines.
According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing, “We are pleased to recommend The Massey School to readers of our book and users of our site, www.PrincetonReview.com, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA. We chose the 300 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. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools that rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book.”


The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 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 The Massey School, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as “a great value” and a “great classroom-based education that is flexible enough for a working student.” Students surveyed described the faculty as promoting Belmont’s practical perspective by bringing their extensive business experience to the classroom. And respondents also praised their student peers as “…smart and hard workers” with “…big, diverse goals [in] life.”
In a “Survey Says…” sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that Massey students it surveyed were in most agreement about and included: “Students love Nashville, TN,” “Good peer network,” “Cutting-edge classes” and solid preparation in “Doing business in a global economy.” The Princeton Review’s 80-question survey for the book asked students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life.
The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 300, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. The lists are based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of 19,000 students attending the 300 business schools profiled in the book. (Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists.) The lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com.
About the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business:
The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business began in 1986 out of a vision from Mr. Jack C. Massey, one of the world’s most creative and successful entrepreneurs. Today, Belmont University offers three graduate business study options—a part-time (Professional) or full-time (Accelerated) MBA program, and a Master of Accountancy program. Each program is flexible and rigorous, with classes offered on weekday evenings to also meet the needs of working professionals. Belmont University and Vanderbilt University are the only private universities in Tennessee to maintain business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. For more information, visit Massey’s Web site at www.belmont.edu/business/graduatebusiness.