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Massey Graduate School of Business Named a 2013 Best Business School by Princeton Review

Seventh consecutive year Massey Graduate School receives honor

Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business is an outstanding business school, according to education services company The Princeton Review. The company features the school in the new 2013 edition of its annual guidebook, “The Best 296 Business Schools” (Random House / Princeton Review). This is the seventh consecutive year the Massey Graduate School of Business has been listed in the Princeton Review’s ranking of best business schools.

“The Princeton Review is the most widely respected business school guide in the country. Belmont University business students say exactly what a top program would want: our programs are challenging, they prepare students for the dynamic global economy, and our faculty are accessible and knowledgeable. It is an honor to be listed for the seventh consecutive year,” said College of Business Administration Dean Patrick Raines.

“Our students and alumni will be pleased to see that our Princeton Review ranking continues,” said Associate Dean Joe Alexander. “And I feel certain Mr. Massey himself would be very proud to see that the program he first envisioned is now routinely mentioned in the same sentence as our nation’s other top graduate business programs.”

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior Vice President and Publisher, “We consider Belmont one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We selected the schools we profile in this book – 280 of which are in the U.S.A. and 16 are international — based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools that rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question survey for the book.”

The Princeton Review’s survey asked 19,000 students at the 296 schools their opinions of their school’s academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys analyzed for this edition were all completed online at and conducted during the 2011-12, 2010-11, and 2009-10 academic years.

“The Best 296 Business Schools” has two-page profiles of the schools.  They include write-ups on academics, career and placement, student life and environment, and admissions.  The profiles also have ratings (scores from 60 to 99) for academic experience, admissions selectivity, and career services. In the profile on Belmont University, the Princeton Review editors describe the program as a “great classroom-based education that is flexible enough for a working student” and  “balanced between verbal, interpersonal and mathematical reasoning abilities.”  The profile also highlights Massey’s mandatory study abroad program and many concentrations, including accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, healthcare, marketing and music business.

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 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 is one of two 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 website at

About Belmont University
Ranked No. 7 in the Regional Universities South category and named for the fifth consecutive year as one of the top “Up-and-Comer” universities by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of approximately 6,650 students who come from every state and 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The university’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs, a fact made evident in the University’s hometown, Nashville, where students served more than 60,000 hours of community service (valued at $450,000) during the last academic year. Belmont is also home to the World Cup champion Enactus team, a group of 42 student leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. With more than 80 areas of study, 23 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual’s horizon. For more information, visit

About Princeton Review
“The Best 296 Business Schools” is one of more than 150 Princeton Review books published by Random House, Inc. The line includes “The Best 168 Law Schools” (also published in October 2012 and also featuring 11 ranking lists primarily based on surveys of students attending the schools in the book).  Other Princeton Review books include “The Best 168 Medical Schools,” plus guides to graduate school admission exams and application essays.  Among them: “Business School Essays That Made a Difference.” The Princeton Review is also known for its many categories of college rankings, its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring, and its other education services.  Headquartered in Framingham, MA, The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.

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