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 2010 edition of its book, The Best 301 Business Schools (Random House / Princeton Review, on sale date Oct. 6). This is the fifth consecutive year that The Massey School has been listed in the Princeton Review’s ranking of best business schools.
Dr. J. Patrick Raines, dean of Belmont’s College of Business Administration, said, “This accomplishment further demonstrates that we are in the company of the elite business programs in the U.S.”
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 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. 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 Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 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 offering “an academically rigorous program that is designed to meet the needs of nontraditional students.” Students surveyed were quoted as saying that all Massey professors “were top executives at one point in their careers” and as being “good, knowledgeable people who have a desire to teach.” Respondents also praised their student peers as “very supportive and diverse” and “tomorrow’s leaders.”
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” and “Solid preparation in accounting and entrepreneurial studies.” 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 301, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. Ten lists are based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of 19,000 students attending the 301 business schools profiled in the book. (Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists.) Conducted during the 2008-09, 2007-08, and 2006-07 academic years, the student surveys were primarily completed online. The lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com.