By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Cal State San Bernardino’s College of Business and Public Administration is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to the education services company The Princeton Review.
CSUSB is featured in the new 2014 edition of The Princeton Review’s annual guidebook, “The Best 295 Business Schools.”
“It is gratifying to know that our students regard us as one of the best business schools in the U.S.A.,” said Lawrence Rose, dean of CSUSB’s College of Business and Public Administration. “We have quality faculty and staff who care about our students success and spend many hours making sure our students achieve their aspirations.”
The recognition is nothing new for the College of Business and Public Administration, which has been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools for many years. In 2006, Cal State San Bernardino’s graduate entrepreneurship program was ranked fourth in the nation in a survey by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
“We recommend California State University, San Bernardino as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a business school degree,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher. “We chose the schools we profile in this book 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 who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for the book.”
“The Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition” has two-page profiles on each of the schools, with write-ups based on surveys of business school students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life, as well as about themselves and their career plans.
In the profile about Cal State San Bernardino, The Princeton Review editors noted that CSUSB students “attend for mostly two reasons: the reputation of the college and the value of the education.” The profile goes on to note that the College of Business and Public Administration has numerous “highly ranked M.B.A. programs and possesses the coveted Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (or AACSB) accreditation, which lends to the school’s already sizeable esteem. The school not only offers an M.B.A. programs and possesses the coveted Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (or AACSB) accreditation, which lends to the school’s already sizeable esteem. The school not only offers an M.B.A. program, but an M.B.A. for Executives track that allows people who are currently working as ‘decision makers’ to attend class for any number of subjects that affect the current workplace.”
Students also raved about the college’s experienced faculty and explained that many teachers are student-centric and want to see their students learn and succeed. “They are also ‘open and aware of new ideas in the business world and understand trends in the business market,” the profile reported.
Cal State San Bernardino’s undergraduate and graduate business programs are both fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – a distinction earned by less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide. In addition, the university’s master’s in public administration is accredited by NASPAA, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
Earlier this year, the Military Times’ Edge publication ranked CSUSB’s M.B.A. program No. 22 in the first-ever “Best for Vets Business Schools” category. In addition, International Graduate Forum’s summer 2013 CEO magazine ranked CSUSB’s Executive M.B.A. program in the highest possible tier of global EMBA rankings for North America. CSUSB is one of only two public university Executive M.B.A. programs in North America to earn this CEO Magazine designation, which recognizes schools that have demonstrated a high level of innovation and thoughtful leadership.
In 2010, Cal State San Bernardino was named by European CEO Magazine as one of the world’s 18 most innovative business schools and one of only four honorees in the United States. The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, housed in the college, captured the 2010 “Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program Award” from the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 295, or name one business school best overall.