WMU’s Haworth College of Business featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition”

KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business is one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to the education services company, The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com). The company features the school in the new 2014 edition of its book, "The Best 295 Business Schools.”

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president of publishing, "We recommend the Haworth College of Business as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a business school degree. 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 Princeton Review's survey asks business school students about their school's academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans.

“We are proud to once again be listed in the Princeton Review's guide of ‘The Best 295 Business Schools’ and to be recognized for our MBA program," says Dr. Satish Deshpande, associate dean for operations and graduate programs for the Haworth College of Business. "The quality of our curriculum, which is informed by industry experience, draws high-quality students to our program year after year."

"The Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition" has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions. In the profile on the Haworth College of Business, the Princeton Review editors note, “Word of mouth plays a big part in many students’ decision to attend Western Michigan University with great recommendations from family and friends. One student was even referred to the school by a CEO. Most students seem quite happy with their choice.” They quote from students attending the Haworth College of Business who were surveyed by The Princeton Review for the book; among the student comments, “Every semester I have entered into a new classroom and thought, 'Wow, this is my favorite professor ever.' Now I'm struggling with which one is my favorite because there are so many, and each one has helped me with situations that I will eventually face in my future.”

The Haworth College of Business is one of the largest colleges of business in the country, offering an extensive alumni and professional network to students and graduates. The innovative and responsive curriculum draws upon industry expertise and needs so that graduates are prepared to be the critical thinkers, effective problem solvers and thought leaders that today’s businesses are seeking.

Offering nationally recognized programs with a personalized experience, the Haworth College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Alumni hold positions in major firms around the world and are a testament to the strength of the education offered through the Haworth College of Business.

"The Best 295 Business Schools” is one of more than 150 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The line includes "The Best 169 Law Schools"—also published in October 2013 and featuring 11 ranking lists primarily based on surveys of students attending the schools in the book. Other Princeton Review books include "The Best 167 Medical Schools," plus guides to graduate school admission exams and application essays. The Princeton Review is also known for its guides to colleges and to standardized tests, its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring and other education services. Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.