Moody business school honored

LAFAYETTE - According to the Princeton Review, the B.I. Moody III College of Business at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is among the best in the nation. The New York-based education services company is featuring the college in the just-published 2009 edition of its “Best 296 Business Schools.”

“We select schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings institutional data we collect from the schools, and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the school,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Vice President for Publishing. “We are pleased to recommend the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration to readers of our book and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA.”

“Best 296 Business Schools” 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 B.I. Moody III college of Business Administration, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as having well-experienced faculty. They quote from students attending who say professors have a lot of experience to back it up.”

Editors also note the college offers an MBA with a concentration in health care administration, “an appealing option to the area’s many healthcare professionals.”

In a “Survey Says....” sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that UL Lafayette business students it surveyed for the book were in most agreement about. The list includes: “cutting edge classes” and “solid preparation in general management and computer skills.”

The Princeton’s Review’s 80-question survey asked students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools academics, student body and campus life.

Editors don’t rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 296 or name one business the best overall.

The University of Louisiana Lafayette is the second largest university in the state with 16,000 students.

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