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Survey Says:“Professors are Exceptional!”

  • April 1st, 2009 By: UM-Flint News

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The University of Michigan-Flint’s School of Management (SOM) is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in the just-published 2008 edition of its “Best 290 Business Schools” (Random House / Princeton Review, Oct. 9, 2007, $22.95).

In the profile on the University of Michigan-Flint’s SOM, Princeton Review editors describe the school as offering an MBA program designed with the needs of working students in mind with a winning combination of convenience, excellent professors, and the name recognition that comes with a University of Michigan degree. They quote from students attending it who say “the mixed media NetPlus! program available at the University of Michigan-Flint is unsurpassed by any other program. It offers the best of both worlds for my busy life. Professors are exceptional. One cannot say enough about their knowledge in terms of course work and their real world application. Administration is outstanding. Although I live over an hour from campus, I have never had a problem getting help from someone in the MBA office, with everything from financial aid to contacting a professor in an emergency.”

“We are proud of the high quality of both our faculty and students,” said SOM Dean Jack Helmuth. “We constantly strive for excellence by putting our students first, and their response in this survey indicates they recognize those efforts.”

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review VP-Publishing, “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 schools. We are pleased to recommend the Univeristy of Michigan-Flint School of Management to readers of our book and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA.”

In a “Survey Says. . .” sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that the University of Michigan-Flint’s School of Management students it surveyed for the book were in most agreement about. The list includes: “cutting-edge classes,” and “solid preparation in communication/interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and quantitative skills.”

The University of Michigan-Flint’s School of Management has earned the prestigious AACSB-International accreditation, which is considered the hallmark of excellence in management education. The school delivers AACSB-accredited business programs to a diverse group of graduate and undergraduate students primarily in Michigan and the surrounding region, as well as national and international communities, using a variety of learning/teaching approaches that focus on skills, abilities, technology and knowledge vital to organizations.

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