Florida Southern Makes Princeton Review’s List Of Best Business Schools

Nov 14, 2018

by Staff

The Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at Florida Southern has been included as one of the nation’s 252 outstanding on-campus Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs in The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools for 2019, released Wednesday. This is the second consecutive year FSC has been selected for inclusion in the nationally respected school guide for students and parents.

The Princeton Review’s report is based largely on data from surveys of students enrolled in business schools nationwide, with additional input from school administrators. Student input for the on-campus category came from surveys of 18,400 MBA students enrolled in on-campus business schools.

Dr. James W. Fenton, dean of the Barnett School, said the College’s inclusion in the prestigious annual guide is both positive and flattering.

“This publication is all about being of high quality,” Dr. Fenton said. “Our students are of high academic quality in entering our program, and they are taught by high-quality faculty who are the essence of teacher-scholars. This powerful mix generally produces great results, such as an enviable job placement rate. Our accounting and finance majors typically have 100 percent job placement within nine months of graduation.”

MBA students at FSC who were surveyed by The Princeton Review praised the Barnett School’s symbiotic partnerships which “enhance both the business school and community organizations,” specifically through Living Case Studies in consultation with local companies. MBA students conduct research about an actual business problem or opportunity, then make real-world recommendations to the companies. FSC students who were surveyed also noted the strong “leadership and experience” of the Barnett School’s faculty, saying they are both “responsive” and “easy to work with.”

Robert Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review, saluted all the schools in the 2019 guide for the innovative and wide-ranging MBA programs they offer their students.

The purpose of the Best Business Schools rankings is not “to crown any single MBA program or school as ‘best’ overall,” Franek said. “We compile multiple categories of ranking lists and combine them with detailed profiles of the schools to help applicants identify and successfully apply to the best MBA program for them.”

For more information about the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College, visit www.flsouthern.edu/barnett