Florida International University’s College of Business Administration is one of 15 schools named to The Princeton Review’s “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” in the operations category, one of six categories showcased. The list will be published in the April 2009 issue of Entrepreneur, the nation’s leading publication for and about entrepreneurs.
Operations management deals with the production and distribution of goods and services. Operations managers oversee the management of resources, the efficiency of business operations, and the quality of products and services.
The Princeton Review used data from its national survey of 19,000 MBA students attending 296 business schools profiled in its book, Best 296 Business Schools: 2009 Edition. The 80-question survey asked students to report on classroom and campus experiences at their schools and rate their MBA programs in several areas. The Princeton Review tallied the “Student Opinion Honors” lists based on students’ assessments of how well they felt their business school courses had prepared them to succeed in each of the six areas. FIU is one of the 15 schools selected in the operations category.
“We salute the business schools on these lists for the outstanding job they are doing both academically and professionally in preparing their students to apply their MBA training beyond the classroom to successful job searches and productive careers, said Robert Franek, vice president-publisher, The Princeton Review. “We know this will be particularly meaningful to applicants and MBA grads in these challenging economic times.”
According to Amy Cooper, Entrepreneur’s vice president/editor in chief, “Entrepreneurs have to become experts in virtually every area of business management, As a result, many may find business schools to be the right fit for their needs as a holistic means of learning how to build their companies. With the “Student Opinion Honors” in Entrepreneur, they can get a good sense of what their experiences may include from students themselves, which will help readers in the overall school evaluation process.”