Haile/US Bank College of Business honored as a Princeton Review Best Business School

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Wednesday – Nov. 20, 2013

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University Haile/US Bank College of Business is one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to education services company The Princeton Review (http://www.princetonreview.com) in the 2014 edition of its book, "The Best 295 Business Schools.”

“It’s an honor to be included again in Princeton Review’s best business schools,” said Dr. Rick Kolbe, dean of the NKU Haile US Bank College of Business. “Our outstanding faculty continue to offer innovative programs that ensure our students are prepared for success both in the classroom and beyond graduation.”

“The Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition" profiles schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions. In the profile on the Haile US Bank College of Business, the Princeton Review editors reported “Overall, students find NKU to be a place where ‘The student is the top priority.’” Students are also quoted in the profile as saying that NKU’s greatest strength is the course work itself. “NKU is very challenging and very strict with academics,” one student commented. “Although it is not so easy to prepare for class at times, this has helped prepare me well for my professional career.”

The Princeton Review's survey asked 19,000 students at the top AACSB-accredited MBA programs in the world their opinions of their school's academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. Instead of a hierarchical list of business schools, the Princeton Review has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. NKU’s Haile/US Bank College of Business ranked high in the academic experience category with a score of 80 out of 99 and high in professor accessibility with an 88. NKU is one of 66 schools in the book (about 22 percent of the 295 profiled) that appears on one or more of the book’s ranking lists.

“We recommend Northern Kentucky University as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a business school degree,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior VP-publisher. “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.”

About the NKU Haile/US Bank College of Business
The NKU Master of Business Administration program focuses on integrative, critical thinking and decision making by synthesizing various disciplines rather than teaching by distinct discipline. Its courses are presented by faculty who have professional as well as academic expertise. Courses are presented using a hybrid approach that combines fact-to-face interaction with online pedagogy in a team-teaching environment augmented by the sharing of experiences and perspectives within an engaged learning community. This teaching model allows the college to delve more deeply and holistically into core themes emphasizing management and leadership, global and strategic thinking, and analytics for decision making in a format that stresses real-world application.  

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