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Barney Named a 'Best' Business School by the Princeton Review

Posted 10/27/2014
Submitted by David Isgur
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

The University of Hartford's Barney School of Business has once again been named an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the Barney School in the 2015 edition of its annual book, The Best 296 Business Schools.

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president–publisher, "We recommend The Barney School of Business as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We chose the 296 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 solicited and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who reported on their experiences at their schools on our 80-question student survey for the book."

The Princeton Review's survey asked 21,600 students at the 296 business schools their opinions of their school's academics, student body, and campus life, as well as about themselves and their career plans. The profiles also have rating scores in five categories that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data it collected during the 2013–14 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. The rating categories are: Academic Experience, Admissions Selectivity, Career, Professors Interesting, and Professors Accessible.

Some sample Barney student quotes from the survey include:

  • "The greatest strength" of the program "is the quality and enthusiasm of the professors in the program as it relates to their disciplines."
  • "The faculty is amazing. They really care, and do the best to foster a great learning environment" by being "clear and straightforward in their explanations."
  • "Some professors are true gems."
  • Most of the faculty members "have a strong background in the business world and keep up with the changing environment."
  • Overall, the professors and administration are "effective at creating a tremendous sense of community within the business school; it's a tight-knit group of ambitious individuals, who work across all facets of business in the area."

Additional information on The Princeton Review's The Best 296 Business Schools can be found at