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Friday, October 12, 2007

Princeton Review names College of Business one of the "Best"

Pittsburg State University has again been recognized by The Princeton Review as a leading U.S. university – this time, for the work of the Kelce College of Business.

The PSU College of Business is one of nearly 300 business colleges profiled in the Review’s “Best 290 Business Schools,” an annual guidebook that hit stores Oct. 9. The book gathers the opinions of students from the best AACSB-accredited MBA programs in the country and offers statistics and testimonials about each school. The PSU College of Business, which received its AACSB accreditation in 1999, is one of 551 schools in the world accredited by the organization.

This year, the Review contacted 19,000 students to collect their opinions about which business schools are the best in the nation. The Gladys A. Kelce College of Business at Pittsburg State, which is featured on pages 338 and 339, offers statistics such as the student/professor ratio (25:1), the percentage of international students (43) and the college’s strengths as described by students (it offers a solid preparation in general management, presentation skills, quantitative skills and computer skills).

The book also features information on Kelce’s prominent alumni, including Wal-Mart President and CEO Lee Scott, Firestone/Bridgestone President and CEO John Lampe, ConocoPhillips Executive Vice President John Lowe, and American Honda Executive Vice President Richard Colliver. Companies that frequently hire PSU MBA grads include Payless ShoeSource, Sprint, Hallmark, Cessna, Koch Industries, Inc. and Wal-Mart.

The college is no stranger to professional accolades. In addition to its AACSB accreditation, the college earned the Information Systems Security certification by the Committee on National Security Systems in June, making it one of about 100 schools in the nation to achieve this honor.

“The faculty and administration work very hard to provide a relevant business curriculum,” said Dr. Richard Dearth, dean of the PSU College of Business. “Our college considers student learning to be our most important task. I am proud of our faculty for receiving this national recognition.”

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