Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Named One of Top 15 Schools for Global Management by Princeton Review

March 24, 2009

MBA Students Rank Programs Based on Their Career Preparation

Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business has been named one of the top 15 graduate business schools for its global management education by The Princeton Review. The full list of schools appears in the April 2009 issue of Entrepreneur, the nation's leading publication for and about entrepreneurs.

The Princeton Review compiled the list using data from a national survey of 19,000 MBA students attending 296 business schools profiled in its book, Best 296 Business Schools: 2009 Edition published October 2008. The company reviews the students' assessments of how well (on a five-point scale) they felt their education prepared them to succeed in the ranked area.

The business schools appear in alphabetical order on the lists and are not ranked one to 15. In addition to appearing in the magazine, the lists also are posted at www.princetonreview.com/studentOpinionHonors.aspx.

"For nearly 20 years, our company has gathered student opinions about colleges, law and b-schools to give applicants feedback they can't find elsewhere: what the schools' own customers think of them," said Robert Franek, vice president and publisher of the Princeton Review. "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. We know this will be particularly meaningful to applicants and MBA grads in these challenging economic times."

"Entrepreneurs have to become experts in virtually every area of business management," said Amy Cooper, vice president and editor in chief of Entrepreneur. "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. This is particularly true with the current challenges in the economy. 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."

The "Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools" are reported in six categories: accounting, finance, general management, global management, marketing, and operations. Each list names the 15 graduate schools of business that were most highly rated by their students evaluating their MBA program's preparation in specific categories.