Goddard School Included in Top Business Programs Publication

August 27, 2007

OGDEN, Utah – For the first time, Weber State University's John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics will be included in the Princeton Review's "Best 290 Business Schools" publication.

The New York-based education services company has selected the Goddard School's master of business administration program for inclusion in the 2008 edition of its book, which will be available to the public Oct. 9, 2007, at bookstores throughout the United States.

"This is a tremendous external recognition for our MBA program because it is directly linked to the quality of our faculty, staff and students," said Lewis Gale, dean of the Goddard School. "It is a clear indication that our program is one of the best in the state of Utah and the intermountain region."

According to the Princeton Review, inclusion in the book is based on several criteria such as their regard for the schools' academic programs and other offerings, institutional data collected about the schools, and opinions of students attending the schools.

"Best 290 Business Schools" has two-page profiles of the schools, which include write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services. The Princeton Review does not name a best business school overall or rank the schools in the book from 1 to 290. The book has, instead, 11 ranking lists with each one reporting just the top 10 business schools (of the 290 in the book) in different categories from "Toughest to Get Into" to "Best Career Prospects."
 
The Princeton Review compiles the book's ratings and ranking lists based on institutional data it collects from the schools and surveys of more than 19,000 students attending the schools profiled in the book.  The survey asks students about themselves and their career plans, as well as their schools' academics, student body and campus life.

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Contact:

Lewis Gale, John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics dean
801-626-6063 • lewisgale@weber.edu

Rolf Dixon, MBA director
801-626-3519 • rddixon@weber.edu

Jeanne Krier, Princeton Review Books media contact
212-539-1350

Author:
Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
801-626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu

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