WSU’s Goddard School of Business Makes Princeton Review’s Annual ‘Best List’

OGDEN, Utah – Students who earn an MBA in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics at Weber State University are enrolled in a program that has made Princeton Review’s annual “Best Business Schools” rankings for nine consecutive years.

Princeton Review did not rank the schools in a single hierarchical list in the 2016 edition of its book, “Best 295 Business Schools,” which is available at bookstores throughout the United States. Nor does Princeton Review name one business school top overall. Instead it compiled a comprehensive list of academically outstanding schools, in the U.S. and abroad, that received excellent student reviews.

“Being recognized as one of the best business schools for nine consecutive years is the result of admitting high-quality students, excellent teaching by well-prepared and engaged faculty, and having a staff that believes in a personal touch to serving students,” said MBA director Matthew Mouritsen. “We are very pleased to be included in the Princeton Review’s list once again.”





Princeton Review surveyed 22,000 students and asked about their schools’ academics, student body and campus life, as well as about themselves and their career plans.

According to WSU’s two-page profile in the book, MBA students report the administration is “very focused on the success of the students” and is “very responsive.” Not only that, the Goddard MBA program has “friendly students” with diverse work experience who have “solid preparation in general management, teamwork, presentation skills and social responsibility.”

Megan Casper said she enrolled in WSU’s MBA program at the recommendation of a former employee.

“I did some research and found the Weber State MBA was a great value for the quality of education,” she said. “It is flexible for students who work and convenient for me because the program is offered at the campus in Layton.”

Princeton Review used data from surveys conducted during the course of three academic years. Each school’s page includes information about admissions, academics, financial aid, campus life and career information. Some of the rankings factored in school-reported data.

The positive responses expressed by WSU students in the surveys are particularly satisfying to Jeff Steagall, dean of the Goddard School.

“The focus at Weber State is on the students, trying to serve them well and developing personal relationships between faculty and students,” Steagall said. “Making the Princeton Review’s top 295 again reinforces the reputation of the Goddard School’s MBA program as one of Utah’s best.”

The Goddard School debuted in the 2008 edition of the Princeton Review list.

Princeton Review is known for its classroom and online test-preparation courses, education programs, tutoring services and more than 150 books published by Random House. The Princeton Review is not a magazine and is not affiliated with Princeton University.

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Allison Barlow Hess, Director of Public Relations
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Matt Mouritsen, MBA director
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