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

OGDEN, Utah – Students who earn their Master of Business Administration 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” book for seven years consecutively.

Princeton Review did not rank the schools in a single hierarchical list in the 2014 edition of its book, “The 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.

The survey asked 20,300 students their opinions of the 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 quality of instruction and the depth of professors’ knowledge are ‘high,’ and they ‘bring a lot of outside experience to the table.’” Not only that, the Goddard MBA program has “happy students” who enjoy “smart classrooms” and “solid preparation in general management.”

The tallies used data from surveys during the past three academic years. Each school’s pages include 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.

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Jeff Steagall, dean John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics
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