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Welch College of Business Makes Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools List for 2017

Students report SHU embraces fast-paced changes of modern world, trains students to be more analytical

The Princeton Review has ranked Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business an outstanding business school once again. The education services company profiles SHU in the new 2017 edition of its annual book, The Best 294 Business Schools.

The Princeton Review’s survey asked students at the business schools about academics, student body and campus life, as well as about themselves and their career plans.

“We are once again pleased to have our master’s in business administration program recognized in this ranking,” said John Chalykoff, dean of the Jack Welch College of Business. “We’re proud of our first-class faculty and the curriculum they teach. Our students receive a comprehensive education and access to mentoring opportunities and internships. The College is named for our long-time friend, the legendary former CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch, and our students are educated in his legacy and tradition, and we are proud of that.”

The book’s two-page school profiles have sections on academics, student life, admissions information and graduates’ employment data. In the profile on SHU, the Princeton Review said MBA students benefit from “the opportunity to get to know one another and their teachers in the classroom.” Students surveyed said the curriculum is “interesting and exciting” and the program “fully embraces the fast-paced changes of the modern world and trains students to be more analytical in order to produce effective leaders and decision makers.” Students surveyed also commended the “breadth and depth of knowledge of the faculty.” They called their teachers an “outstanding group of professors with diverse backgrounds to teach various aspects of the business world. Their skills and knowledge in their particular subject is outstanding.”

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher, “We recommend the Jack Welch College of Business as one of the best to earn a MBA. We chose the 294 schools in this book based on our high regard for the academics and our assessment of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicited and greatly respect the opinions of the 25,000 students attending these schools who reported on their experiences at their schools on our 80-question student survey for the book.”