School of Business

Princeton Review: IU Southeast School of Business among top business schools

IU Southeast School of Business places among top business schools in nation for eighth straight year

princeton review sealThe IU Southeast School of Business has once again been named one of the best in the country.

IU Southeast is named in the 2013 edition of “The Best 296 Business Schools” by the Princeton Review.  This is the eighth year in a row that IU Southeast has been included in the publication, which recognizes MBA programs.

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher, "We consider IU Southeast one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We selected the schools we profile in this book – 280 of which are in the U.S.A. and 16 are international -- based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question survey for the book."

According to the student feedback, the combination of “reasonable tuition rates and a flexible part-time program” makes IU Southeast particularly attractive to working professionals.  The personal touch was also listed as a positive with students who noted that the administrative is responsive to student concerns.  In addition small class sizes and accessible faculty were listed as strong positives.

The Princeton Review rankings are based on its surveys of 19,000 students attending the 296 business schools in the books. The 80-question survey asked students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life, themselves, and their career plans.

The Princeton Review ranking is the latest accolades received by the IU Southeast School of Business. BusinessWeek magazine ranks the IU Southeast MBA program 9th in the nation and 3rd in the Midwest for part-time MBA programs. In addition, IU Southeast ranked 5th nationally in the area of Best Classroom Experience in the 2009 Princeton Review.

In addition, IU Southeast moved up 30 spots in the 2012 listing of “Best Business Schools” by US News and World Report. This top-tier ranking keeps IU Southeast in the top 15% of business schools for undergraduate students across the nation.

Dr. Jay White, dean of the School of Business at Indiana University Southeast, said, "We have worked diligently to create a high-quality part-time program that meets the needs of our market. Our program was built from the ground up with working professionals in mind and offers the best combination of high academic standards and the flexibility needed to balance a degree program with a challenging career. Being included among the top business programs by The Princeton Review provides external endorsement of the quality of our students and faculty."