TAMIU Featured in the Princeton Review’s
‘The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition’

Ray Keck
The A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business ranks number five in the list “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students” in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 300 Business Schools.”

The Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its book, "The Best 300 Business Schools" (Random House / Princeton Review, now on sale). The Sanchez School of Business is one of 66 schools in the book that appear on one or more of the book's ranking lists. It ranked number five in “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students.”

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing, "We are pleased to recommend Texas A&M International University to readers of our book and users of our site, www.PrincetonReview.com, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA. We chose the 300 business schools in this book based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book."

“This recognition is indeed an honor. It is gratifying to see that the School is building a reputation for the quality of its programs,” said Dr. Steve Sears, dean, A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business.

“The students at TAMIU and the ARSSB reflect the values of the community — family-oriented, hard-working, proud of their heritage, and good work ethics. Overwhelmingly, these are first-generation students who benefit from educational opportunities that previously did not exist,” Dr. Sears added.

logo"The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition" has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life, and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity, and career placement services. In the profile on the A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as: “a high quality professional and internationalized education to a graduate student population that is drawn from a wide variety of countries and cultures.”

They quote from students attending the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business who say “friendly, frank, cheerful and helpful” students “enjoy the challenge of studying in a foreign country and expect the experience to give them a better professional future.” One student writes, “Teachers are very good and highly cooperative, with great academic ability. They have the knowledge to impart, help the students, and offer their valuable suggestions to guide their further course of action.”

Students also point out that “the small size of the program is a great strength. The student population is not big, so there is enough opportunity to interact with your professors and get to know everyone in your college.”

In a "Survey Says . . . " sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business students it surveyed were in most agreement about. The list includes: “friendly students,” “cutting-edge classes” and “happy students.” The Princeton Review's 80-question survey for the book asked students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life.

The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 300, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. Ten lists are based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 19,000 students attending the 300 business schools profiled in the book. (Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists.) Conducted during the 2009-10, 2008-09, and 2007-08 academic years, the student surveys were primarily completed online. One list, "Toughest to Get Into," is based solely on institutional data. (All schools in the book were eligible for consideration for this list.) The lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com

"The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition" also has advice on applying to business schools and funding the degree. It is one of the more than 165 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The line includes "The Best 172 Law Schools: 2011 Edition" – which also published on Oct. 12, 2010, and has 11 ranking lists of top 10 schools largely based on surveys of students attending them. Other Princeton Review books include an annual guide to the best medical schools, plus guides to graduate school admission exams and application essays. The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is also known for its guides to colleges and to standardized tests, its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring and other education services. The Princeton Review is headquartered in Framingham, Mass. Its editorial offices are in New York City. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.

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