The University of Michigan-Flint is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in the just-published 2009 edition of its "Best 296 Business Schools" (Random House / Princeton Review, Oct. 7, 2008, $22.95).
According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review VP-Publishing, "We select schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools, and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools. We are pleased to recommend the University of Michigan-Flint to readers of our book and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA."
"Best 296 Business Schools" 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 University of Michigan-Flint the Princeton Review editors describe the school as "offering programs designed with the needs of working students in mind". They quote from students attending it who say "Professors here are exceptional." The administration is "outstanding."
"We couldn't be more pleased with this recognition since it is really based upon what our students say about our programs," said School of Management Dean John Helmuth. "When your students say you have "excellent professors" and a major MBA program (NetPlus) is described as "unsurpassed by any other program" we take pride in keeping up this tradition of excellence."
In a "Survey Says. . ." sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that University of Michigan-Flint students it surveyed for the book were in most agreement about. The list includes: "Cutting edge classes," and "Solid preparation in: Communication/interpersonal skills."
The Princeton Review's 80-question survey asked students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools' academics, student body and campus life.