The School of Management at the University of Michigan-Flint is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2010 edition of its book, The Best 301 Business Schools.
"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 describe your professors as 'very accomplished, published, and respected' and the MBA program is described as 'cutting-edge' and 'progressive' we take pride in keeping up this tradition of excellence."
"The Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 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 UM-Flint, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as: "friendly, convenient and flexible;" and "A very progressive school, technology is well employed and remote course delivery is smooth." They quote from students attending UM-Flint who say the school's traditional and internet-based NetPlus! MBA programs offer a "great schedule to accommodate working people." Students reported the NetPlus! program to be "fast-paced" and cited its biggest advantage as attracting students from a wide geographic area. "Students are from top companies from across the nation. Some of the students come from as far as California on residency days." Students also praised the faculty noting, "The professors are all very responsive and knowledgeable."
In a "Survey Says . . . " sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that UM-Flint students it surveyed were in most agreement about. The list includes: "good peer network, cutting-edge classes with solid preparation in communication/interpersonal skills, presentation skills and quantitative skills."
According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing, "We are pleased to recommend the University of Michigan-Flint 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."