Marist Named One of the Top 15 Business Schools in U.S.

By Amanda Lavergne

On April 2, the Marist College School of Management had the honor of being recognized as one of the top 15 business schools in the U.S. by Entrepreneur Magazine and the Princeton Review.

The school was recognized specifically for two areas of study; general management and operations. Other schools that

The April 2009 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine. Image courtesy of entrepreneur.com/magazine

The April 2009 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine. Image courtesy of entrepreneur.com/magazine

were recognized for this include;  Dartmouth, Harvard, Purdue, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Stanford, Syracuse, the University of Virginia, and the Drucker School of Business at Claremont McKenna Graduate University in California.

Tim Massie, the chief public affairs officer, explains the process Marist had to go through in order to receive this honor.

“First, Marist needed to receive Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation,  the “seal of approval,” for our programs provided by the top international agency to certify quality business education,” Massie said. “Second,  Marist needed to be included among the Princeton Review’s top 296 business schools in the country.”

Massie then added that as a final requirement, student satisfaction had a major influence.

“Selection for this ranking ultimately depended on the reviews written by School of Management students, and the quality of those reviews was matched with the reviews of students from the other schools,” Massie said, “which makes this such an honor for Marist, because the students, through their praise helped us to get this distinction.”

Senior Kevin Mullahy, who is a business major with a double concentration of finance and accounting, was pleased to hear this news.

“The fact that Marist made the top 15 business schools in the whole country is a very big deal to me,” Mullahy said. “I feel that now when I go into interviews I have an extra level of confidence that my school is one of the absolute best in my field.”

Sophomore Jessica Ortner, another business/finance major, agreed.

“It made me feel very confident that I am getting the best education possible for my major here at Marist,” Ortner said.

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