The Princeton Review Honors Darden in Four Categories


The Princeton Review’s 2nd annual “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” has named the Darden School of Business one of 15 most highly rated graduate schools of business in four categories: Finance, Accounting, General Management and Operations.

In each of the categories, Darden was one of just 15 business schools — out of 301 schools considered — to receive the highest evaluations from its students for its career preparation programs.

“We’re delighted with the students’ assessment that Darden’s world-class courses have prepared them for success in each of the four areas. Our commitment remains to offer the highest value-added MBA education in the world,” said Darden’s Dean Bob Bruner.

The lists, created and compiled by The Princeton Review, an education services company, in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine, a leading publication for and about entrepreneurs, will be reported in the April 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. They can also be viewed at:

The business schools appear in alphabetical order in the lists and are not ranked numerically.

The Princeton Review compiled the lists using data from its national survey of 19,000 MBA students attending 301 business schools profiled in its book, Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition (Random House / Princeton Review). The 80-question survey asked students to report on classroom and campus experiences at their schools and to rate their MBA programs on a five-point scale in six areas: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Global Management, Marketing and Operations.    

Said Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of The Princeton Review, “We commend the schools on these lists for the outstanding job they are doing in preparing their students to apply their MBA training beyond the classroom to successful job searches and productive careers. We know this will be particularly meaningful to b-school applicants in these challenging economic times.”

“B-schools are more creative than ever at finding ways to bridge the gap between academia and business,” said Amy Cosper, vice president and editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “The Student Opinion Honors couldn’t be timelier for those considering a b-school education as a part of their entrepreneurial journey. Taking a deeper look at how these schools have managed to gain class approval would be the first act of due diligence readying them for business ownership.”  

Founded in 1954, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business is a professional school that improves society by developing principled leaders for the world of practical affairs.

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