Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business named one of the best business schools by The Princeton Review


Fairfield University's Charles F. Dolan School of Business has again been named one of the best business schools by The Princeton Review.

This is the fourth year in a row that the Dolan School of Business has been included among an impressive list of graduate business programs. "Best 296 Business Schools, 2009 edition" (Princeton Review) includes the opinions of students at what editors have deemed the best Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - accredited MBA programs in the world. Schools are not ranked in the book one to 296 hierarchically.

Norm Solomon, Ph. D., dean of the Dolan School of Business, said "This recognition is especially welcome because it is our own students who complete the surveys. That they applaud the merit and relevance of our programs is very rewarding."

Over the course of a three-year survey cycle, editors collected the opinions of Fairfield business students and those of MBA students attending other schools to give readers the widest possible base of information for selecting the right business school.

The "Survey Says" section of the profile lists some of the topics about which Fairfield students surveyed were most in agreement. Those responses included "cutting edge classes," and "solid preparation" in finance and accounting.

The review noted that the Dolan School "excels" in finance, "a strength that dovetails nicely with the school's proximity to America's financial center, New York City." Students also gave high marks to experienced professors - many who are either business owners or published authors - who teach "real world scenarios" in the classroom. The school's ties with "well-placed alumni" was cited as invaluable. Students also said that they chose Fairfield University for its commitment to Jesuit traditions and philosophies.

Dr. Solomon noted that the feedback illustrates that the Dolan School of Business has a mission and identity that resonates with its students. "Our students, while finding their coursework challenging, are very happy with the attention they receive from dedicated faculty. Similarly, our students are pleased with the high caliber of their classmates which is an endorsement of our rigorous admissions criteria."

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 6, 2008

Vol. 41, No. 127