The College of Business Administration's graduate business programs have been named among the best in the country, according to the 2009 edition of The Princeton Review's “Best 296 Business Schools.”
The Princeton Review noted that the College of Business Administration (CBA) provides students a solid foundation in communication, presentation and quantitative skills and professors who remain active in the business world. Overall, students are happy and alumni are helpful, The Princeton Review added.
“The College of Business Administration strives to be the college of choice for students who want a real world, hands-on approach to learning,” said Interim Dean Lynn Turner. “To be listed among the best graduate business programs in the nation reaffirms that what we are doing has some real value.”
To be considered among the nation's best, The Princeton Review selected schools that are accredited from AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Then, 19,000 business students across the country completed an 80-question survey that ranges from academics to campus life to career placement.
“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,” said Robert Franek, vice president of publishing at The Princeton Review. “We are pleased to recommend Cal Poly Pomona to readers of our book and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA.”
The graduate business program in the CBA offers a diverse mix of business programs that cater to working professionals. Students have an option to pursue a general Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree or to specialize in one of eight career tracks such as marketing management, entrepreneurship and hospitality management. The College of Business Administration also offers a unique Master of Science in Business Administration with an option in information systems.