GSOM one of Princeton Review’s ‘Best 296 Business Schools’

Princeton Review's 'Best 296 Business Schools' sealThe Graduate School of Management (GSOM) at Clark University is listed among the nation’s best in The Princeton Review’s 2013 edition of “Best 296 Business Schools.” Clark appears as one of the “Best Business Schools in the Northeast.”

In the Clark University business school profile, students surveyed frequently agreed the program had “friendly students,” “cutting-edge classes,” and “solid preparation in general management, teamwork and doing business in a global economy.”

The GSOM offers the MBA, MBA in Social Change, MBA/M.A. in Community Development and Planning, MBA/M.A. in Environmental Science and Policy, and M.S. in Finance.  The school is described in the report as “a small graduate business program strong in finance” that “provides a collaborative atmosphere to a student body drawn from both the immediate region and halfway around the globe.” The Princeton Review also cites the GSOM’s recently increased number of courses addressing innovation, social sustainability, entrepreneurship, and management leadership.

The school’s two-page profile includes information about academics, careers and placement, student life, and admissions, noting that Clark University is “very diversified, which brings many different perspectives to the classroom,” and that students report there are “many opportunities to help real businesses in the city” to gain “real life experience.” It also reports Clark’s “forward-looking, green-leaning proclivities are further revealed in the dual-degree program offered in environmental science and policy and the MBA.”

The Career and Placement portion of the profile reads: “Many Clark students say the Stevenish career Management Center at Clark’s GSOM ‘does a good job of helping students prepare for their career research.” Also listed are employers who have recently hired Clark GSOM graduates, including Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, Aetna Insurance, Public Consulting Group, JP Morgan, AMCOR, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

The Princeton Review selects the schools they profile in the book – 280 of which are in the United States, with 16 international — based on its high regard for their academic programs and reviews of institutional data they collect from the schools. The Princeton Review solicited the opinions of 19,000 students at the schools, using an 80-question survey about academics, student body and campus life, in addition to background questions on the students and their career plans. The student surveys analyzed for the 2013 edition were all completed online at http://survey.review.com and conducted during the last three consecutive academic years.

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