SHU Featured in 2012 Edition of the Princeton Review's The Best 294 Business Schools

News Story: October 1, 2011

For the fifth consecutive year, Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business has been named as an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. SHU is featured in the education services company’s 2012 edition of the book, The Best 294 Business Schools.

The volume includes two-page profiles of the recommended schools with descriptions of academics, student life and admissions, along with ratings on academics, selectivity and career placement services.

In describing the Welch College of Business, the profile reads, “Sacred Heart is not merely relying on a famous name to attract and satisfy students. In 2009, the school introduced a new curriculum that begins with a fixed integrated core curriculum that is very applicable to the real world and culminates in concentration work in accounting, finance, marketing or management. Students note that…‘the staff and professors go above and beyond to make sure each student is heard and prepared for the tasks at hand.’ ”

“We are pleased that our students recognize the benefits of the distinctive integrated core of the Welch MBA and the analytical skills that it helps to build,” says Dr. Rupendra Paliwal, interim dean of the Welch College of Business.  He goes on to say, “As we continue to move forward with new and innovative programs we’ll maintain the close ties between our students, faculty and corporate community.  I am delighted to see that our students appreciate the dedication and hard work of our faculty. Since its launch, the Welch MBA program has received rave reviews from students and employers, and we will continue to enhance student learning and hands-on experience in our program.”
“We are pleased to recommend Sacred Heart University to readers of our book and users of our site -- www.PrincetonReview.com -- as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA,” said Robert Franek, senior vice president of Publishing for The Princeton Review. “We chose the 294 business schools based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences through our survey for the book.” The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 294 or name one school as best overall.