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Eberly College of Business Included in Princeton Review’s 2010 “Best 301 Business Schools”

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is included in the Princeton Review’s “Best 301 Business Schools,” 2010 edition.

This is the sixth consecutive year that Eberly College has been selected for this annual guidebook.

“This sixth consecutive honor for the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology clearly demonstrates the excellence of our business program and the high quality of the business faculty,” Dr. Tony Atwater, president of IUP, said. “The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology has been recognized for its national academic excellence, and the university takes pride in its success.”

The guidebook accepts no advertising dollars and uses independent surveys from current students, recent graduates, and college officials to determine which colleges and universities merit inclusion. This year’s publication is a reflection of interviews with more than 18,000 business students from across the nation. There are approximately 1,600 schools or colleges of business throughout the United States.

“Being ranked consistently among the top business schools in the nation speaks volumes about our programs, our strong reputation, and the commitment and expertise of our faculty and staff,” Dr. Robert Camp, dean of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, said.

“The Eberly College has outstanding faculty and one of the most technologically advanced facilities in the country, with more than six hundred work stations, eight computing labs,  and high-tech classrooms throughout the building.”

The facility includes a forty-four-station financial trading room, which allows students to create hypothetical portfolios and track all purchase and sales transactions in order to gauge performance and document trading strategies. The latest additions at Eberly are a digital production studio and lab, where students learn how to create and edit streaming video for training presentations and websites, Camp said.

“Both faculty and students can conduct research using real-time data from markets all over the world,” Camp said.

Guidebook editors quoted students as saying, “IUP’s MBA program is large enough to be widely recognized by employers, yet small enough to allow for many one-on-one learning experiences.”

Editors also noted that students recognized IUP’s numerous partnerships with overseas schools as providing international exposure and offering “a great fit for international students, since it offers a diverse academic program and environment with the opportunity to interact with students from different parts of the world.” Executive Master of Business Administration programs at several urban locations in greater Pittsburgh were also mentioned.

The Eberly College achieved accreditation of its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business administration from AACSB International in May 2001. Fewer than one-third of the business schools in the United States and a limited number of schools internationally have earned AACSB International accreditation.

IUP  is included in the 2010 edition of The Princeton Review’s “The Best 371 Colleges” and was selected as a “Best Northeastern College.”
This is the ninth consecutive year that IUP has been selected for this annual guidebook. The “Best Northeastern Colleges” listing identifies “some of the colleges and universities that we feel stand out within each region,” guidebook editors wrote.