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Eberly College Included in Best Guide

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology has been included for the fifth year in a row in the Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools publication.

This year’s book is called the Best 296 Best Schools. The Princeton Review’s guidebooks program accepts no advertising dollars and uses independent surveys from current students, recent graduates, and college officials to determine which colleges and universities merit inclusion. The 2009 edition 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.

The Eberly College offers seven hundred work stations, nine computing labs, and high-tech classrooms throughout the building. A forty-four-station financial trading room provides students with the ability to create hypothetical portfolios and track all purchase and sale transactions in order to gauge performance and document trading strategies. Students use a database and related software to conduct financial analyses and learn valuation techniques, arbitrage techniques, and portfolio risk management strategies. Both faculty and students can conduct research using real-time data from markets all over the world. Guidebook editors also recognized Eberly’s numerous partnerships with overseas schools.

The Eberly College achieved accreditation of its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business administration from AACSB International in May 2001. AACSB International is one of higher education’s most rigorous accrediting bodies. 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 has been selected for the Princeton Review’s Best Universities guidebooks as an overall university for the past eight years and has been included in all of the Princeton Review’s Best in the Mid-Atlantic guidebooks.

In 2007, IUP was ranked fourth in the nation by Consumers Digest as a best value in public education and fortieth in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s 2007 Top 100 Best Values in Public Education.

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