Eberly College of Business Celebrates 13 Years of Inclusion in Princeton Review “Best Business Schools” Guidebook

Posted on 1/23/2017 2:39:18 PM

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is included in the Princeton Review’s “Best Business Schools.” The year’s 2017 edition features 294 schools in the guidebook.

“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, students and staff,” Robert Camp, dean of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, said.

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. There are approximately 1,600 schools or colleges of business throughout the United States.

Eberly’s program was praised by guidebook editors as “offering a great return on investment,” and its curriculum was recognized as “staying current with business trends” and that “practical business applications are constantly incorporated into class work,” editors wrote.

The Eberly College has maintained a commitment to employment of faculty with real world experience in addition to strong academic credentials, Camp said.

“Instruction occurs in one of the most technologically advanced facilities in the country, with more than 600 workstations, eight computing labs, and high-tech classrooms throughout the building,” Camp said.

The guidebook goes on to note that “the school has made strides in integrating industry trends into the business curriculum.” The guidebook also recognizes the MBA program focus on international business, and that global diversity is reflected in both the staff and students. Guidebook editors also note a quote from a student who comments that “professors are always willing to give an extra hand,” and that “school administration very helpful and reacts very quickly to all our inquiries and demands.”

The publication also recognizes the success of IUP graduates from the college: “In recent years, the mean base salary for IUP graduates was over $50,000, and over 70 percent of students had accepted a job within three months of graduation.” It goes on to list the companies that actively recruit IUP students: American Express, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, Cigna, DuPont Company, EDS, Exxon Company, Federated Investors, General Motors, Georgia Pacific, Deloitte & Touche LLP; Ernst & Young LLP; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Wal-Mart, Walt Disney World Company, and Westinghouse.

This most recent recognition reflects a tradition of external positive reviews for the College.

IUP’s Eberly College was selected by Military Times as a “Best for Vets” Business School. Military Times is an international publication for members of the military.

In 2011, IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology was one of 15 graduate schools of business in the nation named to the Princeton Review’s second annual “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools,” featured in Entrepreneur Magazine.

The Eberly College first achieved accreditation of its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business administration from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International in May 2001. This accreditation has continued without interruption, and was most recently reaffirmed in April 2016.

Fewer than one-third of the business schools in the United States and a limited number of schools internationally have earned AACSB International accreditation.

The facility includes a 44-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 Eberly College also houses an advanced trading room equipped with Bloomberg terminals. 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.

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