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