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MBA program again ranked as one of nation's best

By Princeton Review

MBA program listed as one of nation’s best by Princeton Review.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [10-14-11]

For the sixth consecutive year, Minnesota State University, Mankato’s MBA program is listed as one of the nation’s best in The Princeton Review’s 2012 business school guidebook.

The New York education services company – known for its rankings based on student surveys – includes Minnesota State Mankato in its “Best 294 Business Schools,” released this week. The book is compiled from school-reported data and surveys of 19,000 students attending the schools.

“We chose the 294 business schools in this book based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president and publisher. “We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools.”

The book does not rank schools from 1 to 294, but includes 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories.

The book includes a profile of each school, with information about academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for academics, selectivity and career placement.

Minnesota State Mankato MBA classes are offered at night and in eight-week modules, “an arrangement that works out very nicely for those working full time and trying to go to school,” the book’s profile says. Students also may take classes in the Twin Cities, at Minnesota State Mankato’s Edina satellite site.

The program uses actual business situations in the classroom so students can apply their knowledge. An executive seminar lets students learn from and interact with business leaders.

Students take one or two classes per module and can complete the program in two years. Minnesota State Mankato’s MBA program is selective and the cost of tuition is reasonable, according to the book.

The MBA program also offers “a great atmosphere … small classes … a wealth of resources and technology and an outstanding faculty,” the book adds.

The book also has advice on applying to business schools and funding degrees. The company – known for its guides to colleges and standardized tests – is not affiliated with Princeton University and is not a magazine.

More Princeton Review information about Minnesota State Mankato is at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,649 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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