For the fourth consecutive year, the Princeton Review has named C.W. Post’s College of Management among the top 300 business schools in the country. This was based upon a student survey.
Unlike other ranking systems like US News and World Report, the Princeton Review collects data directly from students in the form of surveys. College students were asked to comment on a number of categories including, academics, career and placement, student life and environment, and admissions. In this particular survey, students specifically commented on the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in the College of Management at Post.
In the 2011 edition of “The Best 300 Business Schools,” students cited flexible schedules, engaging teachers, and a beautiful campus among the advantages of studying at C.W. Post. “Classes are not too large which makes for a better learning environment,” said one student. Another stated “professors are responsible, nice and professional, as well as knowledgeable in their respective fields.”
George K. Andreadis, Director of Graduate Programs for the School of Management agrees with the student responses. He also cites the college’s flexible schedule as advantages for students and the program.
The MBA program gives students the opportunity to take classes during the week, at night, or a 5-week session offered on Saturdays. The college also allows students to mix weekly classes with Saturday classes, which as students stated, is a unique and resourceful feature of the college.
“The majority of our students have full time jobs, said Andreadis “We give them this flexibility because we understand that life happens and we want to do everything to help them succeed.”
Along with the flexible schedule there are other unique features that set the college apart from others. The college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The MBA program is a 36-48-credit program instead of a 48-60-credit program, which some schools offer. “This allows students a reasonable amount of time to get their degree,” Andreadis commented. Students are offered advising separate from the general advising for the entire university, as well as a specialized careers services and job placement.
Andreadis noted that the College of Management takes careful consideration of students’ comments, Although they are taken anonymously, Andreadis said students still come to visit him and state their opinions. “While we can’t help with things like parking and registration, we try to follow up and do as much as we can for the students.”