According to Robert Franek, The Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher, "we chose the schools we profile in this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for the book."
The Princeton Review's survey asks business school students about their school's academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans.
"The University of North Dakota MBA program is proud to be included in the best 295 business schools publication," CoBPA Associate Dean of Academics Jason Jensen said.
"This is a testament to our quality faculty and our accomplished students and alumni. We remain one of the best MBA programs in the Midwest, particularly when considering the price to value ratio. Our hybrid delivery methods allow us to combine distance students and local students in the same classroom, creating a diverse and enriched learning environment," Jensen added.
In its profile on UND, The Princeton Review editors describe the school as having a strong commitment to its students.
The UND CoBPA is the largest school of business in North Dakota and serves an average of 2,000 total students and 115 MBA students per year. Committed to providing educational and social opportunities to all its students, the college offers more than 20 professional student clubs and organizations. Students can also take advantage of many cooperative employment and internship programs throughout the year.
UND's CoBPA is the first accredited business college in North Dakota. The accrediting agency, AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), establishes standards to promote the highest levels of educational quality. The college is one of only 681 business educational institutions accredited in the world and is one of only ten schools accredited in the upper-Midwest.