Whittemore School highlighted in Princeton Review
Published: Friday, January 23, 2009
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 15:02
The Princeton Review ranked UNH's Whittemore School of Business and Economics among the nation's top business schools when the publication came out in early October. The review lists the nations top 282 business schools, not ranked in a hierarchical method. The book profiles the different schools and ranks them in 10 different categories, such as best campus facilities, best career prospects, and best professors.
According to the Princeton Review editors, "Things are changing at the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business and Economics. In 2005-2006, the school introduced a new MBA program designed to streamline the degree-earning process." MBA students surveyed said there is an "emphasis on academic greatness that fosters a great study environment" at UNH. "The faculty is always willing to help out," and "the school offers lots of resources for going into the workplace."
The Princeton Review website explains, "The Princeton Review compiled the ranking lists based on its surveys of…18,000 students attending the 282 business schools profiled in the books and on institutional data from the schools. The survey asked students 80 questions about themselves, their career plans, and their school's academics, student body and campus life."
According to their website, the book covers "academics, admission, financial aid, campus life and career/employment information." There is also advice regarding the application process, paying for schools, and a section called "School Says" where schools can write their own blurb for a small fee.
In 2005, the Whittemore School was ranked in the Princeton Review as one of the top 25 most entrepreneurial colleges. Forbes.com ranked WSBE 10th in the nation and U.S. News & World Report put WSBE in the top 100 business schools. Princeton seems to be catching on to what students already know. Freshman Chrissy Macoul said she applied to WSBE because "I wanted to do business and WSBE is one of the top schools and is wicked well-known."
Macoul went on to say how the school teaches more than just concepts. "WSBE teaches the whole package. A lot of it you have to learn on your own or through your own experience. WSBE keeps you updated with technology and the guest speakers they bring in keep you in the know about the world around you." She emphasized how WSBE's use of technology reflects how important technology is in business. Such initiatives as bringing in guest speakers is part of the strategy Steve Bolander, dean of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, outlines in his letter found on the school's website.
Bolander mentioned WSBE's revised curriculum, complete with a new motto. "Our motto for this new curriculum could well be 'Complete immersion in the corporate world from day one.'"