The School of Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) was named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company featured the school in its newest (2007) edition of “Best 282 Business Schools” (Random House/Princeton Review).
Robert Franek, vice president of publishing at The Princeton Review said NJIT was chosen based on high regard for academic programs and offerings, the institutional data collected from the school and the candid opinions of students attending NJIT who rated and reported on their campus experience. “We are pleased to recommend NJIT to readers of our book and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA," said Franek.
“We’re pleased to be commended for the third time this year by The Princeton Review as a notable US institution of higher education,” said Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD, president of NJIT. “We’ve known for a while that our business program is a gem, especially for men and women in the metropolitan tri-state area who are working full time, managing a family and yet advancing their careers by returning to an affordable, practical yet unique high-quality program. But to have an outside organization of The Princeton Review’s stature agree with us, makes us even prouder.”
“Best 282 Business Schools” has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services. In the profile on NJIT, The Princeton Review editors describe the school as offering an “affordable, convenient” program, “interesting curriculum based on practical knowledge” and “a good blend of business and technology management” supplemented by “first rate facilities.” They quote from students attending it who say "the program is well administered” and “professors and administrators are cognizant of the fragile balance between work, family and school.”
The Princeton Review lists topics that surveyed NJIT students agreed the most about. The list included "solid preparation in general management teamwork, computer skills” and “doing business in a global economy.” The Princeton Review's 80-question survey asked students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life.
The Princeton Review does not rank the schools on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 282, or name one business school best overall. The book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. The lists are also posted at www.PrincetonReview.com. Ten lists are based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 18,000 students attending the 282 business schools profiled in the book. (Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists.) Conducted during the 2005-06, 04-05 and 03-04 academic years, the student surveys were done primarily online.