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Princeton Review Features NJIT’s SOM as Best Biz School

Citing friendly students, good peer networks and cutting- edge classes, The Princeton Review has featured NJIT’s School of Management (SOM) in its 2010 edition of The Best 301 Business Schools (Random House).

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing, "We are pleased to recommend SOM to readers of our book and users of our site, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA.   We chose the 301 business schools in this book based on our opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools.  We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who report on campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book."

The text 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, the Princeton Review editors call SOM  “a solid engineering school,” that has “the edge in technology and related fields.  This convenience and cost are students’ main considerations when selecting the school, which offers full-time and part-time conventional MBAs as well as an Executive MBA.”

The Review quotes SOM students.  Says one student, “The course work is very current and discussions are lively and fast-paced.”  Another writes, “My academic experience has been great.  My professors are great at challenging the students. They encourage continuous dialogue and will engage students in debate quite frequently.  Case studies are very relevant, as are course books and other materials.”

Students point out the school’s proximity to major business and financial centers which allows it to draw a stellar faculty.  “If you’re looking for an experienced economist, hedge-fund manager, corporate attorney, corporate accountant, well, name it, and NJIT has someone that has been there, done that and will be more than willing to share their experiences,” students told The Princeton Review.  Also noted were excellent counseling and placement services and how activities were going on all the time, despite the fact that NJIT is primarily a commuter school.  Also noted was NJIT’s proximity to other nearby institutions of higher education.

The Princeton Review also surveyed NJIT students who characterized SOM as offering friendly students, good peer networks, cutting-edge classes, and a solid preparation in accounting, general management, teamwork, communication and interpersonal and presentation skills.   The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 301, or name one business school best overall.   Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. The lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com.  

SOM serves as the university's business school.  SOM has 27 faculty and approximately 600 students.  Unlike most schools of business, which include a limited number of technologically-related courses, NJIT School of Management weaves the why’s and how’s of technology through the curriculum. Through rigorous and comprehensive coursework, students learn to solve problems, make effective decisions and use innovation to get ahead in business.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.