KSU’s Coles College of Business included in Princeton Review’s “Best 282 Business Schools”

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Oct. 5‚ 2006) — The Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University is an…

Georgia (Oct 5, 2006) — KSU’s Coles College of Business included in Princeton Review’s “Best 282 Business Schools”

Terri Thornton


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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Oct. 5‚ 2006) — The Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University is an outstanding business school‚ according to The Princeton Review. The New York−based education services company features the school in the just−published 2007 edition of its “Best 282 Business Schools” (Random House / Princeton Review‚ Oct. 3‚ 2006‚ $22.95).

According to Robert Franek‚ Princeton Review Vice President of Publishing‚ “We chose schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings‚ institutional data we collect from the schools‚ and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools. We are pleased to recommend the Coles College to readers of our book and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA.”

“Best 282 Business Schools” includes 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 Coles College profile‚ the Princeton Review editors note that the school is “…conveniently located to benefit from the wealth of the big city. The school draws faculty and guest lecturers from the metropolitan area and full−time students find it easier to secure meaningful internships because of the many opportunities.”

It also applauds the modern facilities of the Coles College‚ noting that classrooms and labs are equipped with the latest in technology for presentations. It notes the Tetley Distinguished Lecture Series‚ which brings top business leaders to campus. The book also points out that the school includes a mix of students attending college for the first time‚ as well as fully−employed older students seeking to better their careers.

The book outlines the Coles College’s graduate degrees‚ including the Career Growth MBA‚ Executive MBA‚ online WebMBA and Master of Accounting programs. The book includes endorsements from students who praise the programs’ flexibility‚ which allows them to pursue a higher degree while working full−time. They also value the curriculum‚ which is applicable to their daily working lives. The faculty is described as being knowledgeable‚ committed‚ experienced in their fields and involved in the local business community. “This experience has and will open hundreds of doors‚ not just in the work place‚ but most importantly‚ in my mind‚” said one student.

The Princeton Review's 80−question survey asked students about themselves‚ their career plans‚ and their schools’ academics‚ student body and campus life. In a sidebar called “Survey Says…”‚ The Princeton Review lists topics that students were in most agreement about. The Coles College list included helpful alumni‚ happy students‚ communication/interpersonal skills and computer skills.

The Princeton Review does not rank the schools on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 282‚ or name one business school best overall. Most of the information was gathered from online surveys.

“Best 282 Business Schools” also has advice on applying to schools and funding the degrees. The book is one of 200 Princeton Review titles published by Random House. The line includes annual guides to the best law schools and medical schools‚ plus guides to grad school application essays and admission exams. The Princeton Review is also known for its college and career guidebooks‚ its test−prep courses and other education services. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University.


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a brand new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu