President Steve Scott speaks at a celebration of the Princeton Review's special recognition of the Kelce College of Business.

PSU’s Kelce College of Business has been named one of the top business colleges in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine, a leading publication for and about entrepreneurs.

In its April issue, the magazine listed the MBA program as one of the most highly rated by students.

The publication rated schools in six areas key to a successful career in business: accounting, finance, general management, global management, marketing and operations. The “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” announcement lists 15 graduate schools of business across the nation that were rated the highest by their students.

Within those six areas, PSU’s College of Business was recognized in two categories, accounting and marketing (management).
Although the award recognizes graduate programs specifically, College of Business Dean Richard Dearth said the reward reflects positively on the entire college, since no faculty teach exclusively in the graduate area.

“We are extremely proud of this honor and of our faculty, who have created a student-centered environment,” Dearth said. “We have world-class faculty who are consistently recognized on a national and international level.”

The Princeton Review compiled the lists using data from its national survey of students attending the schools that were recognized for its “Best 301 Business Schools” ranking announced in late 2009. The 80-question survey asked 19,000 students to report on classroom and campus experiences at their schools and rate their MBA programs in several areas.

“We commend the schools on these lists for the outstanding job they are doing in preparing their students to apply their MBA training beyond the classroom to successful job searches and productive careers,” said Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of the Princeton Review.

For more information, contact Dr. Dearth at 620-235-4590 or at rdearth@pittstate.edu, or visit www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges/index.html.