For the sixth year in a row, Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business has been named one of the nation’s best by The Princeton Review.
“It’s a reflection of quality programs and faculty at the College of Business,” said David Mielke dean of the college.
The Princeton Review chooses its best business schools through student surveys, taking into account the opinions of 19,000 business students nationally as well as meeting criteria for academic excellence. EMU is in the top 300 of the best 1,000 business schools nationally.
“As a faculty member at the business school, I am thrilled,” EMU President Susan Martin said.
Martin attributes the success of the College of Business to Mielke and the faculty’s commitment to maintaining accreditation and promoting an excellent learning environment on campus.
Mielke believes the College of Business’ success comes from the opportunities the college offers to students to prepare them for future jobs.
“It is our responsibility that our programs are in demand in the marketplace,” he said.
Among the activities that give EMU such a high ranking are Ethos Week in March, a unique event that promotes business ethics and ethics education; and the SESI Midwest Regional Entrepreneurship Competition, which allows college and high schools students to submit business plans for cash prizes.
“We have a variety of events that provide our students a really good taste of business,” Mielke said.
Mielke said he is especially excited about the competition in the Sports Marketing class, where students will have the opportunity to create plans for the EMU basketball team and present them before a December game.
Martin believes, with the strides EMU and the College of Business are making toward excellence, the school will continue to see this award.
“I am very confident we’ll maintain this honor for years to come,” Martin said.