- IMAGE: A student enrolled in the College of Business simulates derivatives trading on the Olga A. Mural Financial Engineering Trading Floor. The College of Business was recently voted a Best Business School by the Princeton Review.
- IMAGE: A professor assists undergraduate students on the Olga A. Mural Financial Engineering Trading Floor, located in Kent State's College of Business, which was recently voted a Best Business School by The Princeton Review.
Kent State Voted a Best Business School
The Princeton Review, a publication of college rankings based on how students rank their schools, recognized the Kent State University's College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management as one of the top 300 outstanding educational institutions for business students.
The 2011 edition of the Princeton Review, titled The Best 300 Business Schools, was released in October and is available in stores nationwide. The publication created the list based on surveys of 19,000 students attending the 300 business schools. The publication does not rank the schools in a hierarchy, and there is no single school that is best overall.
Yank Heisler, dean of the Kent State College of Business Administration, said the faculty and staff work hard to provide an excellent education that will help distinguish students from others in the workforce.
“We added a required soft skills course that focuses around writing resumes, public speaking and dining etiquette,” Heisler said.
Heisler said faculty and staff are excited about the recognition, but know there is also an opportunity for even greater success.
“We believe our MBA program can be even better, and we hope our graduate program continues to grow and is received in the business community as an excellent program,” Heisler said.
The college also offers a master of science in financial engineering (MSFE). A cornerstone of the MSFE Program is the Olga A. Mural Financial Engineering Trading Floor (pictured above). This $2.2 million facility rivals the capabilities of derivative trading firms and is equipped with the same state-of-the art systems and software used in the financial industry. The MSFE trading floor accurately simulates real-world environments bringing the daily tumult of trading to campus.
This Princeton Review designation adds to the impressive list of recent Kent State University awards. Earlier this fall, Kent State was recognized by Times Higher Education, a higher-education magazine based in London, as one of the top 200 universities in the world in its 2010-2011 World University Rankings. The university was also listed in the September issue of U.S. News and World Report as one of the best national universities. Kent State is now ranked as the second largest public university in the state of Ohio. Fall semester enrollment figures were the highest recorded in the university's 100-year history.
For more information about the Princeton Review's top 300 list, visit www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings.aspx.
For more information about Kent State’s College of Business Administration, visit www.kent.edu/business.