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CSUEB's College of Business one of best for 7th straight year


  • October 20, 2012

The College of Business and Economics at California State University, East Bay has been selected as one of the best business schools in the United States for the seventh consecutive year by The Princeton Review, which surveys and rates the academic programs of business schools and colleges of universities on an annual basis.

The Princeton Review selected Cal State East Bay for inclusion in the 2013 edition of its book, “Best 296 Business Schools” (Random House/Princeton Review, published Oct. 9, 2012).

In August, CSUEB was cited for a ninth straight year by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the West” university.

In “Best 296 Business Schools,” The Princeton Review recognizes the university’s College of Business and Economics for its academics, career and placement services, student life and environment, and admissions.

“We consider Cal State East Bay one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president and publisher. “We selected the schools we profile in this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question survey for the book.”

The publication has compliments for the faculty of CSUEB’s College of Business and Economics. 

“At this large public school, professors are qualified and skilled professionals, who have experience working as consultants to organizations around the world,” Students find, “Most instructors are passionate about their subjects and enjoy teaching.” The publication mentions the richness in diversity at CSUEB and notes that “the collaborative nature of the program,” coupled with “the diverse environment” teaches students “how to work with others and manage a team.” Students are “open to learning and contributing to team projects with enthusiasm” and “show appreciation for their learning experience.”

In its profile, The Princeton Review said CSUEB “strikes the right balance between the quality of education and price for education.” It noted that “it’s difficult to find a school that is a better value (than Cal State East Bay).”   

“We’re delighted that our College of Business and Economics has been recognized again by the Princeton Review,” said Jagdish Agrawal, interim dean of Cal State East Bay’s College of Business and Economics. “I commend our faculty for their commitment to quality education.”

“The Best 296 Business Schools” has two-page profiles of the schools with articles on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services. Further information on the Princeton Review publication is available online at

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