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AGSM Ranked Among the Best

AGSM Named a "Best Business School" in Princeton Review Survey

School ranked among top 282 schools in the U.S.

(October 9, 2006)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — ( — The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at UC Riverside has been named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review’s “Best 282 Business Schools: 2007 Edition.”

The Princeton Review compiled the ranking lists based on a survey of 18,000 students at 282 business schools. Students at the schools were asked 80 questions about themselves, their career plans, and their school’s academics, student body and campus life.

“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 the students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review vice president-publishing.

The two-page review of AGSM says students “are almost nauseatingly enthusiastic about their program,” and quotes one student as saying “I am at a fantastic school, and I am having the time of my life. I feel very privileged to be here.”

The review says that students seem most excited about “the wide variety of electives, which are all seminar size and designed to ‘encourage participative learning.’ “ The review also says most students agreed that “discussion is greatly encouraged.”

Anil Deolalikar, AGSM interim dean, said the administration is pleased with the recognition and added, “We are in the process of strengthening our programs with additional faculty hires in key areas to make AGSM even stronger in the coming years.”

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