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AGSM Named to Best Schools List

UCR’s Anderson Graduate School of Management Named to Best Business Schools List

List compiled from interviews of more than 19,000 business school students

(October 8, 2009)

Anderson Hall, home of UCR's School of Business AdministrationEnlarge

Anderson Hall, home of UCR's School of Business Administration

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( – UC Riverside’s A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM) has been named one of the nation’s premier schools of business according to the 2010 edition of The Princeton Review’s book, “The Best 301 Business Schools.” The book went on sale Oct. 6, 2009.

“We are very pleased that our program has been recognized by The Princeton Review,” said David Stewart, dean of UCR’s School of Business Administration, which includes AGSM. “It reinforces our reputation as a national-class business school and as the flagship school in our region. It is also a tribute to the success of our dedicated faculty in providing students with opportunities to develop as leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.”

The book compiles the results of more than 19,000 interviews of business school students during the past three academic years, and on school-reported data. The 80-question survey asked students about their school's academics, student body and campus life, themselves and their career plans. The Princeton Review does not rank schools academically or hierarchically in its guidebooks.

The book includes two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services. In the profile of AGSM, the Princeton Review editors wrote: “Combine the Southern California climate with a ‘fantastic school’ and it’s easy to understand why the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at UC Riverside gets such high marks from students.”

One student remarked in the survey that AGSM professors “care very much about their students’ learning and understanding of the course material.” Another said, “You get real interaction with professors, and all of the students know each other, which allows for tighter bonds and networks.”

The business schools at the University of California’s campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Irvine and Los Angeles were also named to the Best 301 list.

UC Riverside’s School of Business Administration comprises the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management and the undergraduate program in business administration, the largest in the UC system. In addition to its full-time MBA program, a 22-month accelerated executive master of business administration degree (EMBA) was introduced by AGSM in fall 2009, and plans are underway to offer a future master of accounting degree.

AGSM is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

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