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Business School One of Best

Business School One of Best

School of Business Administration named outstanding and one of best in west by The Princeton Review

(October 13, 2011)

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- The University of California, Riverside School of Business Administration, home of the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM), is an outstanding business school and one of the best in the west, according to a just-published book by The Princeton Review.

“We are pleased to be ranked again by The Princeton Review,” said Yunzeng Wang, interim dean of the School of Business Administration. “Our MBA program, which welcomed its largest class this year, continues to provide high quality graduate education in the living laboratory that is Southern California.”

The schools listed in the Princeton Review’s "The Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition" were selected based on the high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, a review of their institutional data and the opinions of students attending the schools, said Robert Franek, senior vice president-publishing at The Princeton Review. The book does not rank the business schools on a single list from one to 294.

In the profile of the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, the Princeton Review editors used these words to describe the school: "Combine the Southern California climate with a ‘fantastic school’ offering ‘generous financial aid’, and it’s easy to understand why the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at UC-Riverside gets such high marks from students."

They quote from students attending the school who said, "I love coming to a small school like UCR’s AGSM. You get real interaction with professors, and all the students know each other, which allows for tighter bonds and networks."

The UC Riverside School of Business Administration is the flagship business school in Inland Southern California. It is the first professional school of its kind in the region, and is the only one at a research-based institution. Through cutting-edge research on the business challenges of the 21st century, SoBA is positioned as a center of excellence for the Inland Southern California region.

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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