The graduate program in the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno is once again among the best schools in the country, according to The Princeton Review.

The New York-based education services company features the school in the just-published 2009 edition of its “Best 296 Business Schools.” The “best” designation is based on surveys in 2005-2008 of students who attend schools with accredited Master of Business Administration programs.

The Craig School was commended for solid preparation in general management, teamwork, communication/interpersonal skills, presentation skills and entrepreneurial studies.

MBA students wrote that they appreciate the fact that the Craig School “has made a point to invest itself into the community for the sake of the community, as well as for the sake of the students. Fresno State feels like a hub of the community, and it’s exciting to be affiliated with it.”

They also said professors here “are typically passionate about their subject matter, which leads to interesting classes.”

“We are proud of our Graduate Business Programs and that for the second year in a row we have received this honor,” said Tom Burns, manager of the programs in the Craig School of Business. “The fact that the award is primarily based on the students’ input makes it even more rewarding. Their comments about community contribution and the importance of our graduate programs to the community demonstrate we are fulfilling the mission of the school,” Burns said.

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review VP-Publishing, “We select 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 students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools. We are pleased to recommend The Craig School at Fresno State to readers of our book and users of our Web site as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA.”

“Best 296 Business Schools” (Random House / Princeton Review, Oct. 7, 2008, $22.95) has 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.

The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list or name one business school best overall. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.

For more information on the Craig School’s graduate programs contact Tom Burns, manager of MBA programs, at 559.278.2107.

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