SJU Featured in Princeton Review's 'Best Business Schools'
Haub School of Business graduate program acclaimed in student survey
Monday, October 13, 2008
PHILADELPHIA (October 13, 2008) - Saint Joseph's University's Erivan K. Haub School of Business was ranked by the Princeton Review as having one of the nation’s best graduate programs. The "Best 296 Business Schools" handbook surveyed over 19,000 students and ranked Saint Joseph's overall academic experience among the nation's most outstanding.
"The faculty and staff at the Haub School take great pride in the curricular and programmatic enhancements we’ve made to our graduate programs,” says Stephen Porth, Ph.D., associate dean of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB). “More than ever, our students are receiving an integrated business education tailored to meet their individual needs."
Joseph DiAngelo, Ed.D., ’70, dean of HSB added: “It's an honor to be recognized by the Princeton Review for our success.”
The survey praised Saint Joseph's for maintaining “a high attention to ethics.” Given the number of scandals affecting Wall Street today, this continues to be a core competency for Saint Joseph's, as it has been since 1978.
That focus has only been bolstered by the achievements of the Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics, established in 2004, which integrates ethics into the Haub School's teaching and research agendas
One student surveyed emphasized that point: “The course work is intriguing, challenging and applicable to the problems facing society today. I’ve been able to apply 90 percent of what I learn in class to my job and personal life.”
Saint Joseph's strong ethical tradition, however, hasn't slowed the program from evolving its curriculum to meet the ever-changing needs of the business world. Students polled lauded the master of science degree in financial services for covering all of the required course work necessary to prepare for the Certified Financial Planning exam. The master of science degree in human resource (HR) management was described by one student as "the best program available to working adults in the region." The HR program is one of few in the region offered by an AACSB-accredited business school.
Instructors and students of the Haub School were also applauded in the guidebook, as M.B.A. candidates were reported as a high caliber of students, and professors earned high marks for being both “knowledgeable and accessible.”