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Cal State L.A. business school named among nation’s best MBAs by Princeton Review

October 21, 2014

Los Angeles, CA California State University, Los Angeles has one of the outstanding business schools in the country, according to The Princeton Review ( This is the first time that Cal State L.A. has been included in The Princeton Review’s annual book, The Best 296 Business Schools.

“It is great to be listed in Princeton Review on our first try,” said Dean James Goodrich of Cal State L.A.’s College of Business and Economics.  “This is indeed an honor, and I am grateful that our MBA students responded in such a positive way to the Princeton Review survey.  It is a real validation of our faculty and the overall quality of our MBA.  Prospective students look to external reviewers like this one when selecting a program for study.”

CBE grads from Class of 2014Cal State L.A.’s College of Business and Economics offers graduate programs in accounting, healthcare management, information systems and economics, as well as the Master of Business Administration. Overall, more than 3,800 students are majors in the college. Additionally, the College of Business and Economics has for over a decade been listed among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue, and is recognized by the L.A. Business Journal for having one of the top MBA programs in Los Angeles.

The  Princeton Review’s two-page school profiles feature sections on academics, student life, admissions information and graduates' employment data. In the profile on Cal State L.A., the review notes that “The MBA program at California State University, Los Angeles College of Business and Economics is mainly designed to serve the needs of working professionals through flexible scheduling (meaning predominantly night classes are offered).”

The profile also contains comments from Cal State L.A. students.  “Professors all demonstrate ‘commitment and accessibility to provide students with guidance not only in the classroom but also outside of it’,” one student says. Another lauded the college for providing “great real world examples of both current and past models.”

The Princeton Review's survey asked 21,600 students at 296 business schools their opinions of their school's academics, student body and campus. The students also discussed their personal lives and career plans. The surveys analyzed for this edition were completed online at and conducted during the 2013-14, 2012-13, and 2011-12 academic years.

Said Robert Franek, the Princeton Review’s senior vice and publisher:  “We recommend Cal State L.A. as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We chose the 296 schools we profile in this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicited and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who reported on their experiences at their schools on our 80-question student survey for the book.”

The Best 296 Business Schools is one of more than 150 Princeton Review books published by Random House. It is also known for its many categories of college rankings, its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring, and its other education services.  Headquartered in Natick, MA, the Company is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.

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