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Tippie Marketing and Finance MBA Programs Receive Top 15 Honors

Tippie MBA programs in marketing and finance have received top 15 rankings from The Princeton Review in their Student Opinion Honors list. This ranking is developed from surveys of MBA students who were asked how they feel their business school courses have prepared them in each of six areas.

Marketing and Finance, the areas where the Tippie School of Management makes the Top 15, are two of the three new Career Academies developed by the Tippie School of Management. The Tippie Full-time MBA Program was revamped last year to provide career-focused academies that better prepare students for careers in specific fields. In addition to Marketing and Finance, the Strategic Innovation Academy serves students interested in strategic management of innovation and in process excellence.

The academies provide a set of academic and professional experiences--tied to industry--that result in marketable skill sets. Designed to enhance student placement and career success, they do this through interactions with industry professionals, experiential learning opportunities, and career counseling and coaching with academy-specific business directors. Pairing the new academies with a revamped curriculum, the Tippie Full-time MBA Program ensures that students have the analytical, technical, and strategic skills to make a difference in the workplace.

"The survey results reinforce our commitment to providing an exceptional graduate business education for our students," states Tippie Dean William C. (Curt) Hunter. "Our program has a proven track record of success, and this formalized process allows us to continue to develop outstanding leaders."

The Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools lists 15 graduate schools of business that were most highly rated by students in six categories: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Global Management, Marketing, and Operations. The business schools appear in alphabetical order on the lists, and are not ranked 1 to 15. More than 80 schools are recognized in all. The only other school recognized on both the Finance and Marketing lists was the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.

The Princeton Review, in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine, compiled the lists using data from its national survey of 19,000 current business school students attending 301 business schools. The 80-question survey asked students to report on classroom and campus experiences at their schools and rate their MBA programs in several areas.

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