Monmouth University’s Leon Hess Business School is ranked among the best business schools in the country, according to the education services company, The Princeton Review. The company features the University on its annual rankings list, “Best Business Schools for 2022,” a compilation of the nation’s top on-campus MBA programs. This marks Monmouth’s 17th consecutive year on the annual academic roster.
The Princeton Review surveyed 18,900 on-campus MBA students and administrators from 241 schools across the country to determine which programs merit inclusion.
“The Leon Hess Business School is proud to be included in this elite group of educational institutions. Our continued presence in this list is a testament to the consistent excellence of our faculty and the teaching-learning opportunities they offer to our learners,” Raj Devasagayam, Ph.D., dean of the Leon Hess Business School said.
“Our faculty bring cutting-edge impactful education to their classrooms by being engaged in research and providing the personal attention that every student of the Leon Hess Business School has come to expect. I am grateful to our faculty and consider this an honor earned by LHBS due to their devotion to our mission,” he added.
The MBA program evaluations are based on data from a 300-plus question administrator survey and an extensive student survey inquiring about each school’s academics, student body, campus life, and student career plans. The student surveys were conducted during the 2020-21, 2019-20, and 2018-19 academic years.
In the survey, students specifically mention the valuable student-faculty ratio and numerous course offerings as a benefit of the University, with one student saying, “[S]ince Monmouth University is a smaller institution … the administrators and professors get to know the students on a more personal level, and are very interested in helping them achieve their academic goals.”
Other students commented on the faculty being “very knowledgeable in their fields” and noted the professors’ real-life work experience “gives them a chance to share real-life business scenarios with students” and discuss “how particular topics were handled.” Students found these opportunities to be more helpful than “just reading case studies or chapters in a book.”
Additionally, the survey had students mentioning their connection with professors and administrators aiding in successfully gaining internships and jobs, with The Princeton Review editors stating, “Graduates have gone on to fill a wide range of positions from accountants to senior executive in various industries.”
The Leon Hess Business School is accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International — the accreditation has been earned by less than 5% of the world’s business programs.