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For sixth consecutive year, UNI selected one of 'Best Business Schools' by Princeton Review

October 12, 2011

Leslie Wilson, associate dean, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-6240,

Rebecca Schultze, communications and public relations manager, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-3309,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is an outstanding business school, for the sixth consecutive year, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education-services company features the school in the just-published 2012 edition of "The Best 294 Business Schools" (Random House/Princeton Review, Oct. 11, 2012).

Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher, said, "We recommend UNI as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA. We chose the 294 business schools in this book based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collected from the schools. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book."

Farzad Mousavi, dean of UNI's College of Business Administration, said, "It is gratifying to receive continued recognition from The Princeton Review, which is internationally respected for its independence. The Princeton Review's focus is on MBA programs, but our MBA program does not operate in isolation. It relies on the same faculty, staff and academic philosophy as the rest of the college. What The Princeton Review finds so appealing -- high quality of instruction and strong student orientation -- defines the entire college."

"The Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition" 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.  In the profile on UNI, the Princeton Review editors say, "'Quality, speed and cost' are among the top reasons students cite for choosing the MBA program at University of Northern Iowa's College of Business Administration."

One student told The Princeton Review, "The University of Northern Iowa offers a superior program to others in my area." Another said, "It allows for a quick completion time while providing the business instruction I need." Said another, "From the dean to the newest professor, everyone at the University of Northern Iowa is available and willing to help you be successful."

UNI's MBA program facilitates the professional development of middle-level managers and those aspiring to managerial positions. The program seeks to improve their dynamic capabilities to discern, describe, and solve business problems and manage resources for value creation. Learn more about UNI's MBA program at