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ECU College of Business Named a Top Business School for 2010

East Carolina University's College of Business was ranked among the best business schools in the country for the third year in a row.

The Princeton Review, a New York-based education services company, features ECU in its 2010 edition of "The Best 301 Business Schools," including a two-page profile that highlights ECU academics, career and placement, student life, and admissions information.

The profile also touts the College's solid preparation in teamwork, communication/interpersonal skills, quantitative skills, and computer skills. Direct quotes from business students applaud the school’s “cutting-edge" and "very demanding" classes, as well as faculty and administrators who are "very accessible and willing to lend a helping hand.” 

Frederick Niswander, dean of the College of Business, said, “We’re thrilled to be nationally recognized again as an outstanding business school. Our longstanding AACSB accreditation – coupled with high quality faculty, high-touch instruction, and flexibility – offers students a tremendous value. ECU is truly one of the best institutions for business education.”

The Princeton Review compiled its rankings from among 2,500 business schools in the U.S., based on surveys of students and on school-reported data. The ranking lists and other data are available online at

This story appeared originally in the Oct. 15, 2009 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at