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ECU College of Business Named a Top Business School for 2011

The ECU College of Business has again earned top marks, ranking among the best U.S. business schools for the fourth year in a row, according to The Princeton Review.

The N.Y.-based education services company features ECU in its 2011 edition of "The Best 300 Business Schools” released Oct. 12.

The College of Business is described in a two-page profile highlighting academics, career and placement, student life, and admissions information. The profile also touts the College's solid preparation in teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills, quantitative skills, and computer skills. Quotes from business students applaud the school’s “very demanding" classes as well as faculty and administrators who are "accessible and want to help.”  

“The College of Business is proud once again to rank nationally as a top business school,” said Frederick Niswander, dean of the College of Business. “We strive to shape future leaders who succeed in business and contribute to their communities, and so we greatly value this distinction as one of the best institutions for students to earn a solid business education.”

The Princeton Review compiled the information based on school-reported data and its surveys of 19,000 students attending the 300 business schools in its book. The ranking lists and other data are available at   

There are about 2,500 business schools in the U.S.

This story appeared originally in the Oct. 29, 2010 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at