UNH Whittemore School Named One Of The Best Business Schools In The Nation
School Featured in Princeton Review's 'Best 282 Business Schools: 2007 Edition'
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UNH Media Relations
October 5, 2006

DURHAM, N.H. -- The Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in the just-published 2007 edition of its “Best 282 Business Schools.”

"We chose schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools, and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools. We are pleased to recommend the Whittemore School to readers of our book and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president of publishing.

According to the Princeton Review editors, “things are changing at the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics: In 2005–2006, the school introduced a new MBA program designed to streamline the degree-earning process.” MBA students surveyed said there is an “emphasis on academic greatness that fosters a great study environment” at UNH. “The faculty is always willing to help out” and “the school offers lots of resources for going into the workplace.”

“This ranking comes at a time when the school is offering even more new and exciting programs, such as our new graduate program in South Korea. Our streamlined full-time and part-time MBA programs have been extremely popular with students who are eager to take advantage of their graduate business education in the global marketplace,” said Steve Bolander, dean of the Whittemore School.

The Whittemore School recently launched the university’s first degree program outside of the United States, offering the Master of Science in the Management of Technology to students in Seoul, South Korea.

The school also recently received its largest grant ever – a near $1 million grant from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded to the school’s Enterprise Integration Research Center to build a virtual network linking state-based uniform commercial code databases with federally based patent database. The goal of the project is to stimulate entrepreneurial ventures by developing a national system that provides comprehensive information to would-be financers about intellectual property liens that will support the rapid commercialization of innovative products.

This is not the first time The Princeton Review has recognized the Whittemore School. In 2005, the school was named one of the Top 25 Most Entrepreneurial Colleges by The Princeton Review and Forbes.com, ranking 10th in the nation. In addition, that same year the Whittemore School was named one of the top 100 graduate business schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, breaking into the elite top 100 national ranking for the first time.

According to the UNH students surveyed by The Princeton Review, the Whittemore School provides them solid preparation in teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills, and presentation skills. The Princeton Review's 80-question survey asked students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life.

The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 282, or name one business school best overall.