ATLANTA/MACON – Mercer has one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review®, which chose the University for its list, Best Business Schools for 2022, posted Dec. 14.

“We are pleased to receive this continuing honor from The Princeton Review. This recognition illustrates that our faculty are providing top-tier business education to our students, who are going on to excellent and meaningful careers,” said Dr. Julie Petherbridge, dean of the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business.

“We recommend Mercer as an excellent choice for an aspiring MBA,” added Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review.

He noted that the company chose the schools for its 2022 list based on data from the company’s surveys of administrators at business schools during the 2020-21 academic year. The administrator survey, which numbered more than 300 questions, covered topics from academic offerings and admission requirements to data about current students as well as graduates’ employment. 

“What makes our Best Business Schools list unique is that we factor in data from our surveys of students attending the schools about their campus and classroom experiences,” said Franek. “For our 2022 list we tallied surveys of more than 18,900 students at 241 business schools.” 

The Princeton Review’s 80-question student survey asked students about their school’s academics, student body, and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys were conducted during the 2020-21, 2019-20, and 2018-19 academic years.

Students praise Mercer’s Stetson-Hatcher School of Business for the variety and quality of its programs led by “strong professors with real-world experience” who are able to offer an “in-depth understanding of what we were learning in class and how it applied to the business world.” Furthermore, the “small class size” lends itself to “team-oriented projects and a lot of class interaction,” giving students a chance to collaborate, network and develop their communication skills.

About The Princeton Review

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About the School of Business

Established in 1984, Mercer’s School of Business is named for Eugene W. Stetson, a 1901 Mercer graduate and business pioneer who leveraged the first major buyout in corporate history, and his grandson Robert F. (Bob) Hatcher, a Macon businessman, longtime supporter, trustee and former board chair for the University. Over the past 80 years, Mercer has granted over 12,000 business degrees, and many of its graduates hold senior leadership positions in companies around the world. Mercer’s business school delivers career-focused business education in order to develop innovative leaders who are responsible global citizens. It holds accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which places it among the top five percent of all top business schools worldwide. Mercer’s business school has been recognized by the Princeton Review for “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students” and “Greatest Opportunity for Women” as well as being one of its “Best Business Schools.” In addition, it has been recognized among the “Top 15 Schools in the Nation for Marketing and Accounting.” The School offers the following programs: Atlanta (Evening and Online BBA, Full-Time (Day) MBA, Evening MBA, Online MBA, Master of Accountancy, M.S. in Business Analytics), Macon (Traditional BBA, Evening MBA, Health Care MBA, and Innovation MBA), Henry County (Evening BBA). For more information, visit business.mercer.edu.

Kyle is the director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he coordinates hometown and university news releases and serves as editor of the News@Mercer e-newsletter and Reach magazine.​