ATLANTA/MACON – Mercer University’s Stetson-Hatcher School of Business is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company chose the school for its list, “Best Business Schools for 2021,” released Dec. 8.
The Princeton Review chose the schools for its 2021 list based on data from the company’s surveys of administrators at business schools during the 2019-20 academic year. The administrator survey, which numbered more than 200 questions, covered topics from academic offerings and admission requirements to data about currently enrolled students as well as graduates’ employment.
Additionally, an 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 2019-20, 2018-19 and 2017-18 academic years.
“We recommend Mercer as an excellent choice for an aspiring MBA,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review. “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. For our 2021 list we tallied surveys of more than 17,800 students at 244 business schools.”
The Princeton Review does not rank the on-campus MBA programs overall, from 1 to 244, or name one business school best overall.
The company’s website offers profiles of the schools with sections reporting on each school’s academics, student life, admissions information and graduates’ employment data. In its profile of Mercer, students acclaim the University’s “strong professors with real-world experience” who offer an “in-depth understanding of what we were learning in class and how it applied to the business world,” as well as “small class size” that emphasizes “team-oriented projects and a lot of class interaction.”
Furthermore, the profile highlights Mercer as home to “one of the only pharmacy programs in the country to offer a dual MBA/Pharm.D. degree” and a flexible evening MBA that is known among local professionals as “Atlanta’s most accommodating MBA program for working students.”
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 BBA, Full-Time (One-Year) MBA, Evening MBA, Executive MBA, Professional MBA, Master of Accountancy, M.S. in Business Analytics), Macon (Traditional BBA and Evening MBA), Douglas County and Henry County (Evening BBA). For more information, visit business.mercer.edu.