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SFSU College of Business ranked No. 3 in opportunities for minority students



William Morris
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Princeton Review's 'Best 237 Business Schools' puts SFSU in top 10

SAN FRANCISCO, December 20, 2005 -- The 2006 edition of the Princeton Review's "Best 237 Business Schools" ranks the San Francisco State University College of Business as third on its top 10 list of MBA schools offering "Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students."

"The College of Business offers its students a rich experience which mirrors the global world in which they will live and work," Dean Nancy Hayes said. "We believe both our ethnically and racially diverse student body and faculty contribute significantly to the value of the students educational experience and better prepares them for the opportunities they will pursue throughout their business careers."

The ranking was based on statistical information submitted by the business schools and the opinions of 11,000 students at 143 schools. Opportunities for minority student are evaluated on five criteria:

  • percent of students from minorities;
  • percent of faculty from minorities;
  • student assessment of resources for minority students;
  • student assessment of how supportive the culture is of minority students; and
  • student assessment of whether fellow students are ethnically and racially diverse.

At SFSU, 25 percent of College of Business students are minorities as is 40 percent of the college faculty.

The Princeton Review profile of SFSU's College of Business also includes anonymous comments from students and recent alumni.

"Having received my undergraduate degree from a small private college that touted its 'diversity,' I was unsure what to expect from a larger state school," One student wrote. "But the diversity of the students in my classes is amazing. This is what my private undergrad college was trying to accomplish."

The college attracts an ethnically and racially diverse student body from across California and the United States and a high number of international students. According to the Princeton Review profile, 40 percent of SFSU's MBA students are international students.

Overall, San Francisco State University has more international students than any other master's degree-granting institution in the United States, according to 2004-05 figures released in November by the Institute of International Education. Almost half of SFSU's international students are in the College of Business.

The College of Business offers traditional MBA and MSBA programs on its main campus and Executive MBA programs in downtown San Francisco and Redwood City.

Accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, SFSU's College of Business enrolls nearly 4,200 undergraduate and 715 graduate students. Each year the College of Business awards more business degrees than Stanford, University of California, Berkeley and University of San Francisco combined. All of its full-time faculty members hold doctoral degrees, and most have experience with commercial enterprises and engage in applied business research.


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