Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Crosby MBA Program Makes Princeton Review's "Best 300 Business Schools" 2011

Columbia, Mo. - The Trulaske College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its book, "The Best 300 Business Schools."

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing, "We are pleased to recommend the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri to readers of our book and users of our site,, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA. We chose the 300 business schools in this book based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book."

"We're happy to be included in The Princeton Review's list again this year," said Joe Stephens, director of the Crosby MBA program. "Given that the list is generated using significant student feedback, it's exciting to know that the students value their experience here and that they share our enthusiasm about where the program is headed."

In a "Survey Says..." sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that the Trulaske College of Business students it surveyed said they were in most agreement about. The list includes: solid preparation in teamwork and communication/interpersonal skills, students love Columbia and a good social scene. The Princeton Review's 80-question survey for the book asked students about themselves, their career plans and their schools' academics, student body and campus life.

The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 300, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. Ten lists are based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 19,000 students attending the 300 business schools profiled in the book. (Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists.) Conducted during the 2009-10, 2008-09 and 2007-08 academic years, the student surveys were primarily completed online. The lists are posted at

On a 100-point scale, the college was rated 89 in academic experience, 95 in admissions selectivity and 88 in career placement.