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Lutgert College of Business in the News

This is the text of a story in the Naples Daily News of October 23, 2009

Good business: FGCU's Lutgert School recognized among best in Princeton Review

Friday, October 23, 2009

Florida Gulf Coast University's Lutgert College of Business is recognized once again as one of the best business schools in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.

The New York-based education services company features the Lutgert College of Business in the recently published 2010 edition of its “Best 301 Business Schools” (Random House / Princeton Review).

“Best 301 Business Schools” has two-page profiles of the highest ranking schools with write-ups on academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for academics, selectivity and career placement services. In the profile on FGCU, the Princeton Review editors describe the Lutgert College of Business as having a solid preparation in general management, operations, teamwork, and doing business in a global economy.

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review VP-Publishing: “We select 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 Florida Gulf Coast University to readers of our book and users of our Web site as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA.”

Students cited FGCU’s location and cost among the top reasons for attending; students also cited Lutgert as very well established in the local community. In addition, the students praised the professors for their willingness to help students and for the experience they bring to their jobs.

Lutgert College of Business’ success was noted in the 2009 edition of The Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools.” Students cited the University’s modern facilities and the program’s emphasis on teamwork and team building as plusses.

The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 301, 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 301 business schools profiled in the book. Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists. The lists are posted at

For more information, media representatives should contact associate professor and chair in the Lutgert College of Business, Jerry Schoenfeld at (239) 590-7388.

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