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McCombs Ranks First for Best Business School Profs

McCombs topped the nation for best professors in the latest edition of The Princeton Review’s annual guide to business schools.

In the student-led attribute rankings of “The Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition” McCombs ranked No. 1 out of 294 schools in the “Best Professors” category, up from No. 3 last year and No. 8 the year before.

The Best Professors category asked students to rate professors on their teaching abilities and accessibility outside the classroom.

The ranking survey reports:

Students love their professors, who are “very accessible and knowledgeable” and “have had practical work experience that makes them that much better.” “Ninety-five percent of the instructors are very engaging, accessible, intelligent, inspiring, and passionate about the material they teach.” This “excellent” faculty is a “good mix of academics with a strong history of research and practitioners who have real-world knowledge,” such as “leading researchers and ex-CEOs.” “Class content is nicely divided up between theory, case, and simulation.” One student says, “It has been more challenging than I could have ever imagined, but after going through this, I know I will be prepared for anything.”

The Princeton Review compiled this list, and 10 others, primarily by surveying the opinions of more than 19,000 students at AACSB-accredited business programs. Students were asked to complete an 80-question survey about themselves, their career plans, and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life. Surveys from the past three academic years are combined for the rankings. Only a few of the 11 categories involve institutional data.

The top spot for professors comes on the heels of another top-10 Princeton Review ranking. Last month McCombs was ranked eighth in the nation for graduate entrepreneurship in Princeton Review’s annual collaboration with Entrepreneurship magazine.

Who are your favorite professors? What do you love about the McCombs classroom experience? Share in the comments below!

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#1 Well, it's my 15-year MBA

Well, it's my 15-year MBA alumni reunion this weekend, so this is an appropriate time to send a shout-out to some of my favorite professors. Court Huber was truly perspective changing, Ramesh Rao made finance understandable to this former advertising copywriter, and David Jemison was intriguing and thought provoking. One of my favorites has since passed away, Gaylord Jentz, who was very encouraging to me in business law. Best wishes to them all.

#2 Anitesh Barua was great.

Anitesh Barua was great. Passionate, smart, approachable!

#3 Absolutely!!

Absolutely!!

#4 this is surely a wonderful

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#5 Rick Byars has been by far

Rick Byars has been by far one of my favorite professors. He's the reason why I decided that Management Information System was the right major for me.

#6 I'm sorry, but the

I'm sorry, but the aforementioned prof's are "okay". BUT if you had the pleasure of taking any of Tim Ruefli's (R.I.P.) MIS classes you should be grateful because he was hands down the best teacher ever! (Notice I say teacher). I took one of his classes right before he began having his medical isssues. The way he taught, just made me think outside the box. He was an absolutely BRILLIANT man!! I would have loved to have had an opportunity to keep learning from him. R.I.P. Dr. Ruefli

#7 Great news! Hook em!

Great news! Hook em!

#8 McCombs deserves to be on

McCombs deserves to be on top. They have high quality education. The professors as well as the students were deserves this recognition. Kudos to them.

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