FSC’s Barnett School on the Princeton Review’s List of Best Business Schools for 2020

LAKELAND (November 25, 2019) – The prestigious Princeton Review has once again included the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College as one of the nation’s 248 best on-campus Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) schools in its nationally respected college guide for students and parents. This is the third consecutive year FSC has been selected for inclusion in the annual guide. Best Business Schools for 2020 was released Nov. 19.

The Princeton Review’s listing is based on data gathered from the surveys of more than 20,700 M.B.A. students, as well as school administrators.

“We recommend Florida Southern College as an excellent choice for a student aspiring to earn an M.B.A.,” said Robert Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review. Franek commended all the schools in the 2020 listing for their outstanding programs, “each of which has stellar academic offerings as well as on-campus and off-campus experiential components. Our goal is to help applicants identify, gain admission to, and succeed at the business schools best for them.

Dr. James W. Fenton, Jr., dean of the Barnett School, said The Princeton Review’s ranking of FSC’s business program is validation of the quality and engagement of students and faculty in the work they do, both in and out of the classroom. “Our excellent faculty are teacher-scholars who are experts in their chosen fields, and our curriculum is cutting-edge and experiential. We are very proud of the quality of academic programs that we deliver and the results we get.”

“It is wonderful to receive this recognition again,” said Dr. Brad Hollingshead, FSC’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. “It not only speaks importantly to the quality learning experience that students can expect in our M.B.A. program, but also to the outstanding work of our faculty. They do a remarkable job of ensuring that the program remains at the forefront of business education year in and year out.”

For more information about the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College, visit www.flsouthern.edu/barnett

About Florida Southern College

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in Florida. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, and physical therapy. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 30 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked among the top 10 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report; and is included in The Princeton Review’s 385 Best Colleges, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018, and Forbes magazine’s America’s Top Colleges Guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential impact on society. FSC is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa. FSC is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.