The Lally School of Management & Technology @ Rensselaer is Featured in Princeton Review’s “Best 301 Business Schools: 2010”
01/12/2010

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing, "We are pleased to recommend the Lally School to readers of our book and users of our site, www.PrincetonReview.com, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA.

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According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing, "We are pleased to recommend the Lally School to readers of our book and users of our site, www.PrincetonReview.com, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA. We chose the 301 business schools in this book based on our opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools, who are the ones that rate and report on their campus experiences in our survey for the book."

"The Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition" school profiles have admission, academics, financial aid, campus life and career information. Introductory chapters provide advice on taking the GMAT, applying to the schools and excelling at them. In the profile on Lally, Princeton Review editors describe the school as: “a program that combines technological innovation and a focus on entrepreneurship in a team-oriented curriculum that cuts across all business functions." They quote from students attending Lally who say that Lally is an “entrepreneurship program friendly to those with technical backgrounds,” and “one of the best schools in providing a technology-driven MBA." Students also mention the personal attention they receive: “Even in the larger classes, you can tell that the professors really know who everyone is.”

In a "Survey Says" sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that Lally students it surveyed were in most agreement about. The list includes: “Solid Preparation in General Management, Doing Business in a Global Economy, and Entrepreneurial Studies, along with Friendly Students, Good Social Scene, and Smart Classrooms." The Princeton Review's 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, or name one business school best overall. Almost all of the student surveys were completed online at The Princeton Review's student survey site.

The Lally Innovation Competition
As the business school of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Lally School is particularly interested in ideas that demonstrate innovative commercial enterprises that “apply science to the common purposes of man.” The Lally Innovation Competition was started in 2009 in order to attract the most creative and entrepreneurial minds to the MBA program. As part of Lally’s ongoing commitment to support budding entrepreneurs and nurture the spirit of game-changing innovation, all Lally MBA applicants are invited to submit proposals to the competition, which awards tuition scholarships with a value of up to $60,000 to the full-time MBA program. The Competition is one of the school’s many initiatives that support entrepreneurial ideas for Societal Benefit and Economic Development. Entries will be accepted online, and competitors may also review the entry requirements at: http://www.lallymbacompetition.com

About the Lally School of Management & Technology
The Lally School of Management & Technology was founded in 1963 as an integral part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, America’s oldest technological university. Building on Rensselaer's world-class facilities and leadership in science and engineering, Lally is dedicated to advancing business through innovation. Lally offers graduate, doctoral and undergraduate degree programs in management, and an executive MBA program. Lally’s programs focus on the strategic management of technology and creating value through innovation and entrepreneurship. Located in New York’s Tech Valley, Lally offers a growing portfolio of collaborative programs with enterprises and academic institutions in the Indian sub-continent, China, Europe, and the Middle East.

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is the nation’s oldest technological university. The university offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences, information technology, architecture, management, and the humanities and social sciences. Institute programs serve undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals around the world. Rensselaer faculty are known for pre-eminence in research conducted in a wide range of fields, with particular emphasis in biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology, and the media arts and technology. The Institute is well known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace so that new discoveries and inventions benefit human life, protect the environment, and strengthen economic development.

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