By Maxwell Morris, Staff Writer
LIU is a renowned school throughout the country for several reasons. It is known nationwide for its historical campus, once being the estate of C.W. Post. LIU is also known for its direct access to global hotspots such as New York City, the nest for booming businesses worldwide. It’s most impressive feat, however, comes with a 16 year streak. LIU has proudly been selected as a “top business school” by the Princeton Review for the 16th consecutive year.
A press release from the university read:
“The LIU school of business is led by a prestigious faculty whose professional backgrounds include accomplishments at the highest levels of Wall Street and corporate finance.”
Additionally, the school is accredited by “the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business,” which is a distinction only held by less than five percent of business schools worldwide.
Established in 1916, the organization requires that schools with this accreditation must have excellent career opportunities for graduates, requires that programs seek links within the local community, and is primarily only given to business programs that demonstrate quality faculty and business focused ideals.
In a snippet from the press release, LIU President Kimberly R. Cline exclaims that she is “honored to be recognized as a ‘Best Business School’ for the 16th consecutive year…the recognition is a testament to our expert faculty and LIU’s focus on experiential learning as we continue our proud tradition of educating some of the world’s top business leaders.”
“LIU takes great pride in the excellence of our business school,” Vice President for Academic Affairs Ed Weis said. Weis worked for Merrill Lynch a managing director in investment banking.
“[LIU’s] business and accounting programs are nationally recognized for their top teaching, research and job placement for students, and our dedicated faculty opens doors for students through their professional connections in nearly every field,” Weis said.
Students interviewed for LIU’s press release specified that the faculty at the School of Business are “always willing to clarify content and go the extra mile,” and the MBA program “makes you become more creative and competitive…[students at LIU] can feel the big difference between [students] in other colleges.”
2021 graduate in accounting Matthew Conry is someone who furthered their career through the university’s job placement skills, and luckily is no introvert when it comes to speaking about LIU. When asked about what skills he felt as if LIU had taught him, he emphasized communication over everything.
“When I came into school as a freshman, I really didn’t let myself experience new things. I stayed in my room and played a lot of video games. But what this school allowed me to do was push myself to become more extroverted in social situations – specifically interviews – where I eventually succeeded and had myself an accounting job before I even graduated.”