The Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond has been selected for inclusion in “The Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition,” published annually by The Princeton Review and in bookstores Oct. 6.

The guidebook recommends the best institutions offering the MBA degree, based on the editors’ opinion of academic programs and institutional data. It also strongly considers surveys of students about their own school. The Robins School has been selected for the book each year since 2007.

The book also named Richmond’s MBA program to a special ranking, No. 10 for “best professors.” Students surveyed told the editors that their professors are excellent facilitators, ably “engaging students in an ongoing conversation instead of just lecturing to a captive audience.”

Class discussion “familiarizes students with one another, and makes networking with each other much easier,” they said. They also noted that “administrators know everyone in the program” and “are open to suggestions for new courses and clubs.”

Richmond MBA students praised their program as “excellent for creating a network of students” they can rely on throughout their careers. “I have had a lot of employer interest for internships and most of my leads have come from the efforts of the new Director of MBA services,” one student said.

Previously, BusinessWeek has ranked the Robins School as having one of the top 15 part-time MBA programs in the country. The school’s undergraduate business program was ranked No. 12 by BusinessWeek earlier this year and its executive education division offers open enrollment courses and customized leadership development programs for individuals and businesses.

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