For the 13th consecutive year, The Princeton Review has recognized UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics as one of the top schools in the Southeast in the latest edition of its annual guidebook, “The Best 296 Business Schools.”

The publication provides students with a glimpse into some of the components of the school, highlighting the Bryan School’s unique combination of high academic quality with affordable, flexible programs.

The accolades come from people who know the Bryan School best — students.

UNCG’s Bryan School “offers its students a rigorous program filled with ‘great courses.’ The graduate program at this ‘prestigious’ school is ‘challenging,’ but not necessarily overwhelming. Students agree that with dedication and the help of a ‘very supportive MBA office,’ a degree here is very achievable,” according to the guidebook, quoting students’ comments.

“The degree can be attained in two years, costs less than any comparable program in central N.C, and is very highly rated,” another student told the publication. Others praised the Bryan School’s faculty, saying “professors are effective at integrating recent business trends into the curriculum” and are “well versed in their disciplines and very enthusiastic about teaching.”

Bryan School Dean McRae C. Banks noted that the school consistently performs at a very high national level at a fraction of the cost of similar programs.

“The Bryan School is very intentional in the way that we serve the needs of both our students and local community,” he said. “The two are not mutually exclusive. We prepare our students to become exceptional problem solvers who make lasting impacts in the workplace and the community throughout their careers.”

The Princeton Review’s survey asked 19,000 students at the 296 profiled schools their opinions of their school’s academics, student body and campus life, as well as about themselves and their career plans. The 2013 edition of “The Best 296 Business Schools” was published Oct. 9. For the full list of Business Schools visit, http://www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings.aspx.