BOONE, N.C.—The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University is featured in The Princeton Review’s 2018 list of best on-campus MBA schools.
The unranked list is based on a combination of institutional and student survey data, including career outcomes, admissions selectivity and academic rigor, among others, according to The Princeton Review’s website.
“Our purpose is not to rank schools hierarchically or crown any school as ‘best’ overall. Our goal is to provide school profiles combined with multiple rating scores and ranking lists to help applicants choose the best business school for them,” said Robert Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review. “Program offerings vary considerably, and we salute and highlight those distinctions in our profiles.”
The Princeton Review noted Appalachian’s MBA program for having an international experience requirement, rigorous academics, and accessible and interesting professors. It listed enrollment as just under 100 students.
The publication’s summary of Appalachian highlighted the university’s three MBA options — an accelerated one-year full-time program, a part-time night program on its main campus in Boone, and a part-time program at the university's satellite campus in Hickory — and its ability to cover all functional areas of business, including accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, supply chain management, business analytics and statistics.
“It’s an honor for us to be consistently included on this prestigious list of best business schools,” said Walker College Dean Heather Hulburt Norris. “Our graduate students know the value of the transformational educational experiences they receive here at Appalachian, and they are prepared upon graduation to make a positive impact on our local and global communities.”
About the Walker College of Business
The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University delivers transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally. The college places emphasis on international experiences, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs and real-world applications with industry. Enrolling approximately 3,000 undergraduates in 10 majors and 175 graduate students in three master's programs, the Walker College is accredited by AACSB International – the premier global accrediting body for schools of business. Learn more at https://business.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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