BOONE, N.C. — “We recommend Appalachian State University as an excellent choice for an aspiring MBA,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review.
The national publication has named App State’s Walker College of Business (WCOB) in its “The Best Business Schools 2021” list, released Dec. 8, which recognizes a total of 244 national colleges and universities for having the best on-campus Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs. Schools included in the list are unranked.
“Our faculty are preparing App State students to make a positive impact in society, and the successes of our alumni are a testament to both our in-person and online programs,” said Walker College Acting Dean Sandra Vannoy. “We are honored to be included again in The Princeton Review’s list of ‘Best Business Schools.’”
Additionally, the Walker College and its on-campus MBA program were recognized among the best in the Southeast for 2021, according to The Princeton Review list.
The publication noted App State’s MBA program for having an international experience requirement, rigorous academics, and accessible and interesting professors.
In its online profile of App State, The Princeton Review highlighted the affordability of the university’s MBA, as well as App State’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 through App State Online. The ability of App State’s MBA to cover all functional areas of business — including accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, supply chain management, business analytics and statistics — was also noted in the profile.
According to The Princeton Review, schools were chosen for the 2021 list based on data from the publication’s surveys of administrators at business schools during the 2019–20 academic year. The administrator survey, which included more than 200 questions, covered topics from academic offerings and admission requirements, to data about currently enrolled students as well as graduates’ employment.
The list also factors in data from The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the schools about their campus and classroom experiences. For the 2021 list, more than 17,800 students at 244 business schools across the nation completed an 80-question survey, which asked students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life, as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys were conducted during the past three academic years.
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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.