BOONE, N.C. — The Princeton Review has named App State’s Walker College of Business (WCOB) in its “The Best Business Schools 2022” list, which recognizes a total of 241 national colleges and universities for having the best on-campus Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs. Schools included in the list, released in December 2021, are unranked.
Additionally, the Walker College and its on-campus MBA program were recognized among the best in the Southeast for 2022, according to The Princeton Review list. App State’s MBA concentration in leading and managing human resources was recognized among the country’s top 10, ranking as No. 7 on The Princeton Review’s 2022 “Best MBA for Human Resources” list.
“We commend these schools for their outstanding MBA programs,” which offer “stellar academics as well as robust experiential components,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review.
“It is an honor to be included once again in The Princeton Review’s list of Best Business Schools,” said interim WCOB Dean Sandra Vannoy. “This continuing acknowledgement of academic excellence reaffirms that we are providing a high-quality education that develops fundamental and transferable business skills in our MBA graduates.”
The national publication noted App State’s MBA program for having rigorous academics, with a focus on international exposure throughout its curriculum; accessible professors; and “a caring, student-oriented atmosphere.”
In its online profile of App State, The Princeton Review highlighted 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. Also noted in the profile were the affordability of the program and 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.
According to The Princeton Review, schools were chosen for the 2022 list based on data from the publication’s surveys of administrators at business schools during the 2020–21 academic year. The administrator survey, which included more than 300 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 2022 list, more than 18,900 students at 241 business schools nationwide completed a 90-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 more than 180 graduate students in three master’s programs, Walker College has the highest enrollment of full-time undergraduate students in the University of North Carolina System. Walker College is accredited by AACSB International — the premier global accrediting body for business schools. 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. App State is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, with a national reputation for innovative teaching and opening access to a high-quality, affordable education for all. The university enrolls more than 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and 80 graduate majors at its Boone and Hickory campuses and through App State Online. Learn more at https://www.appstate.edu.