BOONE, NC — The Princeton Review has named App State’s Walker College of Business (WCOB) its “Best Business Schools 2022” list, recognizing a total of 241 colleges and universities nationwide for having the best Master of Business Administration on campus (MBA) degree programs. Schools included in the list, released in December 2021, are not ranked.
Additionally, Walker College and its on-campus MBA program are recognized as the best in the Southeast for 2022, according to The Princeton Review listing. App State’s MBA concentration in leading and managing human resources is recognized among the top 10 countries, ranked No. 7 on The Princeton Review’s 2022 “Best MBA in Human Resources” list.
“We commend these schools for their outstanding MBA programs,” which offer “stellar academics as well as a strong experiential component,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review.
“It is an honor to be included once again on The Princeton Review’s list of Best Business Schools,” said WCOB interim Dean Sandra Vannoy. “This continued recognition of academic excellence reaffirms that we provide a high-quality education that develops fundamental and transferable business skills in our MBA graduates.”
National publications note that the App State MBA program is academically rigorous, with a focus on international exposure throughout its curriculum; accessible professors; and “a caring and student-oriented atmosphere.”
In App State’s online profile, The Princeton Review highlights the ability of the App State 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 is the program’s affordability and three App State MBA options—a one-year accelerated full-time program, a part-time evening program at its main campus in Boone and a part-time program via App State Online.
According to The Princeton Review, schools were selected for the 2022 list based on data from a published survey of administrators at business schools during the 2020–21 academic year. The administrator’s survey, which includes more than 300 questions, covers topics from academic offerings and admission requirements, to data on currently enrolled students and graduate employment.
The list also takes into account data from The Princeton Review’s survey of students attending the school about campus and their classroom experiences. For the 2022 list, more than 18,900 students at 241 business schools across the country completed a 90-question survey, which asked students about school academics, the student body and campus life, as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student survey was conducted over the last three academic years.
Check out The Princeton Review’s 2022 list of the best MBA schools on campus.
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22 December 2020
About Walker College of Business
Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University provides a transformational educational experience that prepares and inspires students to become ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our communities, both locally and globally. The college emphasizes international experience, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs, and real-world applications with industry. Enrolling approximately 3,000 undergraduate students in 10 majors and 175 graduate students across three master’s programs, 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 leading public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to live purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and live up to their responsibility to create 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-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.