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."