Walker College of Business featured in Princeton Review’s “Best 294 Business Schools: 2016 Edition”

The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University is one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review . The education services company features the school in the 2016 edition of its book "The Best 294 Business Schools."

The company does not rank the schools in the book hierarchically.

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher, "We recommend the Walker College of Business as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a business school degree."

"We chose the Walker College of Business as one of the best to earn an MBA. We chose the 294 schools in this book based on our high regard for their academics and our assessment of institutional data we collect from the schools," Franek said. "We also solicited and greatly respect the opinions of 25,000 students attending these schools who reported on their experiences at their schools on our 80-question student survey for the book."

The Princeton Review's survey asks business school students about their school's academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans.

"It's an honor for the Walker College of Business to be included again on this prestigious list of best business schools," said Professor Heather Norris, dean of the college. "I am especially pleased that our graduate students recognized the excellent instruction that is provided by faculty in the MBA program and also the high-quality academic experience that they receive."

"The Best 294 Business Schools: 2016 Edition" has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions.  In the Walker College of Business profile, a student reported, " classes in the full-time MBA program are small, with around twenty-four students per class. The result is a caring, student-oriented atmosphere, and plenty of personal attention."

The profile also noted the college’s focus on international business and its study abroad opportunities in China, Hong Kong, Turkey, Cuba, France and Poland.

The school profiles in "The Best 294 Business Schools" have rating scores in five categories that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data it collected during the 2015-16 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. The ratings are scores on a scale of 60 to 99. Rating categories are: Academic Experience, Admissions Selectivity, Career, Professors Interesting and Professors Accessible.

The Walker College of Business received a rating of 66 in the Academic Experience category, 69 for Professors Interesting and 65 for Professors Accessible.

Conducted during the 2015-16, 2014-15, and 2013-14 academic years, the student surveys were completed online at princetonreview.com. The category ranking lists in the book are posted at  http://www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings/ratings.

Walker College of Business featured in Princeton Review’s “Best 294 Business Schools: 2016 Edition”
Published: Oct 6, 2016 12:00am