Walker College of Business named a best business school by The Princeton Review

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 organization included Appalachian's on-campus MBA program in its recently published list, "Best Business Schools for 2020."

"It's an honor to again be included on this list," said Walker College of Business Dean Heather Norris. "We know our students build a personal competitive advantage while at Appalachian, and the Princeton Review is helping us share that message with future students."

The complete list is available on the organization's website, princetonreview.com/best-business-schools.

"We recommend Appalachian as an excellent choice for a student aspiring to earn an MBA," said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief. He noted that the company chose the schools for its list for 2020 based on data it collected from surveys of administrators at business schools during the 2018–19 academic year. The survey covered topics from academic offerings and admission requirements to data about currently enrolled students as well as graduates' employment.

"Classes in the full-time MBA program are small, with around twenty-four students per class," said a student. "The result is a caring, student-oriented atmosphere, and plenty of personal attention."

The MBA covers all functional areas of business, including accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, supply chain management, business analytics and statistics. Students also have the option of tailoring their education through a concentration in one of seven fields, including business analytics, international business, human resources and sustainable business, among others.

In addition to the campus-based MBA program, Appalachian also offers a part-time, off-site MBA at a satellite facility in Hickory, North Carolina. In content, this program is similar to the Boone MBA, yet students learn through various delivery formats, including web-based instruction.

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 state of North Carolina, 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 more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

November 19, 2019
By Sarah Huffman

Walker College of Business named a best business school by The Princeton Review
Published: Nov 19, 2019 12:00am