ASU named among best business schools

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Article Published: Oct. 20, 2011 | Modified: Oct. 20, 2011

Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business has been included in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition” for its Master of Business Administration degree.

For its publication, the magazine collected the opinions of more than 19,000 students at the best AACSB-accredited MBA programs in the world and gathered statistical information on many more MBA programs in order to give readers the widest possible base of information for selecting the right business school.

Each school received a two-page program description with write-ups on academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services.

The write-up also included a “Survey Says” section highlighting some of the topics students at each school most agree upon. Students noted the Walker College of Business’s MBA program for its “good social scene,” “happy students,” and “solid preparation in accounting, presentation skills and doing business in a global economy.”

The publication describes Appalachian as having a “small, efficient and affordable MBA program.”

The program enrolls about 20 to 25 students each year. Prospective students are evaluated based on their GMAT score, three letters of recommendation, undergraduate academic performance and current resume. There are currently about 60 students in the program, 13 percent of whom are international students. The average age of students at entry is 31.

“The Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition” does not rank the schools hierarchically, but rather reports the top 10 schools in 11 categories. The rankings are tallied using data from student surveys, as well as data reported by each school.

For more information about the Walker College of Business’s MBA program, visit

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