ASU’s Walker College named in best business schools review

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Article Published: Oct. 17, 2012 | Modified: Oct. 17, 2012
ASU’s Walker College named in best business schools review


The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University has been included in the 2013 edition of The Princeton Review’s annual guidebook, “The Best 296 Business Schools.”

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president for publishing, “We consider the Walker College of Business one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We selected the schools we profile in this book — 280 of which are in the USA and 16 are international — based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question survey for the book.”

The Princeton Review’s survey asked 19,000 students at the 296 schools their opinions of their school’s academics, student body and campus life, as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys analyzed for this edition were all completed online and conducted during the 2011-12, 2010-11 and 2009-10 academic years.

In addition to The Princeton Review honors, the university’s Risk Management & Insurance program was listed among the “10 Largest Risk and Insurance Schools” in Risk Management magazine’s September issue. The magazine ranked the program No. 5 nationally. It was No. 6 last year.

In 2011-12, Appalachian’s RMI program graduated 67 students, an increase of 14 from the academic year prior. The magazine reports that is a continued pattern of growth.

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