A book published by Princeton Review lists Western Carolina University’s College of Business as one of the nation’s best schools at which to earn a master’s degree in business administration.
The education services company has included the WCU college in the 2017 edition of its guidebook, “The Best 294 Business Schools.” The company does not rank individual schools, but just lists those it considers among the 294 best.
“We recommend Western Carolina University as one of the best to earn an MBA,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president and publisher. “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. 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 guidebook’s two-page profile of WCU’s College of Business says WCU’s MBA program provides solid preparation in general management, teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills, and presentation and quantitative skills.
Students praised the MBA program in their survey responses, with individual student comments indicating the program has built a “reputation for not being an ‘assembly line’ program,” with each student receiving significant attention from the “excellent, accessible professors with relevant professional experience.” Another student said WCU offers a “quality MBA program with experienced, grounded faculty at a great price.”
“The positive things students had to say about our MBA program in the Princeton Review are reinforced regularly by the good feedback we get from students in that program and other College of Business academic programs,” Parker said. “Our graduates and their employers know that when students complete a business degree at WCU they show up at the workplace business-ready.”
WCU’s College of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which is widely regarded as the international benchmark for business school quality.
By Randall Holcombe