The RU College of Business and Economics Recognized among Nation’s Best

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Alison Brodie

abrodie@radford.edu

The Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition” once again includes Radford University, making this its fifth consecutive year as one of the best MBA Programs. In its “Survey Says” section, The Princeton Review recaps the consensus of its 80-question survey of RU students and alumni. The university was cited for its solid preparation in management, friendly students and good peer network.
In addition to celebrating the opening of the new College of Business and Economics building for Business and Economics, Radford also hascelebrated five years of being recognized for excellent classes, teachers, and simply as one of the best. Other schools regarded as the best and listed in the book are The University of Scranton, Acton, and Bryan. According to The Princeton Review, Radford students believe their school is the best based on a very friendly environment with teachers being Radford’s most valuable asset. The students also describe RU as “midsized” because of the small classes. Students get more attention from their professors and are able to feel more comfortable with asking

questions.Based on our high opinion of their academic programs and our review of institutional data, we recommend Radford University as one of the best institutions our readers could attend to earn an MBA,” said The Princeton Review’s Senior Vice President for publishing, Robert Franek.
In Princeton Review’s 2011 Edition, Radford is commended for its sustainability. It says that in the first national energy reduction competition of 2010, RU placed third in electricity due to being “100 percent digitally submetered for electricity, water, and steam.” Also, every building on campus has designated recycling areas.
“The MBA Program at Radford is a great value where students learn in partnership with outstanding faculty members,” said Faye Gilbert, Dean of COBE, who is elated over receiving the recognition for the fifth time.
“I am proud of this community and, as dean, am committed to helping COBE’s exceptional business education—founded on a solid core within the liberal arts—to flourish”, Faye Gilbert said.