Elon MBA named nation’s best administered program
The Princeton Review gives top marks to the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business's MBA program and facilities.
The Princeton Review ranks Elon the #1 "best administered" school and also ranks Elon #5 in the "best campus facilities" category in its 2012 edition of the "Best 294 Business Schools." Elon is listed among the top business schools in the Southeast.
The Princeton Review’s annual guide of top graduate business programs is based on data provided by schools and a survey of 19,000 business school students across the nation.
"The Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition" has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life, and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity, and career placement services. In the profile on Elon, the Princeton Review editors wrote the following, including quotes from Elon students:
“For a business education with a ‘personal touch,’ the tiny Elon MBA is an excellent choice. This small North Carolina program enrolls just 30 new students each semester, offering a surprisingly flexible education for professionals in every stage in their career, uniformly small class sizes and an emphasis on group work, professors ‘really take the time to know everyone personally,’ and students get ‘lots of personal attention’ from faculty and staff.
“Elon’s MBA provides ‘a well-rounded, general management education,’ covering advanced business topics in finance, economics, operations, and marketing. Within the curriculum, there is an ‘international perspective’ incorporated into many classes, as well as strong focus on leadership and business ethics. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions, and group assignments are common throughout the curriculum. Highly practical, ‘collaboration is the essence of getting things done in the real world, and Elon places substantial focus on preparing us in that area.’”
Bill Burpitt, Elon's associate dean for graduate and executive programs and professor of management, said the university's MBA faculty and staff work to ensure that every student has the kind of quality experience that is expected of a full-time MBA program.
"This effort begins with how we recruit, and continues with our alumni," Burpitt said. "We want our students to feel a part of something, and that something needs to be more than a check-off list of courses."
The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in accounting and business administration.
The 2012 rankings by The Princeton Review in “The Best 294 Business Schools:”
Best Administered Schools:
1. Elon University
2. Vanderbilt University
3. Harvard University
4. University of Louisville
5. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
6. University of Florida
7. Colorado State University
8. Northwestern University
9. Rice University
10. Washington University in St. Louise
Best Campus Facilities
1. Bentley University
2. University of Virginia
3. Baylor University
4. Harvard University
5. Elon University
6. University of Georgia
7. West Virginia University
8. University of Wisconsin – Madison
9. Georgia Institute of Technology
10. The Ohio State University