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Elon MBA named nation’s #2 best administered program

The Princeton Review gives top marks to the MBA program of Elon's Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.

The Princeton Review ranks Elon the nation's #2 "best administered" business school and also ranks Elon among the top business schools in the Southeast in its 2013 edition of the "Best 296 Business Schools."

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 296 Business Schools: 2013 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.’”

The student survey praised the Elon MBA for "cutting-edge classes," providing solid preparation in communication/interpersonal skills, presentation skills and doing business in a global economy.

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 2013 rankings by The Princeton Review in “The Best 296 Business Schools:”

Best Administered Schools:
1. University of Florida
2. Elon University
3. Northwestern University
4. Colorado State University
5. Vanderbilt University
6. University of Louisville
7. Georgia State University
8. Rice University
9. Illinois State University
10. Washington University in St. Louis

Dan Anderson,
10/10/2012 8:29 AM