Elon MBA named nation's #1 "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 #1 “best administered” business school and also ranks Elon among the top business schools in the Southeast in its 2015 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 21,600 business school students across the nation.

“The Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 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 Elon MBA is an excellent choice. This smaller North Carolina program enrolls just 60 new students each year, offering a surprisingly flexible education for professionals in every stage in their career. With 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, marketing and analytics. 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 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 2015 “Best Administered” ranking by The Princeton Review in “The Best 296 Business Schools:”

1. Elon University
2. University of Arkansas
3. Colorado State University
4. Acton School of Business
5. Georgia Institute of Technology
6. University of Florida
7. Rice University
8. University of Louisville
9. Vanderbilt University
10. Dartmouth College