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Master's in business programs among nation's best says 'The Princeton Review'

Alfred University’s (AU) master’s degree programs in business administration (MBA) are included in The Princeton Review’s annual “The Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition” (Random House/Princeton Review Books). AU is one of 78 institutions in the Northeast to be selected for the publication.

Students in the AU School of Business, College of Professional Studies may select a concentration in either general management or accounting for their MBA degree.

 “We are proud to have Alfred University’s MBA Program named as one of the Best Business Schools by the Princeton Review. We continue to offer a learning experience that is distinguished by close faculty-student relationships which facilitate pursuit of student interests and unique learning opportunities,” said Dr. Nancy Evangelista, AU associate provost and dean of the College of Professional Studies which houses the School of Business. 

“During the past year our MBA students were involved in diverse learning activities and new initiatives which hone professional and managerial skills and offer a competitive advantage in the job market.  For example, we initiated an internship program to offer managerial experiences in regional businesses, while other students partnered with faculty members in co-authorship of journal publications and professional presentations,” she explained.

Evangelista continued, “Looking to the future, we envision greater access to students to the high-quality, high-energy learning experiences as we expand online and hybrid course offerings.”  

The AU profile provided in “The Best 296 Business Schools” notes “If you’re looking for an ‘intimate environment’ for your MBA experience, Alfred University is well worth a look. This program serves a population of just a few dozen graduate students. The result is a ‘solid business school that’s convenient,’ where ‘students are not just another number.’…. The school recently added an MBA accounting program that qualifies accounting students to be able to obtain their CPA license ….The school is especially strong in entrepreneurial studies. …. Students approve of the school’s active learning strategies, which emphasize teamwork, case studies, simulations, and field experience (usually gained through an internship).”

Among the prominent employers of AU MBAs are Alstom, AOL Communications, Avantt Consulting, Met Life/New England Financial, General Electric Co., Eli Lilly and Co., Citynet, Corning Inc., Dresser Rand, Nestle, NYS Electric and Gas, Toro Energy, and Wal-Mart.

The Princeton Review is an education services company headquartered in Natick, MA, with locations across the United States and abroad. It is known for its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring services, and line of 150 books published by Random House. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.