In releasing "The Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition," Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s senior vice president for publishing, said, “Based on our high opinion of its 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.”
In its “Survey Says” section, The Princeton Review recaps the consensus from its 80-question survey of students and alumni. Radford was cited for its solid preparation in management, friendly students and good peer network. On a scale of 99, the Review gave Radford scores of 81 in the category of academic experience, 83 in “profs interesting” and 79 in “profs accessible.”
COBE Dean Faye Gilbert said, “It is always an honor for the faculty to receive such national recognition based on accolades from their students. The MBA program at RU is a great value and an opportunity for students to learn in partnership with outstanding faculty members.”
In The Princeton Review profile of the university, editors quote a survey from a student who describes COBE’s MBA program as one that “does not skimp on content or focus.” Another student is quoted as saying, "Those who want the knowledge and skills to run an organization, even a global one, will be hard pressed to find a better school, especially for the price."
The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools included in the book on a single hierarchical list or name one business school as best overall. Instead, the book ranks the top 10 business schools in various categories. The lists are based on The Princeton Review's survey of more than 19,000 students and alumni of the 294 business schools profiled in the book.