U.S. News & World Report ranks Radford's MBA Program
Radford University’s MBA program has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the publication's 2017 Best Business School part-time MBA rankings.
The part-time MBA ranking is based on five factors: average peer-assessment score, average GMAT and GRE scores of part-time MBA students entering in fall of 2015, average undergraduate GPA, work experience; and the percentage of fall 2015 MBA enrollment that is part time.
"This recognition by U.S. News & World Report is a reflection of the excellent work by our MBA program director, Stacey Turmel, the faculty who teach in and guide the program, and the students who are attracted to it because of its focus on business analytics and innovation," said George Low, dean of the College of Business and Economics (COBE).
To be eligible for the ranking, an MBA program must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), such as COBE. MBA programs must also have had at least 20 students enrolled part time in fall 2015.
The rankings are designed to help prospective students research programs across six disciplines and evaluate the potential return on their investment, U. S. News & World Report said. In addition to business, the publication released graduate school rankings for law, education, engineering, medicine and nursing.
COBE began offering MBA courses online at the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester with classes in accounting and innovation. The MBA program is also offered on campus for both full and part-time students. Part-time MBA students can complete the program in only two years.
Full-time students can earn their MBA in as little as 12 months, while engaging in programs and courses that prepare them for a diverse global work environment.
Individuals interested in the Radford MBA program do not need a bachelor's degree in business. However, foundation knowledge in accounting, economics, finance and statistics is required. To satisfy the foundation requirements, self-paced, online courses, taught by Radford faculty, are available.