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Alfred's College of Business among the best in the nation
10/06/09

Once again, Alfred University’s College of Business ranks among the nation’s best for its Master of Business Administration program.

In the 2010 issue of The Princeton Review’s “Best 310 Business Schools,” which appears in bookstores today, Alfred University’s graduate program is rated among the tops in the country, based on opinions of more than 19,000 students at AACSB-accredited MBA programs around the world.

“Our inclusion in this directory is affirmation of the quality of the teaching and the quality of the program in the College of Business,” said Dr. William Hall, interim provost and acting dean for the College.

The College of Business at Alfred University is one of a very few schools that have earned AACSB (an international accrediting body for colleges and schools of business) accreditation for both its undergraduate and graduate programs.

“Best 301 Business Schools” says “If you’re looking for an ‘intimate environment’ for your MBA experience, Alfred University is well-worth a look.” It cites AU’s “’family atmosphere’ where everyone is ‘really friendly and willing to help.’ As one student told us, ‘The greatest strength of Alfred University is its size. The classes are between 10 and 20 people, and the interaction is incredible. One really feels a part of the class discussions.’”

Faculty came in for praise in the AU profile. “Professors at Alfred have the time to go the extra mile for students, and they ‘work hard to make sure you understand what they are teaching, but they also expect you to do your share of the work.’”

Students appreciated the diverse character of the business college faculty, many of whom have had experience working in other countries.

Students told The Princeton Review they found the MBA program at Alfred University “challenging, rewarding, and enriching.”

The guide features two-page profiles on each school, covering academics, career and placement, student life and environment, and admissions requirements.