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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s MBA program is among the best in the nation.
That’s according to the Princeton Review. The education services company profiled the program among its “Best Business Schools 2018.” The listing is available on the company’s website, www.princetonreview.com/best-business-schools.
“We recommended UL Lafayette’s B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration as one of the best to earn an MBA based on our high regard for their academics and our assessment of institutional data we collected from schools,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher.
The list does not rank MBA programs from 1 to 267, or name one business school as best overall, Franek noted.
The Princeton Review surveyed UL Lafayette students enrolled in the MBA program to compile its list. Respondents highlighted the Moody College’s “amazingly talented” and “approachable” faculty; its “challenging and relevant” curriculum; and a “great alumni base” that assists in career networking.
The program “caters to students who work full-time,” one student said. Another praised its diverse student body of professionals and full-time students. “MBA students learn a great deal from working with other students from different backgrounds.”
The Princeton Review, which is not affiliated with Princeton University, recognized the MBA program in 2016 and 2017, as well. Earlier this year, CEO Magazine rated UL Lafayette’s MBA program among the top 68 in North America.
The designation put the program on the international business magazine’s top tier for MBAs.
“These national and global recognitions position the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration among elite company,” said Dr. J. Bret Becton, the college’s dean. “The Princeton Review designation is particularly gratifying because it is based on surveys of our students.
“Their satisfaction indicates that we have created a challenging, but nurturing, learning environment that will enable them to pursue their career goals with confidence.”
This fall, the college launched an online MBA program that complements the professional and executive MBA curriculums the University offers in a traditional classroom setting.
“Business professionals can obtain the same quality education online as graduate students who complete the MBA program on campus. The excellence that has won us consistent praise from the Princeton Review and others is now available to students beyond South Louisiana,” Becton said.
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