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The Princeton Review has again rated the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s MBA program among the best in the nation.

The education services company included the graduate program on its listing of “Best Business Schools for 2020.”

Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher, called UL Lafayette’s B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration “an excellent choice for a student aspiring to earn an MBA.”

The list does not rank programs from 1 to 248, or name one business school as best overall. Princeton Review based its rankings on survey data collected from students and college administrators during the 2018-2019 academic year.

UL Lafayette’s MBA program has appeared on the Princeton Review’s annual list of business schools nine times in the past decade, noted Dr. Geralyn McClure Franklin, interim dean of the Moody College of Business. The program first appeared on the list in 2006.

“That’s a definite measure of the continued strength of our MBA program. It reflects consistent satisfaction among students with the professional skills and competencies the program offers them,” Franklin said.

The latest designation is not the only time the MBA program has received national recognition in the past year. U.S. News & World Report cited the program in its 2020 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” The magazine released its rankings last March.

In September, U.S. News & World Report cited the Moody College’s online MBA program in its 2020 edition of “Best Colleges.”

P. Robert Viguerie Jr., the college’s associate dean who directs the MBA program, called the latest recognition from Princeton Review “a clear indication of the quality of our instructors and students and the high academic standards of our program.”

UL Lafayette’s MBA program is offered both on campus and 100 percent online; both curriculums are the same. Students can choose from nine concentrations, including health care administration, project management and finance.  

Dr. Mary Farmer-Kaiser is dean of the Graduate School. She said the MBA program “positions students to enter the workforce with confidence and to advance within their organizations.”

“Whether students pursue an MBA online or in a traditional classroom setting, they will gain the knowledge and tools they need to flourish in a range of careers,” she said.

The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. Find its complete 2020 rankings at https://www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings?rankings=best-business-schools