BYU Marriott MBA Program Reaches New Heights
PROVO, Utah – Jan 08, 2019 – The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business has added a new No. 1 ranking to its collection. The school, which was featured in The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools for 2019, climbed to No. 1 for Best MBA for Human Resources and No. 6 for Best MBA for Operations. In addition, BYU Marriott once again placed No. 1 for Most Family Friendly MBA—an accomplishment it has now achieved fourteen years in a row.
“Our MBA program’s steady rankings are largely attributable to the consistent, high quality of our incoming students,” says Grant McQueen, BYU Marriott MBA director. “We are blessed with a truly outstanding crop of students year after year. Our focus is always on what is best for our students and the MBA program. However, external validation helps both our recruitment and placement.”
Rather than reporting rankings from a hierarchal standpoint, The Princeton Review publishes lists for eighteen separate MBA categories. The publication uses categories to help students weigh a variety of important factors when deciding which MBA program is the best fit. Rankings are based primarily on surveys completed by more than 18,000 MBA students attending 252 schools across the nation.
Survey responses also provide information for business school ratings, which range from sixty to ninety-nine for academic experience, professor competency, professor accessibility, and career opportunities. BYU Marriott was rated above ninety in all four areas, receiving ninety-six ratings in both professor categories.
“The growth and development of students are the center point of our mission,” says Michael Thompson, interim dean for the BYU Marriott School of Business. “We see faculty who—despite the heavy demands on their time and energy—make a heartfelt effort to engage with students outside the classroom. Even though we have a very accomplished cadre of faculty, BYU Marriott is a student-centered school.”
The BYU Marriott School of Business prepares men and women of faith, character, and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Named for benefactors J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the school is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. BYU Marriott has four graduate and ten undergraduate programs with an enrollment of approximately 3,300 students.
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