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Repeat business is one of the telltale signs of success in retail, and by that standard Radford University must be doing a pretty good job; a considerable number of students in our survey self-identified as former Radford undergrads, and nearly all cited their satisfaction during their first go-around as the reason for pursuing an MBA here. With an undergraduate population consisting of approximately 25 percent business majors, Radford has a large customer base from which to draw graduate students. You could say that business is booming at Radford’s College of Business and Economics.

Radford now offers the MBA program as a full-time, part-time, and online. offering Radford MBAs tell us that their program “is general in nature” and that “students wanting to specialize in a specific segment of business, e.g., marketing, may be well-served to look elsewhere.” They are quick to add, however, that the program “does prepare you for work in many areas of business and does not skimp on content or focus in doing so” and that “those who want the knowledge and skills to run an organization, even a global one, will be hard-pressed to find a better school, especially for the price.” Part-time students also appreciate the way the program is “geared toward people who work full-time jobs.” While describing the Radford MBA as “a challenging part-time program,” they note that convenient scheduling and professors who will “work with your work schedule to [help you] get through the MBA program” make it “easy for a working professional to get an MBA” here.

Radford’s thirty-six credit hour curriculum is divided in a two-thirds, one-third split between required courses and targeted electives in analytics and innovation (which constitute twelve hours). The program utilizes “a face-to-face presentation format” and includes a substantial writing component. “Small class sizes” and a faculty that “is very student-oriented (rather than concentrating on writing professional papers and books, they concentrate on teaching, which is a good thing)” make this a very student-friendly program. Professors “do an excellent job of tying in current events and international matters of interest,” although some “don’t seem to have much experience in the professional corporate world. Many seem to have spent most of their time in academia.” MBA courses are offered in two locations: the main campus in Radford, Virginia, and the Roanoke Higher Education Center in Roanoke, Virginia. The program is now also offered online.

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Contact
Thomas Duncan
Director of the MBA Program

Address
P.O. Box 6956
Radford, VA 24142
United States

Phone
540-831-6905

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Email
radfordmba@radford.edu

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Applicants: 30
Acceptance Rate: 77%
Average Undergrad GPA 3.29
Years Work Experience: 7
Average Age: 28



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