Overview

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

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
400 - 540
GPA
2.39 - 4.0

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
40

99
Full-time
20
Underrepresented Minorities
15
Female
1
Part-time


Students Say

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.


Certificate Programs

Data Analytics

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description

Career Overview


Students Say

The Career Services Office at Radford University offers a variety of resources to under- graduates, graduates, and alumni. These include a virtual resume, internship, and a jobs database “where students and employers come together to post and view resumes and position openings,” as well as workshops in resume and portfolio development, career fairs, and career-assessment tools. On-campus recruiters include Ameriprise Financial, DMG Securities, Ferguson Enterprises, Northwestern Mutual, State Farm, Wachovia, and the federal government.

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$9,000

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
39%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
15%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
60%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
13%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$8,915
Tuition (Out-State)
$17,441
Fees (In-State)
$3,436
Fees (Out-State)
$3,436

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$371
Tuition (Out-State)
$726
Fees (In-State)
$146
Fees (Out-State)
$146

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$9,612
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$9,612
Academic Expenses
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
41
Part Time
72%

In State
93.0%
Out of State
7.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
1

Demographics

12.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
2.00%
International

44% female
56% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The Radford University MBA program is “a mix of adult and young adult students.” The latter group includes nearly all of the full-time students, a combination of recently mint- ed American undergraduates and international students. The student body tends to be “young, eager to get into a professional setting, worried about the job market,” “friendly, hard-working, and intelligent.” Working professionals constitute a substantial minority whose experience and insights are welcomed by their younger peers.

Full-timers describe campus life as being “like any typical college student’s life,” with the “majority of time spent studying and preparing for class.” Part-time students typi- cally don’t have time for the “many activities, clubs, and organizations that are at this school.” Those who attend classes at the Roanoke Higher Education Center tell us that “the RHEC is a newly remodeled, high tech, and comfortable facility more suited to providing an appropriate atmosphere for educating older MBA students.”

Hometown Radford is a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains; Roanoke is about forty-five miles away. The area is most amenable to outdoor enthusiasts, as it provides easy access to the Appalachian Trail, the New River, and Claytor Lake. Shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and such are not in great supply, students warn, although the proximity of Roanoke helps to make up for this deficiency. Charleston, West Virginia, and Greensboro, North Carolina, are also within a reasonable driving distance.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Thomas Duncan
Director of the MBA Program

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

Phone
540-831-6905

Fax

Email
radfordmba@radford.edu


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