App State MBA ranks among world’s top tier programs for 2022 — CEO Magazine

BOONE, NC — Appalachian State University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree ranks among the world’s top tier programs, according to CEO Magazine.

According to CEO Magazine, the benefits of earning an MBA are well documented and include career progression, networking opportunities, personal development and increased salary.

The publication named App State’s full-time, on-campus MBA a Tier One program as part of its “2022 Global MBA Rankings,” marking the sixth consecutive year the university has earned this distinction.

CEO Magazine also recognized App State’s online MBA, ranking the program No. 63 out of 98 internationally recognized programs — advancing the university seven positions above its 2021 ranking. The online MBA placed as No. 40 among North American programs named to the list.

“An MBA sets you apart, and App State alumni are known for their strong work ethic, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and leadership prowess,” said Dr. Sandra Vannoy, interim dean of App State’s Walker College of Business. “This latest acknowledgment verifies once again that our faculty are providing a high-quality education that develops fundamental and transferable business skills in our MBA graduates.”

“Not only do our MBA students get the close faculty–student interaction App State is known for, but they also get a world-class business education that prepares them for career progression and leadership in their organizations,” said Dr. Neel Das, director of App State’s MBA program.

According to CEO Magazine, the benefits of earning an MBA are well documented and include career progression, networking opportunities, personal development and increased salary.

The 2022 rankings featured 347 online, executive, full-time and part-time MBA programs from 180 schools in 27 countries. Rankings were determined using a scoring system with metrics that included faculty qualifications, class size, international diversity, accreditation, faculty-to-student ratio and cost, among other factors.

Access the complete CEO Magazine “2022 Global MBA Rankings.”

CEO Magazine launched its annual Global MBA Rankings in 2012, profiling MBA, executive MBA and online MBA programs.

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About the Walker College of Business

The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University delivers transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally. The college places emphasis on international experiences, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs and real-world applications with industry. Enrolling approximately 3,000 undergraduates in 10 majors and 175 graduate students in three master’s programmes, the Walker College is accredited by AACSB International – the premier global accrediting body for schools of business. Learn more at

About Appalachian State University

As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

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