Princeton Review names WMU a ‘best business school’ for an MBA

Contact: Stacey Anderson

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business is once again on Princeton Review's list of best business schools. The education services company profiles the college in its 2022 annual business school rankings as a top institution for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration. Schools are selected based on academics and experiential components of their programs.

The Haworth College of Business is among an elite group of fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide that are accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

“We are pleased to be named to the Princeton Review’s list of best business schools for an MBA once again,” says Dr. Satish Deshpande, dean of the college. “Our new HyFlex courses, which are the cornerstone of the program, can be taken in person or online to offer maximum flexibility. We have developed new courses focused on the skills that managers need—leadership, analytics, communication and negotiation. Evolving our MBA program has resulted in 96% of students reporting positive experiences with new course formats, while maintaining work-life balance.”

WMU Haworth has consistently appeared on the Princeton Review’s list of best business schools for more than a decade.


The Princeton Review asked students at the business schools on its list about their school's academics, student body and campus life, as well as about themselves and their career plans.

Identifying adaptability and an emphasis on international business as strengths of WMU's MBA program, Princeton Review editors note in their profile of WMU Haworth that “word of mouth plays a big part in many students’ decisions to attend.” One student even mentioned they were referred to the school by a CEO.

An anonymous survey comment from a Western student noted they are “challenged to constantly find a way to incorporate what I am learning into my career.” Smaller class sizes are beneficial for students, allowing for ample interaction with faculty and fellow students.

While some courses are more challenging than others, students on the whole share that the program is manageable, and the publication’s editors say that “Most students seem quite happy with their choice.”


The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House.

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