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Its location “ten minutes from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio” and “affordable [overall cost] relative to other AACSB-accredited schools in the area” draws enthusiastic students to Northern Kentucky University’s College of Business. About 85 percent of the students here attend part-time, and those who do appreciate that “classes are offered in the evenings”—most courses meet from 6:00 to 9:00 P .m . once a week—”so that [students] can attend all required classes without cutting into [their] work schedules.” While class times are convenient, students say that NKU’s “greatest strength” is “the course work itself. NKU is very challenging and very strict with academics. Although it is not so easy to prepare for class at times, this has helped prepare me well for my professional career by pushing me to the limit.” Class sizes are “small,” and professors are “passionate about their subject areas” and “always willing to stay [after class] with you and meet whenever you need to.” They’re also, for the most part, “flexible and understand that most graduate students also work full time and have a family.” Many have “very relevant real-life experience to impart,” and their ranks “include the former director of human resources of a major public utility, a former Oracle executive, and a finance professor who works as a Certified Financial Planner on the side. No, Jack Welch does not teach here, but those [who] do are knowledgeable and do a good job.” Students love that NKU “allows specialization of the MBA” and cite its Entrepreneurship Institute, International Business Center, and finance programs as major strengths.

Overall, students find NKU to be a place where “the student is the top priority.” “The staff has always been quick [when] answering my questions and available when I need them,” a student writes.

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Ned Jackson
Director, College of Business Graduate Programs

BC 363
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41076
United States





Applicants: 84
Acceptance Rate: 88%
Average Undergrad GPA 3.23
Years Work Experience: 5
Average Age: 28



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