In the latest Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of the world’s top executive MBA programs, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management has reclaimed the top spot after a two-year absence. Since the biennial ranking was launched 22 years ago, Kellogg was the only school to ever hold the top rank until 2011, when it was displaced by the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Now Kellogg returns to the top, thanks to a strong showing in student satisfaction and top marks from students for its teaching and curriculum.

In the slides that follow, we list the 42 top EMBA programs. To see the complete list, including the new second tier, visit the interactive table. To learn more about individual programs, check out their online profiles or use our comparator tool. And for a detailed explanation of our methodology, read our FAQ.

Note: Tuition represents the total tuition and fees for the entire EMBA program, unless otherwise noted. Teaching quality letter grades are based on Bloomberg Businessweek survey of EMBA graduates. NR=not ranked.

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In the latest Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of the world’s top executive MBA programs, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management has reclaimed the top spot after a two-year absence. Since the biennial ranking was launched 22 years ago, Kellogg was the only school to ever hold the top rank until 2011, when it was displaced by the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Now Kellogg returns to the top, thanks to a strong showing in student satisfaction and top marks from students for its teaching and curriculum.

In the slides that follow, we list the 42 top EMBA programs. To see the complete list, including the new second tier, visit the interactive table. To learn more about individual programs, check out their online profiles or use our comparator tool. And for a detailed explanation of our methodology, read our FAQ.

Note: Tuition represents the total tuition and fees for the entire EMBA program, unless otherwise noted. Teaching quality letter grades are based on Bloomberg Businessweek survey of EMBA graduates. NR=not ranked.

Join the discussion on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums, visit us on Facebook, and follow @BWbschools on Twitter

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Top Executive MBA Programs of 2013

Kellogg Reclaims Top Spot
Kellogg Reclaims Top Spot

In the latest Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of the world’s top executive MBA programs, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management has reclaimed the top spot after a two-year absence. Since the biennial ranking was launched 22 years ago, Kellogg was the only school to ever hold the top rank until 2011, when it was displaced by the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Now Kellogg returns to the top, thanks to a strong showing in student satisfaction and top marks from students for its teaching and curriculum.

In the slides that follow, we list the 42 top EMBA programs. To see the complete list, including the new second tier, visit the interactive table. To learn more about individual programs, check out their online profiles or use our comparator tool. And for a detailed explanation of our methodology, read our FAQ.

Note: Tuition represents the total tuition and fees for the entire EMBA program, unless otherwise noted. Teaching quality letter grades are based on Bloomberg Businessweek survey of EMBA graduates. NR=not ranked.

Join the discussion on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums, visit us on Facebook, and follow @BWbschools on Twitter

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1. Northwestern University (Kellogg)
1. Northwestern University (Kellogg)

Evanston, Ill.

2011 Rank: 3
Total Tuition: $173,160*
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (30 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 48
Avg. Class Size (elective): 44

Teaching Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: C
• Finance: A+
• Int'l Business: A+
• Marketing: A+
• Strategy: A+
• Sustainability: A
*Tuition includes fees, room/board, books, and supplies

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2. University of Chicago (Booth)
2. University of Chicago (Booth)

Chicago

2011 Rank: 1
Total Tuition: $168,000
Top Teaching Method: Lecture (35 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 84
Avg. Class Size (elective): 43 

Teaching Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: B
• Finance: A+
• Int'l Business: B 
• Marketing: B
• Strategy: B
• Sustainability: C 

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3. Southern Methodist University (Cox)
3. Southern Methodist University (Cox)

Dallas

2011 Rank: 7
Total Tuition: $112,000
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (30 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 40
Avg. Class Size (elective): 40

Teaching Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A+
• Finance: A+
• Int'l Business: A+
• Marketing: A+
• Strategy: A
• Sustainability: A+

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4. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
4. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Philadelphia

2011 Rank: 9
Total Tuition: $176,250
Top Teaching Method: NA
Avg. Class Size (core): 49
Avg. Class Size (elective): 20

Teaching Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A
• Finance: A+
• Int'l Business: B
• Marketing: B
• Strategy: B
• Sustainability: C

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5. UCLA (Anderson)
5. UCLA (Anderson)

Los Angeles

2011 Rank: 5
Total Tuition: $136,038
Top Teaching Method: Lecture (35 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 72
Avg. Class Size (elective): 35

Teaching Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A
• Finance: A+
• Int'l Business: A+
• Marketing: A+
• Strategy: B
• Sustainability: A

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6. Columbia University
6. Columbia University

New York

2011 Rank: 2
Total Tuition: $168,480
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (40 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 56    
Avg. Class Size (elective): 40

Teaching Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: B
• Finance: B
• Int'l Business: B
• Marketing: B
• Strategy: C
• Sustainability: B

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7. IE Business School
7. IE Business School

Madrid, Spain

2011 Rank: 4
Total Tuition: $99,400
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (50 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 35
Avg. Class Size (elective): NA

Teaching Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A+
• Finance: B
• Int'l Business: A
• Marketing: A
• Strategy: B
• Sustainability: B

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8. University of Southern California (Marshall)
8. University of Southern California (Marshall)

Los Angeles

2011 Rank: 8
Total Tuition: $122,000
Top Teaching Method: Lecture (30 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 61
Avg. Class Size (elective): NA

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A+
• Finance: A
• Int'l Business: A+
• Marketing: B
• Strategy: A+
• Sustainability: A+

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9. Ohio State University (Fisher)
9. Ohio State University (Fisher)

Columbus

2011 Rank: 14
Total Tuition: $85,500
Top Teaching Method: Team Projects (25 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 32
Avg. Class Size (elective): 32

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: B
• Finance: A
• Int'l Business: A
• Marketing: B
• Strategy: A+
• Sustainability: A+

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10. University of Michigan (Ross)
10. University of Michigan (Ross)

Ann Arbor

2011 Rank: 6
Total Tuition: $141,000
Top Teaching Method: Case Study, Distance Learning, Experiential Learning, Team Projects (20 percent each)
Avg. Class Size (core): 62
Avg. Class Size (elective): 42

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: B
• Finance: A
• Int'l Business: B
• Marketing: A
• Strategy: A+
• Sustainability: B

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11. IESE
11. IESE

Barcelona, Spain

2011 Rank: 12
Total Tuition: $123,500
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (60 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 25
Avg. Class Size (elective): 50

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A+
• Finance: B    
• Int'l Business: A
• Marketing: A
• Strategy: A
• Sustainability: A

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12. University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)
12. University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)

Chapel Hill

2011 Rank: 11
Total Tuition: $93,500
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (40 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 40
Avg. Class Size (elective): 22

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A
• Finance: A
• Int'l Business: C
• Marketing: A
• Strategy: B
• Sustainability: B

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13. University of Virginia (Darden)
13. University of Virginia (Darden)

Charlottesville

2011 Rank: NR
Total Tuition: $129,900
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (65 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 60
Avg. Class Size (elective): 30

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A
• Finance: A
• Int'l Business: B
• Marketing: B
• Strategy: B
• Sustainability: B

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14. Duke University (Fuqua)
14. Duke University (Fuqua)

Durham, N.C.

2011 Rank: 10
Total Tuition: $158,600*
Top Teaching Method: Lecture (35 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 50
Avg. Class Size (elective): NA

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: C
• Finance: C
• Int'l Business: A
• Marketing: B
• Strategy: C
• Sustainability: B
*Tuition includes fees, room/board, books, and supplies.

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15. University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)
15. University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)

Notre Dame, Ind.

2011 Rank: 27
Total Tuition: $97,000
Top Teaching Method: Lecture (35 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 70
Avg. Class Size (elective): 38

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A
• Finance: A
• Int'l Business: C
• Marketing: A
• Strategy: A+
• Sustainability: A+

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16. Insead
16. Insead

France/Singapore

2011 Rank: 18
Total Tuition: $119,705
Top Teaching Method: Case Study, Lecture (32 percent each)
Avg. Class Size (core): 47
Avg. Class Size (elective): 50

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A+
• Finance: A
• Int'l Business: A
• Marketing: A
• Strategy: C
• Sustainability: B

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17. University of Maryland (Smith)
17. University of Maryland (Smith)

College Park

2011 Rank: 17
Total Tuition: $99,500
Top Teaching Method: Lecture (35 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 41
Avg. Class Size (elective): 41

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A+
• Finance: A+
• Int'l Business: C
• Marketing: A+
• Strategy: A+
• Sustainability: B

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18. Georgetown University (McDonough)
18. Georgetown University (McDonough)

Washington, D.C.

2011 Rank: 24
Total Tuition: $122,700
Top Teaching Method: Lecture, Case Study, Team Projects, Experiential Learning, Simulations (20 percent each)
Avg. Class Size (core): 57
Avg. Class Size (elective): 25

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: B
• Finance: A
• Int'l Business: A+
• Marketing: A+
• Strategy: A
• Sustainability: A+

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19. IMD
19. IMD

Lausanne, Switzerland

2011 Rank: 28
Total Tuition: $143,000
Top Teaching Method: Case Study, Distance Learning, Experiential Learning (20 percent each)
Avg. Class Size (core): 55
Avg. Class Size (elective): NA

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A
• Finance: C
• Int'l Business: A+
• Marketing: B
• Strategy: A
• Sustainability: A

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20. Esade
20. Esade

Barcelona, Spain

2011 Rank: 19
Total Tuition: $148,625
Top Teaching Method: Experiential Learning, Simulations, Team Projects (20 percent each)
Avg. Class Size (core): 44
Avg. Class Size (elective): NA

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A
• Finance: A
• Int'l Business: A
• Marketing: A+
• Strategy: C
• Sustainability: A

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21. New York University (Stern)
21. New York University (Stern)

New York

2011 Rank: 13
Total Tuition: $163,000
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (35 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 58
Avg. Class Size (elective): 29

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: B
• Finance: B
• Int'l Business: C
• Marketing: C
• Strategy: C
• Sustainability: C

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22. Emory University (Goizueta)
22. Emory University (Goizueta)

Atlanta

2011 Rank: 15
Total Tuition: $110,000
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (40 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 45
Avg. Class Size (elective): 30

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A
• Finance: A
• Int'l Business: B
• Marketing: B
• Strategy: A+
• Sustainability: B

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23. Pepperdine University (Graziadio)
23. Pepperdine University (Graziadio)

Los Angeles

2011 Rank: 31
Total Tuition: $117,970
Top Teaching Method: Case Study, Team Projects (25 percent each)
Avg. Class Size (core): 15
Avg. Class Size (elective): NA

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: B
• Finance: B
• Int'l Business: A
• Marketing: B
• Strategy: B
• Sustainability: A+

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24. University of Minnesota (Carlson)
24. University of Minnesota (Carlson)

Minneapolis

2011 Rank: 30
Total Tuition: $105,000
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (30 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 56
Avg. Class Size (elective): NA

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: C
• Finance: A+
• Int'l Business: A
• Marketing: A
• Strategy: A
• Sustainability: A

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25. University of Texas (McCombs)
25. University of Texas (McCombs)

Austin

2011 Rank: 23
Total Tuition: $109,392
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (55 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 63
Avg. Class Size (elective): 30

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: B
• Finance: B
• Int'l Business: B
• Marketing: A
• Strategy: A
• Sustainability: C

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26. Rutgers University
26. Rutgers University

Newark/New Brunswick, N.J.

2011 Rank: NR
Total Tuition: $121,501
Top Teaching Method: Case Study, Lecture (30 percent each)
Avg. Class Size (core): 63
Avg. Class Size (elective): 25

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: B
• Finance: A+
• Int'l Business: C
• Marketing: C
• Strategy: A+
• Sustainability: A

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27. Thunderbird School of Global Management
27. Thunderbird School of Global Management

Glendale, Ariz.

2011 Rank: 16
Total Tuition: $91,500
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (40 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 40
Avg. Class Size (elective): 20

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: C
• Finance: C
• Int'l Business: A+
• Marketing: A+
• Strategy: B
• Sustainability: A+

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28. University of Oxford (Saïd)
28. University of Oxford (Saïd)

Oxford, England

2011 Rank: 26
Total Tuition: $96,795
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (30 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 70
Avg. Class Size (elective): 34

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A+
• Finance: C
• Int'l Business: A
• Marketing: C
• Strategy: A
• Sustainability: A

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29. Cornell University (Johnson)
29. Cornell University (Johnson)

Ithaca, N.Y.

2011 Rank: 21
Total Tuition: $157,416
Top Teaching Method: Case Study, Team Projects (30 percent each)
Avg. Class Size (core): 71
Avg. Class Size (elective): 30

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: B
• Finance: B
• Int'l Business: B
• Marketing: A
• Strategy: B
• Sustainability: B

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30. Boston University
30. Boston University

Boston

2011 Rank: NR
Total Tuition: $94,000
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (55 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 29
Avg. Class Size (elective): 20

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A+
• Finance: B
• Int'l Business: A
• Marketing: A+
• Strategy: A
• Sustainability: B

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31. Washington University (Olin)
31. Washington University (Olin)

St. Louis, Mo.

2011 Rank: 20
Total Tuition: $108,500
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (35 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 40
Avg. Class Size (elective): NA

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: B
• Finance: B
• Int'l Business: A
• Marketing: C
• Strategy: B
• Sustainability: A

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32. London Business School
32. London Business School

London

2011 Rank: 25
Total Tuition: $95,000
Top Teaching Method: Case Study, Lecture (35 percent each)
Avg. Class Size (core): 70
Avg. Class Size (elective): 60

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: B
• Finance: B
• Int'l Business: B
• Marketing: B
• Strategy: C
• Sustainability: B

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33. University of Utah (Eccles)
33. University of Utah (Eccles)

Salt Lake City

2011 Rank: 33
Total Tuition: $77,000
Top Teaching Method: Lecture (40 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 63
Avg. Class Size (elective): 63

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: C
• Finance: A
• Int'l Business: B
• Marketing: B
• Strategy: A
• Sustainability: A

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34. Georgia Tech (Scheller)
34. Georgia Tech (Scheller)

Atlanta

2011 Rank: NR
Total Tuition: $79,000
Top Teaching Method: Case Study, Lecture (30 percent each)
Avg. Class Size (core): 52
Avg. Class Size (elective): 52

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A
• Finance: B
• Int'l Business: B
• Marketing: B
• Strategy: A
• Sustainability: B

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35. Vanderbilt University (Owen)
35. Vanderbilt University (Owen)

Nashville

2011 Rank: 32
Total Tuition: $102,000
Top Teaching Method: Team Projects (35 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 52
Avg. Class Size (elective): 10

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A+
• Finance: C
• Int'l Business: B
• Marketing: C
• Strategy: B
• Sustainability: C

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36. University of California (Merage)
36. University of California (Merage)

Irvine

2011 Rank: 40
Total Tuition: $103,600*
Top Teaching Method: Case Study, Lecture, Team Projects (30 percent each)
Avg. Class Size (core): 39
Avg. Class Size (elective): 20

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: B
• Finance: C
• Int'l Business: A+
• Marketing: A
• Strategy: A
• Sustainability: A+
*Tuition includes fees, room/board, books, and supplies

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37. University of Washington (Foster)
37. University of Washington (Foster)

Seattle

2011 Rank: NR
Total Tuition: $90,000
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (30 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 40
Avg. Class Size (elective): NA

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: B
• Finance: C
• Int'l Business: C
• Marketing: A
• Strategy: B
• Sustainability: C

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38. University of Texas (Jindal)
38. University of Texas (Jindal)

Dallas

2011 Rank: 38
Total Tuition: $82,000
Top Teaching Method: Lecture (30 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 31
Avg. Class Size (elective): 31

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: C
• Finance: B
• Int'l Business: B
• Marketing: C
• Strategy: B
• Sustainability: A

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39. University of Rochester (Simon)
39. University of Rochester (Simon)

Rochester, N.Y.

2011 Rank: NR
Total Tuition: $91,500
Top Teaching Method: Lecture (50 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 31
Avg. Class Size (elective): 26

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: B
• Finance: B
• Int'l Business: B
• Marketing: B
• Strategy: B
• Sustainability: B

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40. Arizona State University (Carey)
40. Arizona State University (Carey)

Tempe

2011 Rank: NR
Total Tuition: $78,000
Top Teaching Method: Case Study (30 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 44
Avg. Class Size (elective): NA

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: A
• Finance: B
• Int'l Business: B
• Marketing: C
• Strategy: C
• Sustainability: B

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41. University of Toronto (Rotman)
41. University of Toronto (Rotman)

Toronto, Canada

2011 Rank: NR
Total Tuition: $92,000
Top Teaching Method: Case Study, Lecture (30 percent each)
Avg. Class Size (core): 65
Avg. Class Size (elective): NA

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: C
• Finance: B
• Int'l Business: C
• Marketing: C
• Strategy: B
• Sustainability: C

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42. Fordham University
42. Fordham University

New York

2011 Rank: 39
Total Tuition: $92,882
Top Teaching Method: Lecture (40 percent)
Avg. Class Size (core): 28
Avg. Class Size (elective): 20

Teaching-Quality Grades
• Entrepreneurship: C
• Finance: C
• Int'l Business: C
• Marketing: B
• Strategy: C
• Sustainability: C

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