University of Lynchburg’s School of Business and Economics recently earned two rankings from national publications recognizing the strength of the school’s academic and leadership development programs.
Leadership Excellence named SOBE’s Leadership Development Institute number 4 in the nation for degree programs with an emphasis on leadership development. This is the third consecutive year that LC has scored a place in the top 15 of the Leadership Excellence rankings of education programs, announced in the February edition of Leadership Excellence Essentials Magazine.
“Success in the business world today and in the future requires individuals to be leaders,” said Dr. Joseph Turek, dean of the School of Business and Economics. “Our faculty members help students develop the leadership skills, attitudes, and values needed in a rapidly changing global economy. We offer a curriculum that engages students in the analysis of real-world scenarios, team-based activities, and discussions of ethics, organizational culture, and other key concepts leaders must understand. We are pleased that publications such as Leadership Excellence Magazine and CEO Magazine recognize the value and success of our programs.”
Leadership Excellence ranks programs by reviewing surveys of people familiar with nominated programs. According to the Leadership Excellence website, “The 2016 awards are very exciting as we have completely updated the award categories and ranking process to better define the amazing leadership efforts nominated.”
CEO Magazine based its MBA rankings on information gathered through surveys of business schools. “The CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings are designed with applicants in mind, and examine the nuts and bolts of an MBA: the learning environment, class sizes, tuition fees, faculty, delivery methods, international diversity, gender make-up and more,” the magazine feature explains. “The objective is simple: to identify schools which marry exceptional quality with great ROI.”