The MBA program is relatively small, and has a collegial atmosphere which emphasizes teamwork. This atmosphere is also demonstrated through the strong alumni network. The admissions committee carefully selects candidates who fit in and strengthen the positive atmosphere.
The programs key strengths are accounting, finance and green industries.
Despite its secluded location and distance from New York, the school has strong international ties, especially with Japan.
The school’s teaching method emphasizes experiential and practical learning. Students visit companies, confront real business challenges and are evaluated by the solutions they develop to approach these challenges. Candidates should mention this unique method of teaching and display knowledge of the curriculum. Alumni include the following individuals, with current or past positions in parentheses: Irene Rosenfeld (CEO of Kraft Foods), James Morgan (CEO of Applied Materials) and Charles Knight (CEO of Emerson).