Colleges of Distinction Recognizes Woodbury University School of Business for Extraordinary Professional Programming

National Guide for Colleges Endorses Schools for Holistic Professional Education

Already recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its innovative approach to education, Woodbury University has received an additional honor for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in its School of Business, the university announced today.

Woodbury’s School of Business has been awarded Colleges of Distinction’s new Field of Study badge for its undergraduate BBA program. Colleges of Distinction granted a series of discipline-based awards after a comprehensive vetting process, selecting schools based on such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program, and track record of success. Students across the country have long turned to Colleges of Distinction as a one-of-a-kind resource to find their “best-fit” school. Colleges of Distinction uniquely evaluates schools based on their ability to provide a high-quality student experience as well as a thorough liberal arts education.

“Colleges of Distinction recognition is a true mark of honor in the world of higher education, and we are gratified to be among the first programs to receive the new Field of Study badge,” said Joan Marques, Ph.D., Ed.D, Dean of the School of Business at Woodbury. “Our undergraduate program in business aims to cultivate innovative leaders for a sustainable society. The entrepreneurial mindset at Woodbury’s B-School is one in which positively divergent thinking leads to new, constructive solutions to existing problems in both corporate, non-profit, and personal environments. Our view of entrepreneurship extends well beyond the bounds of mere business creation, and through this holistic approach to career development, our students are especially prepared to take on the postgraduate world.”

“We are delighted to celebrate Woodbury University for its exceptional commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Building upon its extensive liberal arts curriculum, as well as its impressive engagement of High-Impact Practices, Woodbury continues to stand out through its stance as a leader in professional education.”

In July, Woodbury was recognized as a 2017-2018 “College of Distinction.” The honor is the third in as many years for the institution. According to Colleges of Distinction, Woodbury has created a truly unique learning environment where students not only earn college credit and valuable life experience, but also participate in character-building interdisciplinary programs, capstone projects and internships.

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