Kennesaw State University’s Computer Game Design and Development program and its Executive Master’s of Business Administration program recently were ranked among the top programs of their kind in the world.
For the second consecutive year, The Princeton Review ranked KSU among the top 50 schools in the world to study game design. The publication’s annual list of Top Game Design Schools rates undergraduate and graduate programs from the 150 institutions around the world that offer game design degree programs and courses. KSU is No. 32 in the publication’s latest rankings.
The Computer Game Design and Development program, which is offered in KSU’s College of Computing and Software Engineering, is the first academic program of its kind to earn accreditation from ABET, the accrediting body for college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology, according to KSU.
KSU’s program focuses on design and production of digital media for entertainment, education and research. The program has grown since its start in 2008 to include 15 courses. More than 350 students are currently enrolled, the school says.
KSU’s Executive MBA program is ranked No. 1 in Georgia and ninth-best in the world in CEO Magazine’s 2017 Global Executive MBA Rankings. The Coles College of Business’ Executive MBA is recognized as a Global Tier One EMBA program for the third consecutive year. To see the complete list of rankings, go to ceo-mag.com.
“We are thrilled to see this ranking, as it reflects years of hard work by our faculty and leadership team,” Kathy Schwaig, dean of the Coles College of Business, said in a prepared statement. “Our Executive MBA is a flagship program for the Coles College, and we are a leading provider of Executive MBAs in the country. We have worked diligently to create a high-quality program that features coaching, innovation and an intensive international experience.”
The Coles College Executive MBA program enrolls about 45 working professionals each year in its 19-month program, according to KSU.
By Carla Caldwell, Title Editor of Around Acworth