Business Administration - MBA, MS, PhD

Degree Programs:

Graduate programs in Business Administration are fully accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – and include the master of business administration, the master of science in business administration with a concentration in finance, and the doctor of philosophy in business with concentrations in Finance, Information Systems, and Management.

Application for admission to graduate programs in Business should be made directly to the Graduate School.  Information concerning specific program requirements may be obtained by visiting www.harbert.auburn.edu.

An Auburn MBA can be an important part of the advantage needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive business environment. The College of Business offers an on-Campus MBA, an Online MBA, an Executive MBA and a Physicians Executive MBA, all structured to provide students with a world-class learning experience. An MBA from Auburn prepares individuals to enter the workplace in key leadership positions. Hands-on leadership training is integrated throughout the program. The MBA is a 39-hour program. MBA students without two years full-time work experience are also required to do an additional 3-credit hour internship. For on-Campus and Online students, dual MBA/MS graduate degree options are available in Finance,  Management Information Systems, and Industrial and Systems Engineering.

For more information on MBA Program options, please visit: www.harbert.auburn.edu

Graduate Executive Programs

The Graduate Executive Programs comprise the Executive MBA, the Physicians Executive MBA, and the Masters of Real Estate Development Executive programs.  These programs are designed to be taken as a cohort with one start in the Fall of each year, an exact sequence of courses taken each term and with graduation in the Spring – five semesters later.

Non-Standard Calendar:

Due to the hybrid nature of these Graduate Executive programs, which use a format that combines on-campus residency with online learning, the residencies typically occur during breaks on campus. See the relevant program website for the exact calendar dates per term for each executive program.

Full-Time Credit Hour Requirements:

Students in the Graduate Executive Programs are restricted to the exact courses which are offered to that cohort in any one semester.

The course load varies from term to term – from a minimum of 5 hours to a maximum of 9 hours.

The course load is thus considered to be full time as they cannot take more hours or less as they follow the mandated and approved curriculum.

Tuition Costs Excluded VA Benefit Coverage:

VA benefits will not cover costs for lodging, meals, travel, books, supplies or memberships to organizations.  As many of these costs are included in the Graduate Executive Programs’ tuition, those costs have been broken out and will be billed separately.  See the relevant program website for the exact amounts per term.

The MBA/MSIS is a 54-hour program administered jointly by the Systems and Technology faculty and the MBA program. The program saves the student fifteen hours of coursework over completing both degrees separately. For the MBA, students without two years full time work experience are required to do an additional 3-credit hour internship. Students must apply separately to each program (MSIS and MBA), but only have to pay one application fee. Students can also opt to apply for the second degree program during their first year in the other program.

The MBA/MSBA-Finance is a 54-hour program administered jointly by the Finance faculty and the MBA program. The program saves the student fifteen hours of coursework over completing both degrees separately. For the MBA, students without two years full time work experience are required to do an additional 3-credit hour internship. Students must apply separately to each program (MSBA-Finance and MBA), but only have to pay one application fee. Students can also opt to apply for the second degree program during their first year in the other program.

The MBA/MISE is a 55-hour program administered jointly by ISE and the MBA program. The program saves the student fifteen hours of course work over completing both degrees separately. For the MBA, students without two years full time work experience are required to do a 3-credit hour internship in place of one of the 3-hour BUSI or related electives. Students must apply separately to each program (MISE and MBA), but only have to pay one application fee.