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Education, knowledge and an MBA Degree second to none. Financial aid and scholarships. Location, academic reputation and opportunities for networking with career advancement. All combine to present a well-earned reputation of quality, opportunity, and results! What's in it for you? The Auburn MBA Program is AACSB-International accredited (1980) and features an outstanding on-campus full-time MBA Degree program which requires completion of 36 (minimum) semester hours over 17 months start-to-finish. Non-traditional students who need flexibility have access to the Auburn Distance Learning MBA Program (limited to the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Military bases) which mirrors completely the on-campus academic program. The Executive MBA Program (with separate Healthcare and Techno tracks) for managers and executives; and a Physicians Executive MBA Program for medical doctors combine limited campus residencies, an international study trip, and distance learning modes.

Overview

From The School


Applicants
128
Acceptance Rate
38%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.39
Years Work Experience
2.75
Average Age
23

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
540 - 625
GPA
3.00 - 3.78

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes


Students Say

Auburn University offers one of the South's premiere business programs. Those interested in earning their MBA are often attracted to the school's great location and "reasonable price." Students at Auburn are quick to highlight the "small class [size] and student faculty ratio," which virtually guarantees "close relationships with professors." The curriculum allows students to master the fundamentals of business theory and focus on a particular area of interest, such as finance, supply chain management, management of information technology, or business analytics.

While opinions on professors do vary, by and large students are very happy with their teachers. The vast majority are "very helpful and resourceful" and extremely "knowledgeable." And one pleased student adds that professors are "always willing to help with your classes or even other ventures." Indeed they "care about students' progress in and outside of the classroom."

MBA students are thankful for the program's administrators, who are "a big help to students." Time and again the "staff members [show that they] care about the students and handle their problems on a timely basis."

The MBA candidates at Auburn really believe that the University offers "great and numerous opportunities for students to get involved and to find jobs. There are so many tools available to them to achieve success." As one content student sums up, "Overall, I think [Auburn] is a hidden gem in terms of an MBA program in Alabama."


Concentrations

Accounting
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Real Estate

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Information Systems/Information Technology

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Finance
Supply Chain Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
RDEV 7346 Site Planning and Infrastructure Development (for our Master of Real Estate Development Program)

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Sustainability in Business Summit: http://harbert.auburn.edu/news/Sustainability%20summit.php

School's environmental commitment 2:
The University established a permanent Office of Sustainability.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Undergraduate students can enroll and complete requirements for a new sustainability minor.

Career Overview

From The School


Average Starting Salary
$61,675
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
85%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
78%
School Facilitiated
22%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

42%
Consulting
23%
Finance/Accounting
10%
Marketing
10%
General Management
5%
Operations/Logistics
5%
Information Technology
5%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

81%
South
9%
West
5%
Midwest
5%
Northeast

Students Say

The Office of Professional and Career Development serves the Business school's entire undergraduate and graduate student population and has a dedicated MBA career adviser. The career specialists understand that job hunting is an in-depth process and provide the tools and techniques for success. They help students develop and implement an effective job search strategy, showing them how to create a marketing plan and craft a target list of potential companies. Additionally, they host numerous seminars and events, offering students everything from resume writing workshops to mock interviews. The office also hosts several career fairs each academic year and city trips to visit corporations. The college attracts companies hiring students into consulting roles such as CapGemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and Quorum Business Solutions, as well as major companies focusing on supply chain management, including Delta, Exel Logistics, Home Depot, Lexmark, Target and Walmart. Financial services organizations including AFLAC, BB&T, BBVA, Regions Financial, and SunTrust, as well as the FDIC, Federal Reserve, OCC, the Alabama Securities Commission, and the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance also recruit Auburn's MBA students.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 42% $61,750 $67,250 $54,500 $90,000
Finance / Accounting 23% $60,000 $58,900 $52,000 $65,000
Marketing / Sales 10% $52,500 $52,500 $40,000 $65,000
General Management 10% $57,500 $57,500 $55,000 $60,000
Information Technology 5% $58,000 $58,000 $58,000 $58,000
Operations / Logistics 5% $58,000 $58,000 $58,000 $58,000
Other 5% $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 42% $60,750 $63,500 $54,500 $80,000
Financial Services 19% $59,000 $58,575 $57,500 $60,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 10% $77,500 $77,500 $65,000 $90,000
Real Estate 10% $58,500 $58,500 $52,000 $65,000
Manufacturing 5% $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000
Petroleum / Energy 5% $58,000 $58,000 $58,000 $58,000
Technology 5% $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000

Prominent Alumni

Millard Fuller
Founder of Habitat for Humanity

Ron Sanders
President, Warner Home Entertainment Distribution

Fred Blatchford
Director, Sales, Johnson & Johnson

Raymond J. Harbert
CEO Harbert Management Corporation

Steven A. Robinson
Senior VP Marketing, Chik-fil-A

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$9,342
Tuition (Out-State)
$28,026
Fees (In-State)
$5,232
Fees (Out-State)
$5,232

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$519
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,557
Fees (In-State)
$200
Fees (Out-State)
$200

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
79


Demographics

57.00%
Underrepresented Minorities

43% female
57% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

MBA candidates at Auburn speak very highly of their peers. They are "very friendly" and are always "helpful when doing projects together." Students are also quick to report that their classmates are "easy going" and "highly intelligent." For the most part, they all seem to make a concerted effort "to contribute their opinions and share in class." This appears to be greatly appreciated as they often "provide [great] insight" and "bring great examples of real-time issues." Another student attempts to illuminate life at Auburn by stating, "There seem to be distinct groups: younger students, who participate in activities and clubs and hang out on campus vs. those like me, who come to school [just] for class."

Athletics play an important role in the social life on campus, particularly in the fall, where SEC football reigns supreme. Auburn's football team won the BCS National Championship in January 2011, and tailgating activities before each game provide an opportunity to network with alumni, prospective employers, and other students. Intramural sports are popular; outstanding golf courses are nearby, and the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are three hours away by car. Since 2008, a ten-day International study trip has been built into the cost of the program; each spring groups of students and faculty travel worldwide to learn about doing business in various countries. Previous student groups have gone to Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, and other countries. Students say that this trip is a highlight of their Auburn experience.

Atlanta is a two-hour drive from Auburn, and provides a popular big-city weekend road trip destination, as well as permanent employment location for many students after graduation. Nearby Columbus, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama, also offer plenty of entertainment options and distraction from schoolwork. Columbus is also the home of Fort Benning, one of the Army's largest bases.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School



Contact
Mr. Jim Parrish
Director of MBA Programs

Address
415 W. Magnolia Avenue
Suite 503 Lowder Business Building
Auburn University, AL 36849
United States

Phone
334-844-4060

Fax
334-844-2964

Email
mba@auburn.edu


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