Overview

Applicants
90
Acceptance Rate
39%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.42
Years Work Experience
3.3
Average Age
26

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
543 - 610
GPA
3.25 - 3.67

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
May 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
May 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

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
21

95
Full-time
43
Underrepresented Minorities
19
Female
5
Part-time


Students Say

The Full-Time MBA at the Harbert College of Business at Alabama’s Auburn University is a lock-step curriculum in which students enter with their cohort and leave with their cohort an expedited sixteen months later, fulfilling core requirements, electives, and an international trip along the way. Life at Auburn University offers students “the ability to be challenged and excel at the same time,” while the MBA program is “affordable and welcoming to students,” with many graduate assistantships awarded to MBA students to help offset tuition costs. The facilities are “high-quality and easily accessed,” and the classrooms integrate technology so that classes are recorded and available for viewing later (“which helps with studying”).

Professors “take the time to get to know everyone in the program and go above and beyond to help in any way possible” and will “bend over backwards to accommodate students.” They are “fair and open to criticism if students think something is unclear” and “teach with a passion and deep understanding of their respective subjects”: every professor and administrator at Auburn University “is there to help the students succeed” and “does a great job of integrating real-world experience into their curriculum.” They will “always make time for any student that is having issues in a course or that is wanting to know more information about a subject they are interested in” and “enjoy questions, participation and even constructive criticism.” The program format also cultivates an “amazing team work environment” where everyone “gets along well and enjoys each other’s company” and values intellectual contribution.


Concentrations

Accounting
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
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
Supply Chain Management

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

Average Starting Salary
$68,191
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
94%

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

29%
Consulting
21%
Operations/Logistics
18%
Other
14%
Marketing
14%
Finance/Accounting
4%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

65%
South
13%
West
6%
Mid-Atlantic
6%
Midwest
6%
Southwest
3%
International

Students Say

Auburn University has a strong regional and national brand associated with the MBA and the Harbert College of Business overall, and it offers “an incredible value and potential for a huge return on investment when it comes to the cost of [an] MBA education.” Most students here come from business backgrounds and plan to stay in typical business-minded industries, but unlike many other universities, Auburn allows those with no work experience to pursue their MBA immediately after their undergraduate degree. Although this means the program skews much younger than most business schools, this is a “unique offering that makes [the school] special,” and students are “extremely talented and eager to learn.” Those that have less than two years work experience are also required to complete a summer internship in between their second and third semesters. The administration is “always working to improve our Auburn experience,” and “works very hard to strengthen Auburn's reputation in the professional world.” Additionally, the school’s network is legendary, and “Auburn alumni always look out for one another.”

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 29% $66,000 $74,187 $60,000 $125,000
Operations / Logistics 21% $86,500 $78,298 $52,000 $96,000
Other 18% $67,000 $64,900 $55,000 $75,000
Finance / Accounting 14% $63,200 $54,857 $18,000 $75,026
Marketing / Sales 14% $80,050 $77,025 $48,000 $100,000
Information Technology 4% $55,000 $55,000 $55,000 $55,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 25% $65,000 $66,929 $60,000 $78,000
Financial Services 18% $55,000 $62,100 $18,000 $125,000
Manufacturing 18% $68,900 $70,585 $52,000 $90,000
Petroleum / Energy 14% $96,500 $94,000 $83,000 $100,000
Consumer Products 7% $71,500 $71,500 $48,000 $95,000
Real Estate 7% $65,000 $65,000 $55,000 $75,000
Government 4% $53,790 $53,790 $53,790 $53,790
Other 4% $63,100 $63,100 $63,100 $63,100

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

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$26,174

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$21,769

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
91%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
91%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
38%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
38%

New Students Receiving Loans
15%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$10,080
Tuition (Out-State)
$30,240
Fees (In-State)
$7,116
Fees (Out-State)
$7,116

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$560
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,680
Fees (In-State)
$200
Fees (Out-State)
$200

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$13,778
Academic Expenses
$7,104

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
65
Part Time
9%

In State
86.0%
Out of State
14.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
3

Demographics

12.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
5.00%
International

42% female
58% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students here are “welcoming, generous and very bright,” and within the confines of the business school, there is “an easily-developed familiarity among students and faculty.” Non-academic life is filled with “social events, night life, team sports (college football is huge here),” and “an active lifestyle is enormously encouraged.” Many students come from areas in the southeastern part of the U.S. (not to mention from the undergraduate school itself), so "’southern hospitality’ is definitely a prevailing trait amongst the Auburn student population.” Each cohort “has a family feel and genuinely cares about one another.” There are tons of activities available to students outside of class, ranging from attending sports games, participating in intramural sports, hobby clubs, and “plenty of philanthropy options that range from Habitat for Humanity to food drives.” Football is king in the season, and “those game day experiences in the fall are the kind that create lasting memories.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Mr. Jim Parrish
Executive Director of Fulltime and Online Graduate Programs

Address
425 W. Magnolia Avenue
Suite 4000 Horton-Hardgrave Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
United States

Phone
334-844-4060

Fax
334-844-2964

Email
mba@auburn.edu


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