Overview

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

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

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

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

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 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 41% $60,750 $63,500 $54,500 $80,000
Financial Services 19% $59,000 $58,875 $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

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$22,380

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$19,243

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
99%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
92%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
92%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
87%

New Students Receiving Loans
23%

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

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$13,332
Academic Expenses
$6,982

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
79
Part Time
9%

In State
51.0%
Out of State
49.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
6

Demographics

57.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
13.00%
International

43% female
57% 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
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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