From the School

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

The competitive admissions process values GMAT score, undergraduate GPA/degree/institution attended, resume/work experience/leadership skills, recommendations, and essays in the overall review process. Each applicant is considered on the strength of their overall application. March 1st each year is the Priority Application Deadline for fall semester entry. Required application items: - 4-Year Bachelors Degree - Graduate School E-Application [www.grad.auburn.edu] - Processing fee ($25 U.S. citizens; $50 international students) - 1-page [paper] MBA Application Form [www.mba.business.auburn.edu 'Apply'] - Official GMAT score - Official TOEFL score (minimum 550 pbt; 213 cbt) - Resume/CV - 3 recommendations - 2 Essays (included with paper MBA Application Form) - Official Transcripts of previous college credits Mail or deliver all items to: MBA Admissions College of Business 415 W. Magnolia Ave., Suite 503 Auburn University Auburn, Alabama 36849 USA Tel: 334-844-4060 Fax: 334-844-2964 email: mbadmis@auburn.edu Web: www.mba.business.auburn.edu [click on 'Apply' to access downloadable application form and directions]

Applicants
96
Acceptance Rate
50%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.41
Years Work Experience
4.55
Average Age
25

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
528 - 653
GPA
3.13 - 3.75

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

From the School

Degrees Offered

The Auburn College of Business offers an array of masters and doctoral degrees including: MBA, M.S. in Finance; Master of Human Resources; M.S. in Economics; Master of Management Information Systems; Master of Accountancy; and Ph.D. in Management.

Academic Programs

The Auburn MBA Degree requires completion of 36 semester hours (minimum) and 17 months start-to-finish. Eight of the 12 MBA Curriculum classes are core/required classes; four elective courses may be selected from options across a wide variety of academic areas. Auburn MBA students may choose a dual-degree track and earn a masters degree in engineering or management information systems concurrently with their MBA Degree. Two years; two degrees.

First Year Curriculum

Fall Semester (all core/required classes): Financial Analysis; Quantitative Decision Making; Strategic Analysis & the Competitive Environment; Organizational Leadership & Change. Spring Semester: Consumer Marketing & Theory (core class); Operations and IT for the Competitive Advantage (core class); Cost Analysis (core class); Elective #1. Summer Semester: MBA Internship/Study Abroad (both possible).

Second Year Curriculum

Fall Semester: Integrated Business Project and Strategy Case Analysis (core class); Elective #2; Elective #3; Elective #4. Graduation in December!

Areas Of Interest

Concentrations are available to MBA students who choose electives in areas such as: Economics; Finance; Health Care Administration; Human Resources Management; Management Information Systems; Management of Technology; Marketing; Production/Operations Management; Sports Management; Supply Chain Management.

Special Academic Programs

A "Leadership Certificate" offers students opportunities to gain experience and insight in developing personal leadership skills. These events and programs are provided at no additional cost to MBA students and include: - The Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership in Ashville, NC - Leadership seminars and Visiting Executive roundtable events - Essays and research papers which compete for scholarship awards

Faculty

MBA Faculty are all tenure-track terminally qualified (Ph.D.) in their academic fields. All are accessible and available to students to ensure a productive learning environment. Most faculty have previous industry work experience and/or outside consulting experiences which provide real-world balance between theory and practical applications.

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
58

91
Full-time
40
Minority
21
Female
9
Part-time


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."



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

Networking, career services and placement resources are provided to MBA students as they consider options and connections for MBA Internships and full-time career jobs. Several career fairs are conducted on campus and in the Lowder Business Building each year. Additional networking opportunities are offered via the frequent Visiting Executive Program.

Average Starting Salary
$61,334
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
74%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
60%
School Facilitiated
40%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

45%
Consulting
15%
Other
10%
General Management
10%
Finance/Accounting
5%
Marketing
5%
Operations/Logistics
5%
Human Resources
5%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

85%
South
5%
Mid-Atlantic
5%
Midwest
5%
Southwest

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 45% $61,000 $65,166 $55,000 $80,000
Other 15% $62,181 $61,060 $56,000 $65,000
Finance / Accounting 10% $59,000 $48,000 $70,000
General Management 10% $51,000 $42,000 $60,000
Human Resources 5% $30,000 $30,000 $30,000
Marketing / Sales 5% $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Information Technology 5% $72,000 $72,000 $72,000
Operations / Logistics 5% $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 40% $64,000 $65,687 $55,000 $80,000
Financial Services 10% $63,000 $61,000 $65,000
Technology 10% $57,000 $42,000 $72,000
Other 10% $43,000 $30,000 $56,000
Government 5% $62,181 $62,181 $62,181
Manufacturing 5% $65,000 $65,000 $65,000
Media / Entertainment 5% $48,000 $48,000 $48,000
Petroleum / Energy 5% $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Real Estate 5% $70,000 $70,000 $70,000

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

Financial aid is available in the form of graduate research assistantships and fellowships as well as merit-based scholarships. Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis with GMAT scores, previous academic achievement, and skill set/experience being the key criteria. Expenses (2004): Alabama resident tuition: $2305 per semester* Non-Alabama resident tuition: $6915 per semester* Student fees: $300 per semester (approx.) Books: $400 per semester (approx.) Room and Board: $5,000 per semester (approx.) [*University tuition may be waived for students who are awarded a Graduate Assistantship]

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$23,534

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$19,623

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
90%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
87%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
89%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
84%

New Students Receiving Loans
16%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$9,072
Tuition (Out-State)
$27,216
Fees (In-State)
$5,224
Fees (Out-State)
$5,224

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$504
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,512
Fees (In-State)
$200
Fees (Out-State)
$200

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$12,898
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$12,898
Academic Expenses
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
79
Part Time
9%

Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

26.00%
Minorities
17.00%
International

38% female
62% male

Campus Life

From The School

The Auburn MBA Program invites up to 50 new students to join each year. The recent diverse group is comprised of students from the U.S., Germany, Egypt, Thailand, Turkey, Honduras, Columbia, Brazil, West Bank, India, China, Taiwan, France, Nigeria, and Korea. Approximately one-third have undergraduate degrees in business, one-third with engineering degrees, and one-third in other academic disciplines.

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


Campus and Location

Auburn University is a comprehensive Land-Grant University (chartered in 1856) located in Auburn, Alabama approximately 100 miles from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Auburn is ideally located 200 miles from the famous white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and approximately the same distance from the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. The areaboasts a particularly beautiful campus which features many historic buildings, trees, seasonal flowering plants, clean air and water in a thriving university community. The campus offers many opportunities for cultural diversity, arts, entertainment, nationally-ranked collegiate sports teams, and outdoor recreational activities. A student body of 23,000 students blends well with the area population of 45,000 citizens who represent the area’s educated, diverse and skilled work force.

Facilities

The Auburn College of Business is housed in the state-of-the-art Lowder Business Building which offers wireless technologies; dedicated computer labs; video classrooms; and instructional areas optimized for student-instructor interactions with enhanced learning environments.

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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