Feb. 1 for full-time, on-campus MBA
Feb. 1 for distance MBA fall entry
Sept. 1 for distance MBA spring entry
The full-time enrollment of Auburn’s Harbert College of Business makes for an amazingly small and intimate MBA experience of just 78 students. But in addition to the on-campus MBA, there’s a video-based Distance MBA, an Executive MBA and a Physicians Executive MBA. The school also has more than 3,000 business undergraduates.
The full-time program is a lock-step 17-month experience with fall entry only. The core courses are pretty much what you would find in any MBA program: financial, quantitative and strategic analysis; organizational leadership & change, marketing, operations and info systems. And then there’s a menu of electives in finance, MIS, marketing, production/operations, sports management, and supply chain/logistics. There’s also an international studies trip and leadership development.
Most MBA students, of course, hold full-time jobs during the day and come to school at night for the affordable tuition. Given the low cost of the program, Auburn offers great value for the money which is why Forbes magazine has recognized the MBA program for its return on investment.
Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:
Poets&Quants (2017): 92
BusinessWeek (2017): NR
Forbes (2017): NR
U.S. News & World Report (2017): 73
Financial Times (2017): NR
The Economist: NR
Rankings Analysis: Poets&Quants‘ 2017 composite ranking places Auburn 92nd. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Harbert MBA program 73rd.
Earlier in the decade, the school had better fortune in the rankings. Forbes, which ranks full-time MBA programs on their return-on-investment, put Auburn 58th among the best in the U.S. in 2011; however, U.S. News, which measures schools on a long menu of stats including peer and recruiter assessments, ranked the school 88th among the best U.S. players in 2012.
Full-Time Tuition & Fees: $42,039 (out-of-state), $14,013 (resident)
Average GMAT: 584
GMAT Range (mid-80%): 500 – 670
Average GPA: 3.41
GPA Range: 2.83 – 3.88
Acceptance Rate: 39.2%
Full-Time Enrollment: 78
Part-Time Enrollment: 0
Mean Age: 24
Average 2017 Base Salary: $61,675
Average 2017 Signing Bonus: $6,409
Percentage of Class of 2017 MBAs Employed at Graduation: 66.7%
Percentage of Class of 2017 MBAs Employed Three Months Later: 85.2%