The Harbert MBA: What You Need To Know
The full-time enrollment of Auburn’s Harbert College of Business makes for a small and intimate MBA experience of approximately 75 students. 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 around 6,500 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.
The full-time program is a lockstep 17-month experience. 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.
If students have less than two years of full-time work experience, Auburn requires them to complete a summer internship between the second and third semester.
To apply, prospective students are asked to submit a resume, two letters of recommendations, a personal statement and GMAT/GRE scores.
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.