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Auburn University Harbert College of Business


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School Data

Annual Tuition: $12,170

Annual Tuition Non-Resident: $32,942

Acceptance Rate: 55%

Full-Time Enrollment: 79

Average GPA: 3.55

Median GMAT: 598

Median GRE: 301

International: 23%

Minority: 16%

Female: 37%

Male: 63%

Application Deadlines: Round 1 - October 15, 2022 | Round 2 - December 12, 2022 | Round 3 - February 15, 2023 | Round 4 - April 15, 2023

The Harbert MBA: What You Need To Know

Founded in 1856, the University of Auburn was the first land-grant college in the South. The College has since gained recognition for its D1 football team and traditions, as well as its beautiful campus. Just an hour’s drive away is the capital of Montgomery with the rich history of being the center for the civil rights movement. The full-time enrollment for Auburn’s Harbert College of Business at Auburn University makes for a small and intimate MBA experience of approximately 79 students.

“A lot of what Auburn is based on is family. They try to make you feel like family from the moment you step foot on campus. The people make it feel like home for you,” says MBA Jerry James II.

The school has over 6,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. The full-time program is a lockstep 17-month cohort-based experience on campus. Alternatively to the full-time MBA, students can choose a video-based distance OMBA, an Executive MBA, and a Physicians Executive MBA.

The core courses are pretty much what you would find in any lock-step MBA program, with 10 core courses and 3 electives for students to explore their interests. Core courses include financial, quantitative and strategic analysis; organizational leadership & change, marketing, operations, and info systems. 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 MBAs 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.

Harbert MBA Rankings Data

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Contact Information

425 West Magnolia Ave
Suite 4010
Auburn University, AL 36849
Admissions Office:

From Auburn University:

Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn’s founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name again was changed, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university.

Today, Auburn is one of the few universities to carry the torch as a land, sea and space grant university. Our fall 2012 semester enrollment was 25,134. Our students can choose from more than 140 degree options in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

Auburn University has developed into one of the largest universities in the South, remaining in the educational forefront with its traditional blend of arts and applied science, and changing with the needs of today while living with a respect for the traditions and spirit that are Auburn.

Program Overview 

An Auburn MBA can be an important part of the competitive advantage needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive business environment. The College of Business offers an on-campus MBA, a video-based Distance MBA, an Executive MBA and a Physicians Executive MBA, all structured to provide students with a world-class learning experience.

The Master of Business Administration program is the largest graduate-level program in the College of Business and has drawn high rankings from publications such as Forbes Magazine and Financial Times.

An MBA from Auburn, consistently ranked among the top public universities in the nation, prepares individuals to enter the workplace in key leadership positions. Hands-on leadership training is integrated throughout the program.

MBA students have access to all services of the Office of Professional and Career Development and work with the Director of Graduate Career Services for personalized career coaching and professional development. The degree is available with 6 different concentrations.

Dual graduate degree options are...

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