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The MBA degree from AUM’s College of Business is a flexible, convenient program that can be earned by successfully completing a 10-course program, either completely online or a hybrid of online and on-campus learning. The on-campus courses are offered in the evenings to address the needs of working professionals, and all courses are carefully selected based on employer input. Here are some other quick facts about our MBA program:

  • This program was chosen by Fortune magazine as one of the best online MBA programs in the nation (2021)
  • An undergraduate degree in any field and a GMAT score is required for admission to the MBA program. A GMAT waiver may be available.
  • For candidates without a business undergraduate degree, the College of Business allows self-paced study to meet as many as five prerequisite undergraduate courses. Alternatively, the candidate may enroll in the full courses.
  • Hybrid classes meet just once per week and are supplemented with outside assignments.
  • Students may complete the MBA in one year. However, completion time varies from three semesters (if starting in Fall term) to more than two years, depending on the number of courses students take each semester and their educational background.
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Why is an MBA important for my business career?

An MBA can enhance your marketability as a professional, increase the quality and quantity of job opportunities, help you build business leadership skills, and enhance your professional network.

What sort of accreditation does the College of Business have?

Working professionals like the flexibility our MBA program offers. You can choose either an online learning environment or a combination of online and on-campus classes (hybrid). On-campus classes are mostly offered at night so your day job isn’t affected.

How will being an MBA candidate impact my life?

Students may complete the MBA in one year. However, completion time varies from three semesters (if starting in Fall term) to more than two years, depending on the number of courses students take each semester and their educational background.

Is an MBA degree worth it?

It certainly is, if you want to start or continue working toward leadership roles in a business-related field. In fact, an MBA is considered the gold standard in business; it provides a great return on investment—fiscally, professionally and personally.

Why AUM?

Our differences are our strengths!

Award-Winning

AUM is honored to have received many national and regional awards over the years. U.S. News & World Report named AUM one of its Top Public Schools for 2021, and Yahoo! Finance honored us as one of the Most Affordable Universities for 2021.

Affordable

We think a high-quality, graduate education should be affordable. Tuition rates for many of our programs are lower than at comparable universities. In addition, scholarship or other kinds of tuition assistance may be available.

Close-Knit

AUM offers a close-knit community where students and faculty get to know each other by name and develop valuable professional networks. We are able to keep class sizes small to facilitate group projects and personalized learning.

Career-Focused

We understand that one of the main reasons you are here is to expand your career options. That’s why our programs are practical and often apply to your current work situation. You’ll also have the opportunity to get valuable career assistance.

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Check out Rewarding Occupations and Job Growth on this page to begin exploring your options. Contact us so we can get you the answers you need.

Tuition at AUM is one of the most affordable in the state. The department awards scholarships to new and continuing students who meet certain requirements. Some research assistantships are also available.

Students may complete the MBA in one year. However, completion time varies from three semesters (if starting in Fall term) to more than two years, depending on the number of courses students take each semester and their educational background.

For candidates without a business undergraduate degree, the College of Business allows self-paced study to meet as many as five prerequisite undergraduate courses. Alternatively, the candidate may enroll in the full courses.

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Rewarding Occupations and Job Growth

With this master’s degree, you have many career possibilities. Here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (or another source, if noted). 

Career/Job TitleEntry-Level Education RequirementsJob Growth 2020 - 2030Annual Median Salary
Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing ManagerBachelorÕs degree10% (As fast as average)$133,380
Financial ManagerBachelorÕs degree17% (Much faster than average)$131,710
Computer and Information Systems ManagerBachelorÕs degree11% (Faster than average)$159,010
Top ExecutiveBachelorÕs degree8% (As fast as average)$98,980

Note: Salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education, training, demographics, and industry. Available data represents job titles across industries and may not be specific to your job category.

Master of Business Administration

Required Courses

Contact the Department of Business Administration for a current listing of courses required to complete this program.

Course #Course NameCourse Description
The MBA core courses (3 credit hours each) taken by all students include:
ACCT 6220Managerial Applications of Accounting InformationIdentification, selection and use of accounting information for management decision making with an emphasis on management’s control responsibilities and the financial impact of management’s decisions on the firm.
FINA 6630Financial Valuation: Models and ApplicationsDiscounted cash flow, capital asset, arbitrage and option pricing financial valuation models are applied to single, multinational and multi-business firms. Valuation factors, including the cost of capital and capital structure, are identified. Managerial opportunities to create value are further explored by evaluation of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
MKTG 6150Marketing ManagementCreating value through the development of effective marketing strategy based on forecasting and competitive information and the management of product decisions concerning development, promotion, pricing and packaging for a competitive advantage.
BUSN 5100Business and Administrative CommunicationTopics include the building blocks of effective messages, the communication process, basic business messages, the job hunt, proposals, and reports.
BUSN 6740Data Analysis for ManagersWith the continuing development of computer-based information systems, the quality of data available to the manager is increasing rapidly. Designed to provide the manager with the statistical literacy needed to function as an effective decision maker in today’s data intense environment.
MNGT 6150Managing PeopleDesigned to enhance awareness of how organizational problems can arise from poor people skills, how problems can be minimized or solved by improved people skills and how to develop more effective people skills.
INFO 6250Information Resource ManagementIssues and management techniques involved in administering the information system/resource activities of an organization from a socio-technical perspective. Covers the management of information resources from a strategic and competitive analysis viewpoint.
MNGT 6800Strategic Analysis for Competitive AdvantageFocuses on building the viewpoint and skills required of the general manager in solving complex business problems. Builds upon previous M.B.A. course work by integrating the functional and technical areas to provide a complete business perspective. Oral and written communications emphasized.
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College of Business

At AUM’s College of Business, you will have powerful learning experiences, working side by side with professors who have real-world experience.

Our academic departments include the School of Accountancy, Department of Business Administration, and the Department of Information Systems.

Official Degree Name

Master of Business Administration

Modality

Many classes in this degree program are available in both an In-Class and/or Online format. Students may elect to complete the entire program online. Students in these courses enroll in a program to connect in a virtual and/or in-class environment to collaborate using a variety of technological and educational tools. Professors play an instrumental role in building relationships among teams and individuals in this setting. All course criteria for online programs is completed through online efforts.  Be sure to check with your advisor if you have any questions regarding online studies.

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