Auburn University expands partnership with Radiance Technologies to offer employees an MBA through Harbert College of Business

Company to fully fund this investment in its next generation of business leaders
Published: May 20, 2020
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The Harbert College of Business at Auburn University is partnering with Radiance Technologies to further the professional development and education of employees across 12 states with an online MBA.

Starting fall semester 2020, Radiance employees can begin earning an Auburn Online MBA without interruption to their careers or out-of-pocket expenses. Radiance is investing in its people and paying 100 percent of tuition and fees to build the next generation of leaders.

“We hope employee-owners take advantage of this opportunity as Radiance is committed to promoting professional development and higher education,” said Radiance CEO Bill Bailey. 

In 2019, Radiance University established a partnership with Auburn’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering to offer an online Master of Engineering Management, or MEM, degree. The new partnership with the Harbert College of Business expands the education offering to employees wanting to earn a graduate business degree.

“Outreach and support of businesses in and around Alabama is part of the Harbert College of Business’ mission,” said Stan Harris, associate dean of Graduate and International Programs. “Our online MBA has gained national attention in recent years for the quality of its curriculum and faculty, as well as the return on investment to our students.”

A new cohort instructional model is being created through this partnership. The Auburn Online MBA program features streaming technology to share live classroom lectures with students. Radiance employees will have the added benefit of periodic face-to-face classroom instruction in Huntsville, Alabama, from visiting Auburn faculty and staff.

“It is exciting and rewarding to develop a new cohort instructional model that provides flexibility and convenience for our employee-owners who have full-time jobs and families,” said Lane Fabby, chancellor of Radiance University.

“We are excited to work with Radiance Technologies to make the Auburn MBA readily accessible to its employees,” said Jim Parrish, executive director of Auburn Full-Time and Online MBA Programs. “In our program, we often use the phrase ‘learn today, use tomorrow.’ These employees will receive a business education ranked among the nation’s best, and those lessons and skills learned will be transferable and beneficial throughout their careers at Radiance.”

The Auburn Online MBA is highly ranked by several online and print publications that review and rank higher education programs, including Poets and Quants (No. 8), Online MBA Report (No. 11), US News & World Report (No. 18) and Princeton Review (No. 19).

Auburn University's Harbert College of Business provides its students with an innovative-yet-practical education focused on career readiness. The college's degree programs in accountancy, business analytics and supply chain management lead the nation. Its research centers in supply chain management and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology guide the Fortune 100. Harbert's pioneering online education programs offer value and flexibility. The college's nationally recognized faculty produce research that informs and responds to today's business trends. Learn more at the Harbert College of Business website.