Auburn University’s online MBA program earns top 10 ranking

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Auburn University’s online MBA program has been ranked in the top 10 nationally based on the quality of incoming students, an assessment by graduates of their MBA experience and the career outcomes of program graduates.

Poets & Quants, a leader in online coverage of graduate business education, recently released its inaugural rankings as part of its comprehensive Online MBA Hub, a research tool for prospective MBA candidates.

"We are pleased that Poets & Quants’ methodology in compiling its list recognized the quality of Auburn MBA candidates and their program experience,” said Jim Parrish, director of Full-time and Online MBA programs in the Harbert College of Business. "We feel that our program attracts some of the most talented and experienced students in the nation, and we strive to provide them an enriched experience to ensure they feel very much a part of the Auburn family."

Ranking data was gathered from both school and alumni surveys.

“It’s satisfying to see that our graduates appreciate the overall MBA experience we deliver and the outstanding return on their investments of time, effort and money,” said Associate Dean and Luck Professor Stan Harris. “While program cost is not a factor in Poets & Quants’ ranking, Auburn’s Online MBA costs are among the lowest and is priced 38 percent lower than the average costs among other programs in the list. This combination of affordability and quality equates to an incredible value proposition for our students."

Auburn’s Online MBA program currently enrolls more than 350 students. Having initiated its program in 1989, the college remains in the forefront of distance-based learning technology.

Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research with an elite, top-tier Carnegie R1 classification, life-changing outreach with Carnegie’s Community Engagement designation and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 30,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact.