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Auburn University at Montgomery College of Business Graduate Programs

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time

Program Information

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 98% accepted out of 96 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 27
  • Average Incoming GPA: 2.92
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 473
  • Out of State Application Fee: $25
  • In State Application Fee: $25

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Information

Students interested in attending Auburn University Montgomery's business school must submit their application materials at least three weeks prior to the start of the semester they wish to enter. Each applicant's undergraduate transcript and GMAT scores are closely examined. Admissions officers do note that GMAT scores must be from within the last ...Students interested in attending Auburn University Montgomery's business school must submit their application materials at least three weeks prior to the start of the semester they wish to enter. Each applicant's undergraduate transcript and GMAT scores are closely examined. Admissions officers do note that GMAT scores must be from within the last five years. After review of academic records and standardized test scores, select candidates might be required to sit for an interview. Some students will be granted full admission, and some applicants are granted provisional admission.

The Princeton Review

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 197
Percent International Students 12%
Total Full-Time Faculty 33
Full-Time Faculty 97%

Student Life

AUM MBAs are “mostly working students between their mid-20s and mid-30s in age, with some being older.” Most “work full time and go to school at night” and, despite their busy schedules, find a way to remain “extremely focused on their class work and understanding of the material” while also being “extremely helpful, kind, open for con­versation, and willing to do whatever it takes to see that everyone in class is successful.” They “don’t seem to have any specific clubs or organizations available to them, especial­ly in the evening hours,” but most agree that their extracurricular schedule wouldn’t allow them time to participate. Montgomery is a midsize southern city well known for its integral part in the civil rights movement. The population of the city is about evenly split between whites and blacks, with small Hispanic, Native American, and Asian populations accounting for a small minority. The city is home to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, a year-round enterprise that mounts a dozen or more productions and attracts over 300,000 visitors annually. Another major attraction is the minor-league baseball Montgomery Biscuits, the AA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. And no Montgomery summer is complete without Jubilee CityFest, a three-day outdoor festival that in recent years has attracted such headlining musical acts as Taylor Swift, Erykah Badu, the Goo Goo Dolls, Ludacris, and Vince Gill.

Career

The Career Development Center (CDC) at AUM serves all university students and alumni. The office maintains a library of career-related material, including documents tracking salary and hiring trends around the region, state, country, and world. Career counseling services are available, as are job fairs, and seminars and workshops in interviewing, job hunting, and resume and cover letter writing. The office arranges internships and recruiting events for qualifying MBA students.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

The AACSB-accredited MBA program at Auburn University Montgomery is “a great place to get your MBA at night,” according to the program’s locally-based student body. Students here also appreciate the “affordable” tuition as well as the school’s “reputation for academic excellence” and “instructors who bring real-life business experiences to the classroom” and “have connections in the business world.” The program is designed for part-time students; in fact, any student wishing to exceed a course load of nine hours per semester must first receive approval from the dean of the School of Business. The MBA program at AUM is divided into three parts. The first is called the Basic Program, consisting of 11 half-term courses covering business concepts typically taught at the undergraduate level (accounting, management, marketing, business law, micro­economics, macroeconomics, operations management, statistics, MIS, and finance). Students who can demonstrate sufficient background in these areas may petition to be exempted from some or all of these requirements. The second part of the program is the Business Core, a seven-course set of classes covering such integrative concepts as mana­gerial applications of accounting information and synergistic organizational strategy (the latter is a capstone course), as well as such essential functions as marketing, data analy­sis, and managing personnel. The program concludes with either three or four electives, depending on whether the student chooses a General MBA or a specialization. Specializations are offered in accounting, contract management, economics, finance, global business management, information systems, management of information technol­ogy, management, and marketing. Students earning a GPA below 3.25 must pass compre­hensive exams at the end of the program in order to graduate. The program must be fin­ished within five years of starting. AUM MBAs brag that “Professors are extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and outstand­ing in their areas,” and that they also “understand that most of the evening students are fully employed and try to incorporate their day-to-day activities” into the curriculum. Most here “would like to see the use of more technology in the classroom” and complain that the school needs “all classrooms to be enabled with things like wireless internet access.” Classrooms could also be improved by making them “resemble the real world, i.e. u-shaped seating”; at the very least, the school “needs to upgrade classroom furniture to make it feel less like a high school/junior high,” students tell us.

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • International Student Support Groups:

    International Student Association [email protected]

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