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        Why the Harbert College of Business

        The Harbert College of Business is one of the country's most prestigious, innovative, and dynamic business schools.  Located in the heart of Auburn, Alabama, we offer world-class education in a world-class community.  With programs, research centers, and faculty that lead the nation, our campus is a leadership hub dedicated to guiding you to the top of your field.

        Ranked Among the Nation's Best

        Join the Harbert College of Business and become a part of one of the best programs in the nation.  

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          Graduate Programs

          We are excited to report that our Executive MBA program has been ranked #42 in Poets & Quants 2021 EMBA ranking. This is our first time to make this list! Thanks to our EMBA faculty and graduate programs’ and MPG staff for all you do to create such a wonderful learning experience for our students.

          • No. 1 for Best Online MBA programs, 2020, BusinessStudent.com
          • No. 2 for Greatest Resources for Minority MBA Students, 2020, The Princeton Review
          • No. 4 for Online Accounting master’s program, BestMastersPrograms.org (April 30, 2019)
          • No. 5 for Online Accounting programs, 2020, The Best Schools.org
          • No. 6 for Best Online Business Analytics MBA Programs, 2021, U.S. News & World Report
          • No. 6 for Best Online Master's in Real Estate Programs, 2021, Intelligent.com.
          • No. 6 for Top Online Master’s in Finance, Online College Plan (Sept. 16, 2019)
          • No. 7 for Best Online Physicians Executive MBA Programs 2020, College Consensus (July 24, 2020)
          • No. 7 for Top Online Masters Degrees in Real Estate 2021, Best Value Schools (July 19, 2021)
          • No. 8 for Best Online MBA Programs, 2021, Poets & Quants (Nov. 9, 2020)
          • No. 8 for Largest Graduate Schools for Physician Executives, 2019, Modern Healthcare
          • No. 8 among best online master’s programs in accounting, 2019, Accounting.com
          • No. 9 for Best Online Finance MBA Programs, 2021, U.S. News & World Report 
          • No. 9 for Best Online Master’s in Accounting Programs, 2020, The Best Schools.org
          • No. 17 for Online Master’s in Business Programs (Non-MBA), 2021, U.S. News & World Report
          • No. 13 for Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans, 2021, U.S. News & World Report
          • No. 14 among Southeast Best Executive MBA Programs, 2020, Ivy Exec
          • No. 16 for Best Online Master’s Degrees in Finance, 2020, Online Schools Report
          • No. 20 for Best Online MBA Programs 2021, U.S. News & World Report
          • No. 24 among Top 50 Online MBA Programs, 2021, The Princeton Review
          • No. 25 among Best Master’s in Information Systems Degree Programs, 2020, Intelligent.com
          • No. 25 for Best Master’s in Real Estate Degrees, 2020, College Choice
          • No. 38 in top Master’s in Accounting Programs, 2018, Public Accounting Report
          • No. 37 among Best MBA Programs, 2021, TFE Times 
          • No. 40 among Best Executive MBA in North America, 2019, Eduniversal
          • No. 50 among Best Degrees in Finance, 2021, Study.com

          • No. 52 among Best Real Estate Management (Construction) Global Ranking, 2019, Eduniversal
          • No. 56 (#35 among public universities) for Best Business Schools (Full-Time MBA), 2021, U.S. News & World Report
          • No. 60 among Global Online MBA Rankings, 2020, CEO Magazine
          • No. 62 among Master of Accountancy programs, 2021, TFE Times
          • No. 63 among Global Best Executive MBA Programs 2020, Ivy Exec  
          • No. 66 among Global Executive MBA Rankings, 2020, CEO Magazine
          • Tier One on the Global MBA Rankings, 2020, CEO Magazine

          Undergraduate Programs

          • No. 7 Supply Chain Management, Gartner, June 2020
          • No. 6 for best online business bachelor’s degrees for 2020, Great Business Schools.org,
          • No. 18 for top bachelor’s degrees in Data Science, 2019, Data Science Degree Programs Guide
          • No. 20 for supply chain/logistics, 2021, U.S. News & World Report
          • No. 25 for School of Accountancy, 2021, US News & World Report
          • No. 48 for Best Value Undergraduate Business Schools, 2020, Value Colleges
          • No. 53 for undergraduate programs, 2021, US News & World Report


          Research Programs

        U.S. News & World Report Best Online MBA Programs 2021
        U.S. News & World Report Best Online MBA Business Analytics Programs 2021
        U.S. News & World Report Best Online MBA Finance Programs 2021
        U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs for Grad Business 2021
        U.S. News & World Report Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans 2021
        The Princeton Review Top 25 Online MBA Programs 2020
        Poets & Quants Top 10 Online MBA Business Schools 2021
        Intelligent Approved Best Masters in Real Estate 2021
        Best Online Master's Real Estate 2021 Best Value Schools

        We inspire excellence!

        $54k
        Average starting salary for 2019 graduates
        91%
        Freshman retention rate
        54
        Years of excellence in business education
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        The Gold-Standard of Business Education

        The Harbert College of Business is one of 862 business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Fewer than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business schools have earned this distinguished accreditation. We pass the AACSB’s rigorous criteria and standards, coordinating peer reviews and consultation every five years to ensure we are delivering you a relevant and high-quality business education.

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        AACSB Accredited Accounting

        Additional Accreditation

        The School of Accountancy is separately accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), ensuring you receive a top-quality education that puts you on the path toward success.

        Learn More About the School of Accountancy

         

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        Learn from the best

        Published in prestigious publications and often consulted by media and policymakers, our faculty seek out and engage in a variety of research that advances business theory and practice. Among our faculty, we boast 73 tenure track, 21 non-tenure track, and 8 Eminent Scholars.

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        Employer Recognition

        Employers across the country recognize the power of a Harbert College degree. It opens doors and closes deals. To help you get your foot in the door, we provide career coaching, resume building sessions, business etiquette dinners, mock interviews, career fairs, and more.

        Build your professional & career skills

        Our students are engaged in and outside the classroom!

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        Study Abroad

        Explore the world and your options. You can earn degree credits while immersing yourself in the international business culture.

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        Activities & Competitions

        Experience in business is key. Get the opportunity to strut your stuff at countless business competitions and events.

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        Clubs & Organizations

        Good relationships make for good business. In our student organizations, you'll learn and connect both in and out of the classroom.

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