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        AU expands partnership with Radiance Technologies to offer employees an Auburn MBA

        May 20, 2020 By Gregg Bass

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        mbaThe 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% 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.

        Radiance TechnologiesIn 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 (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 Dr, 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 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 who review and rank higher education programs, including Poets and Quants (#8), Online MBA Report (#11), US News & World Report (#18), and Princeton Review (#19).


        Radiance Technologies is a 100% employee-owned small business prime contractor founded in 1999. Radiance has over 900 employee-owners across the United States serving the Department of Defense, national intelligence community and other government agencies. From concepts to capabilities, Radiance leads the way in developing customer-focused solutions in the areas of cyber security, systems engineering, prototyping and integration as well as operational and strategic intelligence including scientific and technical intelligence. Radiance leverages small business flexibility and large business innovation to provide technical support, solutions and products, as well as the benefits of diverse technical competencies along with flexibility and responsiveness. They now have corporate facilities in nine states and project offices across 12 states. Learn more at Radiance Technologies.

        About the Harbert College of Business

        The Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University is a nationally ranked hub of undergraduate, graduate and continuing business education that is inspiring the next generation of business leaders. Our world-class faculty deliver unparalleled academic rigor in the classroom, while our research-driven scholarship advances thought leadership and best practice in emerging business disciplines. Our donors and loyal alumni family actively support and engage our faculty and students to integrate business theory with practical experience and instill the level of professional proficiency and personal integrity demanded by employers around the globe. Lean more at


        For more information about Radiance, please visit the company website at Radiance Technologies.

        Radiance Technologies Media Contact:
        Emmett Moore
        (256) 929-0565

        Auburn MBA Programs Media Contact:
        Gregg Bass
        (334) 844-4865