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        MBA Programs, Online Programs

        Auburn MBA Programs continue to rank among the nation's best

        December 11, 2020 By Gregg Bass

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        The Harbert College of Business is named a Best Business School by The Princeton Review.

        The Harbert College of Business remains a top choice for aspiring MBA students seeking either an online or full-time program, based on rankings released this week by The Princeton Review.

        The Auburn Online MBA ranks No. 24 among the Top Online MBA Programs for 2021, while the strength of the Full-Time MBA puts Harbert on the list of Best Business Schools for 2021This is the fifth consecutive year Harbert's online MBA program has ranked in the Top 25 and the third consecutive year Harbert has received best business school honors.

        “Students in both our online and full-time MBA programs consistently give high marks to  their academic experience and faculty engagement," said Dr. Stan Harris, Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs at Harbert. “Across all our MBA programs,  we work to ensure students experience a dynamic learning environment where the conversations are engaging and the lessons are immediately applicable.”

        Rankings of online and full-time MBA programs were released this week as part of The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools for 2021 project. Student surveys and administrative data—covering topics from academic offerings and admission requirements to data about enrolled students and graduates' employment—are used to assess and rank both the online and on-campus MBA programs. As a result, The Princeton Review recommends Harbert’s MBA programs based on strong academics and level of interaction between faculty and students.

        Survey results are published in profiles of the schools' online and full-time programs and include a sample of comments from student surveys.

        “Auburn’s online program is second to none,” said one online MBA survey respondent. “The administration and professors make it extremely easy to be an online student and still feel connected.”

        Last month, Poets & Quants, a nationally recognized online resource for graduate business education, ranked the Auburn Online MBA No. 8 on it list of Best Online MBA Programs of 2021, marking the fourth consecutive year the program finished among the Top 10. The program also placed No. 18 on the list of Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

        “Providing program choices that fit the needs of aspiring MBA students means constantly evaluating every aspect of program delivery to ensure that we provide an outstanding student experience,” said Jim Parrish, Executive Director of Full-Time and Online Graduate Business Programs. “Students want to come to Auburn because they know that they will earn a highly-valued degree at a competitive price point. Our challenge is ensuring that we continue to deliver a quality MBA experience that is accessible regardless of where the students are in their professional lives or how they wish to pursue the degree.”

        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 alumni, friends, and corporate partners 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. Learn more at

        About The Princeton Review

        The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school–bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House.

        For more information, please contact:

        Gregg Bass
        Auburn University
        Harbert College of Business
        425 W. Magnolia Ave.
        Auburn, AL 36849
        (334) 844-4865

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