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        Harbert ranked among Top 30 public business schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

        March 19, 2020

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        Harbert ranked top 30 among business schools

        “When you consider that we provide students a firm foundation in advanced business theory and practical training in leadership and career development, the value of our program becomes obvious."”

        Editor's note: In these times of uncertainty, the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University is working with prospective students to offer flexible enrollment options for the 2020 Fall Semester. The admissions application deadline for Auburn Full-time and Online MBA programs has moved from May 1 to June 1 to allow you more time to engage with our admissions team. Also, interviews for the Full-Time MBA program will occur online. This is one of many steps the Harbert College of Business is taking to ensure the health and welfare of both our current and future students. Our team is available at to help you through this process.

        The Harbert College of Business at Auburn University now ranks among the top 30 public schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of 2021 Best Business Schools.

        auburn mbaRankings are based on a survey of Full-Time MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). This is the third consecutive year Harbert has improved its ranking, jumping 13 spots this year to No. 56 overall among public and private schools.

        “The Harbert College of Business is keenly focused on delivering quality graduate programs that prepare our students to step into leadership roles at corporations of their choosing and influence sound decision-making,” said Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs Stan Harris. 

        Programs are scored on numerous criteria, including MBA graduates’ starting salaries, employment rates, and recruiters’ assessments. Harbert’s survey scores improved this year in all three of these key categories.

        “Our Full-Time MBA draws talented students from across the country due to its robust curriculum, talented and engaged faculty, and outstanding return on investment,” said Executive Director of Full-Time and Online MBA Programs Jim Parrish. “When you consider that we provide students a firm foundation in advanced business theory and practical training in leadership and career development, the value of our program becomes obvious.”

        U.S. News & World Report’s publishes its annual rankings to help students identify business schools with the best programs to learn essential business skills.

        About the Harbert College of Business

        Our students receive an innovative yet practical education focused on career readiness. We have grown 50% over the last seven years, and our upward trajectory is inspiring in more ways than one. Our degree programs in accountancy, business analytics and supply chain management lead the nation, while our research centers in supply chain and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies guide the Fortune 100. We're pioneering online education programs that offer value and flexibility. Our nationally recognized faculty produce research that informs and responds to today's business trends. The Auburn Family values tradition, yet eagerly prepares for the future. Harbert's qualities make this business school worthy of long-term investment.

        About Auburn Graduate Business Programs

        Housed in the Harbert College of Business, Auburn Graduate Business Programs serve more than 740 students and an alumni network of more than 5,000. Auburn offers four MBA programs with multiple delivery models, allowing students to choose the program that best accommodates their professional and personal demands. U.S. News and World Report ranks our Online MBA No. 18 and the Full-Time MBA is among the nation’s top 30 public universities. The Executive MBA ranks No. 14 in the Southeast by Ivy Exec and the Physicians Executive MBA ranks No. 8 by Modern Healthcare.

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