Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Augustana University to Offer MBA Degree Program
Building upon the quality education provided by the business department, Augustana University is adding a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree to its graduate education portfolio. The new program follows an intensive study regarding regional and national employment data, as well as feedback received from the Sioux Falls business community and alumni.
There will be two versions of the MBA program — a 4+1 option for current undergraduate students and a two-year option for working professionals who have already earned a bachelor's degree.
AU's first MBA class will begin in September 2020.
Unique to the MBA degree is a Leadership Academy where students will be aligned with mentors who are leaders in their respective fields. The intent is to provide an invaluable link between academic theories and on-the-job realities in order to build upon community-integrated learning to address public and business needs. The university will begin accepting online applications for the 4+1 MBA program in December and will be open until Feb. 15, 2020.
In the summer of 2021, a two-year program for working professionals will begin. It will be offered as a hybrid program – delivered both online and in the classroom. It will provide added convenience to working adults who want the flexibility of online courses while having a classroom experience with peers and faculty. Beginning in the fall of 2020, the 4+1 option will provide undergraduate students the ability to earn both their bachelor’s degree and an MBA in five years. The first cohort will be limited to 18 students. The application for the two-year program will be open until Feb. 15, 2021.
The MBA program joins the Master of Professional Accountancy and Master of Arts in Sports Administration and Leadership in Augustana’s growing graduate business program, plus four other master’s degree programs at the university.
For questions regarding the program, contact the Graduate Education office.