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The Appalachian MBA

AACSB LogoAccredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier global accrediting body for schools of business, the Walker College of Business MBA Program provides transformative, educational experiences that prepare students for life-long learning and professional leadership responsibilities in a dynamic, global environment. Flexibility in the program allows for a full-time option as well as part-time programs in two locations. The MBA program offers rolling admission in its full-time as well as part-time programs to provide incoming students the flexibility to start the program in the Fall, Spring or Summer. Learn more.  




Hear more from current MBA student, Todd Nolt, about the Walker College of Business MBA program.

Masters Matter: MBA Trip to Cuba

University Communications Dave Blanks leads an in-studio discussion with MBA students Chris Grulke and Ben Perez as well as Dr. Shinnar. The trip fulfilled the international component of the MBA program for Perez and Grulke.

Listen to the podcast here!


Full-Time Program

The full-time MBA comprises 36 credit hours, with 27 hours of core courses and 9 hours of electives that allow for a focus on one of seven concentrations in Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Sustainable Business, International Business, Leading and Managing Human Resources, or Interdisciplinary Business. Students taking 12 hours per semester will finish the program in one year. Learn more.

Latest News

MBA Alumni Highlight: D'Amonta Johnson Jan 2, 2018

D'Amonta Johnson '14 is a logistics management specialist for the U.S. Department of Defense currently stationed at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, GA.

Walker College to offer Summer STEM program for girls May 10, 2018

Appalachian State University will offer Aspire IT, a summer outreach program that aims to increase diverse students' awareness about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) ed

Interactive dashboard in Peacock Hall offers insight on energy consumption Apr 30, 2018

An interactive screen in Peacock Hall enables those who work and learn in the building to gain insights about energy consumption.

Capturing Cuba — Appalachian students discuss, share photos from Cuba trip Apr 25, 2018

BOONE, N.C. — During spring break of March 2018, 20 Appalachian State University students and three faculty members traveled to Cuba as part of a Walker College of Business international study experience.

Business students honored for outstanding academic performance Apr 22, 2018

Thirty business students were recognized Friday, April 20 during the 2018 Walker College of Business (WCOB) Honors Convocation, held in the Plemmons Student Union on the campus of Appalachian State University.

Part-Time Programs

Appalachian offers two part-time evening options, including a distance education MBA program in Hickory, North Carolina. Evening programs are year round, offering face-to-face instruction with classes meeting approximately two nights per week. While students may create a customized program of study, students typically take 6 credit hours per semester (fall, spring, and summer) to complete the 36-hour program in approximately two years. Learn more.

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