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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.

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.

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Appalachian students learn first-hand about global tourism supply chain in Thailand Jan 10, 2018

As part of a global supply chain logistics course, business students from Appalachian State University are experiencing the tourism supply chain in Thailand this month.

Appalachian’s MBA program listed among The Princeton Review’s 2018 best Dec 30, 2017

The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University is featured in The Princeton Review's 2018 list of best on-campus MBA schools.

MBA student wins online scholarship competition Dec 29, 2017

Adam Greer, an MBA student in the Walker College of Business is one of three Appalachian State University students who have won the John Barry CPA fall scholarship competition.

Appalachian graduates 1,475 at December 2017 commencement ceremonies Dec 18, 2017

BOONE, N.C.—A total of 1,475 students graduated from Appalachian State University Saturday, Dec. 16, during commencement in Holmes Convocation Center.

To Bee or Not: Nov. 29 session of Sustainable Business Research Series to focus on honey bee health Nov 21, 2017

To Bee or Not: Walker's Efforts to Save the Honey Bee will be the focus of the next session of Appalachian State University's Sustainable Business Research Series.

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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