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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.

Latest News

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.

Capturing Cuba — Appalachian students share photos from spring break 2018 Apr 6, 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.

Walker College Graduate Program Award Recipients: 2017-2018 Apr 5, 2018

The Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies has announced their award recipients for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Appalachian professors present during fifth annual Appalachian Research in Business Symposium Apr 2, 2018

Twenty Appalachian State University authors presented on five topics during the fifth annual Appalachian Research in Business Symposium (ARBS) event March 22-23, 2018.

Analytics students present at Appalachian Research in Business Symposium Mar 30, 2018

Walker College of Business students presented analytics research at the Appalachian Research in Business Symposium (ARBS) in Johnson City, Tennessee March 23.

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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