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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 

Adam Greer, MBA Student

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.

Greer's entry in the contest earned him second place and a scholarship award of $150. Tiffany Rush earned first place and a $250 scholarship, and Hayley Behm won third place and a scholarship of $100.

The three were among those who entered the competition on Facebook, where each contestant submitted a paragraph about what they hoped to achieve with their Appalachian degree and what they most enjoy about studying in Boone.

Greer earned his bachelor's degree in business management from Appalachian in 2017 and is now completing his MBA with a concentration in business analytics. He is a member of the Executive Impact Club at Appalachian and is working toward both a BB&T Leadership Certification and a SAS certificate prior to graduation.

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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Walker College hosts sports analytics educator Nov 14, 2017

The Walker College of Business hosted Dr. David Schrader, a sports analytics educator from Teradata University Network, on the campus of Appalachian State University November 13-14.

MBA student wins online scholarship competition Nov 12, 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.

Information systems professor to speak Nov. 2 on women in STEM careers Oct 26, 2017

Lakshmi Iyer, Director of the Applied Data Analytics Graduate Program at Appalachian State University, will speak Thursday, November 2 as part of a science, technology, engineering,...

Walker College expands international partnerships in China Oct 24, 2017

A delegation from Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business visited three Chinese universities October 7-14 with the goal of increasing collaboration between Appalachian and the institutions.

Students team up to lead hurricane relief efforts Oct 19, 2017

Appalachian State University students and community members came together October 10 to help those affected by recent hurricanes.

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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