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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 

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: Katherine Horvath May 30, 2017

Katherine "Katie" Horvath '15, '16 is a Supplier Quality Control Specialist working for Bertrandt Engineering at the BMW US Manufacturing Company, the largest BMW facility in the world.

MBA Alumni Highlight: Mary-Louise Roberts May 26, 2017

Mary-Louise Roberts '83 is a Business Banker at First National Bank in Boone, NC. First National Bank, formerly known as Yadkin Bank, is a registered NYSE company that offers diversified financial services for commercial and consumer customers alike.

MBA Alumni Highlight: Shannon Creighton May 23, 2017

Shannon Creighton '04, '12 is the MBA director at Limestone College, a private four-year, coeducational liberal arts college located in Gaffney, SC.

MBA Alumni Highlight: Domonicka Moore May 16, 2017

Domonicka Moore '16 is a Materials Management Developer at Volvo Group-North America, a leading manufacturer of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines.

Business students honored by Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies Apr 25, 2017

The Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies honored several Walker College of Business students during the Graduate School Awards Ceremony held April 13 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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