The off-campus Master of Business Administration degree at Appalachian

Enhance your marketability, increase your business skill set and become more effective in your current role or prepare for new employment opportunities with Appalachian State University’s Master of Business Administration program.

Dive into this 36-hour Distance Education program and discover what it takes to stand out in the business world.

Through this program, Appalachian faculty will connect you to both practical and theoretical applications that can help you gain a well-rounded business education and push your career forward with the skills employers demand.

As a graduate, you will be equipped with a core set of competencies including functional business knowledge, leadership and teamwork skills, analytical and critical thinking skills, responsiveness to domestic and global business environments, appreciation for diversity and multiculturalism as well as ethical and legal responsibilities, professional development and communication skills.

Distance Education at Appalachian: Keep your lifeā€¦ Change your future.

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Careers

  • Business owner
  • Project manager
  • Finance analyst
  • Business operations manager

Degree details

Program information

  • Two classes per semester, year-round
  • Completion time: two years
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(Note: Not all courses listed may be delivered to Distance Education students. Refer curriculum questions to the program contact.)

Eligibility and application requirements

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • have GRE exam scores no older than five years (Click for entrance exam waiver eligibility)
  • Meet Graduate School admission criteria
    Note: As evidence of knowledge in statistics, financial accounting, economics, corporate finance, marketing and organizational behavior through coursework, work experience or completion of the accelerated prerequisite program before taking graduate coursework in those subjects in required for admissions, applicants are advised to have an informal resume/transcript review.

Application requirements:

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Application fee
  • Official (sealed or electronic) transcript from each college or university attended
  • Resume (uploaded as part of the online application)

Deadlines

County Location Semester Start Application Deadline

Catawba

Appalachian Center at Hickory

Fall

July 1

Spring

Nov. 1

Summer

April 1

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