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Auburn University

How this student rated the school
Research Quality- Research Availability-
Research Funding- Graduate PoliticsC
Errand Runners- Degree Completion-
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]- Sufficient Pay-
CompetitivenessA Education QualityA
Faculty Accessibility- Useful Research-
Extracurriculars- Success-UnderstandingA+
Surrounding CityD+ Social Life/EnvironmentA+
"Individual" treatmentA+ FriendlinessA+
SafetyA+ Campus BeautyA+
Campus MaintenanceA+ University Resource/spendingA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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He cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
I recently graduated from the Executive MBA program at Auburn University. My experience with the university, the faculty, the administration, and the study body were all extremely positive. Auburn is very much committed to the "Family" and it shows. The University will literally bend over backwards to accommodate you.

The campus is not overwhelming in size, but it is pristinely manicured. Auburn is very much a sports college and most obviously a football school. Jordan-Hare Stadium has a massive presence on the campus. The college just oozes tradition and it you love that atmosphere, Auburn is definitely for you. The town of Auburn is a typical small, southern town, but it is quaint with a lot of character. There are plenty of food options and places to have a good time in the evenings.

My classmates were all down-to-earth, real people with diverse backgrounds and educations. I did not think anyone was there to compete with anyone. I think we really had a team-oriented class. Everyone was there to help each other get through the program. I felt that the school is very military/veteran friends which I liked too. There is a bit more conservatism here than in other schools, which I think its a bit refreshing, and can be expected in the South. Overall, however, I felt like there was much less

politics in the classroom
than I have seen at other universities. Most of my student-body was from the South, but there was representation from all over the United States. We even had a few foreign students.

As for quality of education, I would give it a solid "B" grade. I definitely did not feel overwhelmed, but I did feel like I earned my degree. I think they do an excellent job accommodating the needs of the adult student with work and family committments. There is definitely a time investment outside of class though. I would say at least 10 hours per week minimum and 15 hours being more realistic. I thought the quality of the professors were good, obviously some better than others. Overall, I felt they were intelligent and cared about providing a quality accademic experience. Some of the courses did seemed a bit rushed though. I also would have liked more concentration options. But, there is definitely an international business "theme" throughout the program.

As for the format, I loved it!! You get the on-campus experience with 5 residencies (1 week each), with the remainder of the program being distance-based (CD-ROM and Online). We also had a 10-day international trip to China/Hong Kong. Total program is 21 months. Time really flew by.

Tuition was expensive, but reasonably priced when you compare the costs of other programs with AACSB Accreditation. The best part about the tuition is that it truly is all-inclusive. The only things I had to pay for were most dinners during residencies, and transportation to the residencies. The international Trip was fully covered with the exception of most dinners. The program does cover some group dinners though. Books, lodging (great hotel, single occupancy rooms), supplies, cap and gown, iPad, all included. You also will get various "goodies" throughout the program - t-shirts, backpacks, etc…

Great place! Great education! War Eagle!

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