Enrollments for AU’s Master of Business Administration are increasing

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – The Master of Business Administration program at Augusta University is the preeminent graduate program in Hull College of Business.

A flexible program focused on supporting working professionals. Enrollments for the Master of Business Administration have increased 31% since fall 2016 — and the program is expected to continue to grow.

The program’s online offering was recently ranked as the nation’s most affordable online Master of Business Administration.

The Dean of Hull College, Dr. Rick Franza explains, “Because there is a large number of professionals in the Augusta market who want a Masters of Business Administration degree to advance their career, they have a choice of affordable campus and online options for the program, that best suits their circumstances and allows them to continue working while they graduate.”

The program offers a variety of degree programs, including full-time undergraduate, part-time undergraduate, and online asynchronous undergraduate options. The program’s online offering, the Hull Online Master of Business Administration, was recently ranked as the most affordable online program in the country and is one of only seven programs in the state to be accepted into the Georgia WebMBA initiative.

Alumnus John Rudenko, a recent Army veteran who graduated from AU with this degree in August 2022, chose to continue the program because of his passion for learning. He entered the program with three degrees, but wanted to try something new.

“I was at a point in the army when I felt like I was stagnating in my personal development. So the program was just what I needed when I needed it. It gave me the extra personal and professional development and growth spurt I needed to get through my final two years in the Army,” continued Rudenko.

Alumnus Jason Guilbeault, who completed his MBA in Hull in June 2022, launched the program hoping to broaden his perspective after 15 years working in research administration.

Guilbeault said, “The skills you learn in your courses during the MBA program give you a much broader perspective when making business decisions that impact the entire organization. The knowledge and skills imparted in the Augusta University MBA program are really needed to work at a senior level in a large organization.”

The future of the Hull Master of Business Administration is bright according to Dean Franza. The college plans to introduce new tracks and concentrations for the MBA soon.

“Due to the density of health professionals in the region, we will add a focus on health management for our business administration campus from autumn 2023,” said Dean Franza.


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