The AU online MBA for executives program integrates theory and practice by focusing on real business problems, building on the knowledge and expertise of both teachers and learners. The accelerated route to the online MBA for executives assumes previous formal education and experience in management fundamentals, and allows you to choose advanced courses in the management areas you wish to develop further. All online MBA courses require you to connect your learning with your experience in your own organization or an organization with which you are familiar.
There are three student intakes per year for the AU online MBA for executives program: Winter, Spring, and Fall; the associated application deadlines are October 15 for Winter, February 15 for Spring, and June 15 for Fall. Each applicant is assigned a Student Services Coordinator who becomes their main administrative contact throughout the application process as well as throughout the online MBA program once they become students.
How Online MBA Courses Work
All online MBA courses are paced, meaning there are scheduled start and end dates, and assignment deadlines within each course. Students in each intake progress through the program’s core online courses as a cohort. Online courses are also asynchronous—meaning you are never required to be online at a particular time.
Plan to spend 20 – 25 hours per week on your studies.
All online MBA courses (core and elective) are eight weeks long andthree (3) credits (with the exception of some six-credit, ten week in-residence electives). The applied project is nine (9) credits, to be completed within a five month period. The accelerated route to the online MBA for executives is 30 credits total.
Program Completion Time
Usual online MBA for executives program completion time is approximately 18 months. The program must be completed within four years.