The AU Executive MBA program integrates theory and practice by focusing on real business problems, building on the knowledge and expertise of both teachers and learners. The curriculum concentrates on the management areas critical to organizational performance, and requires you to connect the program to 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 Executive MBA program: Winter, Spring, and Fall. Each intake of students is assigned a Student Services Coordinator who is their main administrative contact throughout the program.
How 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 courses as a cohort. 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 courses (core and elective) are eight weeks long and three (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 MBA is 48 credits total.
Usual program completion time is two and one-half to three years; the program must be completed in five years.