As with any university, your current course professor will be your main point of contact at any given time. However, at AU, there are many others working to ensure you have a positive and successful graduate school experience.
Core Faculty members teach, conduct research, and lead academic disciplines within AU’s undergraduate and graduate programs. They shape the overall direction of the AU Online MBA for executives, and oversee course and coaching quality for all core and elective courses within their academic specialization.
Academic Coaches work with small groups of eight to ten students in each course, ensuring a high standard of student-academic interaction. We call them academic coaches because their job is not to teach in the traditional sense, but rather to facilitate active discussion and collaboration among students. They guide conversations and provide insights, tools, or new information to help clarify points or themes. Most academic coaches are PhD qualified (master’s degree minimum) and all have significant industry experience. Many are full time faculty members at other universities.
Student Services Coordinators
All MBA students are assigned a student services coordinator upon acceptance into the program. Your coordinator becomes your main administrative contact and works with you throughout your program to help you manage your schedule and meet your degree requirements. When your job demands or other life issues get too big even for an online study schedule, your student services coordinator will help you find the best way through. Your student services coordinator generally stays the same throughout the life of your program.
We know you want to be able to effectively study, collaborate, and get your work done online without having to become a technical expert on our systems. We want that too. HelpDesk staff provide you the resources and assistance you need to participate effectively in the online learning environment—they work extended hours to help you with setup, travel issues, or any other technical issue that comes along.
The AU Library supports students in AU courses by collecting online, print and audiovisual resources in subject areas taught at the university, and making these available to the AU community. You can access the following services:
- A massive collection of online full-text journal databases, e-books and other electronic collections.
- AUCAT, the online catalogue of library materials and borrow materials from the AU Library collection.
- Library assistance and instruction from staff at the Library Information Desk.
- Interlibrary loans (ILL) for journal articles and book chapters.
Course Development & Production
Course Development and Production is responsible for the editing, design, and distribution of all learning materials for the Online MBA for executives. The Course Administrator for this unit works with students to ensure they have all the proper course materials as well as any applications required for successful completion.
Student and Alumni Relations
AUFB’s Marketing and Communications department works diligently to not only raise the profile of the AU MBA program and attract new students, but also to ensure current students are happy with their AU MBA experience and remain connected with our school after they graduate, as alumni. They arrange student and alumni events, send newsletters, maintain social media connections, and do whatever else they can to stay in touch with our student and alumni bodies.