MBA Programs in Alabama

Feb 18, 2019

There are many institutions in Alabama that offer Master of Business Administration programs. This article will provide details, including program lengths, for five of these schools to help you make your education decision.

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You can utilize a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in many fields, including the corporate sector, non-profit organizations, or government agencies. The admissions criteria and coursework for five programs in Alabama will be provided in this overview.

School Comparison

The following schools are all public institutions that offer in-state tuition rates to residents.

Institution Location Average Graduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)*
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL $10,780 (in-state)
$28,100 (out-of-state)
University of South Alabama Mobile, AL $7,578 (in-state)
$15,156 (out-of-state)
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL $7,866 (in-state)
$17,910 (out-of-state)
University of North Alabama Florence, AL $7,352 (in-state)
$13,220 (out-of-state)
Troy University Troy, AL $8,362 (in-state)
$15,868 (out-of-state)

Source: *National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)

Overview of Alabama MBA Programs

The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama offers an Executive MBA program. You can choose from two options to earn your degree:

  • Traditional, every other weekend classes at the main campus. It will take 17 months to earn your degree.
  • Once-a-month, hybrid program at the Huntsville campus. It will take 21 months to earn your degree.

You will not need to provide GRE or GMAT scores if you meet the below conditions:

  • Undergraduate degree with a 3.0 GPA
  • Another master's degree
  • Five years of relevant work experience

Otherwise, the university requires a 300 GRE score of 500 GMAT score. The admissions process includes an online application, an admissions questions document, two recommendation letters, transcripts, resume, and a personal interview.

University of South Alabama

You can enroll in the University of South Alabama's 30 credit MBA program. Required coursework includes managing accounting information and quantitative analysis using information systems. You can complete your degree in either one or two years.

You will need a bachelor's degree in business with a 3.0 GPA. The university requires prerequisite classes if you have an unrelated bachelor's degree. You will need to submit three recommendation letters, GMAT scores from the last five years, and a personal statement detailing your career goals and your GMAT performance.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has a traditional MBA program with evening classes, as well as a distance learning MBA. Both programs require 36 credits and allow you to choose a one or two-year plan of study. You can specialize in management information systems, marketing, health service, or finance.

The university requires all candidates have a C in a pre-calculus course from the last five years. Otherwise, you will need to meet the requirement prior to starting the program. You will need to submit an online admissions application, as well official transcripts, a resume, GMAT scores, and two recommendation letters.

University of North Alabama

You can choose from nine areas of concentration, including international business, for your MBA at the University of North Alabama. The program is offered on-campus and via distance learning; however, you can complete a hybrid program if interested. It is a 34-credit program once you meet the prerequisite coursework.

The admissions process involves a graduate application and official transcripts. You will need the following for unconditional acceptance into the program:

  • Graduate or professional degree

OR

  • Bachelor's degree with minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Four years of relevant work experience OR GMAT score of 450 or above

You can be accepted on a conditional basis if you do not meet the above criteria.

Troy University

Troy University offers an MBA program with a specialization in general management. It is a 31-credit program if you have a bachelor's degree in business and can be earned in one year. You can enroll in traditional classes or complete your degree via distance learning. The program also offers evening classes. After completing an online application, you will need to provide your official transcripts and GRE or GMAT scores. You will also need to submit recommendation forms.

Alabama institutions offer traditional, online, and hybrid MBA programs to fit your scheduling needs. Several of the programs offer areas of specialization like general management or health service.

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