Master of Business Administration

Why an MBA from AU?

The Augustana University Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program will prepare students to be high-earning, successful leaders in their current and future organizations. 

  • The program focuses on leadership, while expanding students’ knowledge of technology, data analytics, marketing, finance, entrepreneurship and managerial decision analysis.
  • The program includes real-world learning experiences designed to meet the needs of businesses in multiple sectors.
  • Students in the MBA program are part of the Leadership Academy — students are matched with mentors to form an invaluable link between academic theories and on-the-job realities. Top leaders from around the region also interact with MBA students in a monthly Leadership Seminar Series to address current leadership issues.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) at AU


Personalized MBA for Every Student

Earn Your MBA With a Flexible Schedule

  • Students can begin the MBA program in the fall, January Interim (J-Term), spring or summer semester.

    • International students on F-1 visas are only allowed fall term (August) and spring term (February) start dates.

  • Augustana's MBA can be completed in 1-2 years, depending on individual student’s needs, interests and completion of prerequisites. Some students add the MBA to their studies immediately after earning their bachelor’s degree.
  • Courses are accelerated with most lasting seven weeks.
  • Courses are hybrid with a mix of face-to-face and online classes.


Course Descriptions

Tuition & Fees




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Augustana alumna Paula Haiwick ‘94 is an independent consultant, transformation subject matter expert for clients in the federal and private sector, entrepreneur and small business owner. Throughout her more than 25-year career, she has led projects focused on transformation, change management, human capital strategy, business process analysis, training, organizational development, implementation planning and program management.

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Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy is the signature element of Augustana’s MBA program, providing a link between academic theories and on-the-job realities. The Leadership Academy consists of the Mentoring Program and monthly MBA Leadership Seminar Series. 

Mentoring Program

Successful business leaders working in the Sioux Falls region are paired with students based on common professional interests. The mentors help students define professional development goals, expand networks and bring business concepts to life. Students and mentors discuss contemporary theories and concepts from coursework in the context of the mentor’s industry. Mentors work in industries such as:

  • Banking
  • Construction & Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Real Estate
  • Small Business
  • Sports Management

MBA Leadership Seminar Series

These seminars promote engagement between industry leaders and students within the MBA program. Each month, one or more top leaders from the Sioux Falls region interact with students about a relevant leadership topic to enhance students’ knowledge and experience. Providing a platform for graduate students and community members to come together, the series allows for networking, in-depth discussions and engagement. Mentors are welcome to attend every seminar and topics provide guidance for mentor/student discussions.

Examples of organizations represented by recent seminar leaders include:

  • ClickRain + Lemonly
  • FiveFour
  • JJ’s
  • Knife River
  • Levitt at the Falls
  • Looks Marketplace
  • Midco
  • Minnehaha County
  • Mortenson Companies
  • Oxenham Group
  • Sanford Health
  • South Dakota Development Corporation
  • Sioux Falls Development Foundation
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Viaflex


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