Master of Business Administration

Why an MBA?

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’s focus is leadership while improving student understanding of data analytics, marketing, finance and managerial decision analysis.
  • The program’s curriculum is designed to meet the needs of  the region’s business community and based on regional employment needs assessments in multiple industries. 
  • Unique to this program is the Leadership Academy, where students align with mentors to form an invaluable link between academic theories and on-the-job realities and build upon community-integrated learning. Top leaders from around the region interact with all MBA students in a monthly Leadership Series to address current leadership issues.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) at AU


The Augustana MBA offers a 4+1 and 2-year track. 

  • The 4+1 track provides undergraduate students with adaptability and timeliness to earn both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in five years.
  • The 2-year track is for working professionals.


Course Descriptions

Tuition & Fees





Students proceed through the Augustana University Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program in cohorts of up to 18 students, who offer diversified perspectives.

Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy was designed as the signature element of the Augustana MBA Program to provide an invaluable link between academic theories and on-the-job realities. Mentors assist student fellows in specifying their professional development goals and expanding their networks. Students discuss contemporary theories and concepts from coursework in the context of the mentors’ industries. Students are aligned with successful mentors based on industry, role and organizational type in numerous industry sectors including the following areas: 

  • Health care management
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Real estate & commercial development
  • Family & community services
  • Manufacturing
  • Research
  • Bioenergy

Community-integrated learning corresponds directly with Augustana’s core values of community, excellence and service.


    MBA at AU