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Hull College of Business adds online MBA program

College joins Georgia WebMBA consortium

Augusta University’s Hull College of Business has expanded its portfolio of Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs to better serve the needs of working professionals.

The college joined a consortium of business schools to offer the Georgia WebMBA, which is taught entirely online, and enables business professionals to earn a master’s degree without interrupting their professional or personal schedules.

“We are primarily trying to serve working professionals in and around the Augusta area who, due to work responsibilities, family responsibilities, travel requirements, military service or any other reason are unable to attend to our in-person, face-to-face Hull MBA program,” said Dr. Richard Franza, Dean of the Hull College. “Since the Georgia WebMBA is an asynchronous program, students can accomplish their work at the time of day and days of the week that best suit their schedules.”

The WebMBA is offered through a consortium of seven Georgia universities. In addition to Augusta University, the participating universities are Georgia Southern University, Columbus State University, Kennesaw State University, Valdosta State University, State University of West Georgia and Georgia College and State University.

“In the Georgia WebMBA program, you gain access to deans and professors from seven of the best business schools,” said Karleigh King, MBA Program Manager at Hull College. “The professors in our program are the top in their field of expertise and work to ensure a consistent quality in the courses. You will learn from faculty who truly care and are dedicated to your continued success.”

Dr. Franza said the program provides an outstanding, AACSB-accredited MBA degree with a significant amount of flexibility and convenience. Also, the program’s cohort and team-based approach emulates the Hull MBA in promoting networking and collaboration.

AACSB is the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, known internationally as the premier accreditation body for business schools.

“We are primarily trying to serve working professionals in and around the Augusta area who, due to work responsibilities, family responsibilities, travel requirements, military service or any other reason are unable to attend to our in-person, face-to-face Hull MBA program.”

Dr. Richard Franza, Dean of the Hull College of Business.

Students can complete the WebMBA in five semesters, about a year and a half.

The application process for prospective students wanting to start the program in the Fall Semester to the program is open now until June 1, King said. Fall Semester classes begin August 12, but the program begins with  an orientation in Atlanta on August 7 and 8. The application deadline is November 1 for students seeking to start in Spring Semester (January 2021). 

Students may apply on the Hull College of Business website at Augusta University – augusta.edu/hull/mba.

Dr. Franza said The Hull College of Business prides itself in being the “Business School for Business.” That means, in part, providing programming wherever the business community partners need it. 

“Our goal is to serve anyone looking for a top-notch, convenient and flexible MBA program, but our prime audience is our local business and government partners who need such a program. This program is particularly suited for our U.S. Army partners at Fort Gordon who are often deployed and our Georgia Power partners at Plant Vogtle whose work schedules preclude attendance in an evening MBA program,” Dr. Franza said.

The WebMBA has been in existence for 20 years, with the consortium growing to seven universities.