The Manderson MBA Advantage


Since 1944, our full-time, campus based MBA program at the University of Alabama has been producing champions of the business world. The Manderson MBA program is strategically crafted to bridge the gap between pre-professional students and leaders in the workforce through experiential learning, professional development, networking, and service opportunities. Our program has been recognized as one of the country’s best by publications like U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the Manderson MBA among the top-50 for several years in a row.

Our faculty and staff are committed to helping students prepare to become business leaders who are ready to solve the business challenges they face in the global marketplace. Students in our program have the opportunity to bring their educational experiences to new heights through national case competitions, amazing career development workshops, and engaging with faculty that teach based on real world application.


Admissions Updates: 

  • Traditional Fall MBA Applicants
    • The Round 4 Deadline was April 15th.  Click on our admissions page link for more details.  Space is very limited  in the class and we are receiving a record number of applications this year.  As a result,  we can’t guarantee that they will be a final round 5 deadline.
    • Application Status Updates:    We actively reviewing all applications and will reach out if a decision is made on your application.  Accept decisions are typically made within 30 days of the application deadline.  If you do not get a status update, this means that your application has been waitlisted.  We will keep your application under review through Round 5.  Deny decisions will be made in late June. If you have questions on your status, please email Betsey Voorhees at evoorhees@cba.ua.edu
    • GRE/GMAT for Fall 2021 enrollment is optional due to prior Covid safety considerations.  Please note:  While we are not requiring the exam, heavy emphasis for admissions, scholarships and graduate assistantships will be focused on those that have taken the GMAT or GRE.  The GMAT/GRE will be required for Fall 2022 applications.
  • STEM/Create Path MBA  Applicants
    • The application deadline for this program was on Nov. 15th and has now passed. Application and scholarship decisions have been made for our acceptances from this group.  Scholarships were awarded out on a merit base with heavy emphasis on those that did take the GMAT/GRE.  All other students have been placed on a waitlist and we will reach out to them if space becomes available.
    • If you have questions on your status, please email Betsey Voorhees at evoorhees@cba.ua.edu and we are happy to help.

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Ready To Take The Next Step?

Join our nationally ranked program today!  We are currently accepting applications for our fall 2021 start date. If you are considering an MBA, connect with Betsey Voorhees, Director of MBA Recruiting and Admissions and schedule an appointment.  Our office is located at 101 Bidgood Hall.  

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We are also happy to set up campus visit days for those that wish to explore the program in more depth. These visit days typically include a sample class, lunch with current students, and an opportunity to meet with the MBA Admissions Director and MBA Career Services center.


Reach Out To Us!  We would love to help you on your MBA journey!

Betsey Voorhees | Director of MBA Admissions

Libby Williams | Graduate Admissions Specialist

Hamilton Hurd | MBA Student Ambassador

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