Invest in Your Future

Our Manderson MBA is built on high quality and affordability that you will value. It pays for itself within 3.9 years according to Forbes’ 2019 return on investment ranking. Learn more about tuition and fees and financial aid and see our application process for a highly competitive scholarship and assistantship opportunities.

Investment Structure:

The tuition breakdown listed below is based on university tuition rates and is expected to increase each year. For the most current rates, see University Tuition Rates. The MBA Reservation fee is due upon admission. It is non-refundable, covers your seat reservation, LAUNCH, and administrative costs, and is not a deposit towards tuition. It is also not included in the cost/credit hour calculation. Tuition payment is due prior to the start of each semester.

Per the university rates, tuition is $5,390.00 per semester for in-state students and $15,125 per semester for out-of-state students.  For the traditional MBA program, there are typically 2 semesters per year x 2 years for a total of 4 semesters (fall, spring, fall, spring).  The STEM/CREATE path to the MBA program is also 4 semesters (summer, summer, fall, spring).

Projected Budget Resident (in-state) Non-resident
MBA Reservation Fee (non refundable) $1,000 $1,000
1st Year Tuition $10,780 $30,250
2nd Year Tuition $10,780 $30,250
Total Two-Year Estimate $22,560 $60,500

Other Estimated Costs to Consider

  • Required Graduate Course Fees:  $250 per course.
  • Book, supplies (~ $1,000 per Year), business school technology fees, parking.
  • Housing: Visit UA’s Housing Site for on campus options designed for graduate students, or for off campus options guide, click here.
  • For additional tuition questions, please contact Ashley Coker, MBA program assistant, hacoker@culverhouse.ua.edu.

Explanation of Fees

  • MBA Reservation Fee: This required fee, sometimes called a “seating fee,” is paid when accepting your place in the MBA class. It covers the reservation of your seat, as well as various Launch (orientation) and administrative costs. It is not a deposit towards tuition and is not refundable. Scholarships typically do not cover this fee.
  • Graduate Course Fees: $250.00/course (ten courses in first year, nine or more in second year).
  • Business School Technology Fees: $11/credit hour (30 credit hours in first year, 27 or more in second year).

Full-time enrollment for graduate students is 9–15 hours per regular semester. An overload fee is assessed for each credit hour in excess of the full-time tuition schedule.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

All candidates for admissions are evaluated for available scholarship awards, with award decisions being made after admission has been determined. See Admissions page for details. For students who receive merit scholarships, we award them annually per academic year rather than by semester. In addition, a student’s scholarship is subject to a one-time renewal for another year based on their adherence to the MBA Code of Conduct while also maintaining a 3.2 graduate school GPA.

Visit any of the following websites to find out more about the financial aid available to students seeking graduate degrees:

If you have any questions or would like to meet directly with the admissions director, email evoorhees@cba.ua.edu or schedule an appointment.

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