Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Augustana University to Offer MBA Degree Program

Building upon the quality education provided by the business department, Augustana University has added a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree to its graduate education portfolio. The new program follows an intensive study regarding regional and national employment data, as well as feedback received from the Sioux Falls business community and alumni.  

There will be two versions of the MBA program — a 4+1 option for current undergraduate Augustana University students and a two-year option for working professionals who have already earned a bachelor's degree.

AU's first 4+1 MBA class began in September 2020 and it will provide undergraduate students the ability to earn both their bachelor’s degree and an MBA in five years.

In the summer of 2021, a two-year program for working professionals will begin. It will be offered as a hybrid program – delivered both online and in the classroom. It will provide added convenience to working adults who want the flexibility of online courses while having a classroom experience with peers and faculty. The application for the two-year program will be open until May 1, 2021.

Unique to the MBA degree is a Leadership Academy where students will be aligned with mentors who are leaders in their respective fields. The intent is to provide an invaluable link between academic theories and on-the-job realities in order to build upon community-integrated learning to address public and business needs.

The MBA program joins the Master of Professional Accountancy and Master of Arts in Sports Administration and Leadership in Augustana’s growing graduate business program, plus four other master’s degree programs at the university.
For questions regarding the program, contact the Graduate Education office.

Dr. Anissa Goehring, Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Director of MBA Program

Dr. Anissa Goehring has graduate degrees in project management, leadership, business administration and education. She is nearly complete in earning her Doctorate in Education, specializing in leadership in higher educationGoehring has had the privilege of creating an undergraduate degree in project management at Bellevue University. With a background in developing classes and programs, Goehring looks forward to launching the Augustana MBA degree program this fall, with its integration of a Leadership Academy, while seeking accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Goehring is very passionate about learning and loves to share that passion with students.

Contact Dr. Anissa Goehring by email at