Master of Business Administration

AUSB offers a high-powered, 16-month MBA program rooted in the belief that business can be successful and socially responsible. The low-residency design (once-a-month residencies in Santa Barbara + online learning) features full-time or part-time scheduling. With a focus on innovation and strategic leadership, we aim to create a new class of business leaders who combine performance and social well-being.

Our 5 Pillars of Excellence

You will enter a rigorous, intimate, and collaborative graduate learning environment that integrates:

  • Holistic personal and professional development
  • Innovative problem solving and executive management techniques
  • Globalization and cross-cultural relationship training
  • High-power digital brand development and marketing communications
  • Social and environmental responsibility that empowers positive change

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MBA Format: Two Hybrid Designs

Within the 36-unit program, you have two track options, which allow for flexibility and distance learning without sacrificing important mentorship and experiential learning components. Because the strategic leadership model applies to all business sectors (non-profit or corporate), everyone in your cohort completes the same coursework, regardless of career focus.

MBA Focal Points

Antioch University Santa Barbara


Learn how to do business while doing good. Students in the MBA Program gain the knowledge and tools to create a highly ethical social enterprise or corporate culture that prioritizes community needs, advances social responsibility, promotes environmental stewardship, and values civic engagement.

Antioch University Santa Barbara

Corporate/Non-Profit Management

In today’s increasingly complex and changing environment, corporations and non-profit organizations contain sophisticated operations — from finances to marketing to stakeholders (including board members, donors, volunteers, and service recipients). This program provides the skills to manage both corporations and non-profit organizations effectively and efficiently.

Antioch University Santa Barbara


MBA students gain theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in applying strategic leadership methods to motivate others while achieving strategic goals in a wide range of environments. Our goal is to build a strong, united community of strategic leaders who can successfully meet the challenges of the future.

Competitive Price

AUSB’s MBA has an impressive 16 month time-to-degree, as well as scholarships and financial aid that make pursuing your MBA an affordable option.

Engaging Curriculum

The courses you take over 4 semesters address current-day issues and progressively challenge you to apply methods and skills within your own professional endeavors.

Real-World Preparation

From a Friday Night Workshop series to the Integrative Strategy Project, applied learning and networking opportunities prepare you to change the world of business upon graduation.

 “For my Integrative Strategy Project, I developed a formal corporate social responsibility program for my company.” 

– Elizabeth Henry, CFO, CMC Rescue AUSB MBA Program, Class of 2015

MBA Program Enrollment Metrics


Two-year graduation rate


Retention rate (1 year) based on 2014-15 cohort

Includes both full-time and part-time students. Graduate rate - % of cohort who entered in 2014 and graduated by June 30, 2015.