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Terry College of Business – University of Georgia

University of Georgia Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The University of Georgia full-time MBA program at the Terry College of Business is a two-year program. The program begins with an orientation/pre-term that lasts one week in August. Small classes are taught by highly qualified professors and focus on relevant topics and group projects that prepare students for current day business problems.


The University of Georgia full-time MBA program encompasses 61 credits over a two-year period. Students are broken down into small class sizes where they will focus on learning the basics of business as well as how to work with and manage a team. The program offers concentrations in nine areas: business analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, operations management, human resource management, healthcare management, real estate and risk management. These concentrations enable students to develop expertise in specific areas of business.

The full-time MBA program covers fundamental business topics such as accounting, finance, marketing, business microeconomics and macroeconomics, statistics, operations, management information systems, strategy, organizational behavior and legal issues in business. Students must spend part of their final year participating in community service and have the opportunity of participating in an international residency.

Class Profile

The typical University of Georgia full-time MBA class is approximately 71 percent male and 29 percent female. Seventy-three percent of matriculated students are U.S. citizens, while 27% identify as international. On average, students are 28 years old when they begin the program and have 4.25 years of professional experience. The average GMAT and GPA earned by full-time students are 647 and 3.3, respectively. The average GRE is 314. Admitted international students usually score above 105 on the TOEFL.


Terry College of Business offers students access to the MBA Career Management Center. This tool enables students, employers and alumni to connect and create relationships and business opportunities. The MBA Career Management Center offers networking events, information sessions, interviews, market trends, company tours, job postings, national recruiting fairs and student club events.

Ninety-four percent of University of Georgia full-time MBA students receive a job offer within three months of graduating with an averaging starting salary near $91,200. All students in the program are expected to undertake internships while completing their degree.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The University of Georgia full-time MBA degree tuition is $15,670 per year, including student fees, for residents of Georgia. For non-residents, tuition for one year is $34,378, including student fees.

Terry College of Business awards approximately one-third of its students with graduate assistantships to help afford the cost of their programs. Students with assistantships have their tuitions reduced to $25 a semester, get 40 percent of their student health insurance premiums paid by UGS and receive a monthly stipend for working 13 hours per week in the Terry College of Business.
Terry awards students with scholarships as well. The Terry MBA Leadership Scholarship is given out during the spring semester, ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 annually, to a student who has shown promising leadership skills. Other scholarships are available as well.

Need-based financial assistance is offered to students. The UGA Office of Student Financial Aid helps students by outlining the application process and provides detailed FAQ to answer common questions.

Admissions Procedures

To apply to the full-time MBA program, applicants must complete the online application form, submit a one-page résumé, two professional references, unofficial copies of transcripts from any institution attended for college credit, self-reported GMAT or GRE scores, self-reported TOEFL or IELTS scores for any non-native English speaker, one required essay and an application fee of $100. Terry’s full-time MBA offers an application fee waiver for U.S. military personnel.

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