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Terry College of Business – University of Georgia - Executive MBA

University of Georgia Executive MBA Program Structure

The University of Georgia Executive MBA program at the Terry College of Business is an 18-month program that offers mid-to-senior-level managers an opportunity to develop their leadership and international business skills as well as expanding their network of contacts over the course of 10 comprehensive modules. The program is broken down into weekend interaction sessions, distance learning and residency weeks.


The University of Georgia Executive MBA program consists of 48 credit hours (16 courses) taken over an 18-month period. The program is broken up in two week-long residencies at UGA’s Athens campus, 21 weekend sessions at the Atlanta campus and a 12-day international residency. Courses are delivered by a combination of in-class instruction and distance learning avenues. The EMBA focuses on strategic thinking and management skills to further one’s career.

Students participate in a cohort model and are personally assigned a professional executive mentor.

Executive MBA Rankings

• The Economist: 28

Class Profile

The typical University of Georgia Executive MBA class is approximately 76 percent male and 24 percent female. On average, students are 41-years old when they begin the program and have 17 years of professional experience. The current average experience of students with management is eight years. The average undergraduate GPA of Executive MBA students is 3.13.

Career Statistics

The average starting salary of Terry EMBA grads is currently $104,464.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The University of Georgia Executive MBA total degree tuition cost is $77,000 for both Georgia and non-Georgia residents. The cost of the program includes University of Georgia tuition and fees, books and course materials, executive coaching, leadership assessments, career management consulting and graduation apparel.

If the student’s company contributes to the cost of the EMBA program, UGA will bill the student’s company directly or provide tuition receipts or grade letters for company reimbursement.
Students in the executive MBA program can use services offered at the Office of Student Financial Aid to help capitalize on federal and/or private student loan programs.

The executive MBA program offers a limited number of scholarships for select candidates. The awards offered and requirements change each year.


To apply to the University of Georgia Executive MBA, applicants must have a minimum of five years of work experience, a résumé showing the amount of responsibility and management experience the applicant has, two letters of recommendation delivered online, official transcripts from any institution attended for college credit, a personal essay of 500-750 words, GMAT or GRE scores and TOEFL or IELTS scores for any non-native English speaker. A nonrefundable application fee of $100 is required.

GMAT/GRE scores may be waived for select candidates.

Applications for admission to the Executive MBA are on a rolling admissions basis. Currently accepting applications for the class entering Fall (September) 2022. The formal application deadline is June 30, 2022, though it is recommended that you apply early (April 1, 2022) to effectively compete for admission and program scholarship opportunities. Will continue to accept and review applications until the class is full.

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