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How do I get to the Scheller College of Business?
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How do I get from the airport to the Scheller College?

Many visitors take MARTA (light rail) from the airport. There are two MARTA stations (North Avenue and Midtown) within blocks of the College and there are a variety of hotels and restuarants in the immediate vicinity.

There are many other options for traveling to and from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to Midtown Atlanta.

Are there hotels near campus?

Yes. There are many hotels to choose from near the College of Business and the Georgia Tech campus. Here are several options:(ask for Georgia Tech rates)

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center (across the street from Scheller College of Business)
800 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Reservations: 404-347-9440; 800-706-2899

This full service hotel located on the Georgia Tech campus, offers restaurant, bar and room service seven days a week as well as numerous restaurant options just steps away. The hotel also features free wireless internet,  fitness center (including indoor pool) and FREE transportation on the Tech Trolley that stops right in front of the hotel. Remember to take your picture with the Ramblin Wreck on display in the lobby!

Ask for the Georgia Tech rate!

Many of the hotels listed below also offer Georgia Tech rates. Be sure to ask!

Georgian Terrace (.5 miles from Scheller College of Business)
659 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-897-1991

Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites (0.5 miles from Scheller College of Business)
97 10th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-524-4006

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown (.5 miles from Scheller College of Business)
683 Peachtree Street. NE Atlanta, GA 30308
404-874-9200

Regency Suites Hotel (.3 miles from the Scheller College of Business)
975 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
800-642-3629

Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown (.1 mile walk from Scheller College of Business)
866 West Peachtree Street NW Atlanta, GA 30308
678-412-2400

Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown / Historic (.5 miles from Scheller College of Business)
1041 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-872-8885


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Program Information
What is the Georgia Tech Executive MBA format?

The Executive MBA format is designed for working professionals with a minimum of 5 years career experience. You do not have to be at an executive level to participate in the EMBA program. Our Executive MBA Program students average 13 years of work experience and are seeking a MBA that specifically focuses on the knowledge and skill sets they need to advance their careers or move into new career paths.

The Executive MBA format also offers a more enhanced level of service than most MBA programs. Every Georgia Tech EMBA student is assigned a Program Manager who will assist them throughout their time in the EMBA program. Program Managers register students for classes, purchase their books and course materials for them, order their iPads, coordinate class weekend meals, and provide a level of service that Executive MBA program students need as they balance demanding work, school and personal schedules.

EMBA students move through the program as a cohort, beginning the 17-month program with a week-long residency held at Georgia Tech and then attending classes on select Friday evening (5:30 PM - 9:30 PM) and Saturday (8:30 AM - 5:30 PM) for the duration of the program in a general every-other-weekend format, although some months may vary due to holidays or work load. There are no Sunday classes. There is an additional on-campus week-long residency in December of the first semester, and an international residency.

What is the difference between Executive, Evening, and Full-time MBAs?

Executive, Evening, and Full-time refer to the format of the classes/program, not to the MBA degree itself. It is important to note that students who enroll in the Executive MBA Program earn MBA degrees, not “Executive MBA” degrees. Upon completion of the Executive MBA program, students are awarded either an “MBA - Global Business” degree or an “MBA - Management of Technology” degree, depending on which degree specialty they select.

Georgia Tech Executive MBA program is a 17-month MBA program with classes held on selected Friday evenings and Saturdays, generally in an every-other-weekend format. There are no Sunday classes.

Further comparative information on the different Georgia Tech MBA programs are:

What are the differences between the EMBA Global Business and Management of Technology programs?

Both programs share a core MBA curriculum that all EMBA students, regardless of program specialty, must complete. The Global Business Program has a special emphasis on the managerial challenges associated with the global business environment, while the Management of Technology Program has an emphasis on the managerial challenges associated with innovation and technology.

The Executive MBA Global Business program teaches you to think strategically and contribute to companies that work across borders and around the world. After the MBA core, Global Business  transitions to a specialized curriculum focusing on the dynamics of global competition and strategies for building a global competitive advantage. Learn more about the Global Business curriculum.

The Global Strategy Project is the program's capstone experience – where you and your capstone team will work with a company to address an actual issue on a global scale. You’ll identify opportunities and make recommendations of how to implement strategies internationally, from product and pricing to procurement, logistics, and management. Learn more about the Global Business Program and the Global Strategy Project.

Our Executive MBA Management of Technology program teaches you to forecast and embrace emerging technologies, all while managing innovation and organizational change. Learn more about the Management of Technology curriculum.

The New Product and Service Launch Project is the program's  capstone project. As a member of a select  team, you’ll choose an emerging technology and complete a full business plan, demonstrating your understanding of how to take a technology-driven product or service to market. This powerful integrative experience for the EMBA-MOT Program concludes with a juried business plan competition. Learn more about the Management of Technology Program and the New Product and Service Launch Project.

Where are Executive MBA classes held?

Classes are held in the state-of-the art Huang Executive Education Center in the Scheller College of Business, located at the corner of West Peachtree Street and Fifth Street in Technology Square.

What is the profile of a typical student?

Qualified candidates have several years of professional work experience (a minimum of five years is required) with a history of professional advancement and leadership. Students' personal and professional backgrounds vary, bringing diversity to the classroom experience.

Do you have to live or work in Atlanta to participate in either EMBA program?

No. Though many students reside in Georgia, some students commute from other states. Travel expenses and accommodations for the domestic residencies and classes are not included in the cost of the program, but we will gladly provide you with a list of local lodging options.

How big is the class?

Each degree program has approximately 50 students per cohort, for a total of approximately 100 students per admission year.

What happens during the international residency?

Students visit businesses and educational institutions in established and emerging economies during the international residency.  You’ll examine the cultural, legal, and economic aspects of each location you visit, gaining deeper, firsthand knowledge of international business practices and cultures. Ultimately, you’ll gain an understanding of the country’s economy and how to effectively conduct business there.

Learn more about the Global Business Program’s international residency.

Learn more about the Management of Technology Program’s international residency.

What will my diploma say?

Depending on which of our two degrees you pursue, you will receive one of the following:

  • Master of Business Administration – Global Business
  • Master of Business Administration in Management of Technology
How many hours do students spend on work outside of class?

On average, students spend between 10 and 20 hours per week on assignments outside of class. This number will vary based on how familiar you are with the courses taught in a given semester.

Is the program offered online?

No.

When does the program begin?

The next class begins August 2014 and graduates in December 2015. If you are interested in applying for the Class of 2015, please contact us at 404.385.2254 or via email at  to learn more.

Will I have access to Georgia Tech resources?

Yes, you will have access to all student resources. One of the key differentiators of our program is the fact you experience your program on a diverse and complete college campus. Whether it is the library resources, the recreation center, or cheering for Division I-A sports teams, you are a full member of the Georgia Tech campus community.

Do I need a laptop computer?

You will be provided an iPad but we suggest that you also have a computer to augment your technical capabilities.  Specific parameters are provided upon acceptance to the program. 

How big is the alumni network?

The EMBA Program alumni network is more than 900 strong. The Georgia Tech and College of Business networks have thousands of loyal participants.

Can I attend a class session to experience the program firsthand?

We will be happy  to schedule a class visit for you to one of our EMBA classes. We request that you first attend one of our EMBA Info Sessions (you may register online on this site) or submit your current resume for review to us at  . Upon completion of either of these requests, we will contact you to arrange a class visit that meets your schedule.

Admissions
What are the admission requirements?
  • At least five years of professional experience
  • Online application (including a $50 application fee)
  • Academic transcripts from all colleges previously attended
  • A complete and current resume
  • Two professional letters of recommendation (including your immediate supervisor)
  • Admissions interview (can be scheduled at any time during the application process)
  • Official GMAT score (if required). GMAT waivers will be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the EMBA admissions office for details.
  • Official TOEFL score (if required)
How do I apply?

Application materials are available online. The first step is to read through the "Application Process" section of this Website. We prefer to conduct a one-on-one personal interview with you to review your resume and goals prior to your actual application to the program.

Please contact us at 404.385.2254 to schedule a pre-admission interview or to ask for further details.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline for the class beginning in August 2014 is June 30, 2014; the priority deadline is April 1, 2014. Applications will be reviewed based on space availability. Please contact us at 404.385.2254 or via email at EMBA@gatech.edu to learn more.

How much does the program cost and what does tuition cover?

The program fee for the class starting in August 2014 is $79,000. This includes all books, classroom materials, and an iPad; access to campus resources; on-ground costs for the international residency; on-campus parking across from the College of Business; career coaching, career development programs, and lifetime career coaching for alumni; food and refreshments during scheduled class times; and admission to guest speaker events, symposia, and lectures.

Is my company required to sponsor me during the program

Your company is not required to sponsor you financially or submit a letter of company support for your enrollment , but we suggest you discuss the time commitment required for the program and your goals for the program with your employer as a way of positioning yourself for future opportunities within your company, if your goal is advancement within your organization. 

Is there financial aid available?
Yes. There are numerous financial aid options for which you may be eligible. To learn more, please contact our office at 404.385.2254 or via email at .
Do I have to take the GMAT?

The GMAT requirement may be waived based on a review of your academic profile and work experience. Please contact us at 404.385.2254 or via email at EMBA@gatech.edu for a pre-application GMAT assessment.

Does my work experience need to be as a manager?

Your work experience should be in a professional setting, but you do not need to have managed people to apply to the Georgia Tech Executive MBA Program.

Do I need to have an undergraduate degree?

Yes. You must have the equivalent of a four-year degree from an accredited institution to apply to the Executive MBA Program. For international students, international transcript evaluations are not accepted from WES.

How many people typically apply to one of your Executive MBA Programs?

We typically receive approximately 80 applications per degree program, and accept a class of 50 students per degree. We prescreen applicants for the Executive MBA Program, so unqualified students typically remove themselves from the process and do not officially apply to the program.

Of those who apply, how many are accepted?

Because of our heavy prescreening process during which we encourage unqualified prospects not to apply to the program, there is approximately an 80% acceptance rate.

Will I be interviewed?

Yes, each applicant must conduct an admissions interview as part of the application process.

When will I know if I have been accepted?

The admissions process typically takes two to four weeks after we have received your completed application and have conducted your admissions interview.

Whom may I contact if I have more questions?
Please contact the Executive MBA Program Admissions team at 404.385.2254 or via email at EMBA@gatech.edu to learn more.