Learning is not strictly a classroom activity at Georgia Tech. Our strong connections to global, non-profit and start-up companies will broaden your scope of learning and strengthen your resume. Throughout the MBA program, you'll have numerous opportunities to hone leadership skills and acquire hands-on experience
Broadening the scope of student learning
Information Technology Practicum
Students work on information technology management projects at participating organizations. They identify the key issues in a technology management problem, understand the role of the IT organization within a corporate setting, and apply what they learned in the Information Technology Management core class to contemporary information technology management projects. Participating organizations have included Coca-Cola, SecureWorks,
Southern Company and InterContinental Hotels Group.
International Practicum (Global Consultancy Project)
This semester-long elective course is designed to give students both industry and international consulting experience. Students are assigned projects for international companies at the start of the course. During spring break, students travel overseas to meet with these companies. Previous classes have visited Costa Rica, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, and Singapore. The countries vary from year to year.
Six Sigma Certification
Learn the tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma employed by leading companies such as General Electric, Rock Tenn, NAPA, Goldkist, and many others to improve the bottom line.
This course provides an overview of Lean Six Sigma, and you will apply its methodology and statistical analysis to a company project. Recent participating companies have included AT&T, State Farm, and The Coca-Cola Company.
Certification at the Green Belt level is offered as part of the course and is valued at more than $5,000 in industry. This course allows students to add practical work experience with client companies to their resume.
Wall Street intersects with Technology Square, where the Scheller College of Business's high-tech, $1 million trading floor prepares students for careers in investment banking and financial services. Featuring dual-display computers as well as electronic stock information, the 2,000-square-foot trading floor is equipped to train students to use the financial analysis and electronic trading tools used by professional brokerage firms.
Building leadership and entrepreneural skills
Graduate Evening Management Students
As a Georgia Tech MBA student, you're automatically a lifetime member of Graduate Evening Management Students (GEMS). GEMS aims to foster student involvement, leadership roles and interaction in the Evening MBA program. Through networking opportunities, professional clubs, and social events, GEMS offers a variety of avenues for you to be involved with fellow MBA students, alumni, College faculty and administrators, and the business community.
Georgia Tech's Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship
The Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE), housed in the College of Business, helps students develop leadership, initiative, influence, and other "soft" skills. ILE also builds into the MBA curriculum such topics as value-based leadership, social entrepreneurship, and global leadership for change and uncertainty.
Business Plan Competition
Started in 2001, the Business Plan Competition is a great way to participate in the venture creation process. Competition season kicks off in the fall with a series of workshops to help participants establish their teams, refine their venture ideas, and develop their business plans. This preparation improves contestants’ chances in the final round competition held in February. In 2010, a team of Evening MBA students won the Most Commercializable Award, worth $35,000 in legal, financial, and other services.
Pro Bono Consulting
Georgia Tech's Pro Bono Consulting Program helps not-profit organizations based in Atlanta resolve key strategic challenges. Since its inception, the program has worked with such clients as the American Cancer Society, Art of Living, MedShare International, and The Sullivan Center. As a participant, you'll have an opportunity to apply classroom theory and gain consulting experience.
IMPACT Speaker Series
The IMPACT Speaker Series brings a heavy-hitting lineup of notable business executives, high-tech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and intellectual leaders to the College. The series is a popular learning and networking opportunity for Georgia Tech students, alumni, and members of the Atlanta business community.
What's the typical student profile of your Evening MBA program?
The program draws a diverse mix of working professionals from a wide variety of academic backgrounds. Average work experience is six years.
When are classes offered?
Classes are offered year-round, Monday through Thursday evenings beginning at
6 p.m. and meet once per week.
What are the benefits of the Georgia Tech Evening MBA over other local schools?
Among many benefits is a curriculum that's the same as the nationally ranked Full-time MBA program, international reputation, career services, flexible course scheduling and classes held on main campus.
How long is the program?
That's up to you. Choose the number of courses based on your schedule. Typically our student earn their degrees in two to three years.