Students are encouraged to explore independent thinking and leadership potential through various clubs, initiatives, and events.
Learning is not strictly a classroom activity at Georgia Tech. The school's 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, including:
- Experiential Learning
- Special Features and Learning Centers
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.
Information Technology Practicum
This course bridges the gap between practical and theoretical knowledge, giving students the opportunity to apply their classroom learning to a real-world IT project. Throughout the semester, students meet regularly with sponsoring corporations to make presentations on their progress. Participating organizations have included Coca-Cola, SecureWorks,
Southern Company and InterContinental Hotels Group.
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.
Pro Bono Consulting
Georgia Tech's Pro Bono Consulting class helps not-profit organizations based in Atlanta resolve key strategic challenges. Since its inception, participants have 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.
Board Fellows Program
Organized by the College’s Net Impact chapter, the Board Fellows Program prepares MBAs for future roles on a board of directors. Students will serve as non-voting members on Atlanta-area non-profit boards. As a fellow, you’ll develop awareness of board roles and functions while providing business skills, new insights, and innovative perspectives to non-profit organizations.
The Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER®) program is a unique educational collaboration between Georgia Tech and Emory Law School that prepares MBA, science, engineering, and law students for the challenges of commercializing new technologies. TI:GER participants, who form teams around the research interests of PhD students, take three core courses together and meet regularly to work on other assignments to solve the problems of bringing products to market.
Started in 2002, TI:GER has already won a number of honors, including 2009 recognition for Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers.
Admitted students interested in TI:GER must complete a separate application. Contact the MBA Admissions Office at 404.894.8722 or email us to request an application.
Register now to attend a Webinar to learn about enhancing your MBA experience with TI:GER.
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.
Case competitions offer students the ability to apply their studies to solve real business problems in team-based environments. Georgia Tech MBA students have the opportunity to participate in global supply chain, international business, operations, marketing, sustainable development, National Association of Women MBAs, and other case competitions.
Real Estate Practicum
Designed to give MBAs experience working on real-life real estate
solutions for Fortune 50 companies, students are actively involved in a
Corporate Real Estate Innovation Council. They will function as the
research arm of the Council and explore the workplace of the future, how
the built environment impacts productivity, asset monetization, and the
impact emerging technologies will have on the built environment.
Students will present their research to the Innovation Council at
their quarterly meetings. Participation has led to internship
opportunities with service providers and corporate real estate
departments of major global companies.
Special Features and Learning Centers
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business offers many opportunities and learning centers that contribute to the MBA program, academic research, and your overall educational 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.
Financial Analysis Lab
Since 2002, the Financial Analysis Lab has published numerous financial reports and attracted hundreds of online subscribers for its unbiased stock market research studies. Often, the published reports are covered by major financial publications, including The Wall Street Journal, CFO, BusinessWeek, and Forbes.
Subscribers include such money management firms as Fidelity Investments and Morgan Stanley, hedge funds, commercial banks, and financial journalists. Students also find the Lab's work to be a valuable educational resource.
Wall Street intersects with Technology Square, where the 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.
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.
What's the typical academic background of students in your program?
There is none. We have a wide variety of students with different academic and professional backgrounds.
Can I complete the MBA program on a part-time basis?
Yes, with our Evening MBA program you can complete your degree through a part-time flexible format.
What support do you offer for job searches and career development?
The Jones MBA Career Center is a state-of-the-art facility that offers exemplary career resources and one-on-one career advisement for MBA students.