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Thank you for your interest in the Scheller College of Business. We have complied a list of frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). FAQs are also accessible from each program area. After reading over this information, please contact us with your questions.

General Information

Directions, Parking and Accommodations
How do I get to the Scheller College of Business?
View detailed directions and parking.
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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Donor FAQs
How do I include Georgia Tech as a beneficiary within my estate provision?

Please contact any development officer to learn more about making a gift through an estate provision.

Does my company have a matching gift policy?

Many companies match the gifts of their current or retired employees.  Your company’s human resources department can provide details on its policies and can provide a matching gift form to include with the gift to mail to the Georgia Tech Foundation.  Please visit the Georgia Tech matching gift website to see if your company has a matching gift policy www.matchinggifts.com/gatech/

Can I receive a tax deduction for my gift?

Different deductions are associated with different gifts.  Factors influencing tax deductions include the assets you are giving Georgia Tech and when a specific asset is given.  In general, for outright gifts to Tech, you will receive an income-tax charitable deduction.

How do I participate in Georgia Tech’s Annual Roll Call?

For additional information on annual giving to Georgia Tech or to make an online donation to Roll Call, please visit gtalumni.org/pages/rollcall

More questions?

Please contact a member of our development team to learn more about ways to give to the Scheller College of Business. 

For more extensive resources about making gifts in support of Georgia Tech, including the Scheller College of Business, please visit http://www.development.gatech.edu/introduction

Evening MBA

Admissions
How are applications to the Evening MBA program evaluated?

Applications to the MBA program are evaluated on a rolling basis. Considered in the admission decision are undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) academic performance, GMAT or GRE scores, TOEFL scores for international applicants, work experience, essays, interviews, letters of recommendation, and other documentation supporting the application. Applications are reviewed individually and are also compared to the students currently enrolled in the program (see class profile below) and to the current group of applicants.

The admissions committee evaluates several factors to make a decision. The first concerns the potential for academic success in the MBA program. In this phase, past academic work, GMAT or GRE scores, and TOEFL scores (if applicable) are evaluated. In the second phase, the committee looks for leadership potential indicators — contributions to the MBA program, both inside and outside the classroom, and career fit. Work experience, essays, letters of recommendation, and interviews are weighed heavily in this phase of the process.

What makes an application stand out among others?

There is no point system or secret formula; however, the school doesn't compromise quality. Students must demonstrate work experience, leadership, maturity, community activity, intellectual capacity, and competitive academic credentials (GRE or GMAT score and GPA). Strengths in one area may compensate for weaknesses in another area.

What is the admission profile for students enrolled in the Evening MBA Program?
Admission Statistics (as of Fall 2013):
  Total Enrollment 376 Students  
  Average GMAT Score 608  
  Middle 80% GMAT Score Range 530–690  
Average GRE Score (Q/V) 154/157
  Average Work Experience 6 years  
  Average Undergraduate GPA 3.2  

For more information on student demographics, visit the Student Profile page.

Is work experience required to be accepted in the program?

While we do not require work experience, we strongly recommend at least two to three years of professional work experience. Students enrolled in our program average approximately six years of work experience. In addition to their strong contributions they make to the classroom, students with substantial professional work experience find the MBA more enriching, professionally and personally.

If you do not have two to three years of professional work experience, discuss the contributions you can make to the program in your essays, based on internship experiences or leadership activities in your undergraduate program.

I have not taken any undergraduate courses in business. Will that affect my chances of admission?

No, this will not affect your admission and you will not be at a disadvantage in classes. More than 60% of our MBA students hold non-business undergraduate degrees. The admissions committee strives to admit students from a wide range of undergraduate and professional backgrounds.

Are there any education prerequisites to the MBA program?

Yes, a bachelor's degree. We welcome applicants with accredited bachelor's degrees from all academic backgrounds.

Are applicants to the Evening MBA program required to interview?

Yes. Applicants are required to interview; however, interviews are scheduled on an invitation-only basis. Once a preliminary review of your application is completed, an admissions representative will contact you to arrange an interview.

What do I bring to my admissions interview?

Treat your admissions interview like an employment interview. Dress professionally and come prepared; bring your resume and do your research in advance.

When and how will I receive an admissions decision?

You will receive an admissions decision approximately 4-6 weeks after your application is complete. All applicants are notified by mail; however, if you would like to have the decision emailed to you, you may make a request and the decision will be emailed to the address listed on your application. Admission decisions cannot be given over the phone.

Am I eligible for admission to your program if I have an MBA from another institution?

If you have an MBA from an institution outside the U.S., you may be eligible for admission. If you have an MBA from another institution inside the U.S., you are ineligible to qualify for admission to our MBA program.

Application Process
What are the application requirements and deadlines for the Evening MBA program?

Applications to the Evening MBA program are accepted for both the fall and spring semesters. Applying by the priority deadline guarantees a decision for your preferred term and first consideration for fellowships.

Fall Priority Deadlines:
Application and academic transcripts May 1  
GMAT or GRE scores, three letters of recommendation and TOEFL score if applicable June 1  
Spring Priority Deadlines:
Application and academic transcripts September 1  
GMAT or GRE scores, three letters of recommendation and TOEFL score if applicable October 1  

Visit the Apply page for a complete list of upcoming Evening MBA deadlines, updates and more details on application requirements.

How can I apply?

Submit the online application. The online application enables you to create a username and password to save your work and return at a later time to complete. Follow the instructions for the Georgia Tech graduate application process.

What materials must be received before the application is considered complete and can be evaluated?

For a preliminary evaluation, the application and unofficial GMAT or GRE scores are required. However, applicants cannot be admitted until all application documents are received, including the application, official GMAT or GRE scores, academic transcripts, essays, letters of recommendation, and official TOEFL scores (if applicable).

What are the application essays?
There are two required essays and one optional essay.
1. Respond to one of the topics below (Required):
A.) Describe a risk that you have taken and discuss its impact on your life.
OR
B.) If you could trade places with someone for one day, who would it be and why?

There is no right answer. We want you to be yourself, creative, and thoughtful in your response.

2. Why an MBA and why Georgia Tech? (Required)
Describe how your experiences, both professional and personal, have led you to the decision to pursue an MBA at Georgia Tech. Discuss your short- and long-term career goals and how Georgia Tech is best suited to help you achieve your goals.

3. Optional Essay
The Admissions Committee believes that the required essays address issues that help us learn about you and understand your candidacy for the MBA program; however, you may provide us with any additional information pertinent to your admission that has not been previously covered in the rest of the application. Feel free to discuss any unique aspects of your candidacy or any perceived weaknesses.

Please note that there is a 4,000 character maximum (including spaces) for each essay, so please be sure to keep that in mind should you choose to work on the essays in advance.

What should I do if I can't submit all application materials by the deadline?

Contact us online or call us at 404.894.8722.

I am scheduled to take the GMAT, GRE, or TOEFL exam(s) right before the application deadline, so I won't have my official scores in time. What should I do?

Test scores are due one month after the application deadline, so you have some additional time to submit scores. However, you can or fax a copy to 404.894.4199 of your unofficial scores to the MBA admissions office. An admissions decision cannot be made until the official scores are received.

I want to send my official GMAT scores to Georgia Tech for the Evening MBA program, what is the institute code?

The GMAT institute code for the Evening MBA program is: HWK-54-44.

I want to send my official GRE scores to Georgia Tech for the Evening MBA program, what is the institute code?

The GRE institute code for the Evening MBA program is: 5248.

Is it possible to waive the GMAT or GRE?

No, it's not possible to waive the GMAT or GRE for admission to the MBA program. A valid GMAT or GRE score is required of all applicants to the Full-time and Evening MBA programs regardless of academic or professional background. No exceptions are made to this policy. The GMAT or GRE must be taken within five years of our receipt of your application. If your score is older than five years, you must retake the test.

How can I check the status of my application?

You can check on the status of your admission online at: Georgia Tech Graduate Studies Website.

If you still have questions or concerns after checking your status online, contact us. Please note, we typically receive your official GMAT or GRE scores in about a week, but scores take additional time to post on the online application status check.

If I am a permanent resident, is the application process different?

If you're a permanent resident of the United States, you must include a copy of your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), both front and back, with your application. The remaining application process is the same as for U.S. citizens. Permanent residents are exempt from the TOEFL and are not required to submit financial documents.

Career Development
What are the opportunities for Evening MBA students in the MBA Career Services Office?

The Jones MBA Career Center offeres a variety of services to help you position your skills for promotion within your current organization or to start a career with a new employer. Services include career coaching, on-and off-campus recruiting, and career development workshops. Vist the Evening MBA Career Development page for a list of resources and recruiting companies.

Curriculum
How many credit hours are required to earn and MBA at Georgia Tech?

54 credit hours are required to earn an MBA at Georgia Tech for the Evening MBA and Full-time MBA programs. Typically, students will take 14 core courses (30 credit hours) and choose eight electives (24 credit hours).

When do I have to declare a concentration?

One of the advantages of the Georgia Tech MBA program is the ability to customize concentrations. We believe that students know their career and personal goals better than we do, so we allow students to select electives they believe will help them to reach those goals. Therefore, students never officially declare a concentration area and are not required to take a specific set of courses to earn a concentration.

Will I be at a disadvantage in my MBA classes if I haven't takes any business courses previously?

No. Approximately 60% of the students enrolled in the Evening MBA program hold undergraduate degrees in disciplines other than business. While the MBA core courses move at a fast pace, they do not assume any prior business coursework.

Our curriculum is structured so that you will build a solid foundation in all the functional areas of business. The core course portion of the MBA curriculum is not abbreviated (unless you choose to and are eligible to waive a course). Core courses will fully prepare you to get the most out of your electives and provide knowledge you'll reference throughout your career.

My undergraduate degree is in Business Administration. Is it possible to waive any of the MBA coursework based on past academic coursework?

Some core courses can be waived based on undergraduate coursework. Keep in mind that, while you may have completed business courses at the undergraduate level, the graduate versions of those courses are more rigorous and application-based.

If you waive a course, you must replace the hours with an elective, so waiving courses does not shorten the length of your program. The criteria to waive core courses are determined by faculty.

Can I transfer courses into the Evening MBA program?

No, the Georgia Tech MBA program does not accept transfer credit. You may be able to waive some MBA core courses if you have completed equivalent coursework, but you would be required to replace those courses with electives.

Financial Information
What are the tuition and fees for the Evening MBA program?
Tuition & Fees (2014-2015 Academic Year)
Georgia resident tuition $1,045 per credit hour
Non-resident tuition¹ $1,483 per credit hour
Mandatory Fees
Per semester
Less than 4 credit hours

$1,196
$460
Total estimated tuition and fees
Georgia resident
Non-resident¹
(Completing in two to three years)
$63,606–$67,194
$87,258–$90,846

¹International and domestic candidates that have relocated to the state of Georgia for purposes of full-time employment, as well as their spouses, may qualify for a waiver of the non-Georgia resident portion of tuition through the Economic Advantage Program.

Note: The 2014-2015 academic year includes the Fall 2014 and Spring/Summer 2015 semesters. Tuition and fees are subject to change after any academic term.

What are the requirements to be considered a Georgia resident for tuition purposes?

In a nutshell, you are considered a Georgia resident for tuition purposes if you have been a resident of Georgia for 12 consecutive months for a purpose other than attending school. For the official policy regarding residency classification, view the University System of Georgia policy.

Are there opportunities for financial aid or assistance?

Yes, including:

Fellowships
We award a limited number of fellowships to Evening MBA students. All Evening MBA admitted applicants will be considered. Applicants who apply by the priority deadline will receive first consideration. No additional application materials are required.

Education Loans
U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible for education loans. To learn more about graduate financial aid and loan programs, contact Georgia Tech's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid Website.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement
Contact your employer's human resources department for available tuition assistance programs and eligibility.

Economic Advantage Program
International and domestic candidates that have relocated to the state of Georgia for purposes of full-time employment, as well as their spouses, may qualify for a waiver of the non-Georgia resident portion of tuition through the Economic Advantage Program. For all international candidates on a valid work visa, you must also show that you have begun the process of seeking Permanent Residence in the United States.

After admission, complete the Economic Advantage Waiver Application and view more information on the Out-of-State Tuition Waivers page on the Georgia Tech Catalog.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program
Effective August 1, 2011, qualified U.S. veterans may be eligible to receive financial support for tuition, mandatory fees, books, and housing. Yellow Ribbon is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, and slots are limited. Visit the Office of the Registrar's Veteran's Services page for more information.

Additional information is available through the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Website, or you may contact us with questions.

International Applicants
Who is considered an international applicant?

Georgia Tech considers you an international applicant if you are neither a United States citizen nor a United States permanent resident, regardless of where in the world you live.

What is the admissions process for international applicants?

International applications are evaluated in the same manner as United States applicants. Non-United States citizens may need to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. Application processing may take longer due to the review of foreign academic transcripts and financial documents. We strongly encourage all international applicants to submit application materials early to expedite the admissions process.

Who is required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)?

Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and are from a country where English is not the sole official language of instuction, and have not successfully completed a year of college/university level study in the United States or another country where English is the sole official language must submit a valid TOEFL score.

Countries where English is the sole official language include Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), England, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Trinidad, Tobago, Uganda, and Wales.

Scores are valid for two years.

Find a testing center and register for the TOEFL test.

What is the minimum TOEFL score needed to be admitted?

The minimum TOEFL score is 100 on the Internet-Based Test (iBT) or 600 on the Paper-Based Test (PBT).

I want to send my official TOEFL score to Georgia Tech. What is your institute code and department code?
  • Institute code: 5248
  • Department code: 02
I have been living and working in the United States for several years. Am I still required to submit a TOEFL?

Unless you are a permanent resident of the United States, you are required to submit a TOEFL score.

What academic documents are required for application to the program?

The Office of Graduate Studies at Georgia Tech requires the following documents from international applicants:

  • Official Native Language Transcripts
  • Official English Translation of the Native Language Transcript
  • Official Native Language Degree Documents
  • Official English Translation of the Native Language Degree Document

For more information, visit the Office of Graduate Studies at Georgia Tech Website.

Does Georgia Tech accept evaluations of academic documents from private sources, such a Josef Silney or WES?

The Georgia Tech MBA Admissions Office does not accept any private evaluation of academic documents. Official transcripts and degree documents must be submitted at the time of application, and the Office at Graduates Studies at Georgia Tech will evaluate them.

What are the educational requirements for admission to the MBA program?

All applicants to the MBA program must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree to be considered for admission. A three-year degree is not equivalent to the U.S. bachelor's degree. Neither professional designations nor work experience will count toward the fourth year of study.

Program Information
Is this a heavily quantitative program?

The core curriculum of any MBA program tends to be quantitative in nature, which is why most MBA programs look for strong quantitative skills during the admissions process. The Georgia Tech program is no more quantitatively based than other MBA programs.



Because many students are interested in more quantitative and technical areas, such as operations management and information technology management, we are sometimes viewed as a quantitatively based program. However, students may customize the electives portion of the program toward their particular interests, which may or may not be quantitatively focused.

How do students with non-technical backgrounds perform?

Students from all academic and professional backgrounds that are innovative and hard working excel in our program and go on to develop very successful careers. Core courses expose students to all functional areas of business. Students also choose from a variety of electives in areas such as organizational behavior, marketing, strategic management, as well as more technical areas such as operations, information technology, and management of technology.

What's the typical student profile in the Evening MBA program?

There is none. Our students have a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds. More than half of the students come from non-engineering backgrounds, and more than 60% do not have business degrees.

View the Evening MBA student profile for more information.

Will I be at a disadvantage in my MBA classes if I haven't taken any business courses previously?

No. While the MBA core courses move at a fast pace, they do not assume previous business course work. Our curriculum is structured so that you will build a solid foundation in all the functional areas of business. The core course portion of the MBA curriculum is not abbreviated (unless you choose to and are eligible to waive a course). Core courses will fully prepare you to get the most out of your electives and provide knowledge you'll reference throughout your career.

Can I waive core courses because of my professional experience or because I have completed similiar courses?

Some core courses can be waived based on work experience or previous coursework. Keep in mind, if you completed business courses at the undergraduate level, the graduate versions of those courses are more rigorous and application-based.

If you waive a course, you must replace the hours with an elective, so waiving courses does not shorten the length of your program. The criteria to waive core courses are determined by faculty.

Do I have to declare a concentration?

Students do not declare a concentration area, but are able to customize their curriculum by choosing electives in one academic area or from multiple areas within the Scheller College of Business. Students who are undecided about a focus area find that completing the core courses helps them to identify their passion.

Is this the same program as the two-year, Full-time MBA program?

Yes. Evening MBA students earn the same degree and enjoy the same benefits as our Full-time MBA students, including the same academically-challenging curriculum, outstanding faculty, access to MBA Career Services, and social and networking opportunities.

Major differences are:

  • Students have the flexibility to complete their degree at their own pace.
    The Evening MBA program is not a lock-step/cohort-based program; you're not taking all your courses in a pre-set sequence with a specific group of classmates. You choose the number of courses to fit your schedule. 
  • Classes are available during the summer.
  • On-campus recruiting is for permanent job searches and not summer internships.
    Evening MBA students are able to participate in on-campus recruiting opportunities for permanent positions. Since Evening MBA students are typically working professionals, we do not offer access to on-campus recruiting for summer internships. However, if you choose to pursue an internship, career services is available to help with your self-search.
  • Enrollment is in the spring and fall.
    The Evening MBA program enrolls twice per year, and begins in the spring (January) and fall (August). Priority application deadlines are September 1 and May 1 respectively.
What will my transcript and diploma say?

Evening MBA students receive the same degree as our Full-time MBA students. The diploma and transcript say "Master of Business Administration."

Do I have to take courses in a predetermined sequence or can I schedule my classes on a flexible basis?

Enrollment in the program is on a flexible basis, meaning that you can take as few or as many courses each semester as your schedule permits.

How long will it take me to complete the program and earn my MBA?

This is up to you and depends on how many courses you choose to take each semester. Most students complete their degree in two or three years. You will have up to six years to complete the MBA degree.

View 2- and 3-year sample course plans.

When and where are classes offered?

Classes are offered Monday through Thursday evenings beginning at 6:00 PM. Each Evening MBA class meets one night per week. All classes are located in the Scheller College of Business building on the Georgia Tech campus in Midtown Atlanta.

Are Evening MBA students allowed to take classes during the day?

All of the Evening MBA core courses must be taken in the evening. However, to give all MBA students the full range of elective offerings, Evening MBA students may take electives during the day if their work schedule permits.

Can Evening MBA students automatically "switch" into the two-year Full-time MBA program?

You can't automatically "switch" from the Evening MBA to the Full-time MBA. However, students that have completed 12 or less credit hours can apply for admission. Consideration is limited to students with 12 or less credit hours because the Full-time MBA is a lock-step/cohort-based program. Full-time MBAs take all core courses together and in a pre-set sequence.

The Full-time MBA program begins only in the fall. Admission is more competitive because the program is limited to 75 students per year. Candidates will be considered with the current pool of applicants and must submit materials by the Full-time MBA application deadlines.

Is the Georgia Tech Evening MBA ranked?

Yes, the Georgia Tech Evening MBA program is ranked 20th among top part-time programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report (March 2014).

The rankings are a good place to start your research on business schools. However, your final decision about where to enroll should have more to do with personal and professional "fit" than rankings.

What are the benefits of the Georgia Tech Evening MBA over other local schools?

The benefits of Georgia Tech's Evening MBA program are many, but some of the highlights include:

  • Learning from the same comprehensive Full-time MBA curriculum without interrupting your career
  • Flexibility to choose the number of courses to fit your schedule and complete your degree at your own pace
  • Earning a degree recognized worldwide, and a top-ranked MBA from an internationally respected university
  • Access to an experienced Career Services team to help you develop and implement a strategy to promote or transition your career
  • Classes held on main campus, offering you numerous educational, professional, and social opportunities
How do I learn more?

Current students know there is really no substitute for visiting the campus in-person. Once you have narrowed your list of potential MBA programs, it's important to schedule a campus visit, if possible. Each program has its own distinct personality. While it's important to select programs that will help you in achieving your career goals, the emotional part of your decision is also significant. Visit a class, talk with current students, faculty, and career service staff, and tour the College.

Request program information

To request a brochure/viewbook, complete the Request More Information form.

Attend an on-campus Information Session

MBA Information Sessions are held at the Scheller College of Business year-round. Attending is a great way to meet students, admissions staff, and faculty members while learning about the program.

Class visit

Schedule an Evening MBA class visit during fall, spring, and summer semesters. Choose from a variety of classes and experience the program firsthand.

Off-campus events

Georgia Tech participates in various national MBA fairs each fall and at local events throughout the year. Visit our Evening MBA Events page to meet us an upcoming event.

Contact an Evening MBA Ambassador

You may also request to speak with an Evening MBA Ambassador about a particular area of study or other program questions. MBA Ambassadors are students currently enrolled in the Georgia Tech Evening MBA program.

Contact us online or call the MBA Admissions Office at 404.894.8722 to schedule a meeting with an ambassador. Our office hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (ET), Monday -Thursday and 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. (ET), on Friday.

Reapplication & Readmission
If I am admitted to the Evening MBA program, can I defer my admission?

Yes. Admission can be deferred for up to one year.

How do I re-apply?

We keep your application for one year, so if you are reapplying in the year immediately following your initial application you will not need to resubmit the full application. If it has been more than a year since you first applied, you will need to resubmit some of the application documents. In this case, the MBA Admissions Office can advise you on which documents you need to resubmit. Contact us online or call us at 404.894.8722 for more information.

If I am declined admission, what is the process to re-apply?

Declined applicants who want to be reconsidered for admission need to submit an updated resume and a letter of reconsideration addressing the weaknesses in the original application and the steps taken to make improvements.

If I am reapplying, do I need to submit all of the application documents again?

Georgia Tech retains applications for one year. If you are applying within one year of your original application, you will just need to submit an updated resume and letter of reconsideration. If it has been more that one year since your initial application, you will need to resubmit all of the application documents.

If I am not acepted, may I get feedback on my application?
We will be happy to provide feedback via email or schedule a 15-minute interview, to discuss the reason(s) why an application was declined. Many of our applicants are good candidates for admission, but may not be competitive when compared to the current group of applicants.
Are re-applicants at a disadvantage because they applied previously?
No. Each application is reviewed on its own merits.

Executive Education

Custom Program Information
What is a custom program?
A Georgia Tech custom executive education program is a joint venture created in collaboration with your organization. Our programs are tailored to empower your team to solve unique business challenges. We develop a results-based curriculum built around your goals, so you can see immediate impact.
How does a custom program get developed?
Custom programs are designed jointly between the faculty and staff at Georgia Tech and your organizational leaders. While our programs are tailored completely to meet your specific needs, there is a well-defined approach that helps us deliver results. (insert image of process)
How long does it take to develop a custom program?
The length of time it takes to develop a custom program will depend upon the needs of your organization. The Georgia Tech team will work closely with your organization to ensure that we thoroughly understand your learning objectives and, together, we will identify a timeframe for designing and delivering the program.
How much does it cost to deliver a custom program?
The investment that your organization makes in a custom program will depend upon a variety of factors, including program length and the level of customization needed. We work with clients at a variety of price points.
Can I earn credits or a certificate through a custom program?
Program participants will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Depending on the length of the program, participants may also be eligible for an official Georgia Tech certificate. Our team will work with you to determine eligibility.
Who do I contact to find out more?
Our experienced Client Relationship Managers are available to answer inquiries and provide detailed information. Contact us at 404-894-8700 or .
How many participants can be accommodated in a custom program?
Class sizes vary by program.  We recommend cohorts of 15 – 40, however there are opportunities to host more than one cohort concurrently.  Our on-site executive classrooms will hold comfortably up to 50 participants each.
Where will GT custom executive education classes be held?

While classes may be held at your location, we suggest holding classes at Georgia Tech’s vibrant main campus in midtown, Atlanta.  Participants learn best when able to engage with instructors and classmates while free from workplace pressures.  The state-of-the-art Huang Executive Education Center offers a fully-staffed, supported learning environment, with comfortable and flexible classrooms, integrated technology, small-group breakout rooms, food service, and social spaces.

The Huang Executive Education Center is conveniently located at Technology Square, 5th and Spring Streets in Atlanta.  We are easily accessible and just fifteen minutes via light rail from the world’s business airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  Positioned directly across the street from the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, the center is a short walk from a variety of restaurants, recreational facilities, and a range of other lodging options.

Who can attend a custom program?
Our faculty and staff are available to advise sponsoring organizations on selection processes and criteria.  We collaborate with executive sponsors and project managers on developing cohorts, who will engage, relate, work well together, and arrive for their programs ready to learn new concepts and embrace new ideas.
Are there minimum educational requirements for the participants?
It is at the discretion of the corporate sponsor to select their participants regardless of educational background. Content may be most easily understood and applied by participants who are managers or technical experts with relevant college degrees and/or workplace experience.
Who teaches in the custom programs?
It is Georgia Tech’s philosophy to place the most progressive thought-leaders and experienced executive educators in classrooms with custom program clients.  Often, these are distinguished Scheller College of Business faculty, or faculty from other colleges at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Qualified consultants, instructors from other institutions, and subject matter experts from within the sponsoring organization are frequently included.
Can I bring in my own instructor?
Since we view development of custom programs as a collaborative process , we are open to incorporating into program designs instruction by educators, subject matter experts, and consultants with whom our clients have established relationships.
Lean Six Sigma Program Information
Can I take Lean Six Sigma courses online?
No, all Georgia Tech Lean Six Sigma classes are in-classroom.
Do I have to complete a project to get certified?
Yes, a satisfactory project must be completed before you will receive either your Lean Green Belt or Lean Black Belt certificate.
Is there a deadline to complete my project?
No, there is no deadline to complete the project.  Because each project and situation is different, Georgia Tech does not set any parameters on the timeline for project completion.  Once your project is complete, it will be evaluated for your certification.
What if I already have my Lean Green Belt? Do I need to take it again?
Your previous Lean Green Belt Certification may qualify you to move on to Lean Black Belt. The Applied Statistics course is still required.  Please contact to get further approval.
I would like to earn my Lean Black Belt Certificate. Do I have to take Applied Statistics?
Yes, Applied Statistics is a prerequisite for Lean Black Belt and everyone is required to take Applied Statistics in order to move on to Lean Black Belt.
If I know that I want to earn my Lean Black Belt certificate, do I have to complete a project and get certified at the Lean Green Belt level before I can move on to Lean Black Belt?

No, you do not have to complete a project at the Lean Green Belt level if you intend to earn your Lean Black Belt certificate. 

You are required to complete Lean Green Belt before you can take Applied Statistics and Lean Black Belt.  You will not become “certified” for Lean Green Belt or Lean Black Belt until you satisfactorily complete a project for that level.

Your Lean Black Belt project can be a continuation of your Lean Green Belt project.

What should I bring with me to class?
You will need a laptop with Excel. We will provide binders, pens and all necessary course materials. We do ask that you please silence mobile devices during class.
Will food be provided?

Yes, Georgia Tech will provide a light continental breakfast with various baked goods, fruit, one featured hot item, coffee and juice.

Lunch and an all-day snack and beverage service will also be provided during the program.

Do you offer student loans/financing?
Information on how to obtain a private student loan is available on the Georgia Tech Financial Aid web site (www.finaid.gatech.edu/loans/lender_selection).
Do you offer discounts?
Yes, we do offer a few discounts. Please note that only one discount may be applied to any course.
  1. 10% discount when you register and pay for all three Lean Siz Sigma courses at the same time.   The courses must be taken within a 12 month period.
  2. 10% discount for employees of non-profit organizations.
  3. 10% discount for a company registering 3 - 6 people for the same course.
  4. 15% discount for a company registering 7 or more people for the same course.
  5. 15% discount for GT alumni.
Do you accept VA Benefits?

We do not accept VA benefits at this time.

Where will class be held?
Classes are held at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, 800 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.  You will be sent an email with more detailed directions prior to the first day of class.
Where should I park?
As a registered student in the Lean Six Sigma program, you will receive one voucher for each day of class for the Georgia Tech parking deck that is adjacent to the Georgia Tech Hotel.  The address for this parking deck is 770 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.
I will be flying to Atlanta for the Lean Six Sigma program. Should I rent a car?

Some students choose to rent a car and others take MARTA (light rail) from the airport. A MARTA station is within one block of Georiga Tech's Scheller College, where all Lean Six Sigma classes are held.

There are several hotels within walking distance to the Scheller College of Business, and there are ample restaurants in the immediate vicinity. 

What hotels are nearby?

There are many hotels near the Scheller College of Business. 

The following hotels are in walking distance and recommended by past students:

The Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center

Renaissance Midtown Atlanta

The Regency Hotel

Executive MBA

Admissions
What are the admission requirements?
  • At least five years of professional experience
  • Online application (including a $75 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 2015 is June 30, 2015; the priority deadline is April 1, 2015. 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 2015 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.
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 2015 and graduates in December 2016. If you are interested in applying for the Class of 2016, 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.

Full-time MBA

Admissions
How are applications to the MBA Full-time program evaluated?

Applications to the MBA program are evaluated on a rolling basis. Considered in the admission decision are undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) academic performance, GMAT or GRE scores, TOEFL scores for international applicants, work experience, essays, interviews, letters of recommendation, and other documentation supporting the application. Applications are reviewed individually and are also compared to the students currently enrolled in the program (see student profile below) and to the current group of applicants.


The admissions committee evaluates several factors to make a decision. The first concerns the potential for academic success in the MBA program. In this phase, past academic work, GMAT or GRE scores, and TOEFL scores (if applicable) are evaluated. In the second phase, the committee looks for leadership potential indicators — contributions to the MBA program, both inside and outside the classroom, and career fit. Work experience, essays, letters of recommendation, and interviews are weighed heavily in this phase of the process.

What makes an application stand out among others?

There is no point system or secret formula; however, the College doesn't compromise quality. Students must demonstrate work experience, leadership, maturity, community activity, intellectual capacity, and competitive academic credentials (GRE or GMAT score and GPA). Strengths in one area may compensate for weaknesses in another area.

What do I bring to my admissions interview?

Treat your admissions interview like an employment interview. Dress professionally and come prepared; bring your resume and do your research in advance.

When and how will I receive an admissions decision?

You will receive an admissions decision approximately 4-6 weeks after your application is complete. You will always receive a letter by mail with your admission decision. Admissions decisions cannot be given over the phone.

What is the admission profile on the recent class enrolled?
2013 Entering Class Admission Statistics:
  Class Size 65  
  Average GMAT Score 678  
  Middle 80% GMAT Score Range 620-730  
Average GRE score (Q/V) 160/163
  Average Work Experience 5 years  
  Average Undergraduate GPA 3.3  
  Total Enrolled (MBA classes entering 2012 and 2013) 136  

For more information on student demographics, visit the Student Profile page.

Is work experience required to be accepted in the program?

While we do not require work experience, we strongly recommend at least two to three years of professional work experience. In addition to their strong contributions they make to the classroom, students with substantial professional work experience find the MBA more enriching, professionally and personally.

If you do not have professional work experience, discuss the contributions you can make to the program in your essays, based on internship experiences or leadership activities in your undergraduate program.

I have not taken any undergraduate courses in business. Will that affect my chances of admission?

No, this will not affect your admission and you will not be at a disadvantage in classes. About 75% of our MBA students hold non-business undergraduate degrees. The admissions committee strives to admit students from a wide range of undergraduate and professional backgrounds.

Are there any education prerequisites to the MBA program?

Yes, a bachelor's degree. We welcome applicants with accredited bachelor's degrees from all academic backgrounds.

Am I eligible for admission to your program if I have an MBA from another institution?

If you have an MBA from an institution outside the U.S., you may be eligible for admission. If you have an MBA from another institution inside the U.S., you are ineligible to qualify for admission to our MBA program.

Application Process
What are the application deadlines for the MBA program?
Application Deadlines:
October 15 Funding I
January 15 Funding II
March 15 Standard
May 15 Final
After May 15 Contact us online for availability or call 404.894.8722

GMAT or GRE scores and letters of recommendation are due one month after the application deadline.

Visit the Apply page for a complete list of upcoming Full-time MBA deadlines, updates, and more details on application requirements.

How can I apply?

Submit the online application. The online application enables you to create a username and password to save your work and return at a later time to complete. Follow the instructions for the Georgia Tech graduate application process.

What materials must be received before the application is considered complete and can be evaluated?

For a preliminary evaluation, the application and unofficial GMAT or GRE scores are required. However, applicants cannot be admitted until all application documents are received, including the application, official GMAT or GRE scores, academic transcripts, essays, letters of recommendation, and official TOEFL scores (if applicable).

What are the application essays?
There are two required essays and one optional essay.
1. Respond to one of the topics below (Required):
A.) Describe a risk that you have taken and discuss its impact on your life.
OR
B.) If you could trade places with someone for one day, who would it be and why?

There is no right answer. We want you to be yourself, creative, and thoughtful in your response.

2. Why an MBA and why Georgia Tech? (Required)
Describe how your experiences, both professional and personal, have led you to the decision to pursue an MBA at Georgia Tech. Discuss your short- and long-term career goals and how Georgia Tech is best suited to help you achieve your goals.

3. Optional Essay
The Admissions Committee believes that the required essays address issues that help us learn about you and understand your candidacy for the MBA program; however, you may provide us with any additional information pertinent to your admission that has not been previously covered in the rest of the application. Feel free to discuss any unique aspects of your candidacy or any perceived weaknesses.

Please note that there is a 4,000 character maximum (including spaces) for each essay, so please be sure to keep that in mind should you choose to work on the essays in advance.

What should I do if I can't submit all application materials by the deadline?

Contact us online or call us at +001.404.894.8722.

I am scheduled to take the GMAT, GRE, or TOEFL exam(s) right before the application deadline, so I won't have my official scores in time. What should I do?

Test scores are due one month after the application deadline, so you have some additional time to submit scores. However, you can email or fax a copy to +001.404.894.4199 of your unofficial scores to the MBA admissions office. An admissions decision cannot be made until the official scores are received.

I want to send my official GMAT scores to Georgia Tech for the Full-time MBA program. What is the institute code?

The institute code for the Full-time MBA program is: HWK-54-37

I want to send my official GRE scores to Georgia Tech for the Full-time MBA program. What is the institute code?

The institute code for the Full-time MBA program is: 5248

How can I check the status of my application?

You can check the status of your admission online at: Georgia Tech Graduate Studies Website.

If you still have questions or concerns after checking your status online, contact us. Please note, we typically receive your official GMAT or GRE scores in about a week, but scores take additional time to post on the online application status check.

Is it possible to waive the GMAT or GRE?

No, it's not possible to waive the GMAT or GRE for admission to the Full-time MBA program. A valid GMAT or GRE score is required of all applicants to the Full-time and Evening MBA programs regardless of academic or professional background. No exceptions are made to this policy. The GMAT or GRE must be taken within five years of our receipt of your application. If your GMAT or GRE score is older than five years, you must retake the test.

Are applicants to the MBA program required to interview?

Yes, however, admission interviews are by invitation only. If you're selected for an interview, an admissions representative will contact you to schedule. We encourage you to interview on-campus. However, if you're unable to come in person, we will schedule a phone or Skype interview. Full-time MBA applicants will interview with the Director of Admissions and Director of Career Services.

If I am a permanent resident, is the application process different?

If you're a permanent resident of the United States, you must include a copy of your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), both front and back, with your application. The remaining application process is the same as for U.S. citizens. Permanent residents are exempt from the TOEFL and are not required to submit financial documents.

Career Development
Is an MBA a good path for someone looking to switch careers?

Yes. The MBA is a natural way of switching careers. When it's a competitive job market, a career change becomes more challenging. One of the keys to changing careers is obtaining a summer internship in the new field.

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. The process begins in the summer before school starts by helping students develop individual plans that will lead to challenging and rewarding opportunities while enrolled in the program, upon graduation, and throughout their careers.

Our primary focus is for all students to have a great job by graduation. The following is a typical career development schedule for students enrolled in the Full-time MBA program:

Year 1
Summer (process begins before classes start)
  • Meet with your career advisor, who will work with you during the MBA program
  • Update your MBA resume
  • Create an initial career declaration worksheet to discuss with your advisor
  • Complete CareerLeader, an online employment career assessment tool
Fall Semester
  • Complete 16-hour, 8-week Career Development Workshop.
  • Attend fall recruiting corporate presentations
  • Attend national career fairs
  • Meet with your career advisor
Spring Semester
  • Search for summer internship
  • Meet regularly with advisor to enhance interview skills
  • Participate in on-campus recruiting for internships
Year 2
Summer Semester
  • Summer Internship
  • Summer activity exploring other career opportunity
Fall Semester
  • 35% of students typically accept permanent jobs from internships
  • Attend fall recruiting corporate presentations
  • Attend national career fairs
  • Meet with your career advisor
Spring Semester
  • 50-65% of students typically have accepted permanent jobs by the beginning of the second semester
  • Continue job search activities
Why are your employment numbers consistently high?

We believe it's a combination of the experience of our career advisors, the size of our program, and career services' involvement in the admission process.

We have a very experienced staff of advisors with college recruiting expertise and a wide range of corporate experience. Advisors served in various career development, human resources, and management roles at companies including AT&T, IBM, and HP.

The size of our program allows for more personal attention and a very low ratio of students to career advisor (25:1) compared to other schools.

Career services is part of the interview and admissions process. Our goal is to have every student graduate with the exciting career of their choice, and students are admitted with success in mind. We listen to your career aspirations and have a very open dialogue with you about your opportunity to reach that goal.

What placement success have students had?

Achievements include:

  • 96% employed three months after graduation.
  • Consistently in the top tier for employment record at graduation among all U.S. News ranked Full-time MBA programs.

View the latest Georgia Tech career results and placement figures on the Full-time MBA Career Development page.

Financial Information
What are the tuition and fees for the MBA program?
Annual Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)
Georgia resident tuition $27,486
Non-resident tuition $38,352
Mandatory fees $2,392

Note: Tuition and fees are applicable for the Full-time MBA program for the 2014–2015 academic year (fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters) and are subject to change after any academic term.

Are there opportunities for funding or financial assistance?

Yes, more than 50% of Full-time MBA students receive funding from the College of Business including graduate assistantships (GAs) and fellowships. All applicants, resident and non-resident, who apply by January 15 are eligible for College funding consideration.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistants are assigned to work with a faculty member or administrator in the College for up to 14 hours per week in exchange for a monthly salary and tuition reduction. The estimated value of an assistantship may be as high as $91,000 depending on the type of award and residency status.

Fellowships

The College of Business offers a limited number of fellowships to MBA students. You may be nominated by the MBA Admissions Committee for a fellowship upon completion of your application.

Education Loans

MBA students may be eligible for education loans. To learn more about graduate financial aid and loan programs, visit Georgia Tech's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid Website.

International students are not eligible for federal or state financial aid programs. However, a variety of privately funded loan programs may be available — view the International Students page on Georgia Tech's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid Website.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program

Effective August 1, 2011, qualified U.S. veterans may be eligible to receive financial support for tuition, mandatory fees, books, and housing. Yellow Ribbon is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, and slots are limited. Visit the Registrar's Website for more information.

Additional information is available through the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Website,or you may contact us with questions.

You may also review general information regarding financing your degree on mba.com.

Full-time MBA Program Information & Curriculum
Is this a heavily quantitative program?

The core curriculum of any MBA program tends to be quantitative in nature, which is why most MBA programs look for strong quantitative skills during the admissions process. The Georgia Tech program is no more quantitatively based than other MBA programs.

Because many students are interested in more quantitative and technical areas, such as operations management and information technology management, we are sometimes viewed as a quantitatively based program. However, students may customize the electives portion of the program toward their particular interests, which may or may not be quantitatively focused.

How do students with non-technical backgrounds perform?

Students from all academic and professional backgrounds that are innovative and hard working excel in our program and go on to develop very successful careers. Core courses expose students to all functional areas of business. Students also choose from a variety of electives in areas such as organizational behavior, marketing, strategic management, as well as more technical areas such as operations, information technology, and management of technology.

Will I be at a disadvantage in my MBA classes if I haven't taken any business courses previously?

No. While the MBA core courses move at a fast pace, they do not assume previous business course work. Our curriculum is structured so that you will build a solid foundation in all the functional areas of business. The core course portion of the MBA curriculum is not abbreviated (unless you choose to and are eligible to waive a course). Core courses will fully prepare you to get the most out of your electives and provide knowledge you'll reference throughout your career.

My undergraduate degree is in Business Administration and I have taken some of the core courses already. Do I have to take them again or is there a way to waive courses?

Some core courses can be waived based on undergraduate coursework. Keep in mind that, while you may have completed business courses at the undergraduate level, the graduate versions of those courses are more rigorous and application-based.

If you waive a course, you must replace the hours with an elective, so waiving courses does not shorten the length of your program. The criteria to waive core courses are determined by faculty.

What's the typical student profile in the program?

There is none. We have a wide variety of students with different academic and professional backgrounds. About 75% of our students do not have business degrees.

View the Full-time MBA student profile for more information.

Do I need to know what job I want before I start?

No, it is quite common for MBA students to go through a "discovery period" during their first semester. In addition to your core courses, you'll have the opportunity to sit in on company presentations, talk to second-year students, and work with career advisors to help you make your decision.

Do I have to declare a concentration?

Students do not declare a concentration area, but are able to customize their curriculum by choosing electives in one academic area or from multiple areas within the Scheller College of Business. Students who are undecided about a focus area find that completing the core courses helps them to identify their passion.

Can I start the Full-time MBA program in the spring semester?

The Full-time MBA program enrolls once per year, classes start in August and applications are only accepted for the fall semester. The Evening MBA program accepts applications for the spring and fall semesters.

Can I complete the MBA program on a part-time or distance-learning basis?

The Full-time MBA program is a two-year, full-time program only. The Evening MBA program follows a part-time flexible format. Classes are held in the evening, allowing working professionals to complete their studies at their own pace. All classes are held on-campus; there is no distance-learning option for the Full-time and Evening MBA programs.

How many credit hours are required to earn an MBA at Georgia Tech?
54 credit hours are required to earn an MBA at Georgia Tech. Typically, students will take 14 core courses (30 credit hours) and choose eight electives (24 credit hours).
I am a student in another graduate program at Georgia Tech, can I take MBA courses?
Yes, select courses are available to non-MBA students at Georgia Tech. Students enrolled in another graduate program at Georgia Tech may register for a maximum of nine hours of MBA core or elective courses.
I completed Georgia Tech MBA courses while I was enrolled in another graduate program at Georgia Tech. If I enroll in the MBA program. Will the courses apply towards earning my MBA?
Yes, if the MBA courses did not count as credit hours for another graduate degree, and courses were completed within six years prior to earning the MBA degree. The same course is not able to satisfy requirements for multiple degrees.

Up to nine credit hours of eligible coursework completed before you enrolled in the MBA program can be applied toward earning your MBA degree.
How do I learn more?

Current students know there is really no substitute for visiting campus in-person. Once you have narrowed your list of potential MBA programs, it is important to schedule a campus visit, if possible. Each program has its own distinct personality. While it's important to select programs that will help you in achieving your career goals, the emotional part of your decision is also significant. Visit a class, talk with current students, faculty, and career services staff, and tour the College.

Request program information

To request a brochure/viewbook, complete the Request More Information form.

Attend an on-campus MBA Information Session

MBA Information Sessions are held at the College of Business year-round. Attending is a great way to meet students, admissions staff, and faculty members while learning about the program.

Class visit

Schedule a Full-time MBA class visit during fall and spring semesters. Choose from a variety of classes and experience the program firsthand.

Off-campus events

Unable to visit us in Atlanta? We participate in many national MBA fairs, host Coffee Chats in select cities, and Full-time MBA Information Session Webinars year-round. View our upcoming event schedule

Contact an MBA Ambassador

You may also request to meet with an MBA Ambassador, in person or on the phone, about a particular area of study, relocating to Atlanta, or other program questions. MBA Ambassadors are students currently enrolled in the Georgia Tech MBA program.

Contact us online or call the MBA Admissions Office at 404.894.8722 to schedule a meeting with an ambassador. Our office hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (ET), Monday -Thursday and 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. (ET), on Friday.

Where is the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business MBA Admissions Office located?

The MBA Admissions Office is located on the 3rd floor, in suite 302 of the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. Our complete address is:

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business
800 West Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 302
Atlanta, GA 30308-1149

The Scheller College of Business is located within Technology Square, a multi-building complex of facilities located in Midtown Atlanta that includes the Global Learning Center, the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, the Economic Development Institute, and the Georgia Tech Bookstore.

View an interactive map of the Georgia Tech campus.

International Applicants
Who is considered an international applicant?

Georgia Tech considers you an international applicant if you are neither a U.S. citizen nor a U.S. permanent resident, regardless of where in the world you live.

What is the admissions process for international applicants?

International applications are evaluated in the same manner as U.S. applicants. Non-United States citizens may need to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. Application processing may take longer due to the review of foreign academic transcripts and financial documents. We strongly encourage all international applicants to submit application materials early to expedite the admissions process.

Who is required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)?

Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and are from a country where English is not the sole official language of instuction, and have not successfully completed a year of college/university level study in the United States or another country where English is the sole official language must submit a valid TOEFL score.

Countries where English is the sole official language include Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), England, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Trinidad, Tobago, Uganda, and Wales.

Scores are valid for two years.

Find a testing center and register for the TOEFL test.

What is the minimum TOEFL score needed to be admitted?

The minimum TOEFL score is 100 on the Internet-Based Test (iBT) or 600 on the Paper-Based Test (PBT).

I want to send my official TOEFL score to Georgia Tech. What is your institute code and department code?
  • Institute Code: 5248
  • Department Code: 02
Is financial aid available for non-United States citizens?

All applicants, including international students, are considered for funding. The primary form of funding for non-U.S. citizens is graduate assistantships. Funding is limited and is awarded based on merit.

International students are not eligible for federal or state financial aid programs. A variety of privately funded loan programs may be available — view the International Students' page on Georgia Tech's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid Website.

How do I receive a visa?

All non-U.S. citizens must provide a certified financial statement outlining the financial resources available to them for their study in the United States. No visa documents will be issued until the Graduate Office receives documentation that the applicant has sufficient resources to meet the expenses for at least the first year of graduate study at Georgia Tech.

Certification of the availability of these funds must be included after admission and confirmation of intent to enroll. All documents must be originals. No photocopies or faxes will be accepted.

If a person or organization will be providing the funds on the student's behalf, an official letter of support from the sponsor is required. The letter should include the full name of the sponsor, his/her relationship to the applicant, and the amount and length of the support.

Georgia state legislature approves tuition amounts annually in April; I-20 processing begins each May. The I-20s will be delivered to the student via express mail. For more information on I-20 processing, visit the Office of International Education Process for Issuing a Graduate I-20 page.

A certified financial statement must:

  • Show available funds
  • Be dated within six months of our receipt of your application
  • Be legible and in English
  • Show the equivalent of a U.S. dollar figure for the date of the statement, if funds are held in another currency

For more information on financial document requirements visit the Office of International Education Financial Document Requirements page.

What are the educational requirements for admission to the MBA program?

All applicants to the MBA program must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree to be considered for admission. A three-year degree is not equivalent to the U.S. bachelor's degree. Neither professional designations nor work experience will count toward the fourth year of study.

What academic documents are required for application to the program?
The Georgia Tech Graduate Studies Office requires the following documents from international applicants:
  • Official Native Language Transcripts
  • Official English Translation of the Native Language Transcript
  • Official Native Language Degree Documents
  • Official English Translation of the Native Language Degree Document

For more information, visit the Georgia Tech Graduate Studies Office Website.

Does Georgia Tech accept evaluations of academic documents from private sources, such as Josef Silney or WES?

The Georgia Tech MBA Admissions Office does not accept any private evaluation of academic documents. Official transcripts and degree documents must be submitted at the time of application and the Georgia Tech Graduate Admissions Office will evaluate them.

Reapplication & Readmission
What is your policy on deferred admission?

Generally, admission can be deferred for one year. If you are admitted and want to defer your admission, contact us online or call 404.894.8722 for more information.

If I have applied for admission previously, do I need to submit application materials again?

We keep your application for one year. If you are reapplying in the year immediately following your initial application, you will not need to resubmit the full application. You should submit a letter of reconsideration and an updated resume to us via .

If it has been more than a year since you first applied, you must resubmit your application.

If I am not accepted and wish to re-apply for the next year, what advice can you give me to help me improve my application?

Applicants interested in having their applications reconsidered for the next admissions year should submit a letter of reconsideration, as well as an updated resume. The letter should address steps taken to improve the new application [e.g., new test scores (GMAT, GRE, or TOEFL), additional coursework, additional work experience, etc.]

If I am not accepted, may I get feedback on my application?

We will be happy to provide feedback via email or schedule a 15-minute interview, to discuss the reason(s) why an application was declined. Many of our applicants are good candidates for admission, but may not be competitive when compared to the current group of applicants.

Are re-applicants at a disadvantage because they applied previously?

No. Each application is reviewed on its own merits.

PhD

Application Process
How are applications to the PhD Program evaluated?

Applications to the PhD Program are evaluated compared to other PhD applicants in the academic area. Considered in the admission decision are undergraduate (and graduate, if appropriate) academic performance, GMAT or GRE scores, TOEFL scores for international applicants, work experience, essays, interviews, letters of recommendation, and other documentation supporting the application. Applications are reviewed individually and are also compared to the students currently enrolled in the program and to the current group of applicants.

The admission committee looks for students who will be successful academically and are capable of doing outstanding research in their field.

What is the student profile of enrolled PhD Students?
Student Profile for the Class Entering Fall 2013
New Ph.D. Students 13
Average Age 27
Average GMAT score 727
Average GRE score 1500
Average Undergraduate GPA 3.6
Average Months Work Experience 44
Are there any prerequisites to the PhD Program?
Applicants should have a strong background in college-level mathematics, particularly knowledge of linear algebra, calculus, and statistics. Applicants to the PhD program must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Additionally, all international applicants must take and submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A TOEFL score of at least 100 on the computer adaptive test or 600 on the paper version is required.
How do I obtain a brochure/viewbook for the PhD Program?

To request a brochure, complete one of the following methods:

  • Complete the online PhD Brochure/Viewbook request.
  • Send your full name and mailing address to phd@scheller.gatech.edu
  • Call 404.894.8722 to speak with someone in the Graduate Office.
What is the application deadline for the PhD Program?
For Fall 2014, the application deadline is December 6, 2013.
How can I apply?
In order to apply to the Scheller College of Business, you must submit an online application. The online application for Fall term 2014 is now available. Please visit the Graduate Studies and Admissions website to begin your application.
What materials must be on file before the application is considered complete and can be evaluated?
A complete application consists of the Georgia Tech Institute application, the application for Georgia residency, the PhD application, essays, two official transcripts from each college/university attended, three letters of recommendation, and official TOEFL/GMAT/GRE scores.
I may not be able to get all of my application materials in by the deadline. What should I do?
Applications completed after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
I am scheduled to take the GMAT, GRE, or TOEFL exam(s) right before the application deadline, so I won’t have my official scores in time. What should I do?
You may include your unofficial scores on your application form as well as submit a copy of the unofficial scores. While an official decision cannot be made until we receive the official scores from the Pearson-Vue, we can begin processing your application with the unofficial scores.
When and how will I receive the admissions decision?
You should receive the admission decision by the first week in April. Decisions will be mailed to the address provided in the application and can also be emailed to the email address provided in the application upon request. Decisions can never be given over the phone or faxed.
Do you accept the GRE in lieu of the GMAT?

Yes, we will accept either the GMAT or GRE for admission consideration.

The test must be taken within five years of our receipt of your application. If your score is more than five years old, you should plan to retake the test.

Are applicants to the PhD Program required to interview?
If the faculty members in your area have additional questions, they will contact you about an interview.
Does the Scheller College of Business accept applications for the spring semester?
No. Applications are only accepted for the fall semester each year.
Can I complete the PhD program on a part-time or distance-learning basis?
No. The PhD is a full-time program only. There is no part-time or distance-learning option.
International Applicants
Are applications from non-United States citizens treated differently in the admissions process?
International students must submit a TOEFL score and financial documents. Apart from these items, international applications are evaluated in the same manner as US applicants; however, application processing may take longer due to the review of foreign transcripts and financial documents.
Who is required to take the TOEFL?
Students whose native language is not English and who have not successfully completed one year of study at a US college or university must submit a valid TOEFL score.
What is the minimum TOEFL score needed to be admitted?
The minimum TOEFL score is 100 on the computer adaptive test or 600 on the paper and pencil exam.
What are the educational requirements for admission for students educated outside the United States? Am I eligible to apply for admission with a three year baccalaureate degree?
All applicants to the PhD Program must hold the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree to be considered for admission. A three-year degree is not equivalent to the US bachelor’s degree. Neither professional designations nor work experience will count toward the fourth year of study. No exceptions will be made to this policy.
Is there financial aid available for non-United States citizens?
Most PhD students receive a Graduate Assistantship from the Scheller College of Business.
How do I receive a visa?

All non-US citizens must provide a certified financial statement outlining the financial resources available to them for their studies in the United States when they are accepted into the program. No visa documents will be issued until the Graduate Office receives documentation that the applicant has sufficient resources to meet the expenses for at least the first year of graduate study at Georgia Tech.

If some person or organization other than the student will be providing the funds on the student’s behalf, an official letter of support from the sponsor must also be included. The letter should include the full name of the sponsor, his/her relationship to the applicant, as well as the amount and length of the support.

Georgia Tech does not begin processing I-20s for the fall semester until May before the beginning of the fall term; this procedure results from the fact that the Georgia State Legislature does not approve the budget (tuition) until April. The I-20 will be delivered to the student via express mail.

A certified financial statement must:

  • Provide certified documentation indicating you have funding sufficient to cover your first year of study including living expenses for yourself and any dependents.
  • Be dated within six months of our receipt of your application
  • Be legible in English
  • Show the equivalent of a US dollar figure for the date of the statement if the funds are held in another currency

For more information on estimated cost of attendance, please view the Graduate Admissions website

What if I am a permanent resident?
If you are a permanent resident of the United States you must include a copy of your permanent resident card, both front and back, with your application. Permanent residents are exempt from the TOEFL and are not required to submit financial documents.
Program Information
How is the social life on campus and within the PhD program?
Students in the PhD program find Georgia Tech can be a community within itself. The campus offers a wide variety of intramural sporting events, arts and crafts workshops, drama and theater, and may other activities. PhD students often meet at the end of the week to socialize at area restaurants and gathering places. PhD student organizations sponsor community and public service events, student/faculty mixers, and tournaments. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and Georgia Tech’s Stinger bus system provide convenient transportation and access to downtown and other metropolitan Atlanta areas. For those looking for adventure, many students take road trips to neighboring states, go rafting on the Chattahoochee River, or cycle or in-line skate through nearby Piedmont Park. Georgia Tech and Atlanta offer an unlimited variety of social events and activities to meet the interests of PhD students. For more information, please visit the Campus Life webiste.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate Academic Advising
Who is my academic advisor and how often should I see him or her?

The Scheller College of Business has academic advisors on staff to assist you in your academic and career pursuits. To find out who your advisor is, click here. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor at least once per year. In addition, you may meet with your advisor whenever:

  • You do not know how to find help for a particular situation
  • You want assistance planning courses prior to registration
  • You want to discuss any problems which affect your academic performance, including your academic progress or your personal issues
  • You are concerned about your study skills, are having difficulties in your coursework, or are on academic probation or in jeopardy of dismissal
  • You need interpretation of Georgia Tech policies and procedures
  • You think you are AT LEAST a semester away from graduation
  • You want to discuss how internships/co-ops, research with faculty, study abroad, and other opportunities will fit into your academic plan
How do I make an appointment with my advisor?
You may schedule an appointment with your advisor online by visiting www.advising.gatech.edu. During registration, no appointment is needed as walk-in advising is offered. Please read our registration related e-mails and check our website here for specific dates and times regarding walk-in advising.
What can I expect during a visit with my advisor? Should I bring anything?
You should bring either a completed BSBA credit sheet or a BSM credit sheet to all advisement meetings. Also, it helps to develop a list of topics and questions you want to discuss and bring it with you. Meetings typically last about 30 minutes, depending on your goals for the meeting. For more on what to expect from your advisor and what your advisor expects from you, click here.
How can I get an overload or permit for a class?

Overloads: There are NO OVERLOADS in management classes. MGT majors should schedule your MGT classes as soon as your time ticket opens. MGT faculty cannot overload students into classes.

Permits: Information on permits for management and non-management classes may be found here.

How do I know what management electives are being offered next term?

Management/concentration elective course descriptions are posted on our website each semester prior to phase I of registration. They will be updated each term and posted here.

Note: MGT/concentration electives are not typically offered during Summer terms.

What certificates do you offer and when are the certificate declaration forms due?

The Scheller College of Business offers eight different certificates for management and non-management students. Information and application forms for each certificate can be found here.

Applications for certificates are due two weeks before your graduation day. Early applications will not be accepted. Apply for your certificate online at http://scheller.gatech.edu/programs/under/current/certificate_form.html.

When do I apply to graduate?
You must apply to graduate the semester before your graduating term. You will receive emails from your advisor when the window to apply for graduation is open. Please note that there is a process for the Scheller College of Business and a process for the registrar's office, so you must make sure you complete both steps. For specific information on Scheller College of Business graduation processes,  click here.
How do I change/add a major?
For information on changing/adding a major and a link to the change of major form, please click here.
How do I find out if my credit from another school transfers to Georgia Tech?
You may check to see if your credit transfers to Georgia Tech by entering it into the registrar's transfer equivalency table, located here.
I'm a current BSM student and I'm thinking of switching to the BSBA. Where can I find information about it?
Information on the BSBA degree requirements, concentrations, BSBA policies, and information on how to switch to the BSBA is located at http://scheller.gatech.edu/programs/under/current/bsba_info.html.
How do I submit a petition to the faculty?
Information on submitting a petition to the faculty can be found here. Completed petition forms must first be submitted to the Scheller College of Business Undergraduate Programs Office (room 322). After review by our office, they are sent to the Registrar's Office for final decision. It is advised that students speak with a Scheller College of Business academic advisor before submitting the petition to ensure petition is completed correctly.
What is the grade substitution policy and am I eligible?
There are strict policies on grade substitution. Please click here for the full policy.
When is the deadline for dropping a class, reapplying, withdrawing completely, etc.?
For information on school deadlines, visit the registrar's official school calendar.
Where do I find out about study/work abroad and the International Plan?
Learn about study abroad, work abroad, and International Plan options for MGT students by clicking here.
How do I reapply to Georgia Tech?

A student who for any reason has remained out of school for two or more consecutive terms must reapply for admission.

If you are reapplying to Georgia Tech after a leave of absence and you have a status of good standing, warning, or probation, you must reapply through the Registrar's Office. Information and forms are located here.

If you are reapplying to Georgia Tech after academic dismissal/drop and wish to be enrolled as a management student, information on our readmissions process can be found here.

How do I apply to the Scheller College of Business as a freshman or transfer student?
Freshmen and transfer student admission to the Scheller College of Business is overseen by the Georgia Tech Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For information on how to apply, visit the admissions office site here.
Where is the Undergraduate Programs Office in the Scheller College of Business located?
We are located in Suite 322 on the 3rd floor of the Scheller College of Business building in Technology Square. For directions to the building, click here.
Where is the lost and found in the Scheller College of Business?
Lost and found is located in the Dean's Office, Suite 325 in the Scheller College of Business building. The Dean's Office is directly next to the Undergraduate Office.
As an Engineering and Technology minor, can I use any of my E&M minor classes towards fulfilling the requirements for any other minor or certificate at Georgia Tech?
No. It's Georgia Tech policy that students may not use courses toward one minor to fulfill requirements for any other minor or certificate at Georgia Tech, including MGT certificates.
As an Engineering and Technology minor, can I use any of my E&M minor courses towards fulfilling a concentration in the Scheller College of Business? (BSBA students only)
Yes. College of Business students pursuing the E&M minor may use up to two E&M courses towards MGT concentrations (but not toward certificates), as long as the E&M course appears within the list of courses eligible for the concentration. When applying the E&M courses to MGT concentrations, the courses may be used only once. For instance, althougg MGT 3744 (an E&M class) is listed under at least three different MGT concentrations, students can only apply it to one concentration. E&M minor classes cannot be used to fulfill requirements for any other certificate or minor at Tech, including MGT certificates.
I'm going to continue to be a BS Management student. Can I still use two of my E&M courses (up to six credits) towards my Management electives?
Yes. Since BSM students do not need to complete a concentration (and instead must complete 18 credits of any MGT elective), they can use ME 3743 and ME 3744 from the E&M minor towards their 18 credits of MGT electives. Any remaining E&M classes may be used to fulfill the BSM non-MGT elective area (only the non-MGT E&M courses) or the free elective area.
Freshman Admissions
What is the deadline to apply to Georgia Tech?

The Georgia Tech Office of Undergraduate Admissions handles all applications for Georgia Tech (including the applications for Business Students).  Applications must be submitted directly to the Georgia Tech Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  

Visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to see their list of deadlines

Do I ever apply directly to the Scheller College of Business?

The Georgia Tech Office of Undergraduate Admissions handles all freshmen and transfer applications to Georgia Tech.

Once you are accepted to Tech, you are accepted into the prestigious Scheller College of Business as well. You never have to reapply to enter the Business School. Simply check your major as "Business Administration" and once accepted by the Office of Admissions, you will begin to be contacted from our office regarding many opportunities for Business students.

If you did not choose Business Administration as your major during the application process you may still change your major. To change your major before you attend freshmen orientation (or FASET), please contact your admission counselor. You can find out who your counselor is by clicking the link below. To learn how to change your major once you are a student, please visit our change of major page.

Contact your Georgia Tech admissions counselor

Change of Major for current GT students 

Which AP scores are accepted by Georgia Tech?

Advanced Placement credit is overseen by the Office of Undergraduate Admission and the Registrar Office.  

Visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission website for more information.  

Why should I go to a business school at Georgia Tech?

There are many reasons that students choose business at Tech. Ultimately, one of the best reasons to go to Georgia Tech for your business school is that companies today want graduates who understand how technology can take their organization to the next level. That's why we emphasize using the latest technologies to solve business problems throughout the curriculum. Our high tech trading floor is one example of this.

Beyond our focus of technology weaved throughout the curriculum, there are many reasons to go to a business school at Georgia Tech.

  • Our outstanding faculty are consistently recognized by our students for their engaging teaching styles and accessibility.
  • Students gain a global perspective through international business classes, study and work abroad, and the international plan.
  • Our location and facilities and exceptional. You can visit our building in Tech Square on one of our weekly tours. Or take our virtual tour.
  • The Career Development at the Scheller College of Business is extraordinary resulting in the average starting salary of COB graduates to be $50,000. Many students complete the Co-op program, internships, and take part in a Career Class their Junior or Senior year.

The prestigious reputation of Georgia Tech and the Social Opportunities on campus make the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech a great place to be.

Why Business at Georgia Tech

What is it like being on an urban campus?

Georgia Tech is a residential campus in an urban setting.

When you walk around, Georgia Tech feels like a traditional campus, with many areas secluded from the hustle and bustle of city life. However, when you are on the indoor track on the 5th floor of the Campus Recreation Center (CRC), you see how connected we are to Atlanta. The beautiful view reveals the downtown Atlanta skyline, the Georgia Dome, the Coca-Cola building, the Omni, the Aquarium, and Atlantic Station and Buckhead, two booming business centers in Atlanta.

A residential setting with hundreds of acres of green space in an urban environment has many benefits. Students can live on campus while working in midtown Atlanta at their internship or co-ops. Some students event take a class or two while working. You are still a student while interning or co-oping, so you can continue to participate in student organizations or utilize the health center and the CRC. The campus is well-populated during the summer as well, as students take classes, intern locally, take advantage of opportunities in the city and stay involved in student life.

Students make time to enjoy many cultural and social events in Atlanta at venues such as The Fox Theatre, The Atlanta Ballet, Fernbank Museum, The High Museum, and the Aquarium.

Current Dean and Faculty Merit Scholars
How do scholarships affect financial aid?
Some scholarships do not allow students to receive scholarship in excess of the full cost of attendance. If you are already on a full scholarship prior to receiving another scholarship, your primary scholarship funding may be reduced dollar-for-dollar when the new funding is applied to your account.  If you already receive student loans and are awarded a scholarship, the funding may be applied towards paying down your loans, depending on the type of loan.  All eligible students are encouraged to apply for scholarships since being recognized as a scholar is an honor that you can list on your resume. Students may view the cost of attendance at www.finaid.gatech.edu.
What is considered freshman year, sophomore year, etc.?

For the purpose of meeting the requirements to retain the Dean's Scholarship and the Faculty Merit Scholarship, academic years are determined by Georgia Tech credit hours earned. AP, IB and Transfer credit hours will not be included.

  • Freshman year is considered the time between 0 and 29 Georgia Tech credit hours earned.
  • Sophomore year is considered the time between 30 and 59 Georgia Tech credit hours earned.
  • Junior year is considered the time between 60 and 89 Georgia Tech credit hours earned.
  • Senior year is considered any time after 91 Georgia Tech credit hours are earned.
Can the Dean's Scholarship and Faculty Merit Scholarship be used for a study abroad?

Yes.

Dean's Scholarship and Faculty Merit Scholarships can be used towards study abroads any semester. However, the study abroad must be a GT Study Abroad Program.

What classes are included in the BSBA core business curriculum?
Any MGT, Acct or Econ class in considered part of the BSBA core business curriculum.
Are MGT, Acct, or Econ classes that transfer into Georgia Tech counted in the minimum number of BSBA classes I need to take for the DS and FMS?

No.

Students must complete a minimum number of classes in the BSBA core business curriculum each year in order to retain their scholarship. This minimum is very easy to reach. MGT, Acct and Econ classes that transfer into GT (either as AP, IB or transfer) do not count towards this minimum.

Assuming all requirements are met, how long will I receive the Dean's Scholarship or Faculty Merit Scholarship?

The Dean's Scholarship and Faculty Merit Scholarship are four year scholarships which are broken down into eight semesters. The eight semesters can be used with the following guidelines:

  • The Scholarship must be used towards an undergraduate business degree at Georgia Tech.
  • Students have five academic years, or until undergraduate graduation, to use their eight semesters of funding.
  • The Scholarship can only be used two out of three semesters during an academic year. An academic year starts fall semester and includes the following spring and summer semester.
Can I use my Dean's Scholarship or Faculty Merit Scholarship during a summer semester?

Yes, but read carefully.

The Dean's Scholarship and the Faculty Merit Scholarship can only be used two out of three semesters an academic year. An academic year starts fall semester and includes the following spring and summer semester. A student can only use their scholarship during a summer semester, if they did not use it the proceeding fall or spring semester. The choice is up to the student and it is always advised to plan early.

Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen
Can I be a President’s Scholar and a Dean’s Scholar and/or a Faculty Merit Scholar?
The President’s Scholarship Program is the most prestigious scholarship program for all Georgia Tech freshmen, regardless of major. The Dean’s Scholarship and Faculty Merit Scholarship are exclusively for exceptional Business Administration freshmen. All Business Administration applicants who apply for admission by October 15 will be considered for both the President’s Scholarship and a Scheller Scholarship. Prospective students are encouraged to interview for both scholarships if chosen. However, students may not be awarded more than the cost of attendence through GT scholarships and awards. Therefore, depending on the dollar amount awarded, students may not be able to earn both scholarships. For an estimated cost of attendance at Georgia Tech, please visit www.finaid.gatech.edu.
Can I be in the Honors Program and the Dean’s Scholarship or Faculty Merit Scholarship program?
Yes, students may participate in Scheller College of Business scholarship programs and the Honors Program at Georgia Tech, though acceptance to one does not guarantee acceptance to the other.  Please visit the Honors Program webpage for more information.  http://www.honorsprogram.gatech.edu/
What are the deadlines to be considered for the Dean’s Scholarship and Faculty Merit Scholarship?

An entering freshman for the Atlanta Georgia Tech campus must apply for admission to Georgia Tech by October 15 to be considered as a candidate for the Scheller College of Business Dean's Scholarship or Faculty Merit Scholarship.

Applying for the Scheller College of Business Dean’s Scholarship is easy: simply complete and submit a Georgia Tech Application for Freshman Admission by October 15. There is no separate Scheller scholarship application. A Georgia Tech application form can be completed online at www.admission.gatech.edu.

View the competition calendar for scholarships for incoming Scheller freshmen.

If I am selected as a semi-finalist, do I have to participate in an interview?

Yes. All semi-finalists for the Dean’s Scholarship and the Faculty Merit Scholarship must participate in and interview events at the Scheller College of Business. Please visit the competition calendar for more details.

During this on-campus event, semi-finalists are interviewed by alumni, faculty and/or staff. Semi-finalists and their guests will also meet with current students for dinner and a tour of the business building. Current students will share about their experiences in the Business Administration program and all of Georgia Tech. Semi-finalists and guests will also have the opportunity to learn more about the degree, major concentrations and special opportunities within the Scheller College of Business.

Visit this webpage to learn more about semi-finalist interview events.

If I am selected as a semi-finalist, should my parent or legal guardian attend the semifinalist event?

Yes. Each semifinalist is encouraged to bring one guest to the semifinalist event. During these on-campus events, semifinalists are interviewed while guests have a separate program to attend. Since a lot of information is shared at this event, having a guest with you helps you to keep track of inforamtion and gives you someone to talk with about your experience after the event.

Guests and semifinalists receive a tour of the Scheller College of Business building in Tech Square, have dinner with current business administration students, meet current staff members and learn more about the Scheller College of Business program. It is a great way to visit campus while interviewing for a scholarship.

Visit this webpage to learn more about semi-finalist interview events.

Is applying to Georgia Tech by the Dean’s Scholarship deadline binding in any way?

No, Georgia Tech and the Dean's Scholarship Program do not offer an early-decision option. Applying early to Georgia Tech in no way binds you to attend Georgia Tech, if accepted. You will have until May 1 to choose to enroll at GT and accept a Scheller scholarship, if selected.

Are their special stipulations for continuing to receive the Dean’s Scholarship and the Faculty Merit Scholarship?

Yes. There are requirements to retain the Dean’s Scholarship and the Faculty Merit Scholarship during your undergraduate program.  

Please see these in detail on the webpages for current Dean's and Faculty Merit Scholars.

Scholarships for Current Scheller Students
How do scholarships affect financial aid?
Some scholarships do not allow students to receive scholarship in excess of the full cost of attendance. If you are already on a full scholarship prior to receiving another scholarship, your primary scholarship funding may be reduced dollar-for-dollar when the new funding is applied to your account.  If you already receive student loans and are awarded a scholarship, the funding may be applied towards paying down your loans, depending on the type of loan.  All eligible students are encouraged to apply for scholarships since being recognized as a scholar is an honor that you can list on your resume.  The full cost of attendance can be found at www.finaid.gatech.edu.
Can I apply to the same scholarship two years in a row?
Yes. If a student has not won a particular award before, they may apply for the award another time except for the Dean’s Scholarship or the Faculty Merit Scholarship.  Those two specific scholarships are only available to compete for during the senior year in high school.  All other awards are open for students to apply to more than once if the student meets the criteria and has not won that particular award before.
What is the Dean’s Scholarship and Faculty Merit Scholarship?
The Dean’s Scholarship and Faculty Merit Scholarship are programs available to high school seniors.  The Scholarship recognizes outstanding high school students for their academic performance, leadership, involvement and potential for success at Georgia Tech and in the Scheller College of Business.