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University of West Georgia, Richards College of Business Distance MBA

The Richards College of Business programs maintain the highest level of excellence with accreditation by AACSB International in both business and accounting. RCOB faculty are recognized as among leading teachers and researchers in the country and are dedicated to providing traditional, online and experiential learning through degree and certificate programs, internships, mentoring, international opportunities, interactions with executives, and more.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Online
Tuition (Total) $22,450

Rankings

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School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 62% accepted out of 74 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 30
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.16
  • Application Fee: $40

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Work Experience

Optional: Extracurricular Activities

Admission Information

Students are considered for admission to UWG based on an admissions index number, which is calculated using a student's undergraduate GPA and GMAT scores. As such, these two items are the most important aspects of application package. At the same time, students are also evaluated based on their letters of recommendation (three are required), and a ...Students are considered for admission to UWG based on an admissions index number, which is calculated using a student's undergraduate GPA and GMAT scores. As such, these two items are the most important aspects of application package. At the same time, students are also evaluated based on their letters of recommendation (three are required), and a short personal statement. In some cases, a student with extensive business experience may be able to receive a GMAT waiver.

The Princeton Review

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 109
Percent International Students 35%
Total Full-Time Faculty 29
Full-Time Faculty 100%

Student Life

“My fellow students are diverse in demographics and background,” according to one student, “but are very friendly and encouraging.” People come to UWG of “all ages, eth­nicities, income levels, married, singles, and many nationals.” Most students who go to UWG are local and commute, and since the MBA program is still relatively small, “life at UWG is very much like a community” where “you know everyone in your classes, semester after semester.” “It's kind of like high school, without all the drama. We all meet up early/late in the library to study, etc.,” says a student. The generally pleasant mood is also helped by the fact that the location is great: there is “no heavy downtown traffic,” and “campus is beautiful and well-kept.” There is definitely “a feeling of inclusion amongst the body,” even though students at UWG are mostly working students who “show up for class and leave afterward.” They also adopt an attitude of “’let's get it done soon and right.’” Despite this, “there is a lot of teamwork.” “Being an older student, I have had to rely heavily on the younger stu­dents and they have been a saving grace for me!” says one student. “We are all in the pro­gram for the same reason, so everyone is willing to help!” A very significant portion of the student body is international; many recently completed their undergraduate degrees (often at UWG), but some have long been out of school. Mostly, students “are getting an MBA to advance their career.”

Career

The diversity of both the student body and the professors” is one of the program’s great­est preparatory measures for the real world, and the perspectives they bring to classes “are very practical and apply directly to career fields.” The University of West Georgia is close to metropolitan Atlanta, so “many business are recruiting our graduates.” “For a business school to be close to many major companies in the Atlanta area is great.” Still, some students feel that “better career-oriented speakers or guests would be nice.”

The Princeton Review

Students Say

The Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia offers an “afford­able,” highly accredited business program via evening or web classes that are “great for working students.” Students can work out their own “flexible schedule” by enrolling in MBA courses at the main campus in Carrollton, Newnan and Douglasville. Since many people are here purely to get ahead in their current careers, the environment is often “very work intensive and challenging,” but the “integrity” of the student body and the tremendous support provided by the school makes UWG an excellent fit for the needs and goals of its students. Professors here are what one student calls “the best I have ever had the pleasure to work with,” and are “very knowledgeable, willing to help, and very understanding of needs that come up, be it work, family, etc.” There is great diversity among instructors, and the various backgrounds – both educational and geographic – prove to be “a winning for­mula for our team and the MBA program.” The terrific professor to student ratio feeds into the idea of a “big school with a cozy feeling of being small.” The online MBA program is administered by the University of Georgia system, and is “tops.” “Not only do I get to interact with very intelligent, driven students from all over the world, but I am able to learn from top notch professors from various University of Georgia System universities,” says one student. Professors at UWG are “great to work with,” and students have “always been able to get help” when it is needed. “I have pro­fessors from several different schools in my program, and have seen an overall high qual­ity in both the teaching and the support of the students,” says one. The school's “very fair” administration is “very competent and addresses issues timely and thoroughly,” and “helps students to get the best out of their stay in the school.” “My school understands that there is life beyond school hours and is flexible in both sched­ules and demands,” says a student of the “around-the-clock assistance” provided. Together, the administration and professors have “created an excellent and dynamic learning environment.” “My overall academic experience has been excellent, I wouldn't have picked any other school,” says a student.

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Degrees Awarded

30 to 57 semester credit hours.

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Ingram Library

  • Research Facilities:

    Ingram Library

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