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University of Georgia, Terry College of Business Executive MBA

With its main campus in Athens and executive education center in Atlanta, the Terry College is Georgia’s flagship business school. Its programs consistently rank among the top in the nation. Terry’s growing faculty deliver high-quality instruction to meet the needs of students at every level. Innovative and rigorous curricula serve the ever-changing needs of the business community. Terry provides individualized services to students, beginning prior to admission and continuing through job placement. Terry boasts a strong alumni network with leaders in business across the country.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Executive
Tuition (Total) $74,000

Program Information

University of Georgia Terry College of Business Says

With its main campus in Athens and executive education center in Atlanta, the Terry College is Georgia’s flagship business school. Its programs consistently rank among the top in the nation. Terry’s growing faculty deliver high-quality instruction to meet the needs of students at every level. Innovative and rigorous curricula serve the ever-changing needs of the business community. Terry provides individualized services to students, beginning prior to admission and continuing through job placement. Terry boasts a strong alumni network with leaders in business across the country.

Specializations Offered: General Management, Strategy
Degrees Awarded: Executive MBA.

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School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)
#10 Best Campus Facilities

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 39% accepted out of 186 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.21
  • Average Years Work Experience: 3
  • Application Fee: $100

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

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

Admission Information

Applicants to UGA are evaluated for academic and intellectual ability, personal qualities, professional experience, and management potential. The school evaluates these factors based on a student's academic transcripts, admissions essays, GMAT scores, professional resume, honors and activities, letters of recommendation, and, for international stud...Applicants to UGA are evaluated for academic and intellectual ability, personal qualities, professional experience, and management potential. The school evaluates these factors based on a student's academic transcripts, admissions essays, GMAT scores, professional resume, honors and activities, letters of recommendation, and, for international students, TOEFL scores. In addition, because personal factors are highly important to the program, personal interviews with admissions staff are highly encouraged, though not mandatory. UGA usually receives about 400 applications for the MBA program. Last year's entering class had an average GMAT score of 646 and a GPA of 3.26, with professional work experience of 4.5 years on average. Work experience is very important and heavily weighed in an application. If a student has fewer than two years of experience, chances of admission are limited. University of Georgia admits students in rounds, so students (especially those seeking scholarships and assistantships) are encouraged to apply early.

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Important Dates

Round 1
September

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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 93
Percent International Students 18%
Total Full-Time Faculty 130
Full-Time Faculty 100%

Student Life

Students love Athens, declaring “this town is great!” “There is plenty to do” in town such as “live music, outdoor activities, intramural sports, good people, [and] great city events.” In addition, this “great college town” is “nearby Atlanta.” “We’re close to a big city, yet far enough away to have a small town feel,” one student explains. The typical MBA student is “energetic, supportive, friendly, [and] ambitious,” and students “have a diverse set of backgrounds and future ambitions.” Although one student cautions that the student body is “not very diverse in the sense of ethnicity/Race.” The students here “have personalities as well as brains,” although at times they can be “fiercely competitive.” “My fellow students roll up their sleeves without hesitation but are still willing to kick back when the work is done,” one student says. While “the workload is demanding” students still are “left with enough time to get to know each other, and the town, outside of the aca­demic setting.” “We have a focus on academic work during the week and enjoy our week­ends, especially during football season,” a Financial student states. Students “all have fun together” and develop a “strong identity” as proud Bulldogs.

Career

Placement for UGA students is helped by the fact “that all the professors have had exten­sive real business experience beyond academia” and that the “MBA Director and admis­sions staff are excellent.” “The career center does everything in their power to help you land a job,” although “our career management center staff could provide students with a more well-rounded and customized career search.” There are some issues with placement, such as the “small number of companies that recruit on campus,” but that is directly related to “the program’s small size.” The most recent graduating class found an average mean base salary of about $81,000. Nearly 64 percent earned placement in the Southern region of the United States.

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Students Say

Located in beautiful Athens, Georgia, the Terry College of Business’s “world class” MBA program offers a little bit of everything: a “strong alumni base,” “phenomenal town, Southern charm, [low] cost of living, affordable tuition, and proximity to Atlanta.” This “small program” allows for small class sizes and “provides better interaction with faculty” than many other MBA programs. That does not mean that there are not a “vast number of courses available to pick from.” “I also liked its focus on leadership and the fact that Terry requires volunteer hours to graduate,” one student says. There are “many scholarships and assistantships offered” for students who qualify. UGA is a merit “school that was focused on building well-rounded business leaders (plenty of field trips, business dinners, and golf outings.)” Explaining their decision to attend, one student says: “As a career changer, I was drawn to the fact UGA has an extremely dedicated career services team, a strong alumni net­work, and a great reputation with companies.” Perhaps due to its small size, the Terry College of Business has a “very personable adminis­trative staff” and “down-to-earth admissions.” “The commitment of the administration to improve and partner with the students is phenomenal,” and both the administration and faculty are “very accessible.” The small size of the program “offers absolute accessibility to any class and professor.” The “knowledgeable and passionate” professors “are leaders in their field.” “They teach skills that will be extremely useful in a work setting, and they uti­lize real-world business cases to prepare us for management roles.” As with anything, “you can work as little or as much as you want, but at the end of the day you get out of it what you put into it.” “The doors always seem to be open” at UGA, and the professors “encour­age you to reach out to them with questions outside of class.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Bonbright Utilities Center, Center for Information Systems Leadership, Center for Insurance Education & Research, Center for Strategic Risk Management, Coca-Cola Center for Marketing Studies, Institute for Leadership Advancement, Ramsey Center for Private Enterprise, Selig Center for Economic Growth

  • International Student Support Groups
  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups
  • Minority Support Groups:

    http://mba.terry.uga.edu/fulltime/business_clubs.html; http://terry.uga.edu/diversity

  • Research Facilities:

    Bonbright Utilities Center, Center for Information Systems Leadership, Center for Insurance Education & Research, Center for Strategic Risk Management, Coca-Cola Center for Marketing Studies, Institute for Leadership Advancement, Ramsey Center for Private Enterprise, Selig Center for Economic Growth

  • Women Support Groups:

    http://mba.terry.uga.edu/fulltime/business_clubs.html

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Georgia Terry College of Business include:

M. Dougas Ivester - President, Deer Run Investments LLC; Retired Chairman of the Board and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company

Virginia C. Drosos - Retired as Group President, Global Beauty, Skin, Cosmetics and Personal Care with Procter & Gamble

A.D. "Pete" Correll - Chairman of Atlanta Equity Investors, LLC; Retired as Chairman and CEO of Georgia-Pacific Corporation

James W. Barge - Executive Vice President & CFO of Viacom Inc.

Daniel P. Amos - Chairman & CEO of Aflac Incorporated

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $12,625

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, GE Capital, Delta, Tyson Foods, Johnson & Johnson

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 55% $84,735
Finance / Accounting 30% $96,667
Other 30% $69,050
Marketing / Sales 27% $76,424
Operations / Logistics 21% $68,831
Financial Services 21% $94,643
Non Profit 15% $57,246
Technical 15% $88,397
Other 12% $78,333
Consulting 9% $90,000
Consulting 9% $90,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 66%
Three Month Employment 87%
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