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Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration Full Time MBA

The Georgia Southern MBA emphasizes the fundamental knowledge and skills underlying modern administration and management, and applies these with emphasis upon the area of managerial and executive decision-making. Students may pursue the Campus MBA in Statesboro or Savannah. The program requires 30 or 36 credit hours with a concentration area.

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Program Type Full Time

Program Information

Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration Says

The Georgia Southern MBA emphasizes the fundamental knowledge and skills underlying modern administration and management, and applies these with emphasis upon the area of managerial and executive decision-making.

Students may pursue the Campus MBA in Statesboro or Savannah. The program requires 30 or 36 credit hours with a concentration area.

Specializations Offered: Accounting, Decision Science, International Business, Leadership Management, Operations Management, Strategy
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

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N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 69% accepted out of 112 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 31
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.11
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 495
  • Application Fee: $50

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Optional: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Admission Information

To be considered for a spot at Georgia Southern University, students must submit a completed application, transcripts from their undergraduate college, and official GMAT scores. Admissions are determined using a "standard formula," which combines test scores and GPA to calculate a student's eligibility for the program. Using this formula, a slightl...To be considered for a spot at Georgia Southern University, students must submit a completed application, transcripts from their undergraduate college, and official GMAT scores. Admissions are determined using a "standard formula," which combines test scores and GPA to calculate a student's eligibility for the program. Using this formula, a slightly lower GPA can be balanced out by strong GMAT scores, or vice versa. In recent years, incoming MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.27 and average GMAT scores of 510. Students are enrolled three times annually for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

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Important Dates

Round 1
May

1

Deadline
August

18

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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 207
Percent International Students 12%
Total Full-Time Faculty 102
Full-Time Faculty 92%

Student Life

The largest higher-learning institution in the Savannah area, “Georgia Southern is a won­derful school located in a great, slow-paced part of Georgia.” The charming campus is situated in the small town of Statesboro, and the school’s “proximity to Savannah” makes it easy for students to commute to work, while also offering access to all the rich cultural life of Georgia’s coastal city. The vast majority of GSU students are “working professionals with diverse backgrounds and busy lives outside of school.” They join the program “from all walks of life” but share a passion for their career and education. Academically, the program can get “competitive among classmates,” yet students are “very cooperative” when working together on group projects. Web students have little to no contact with life at Georgia Southern, and “students who use the satellite campus aren’t able to enjoy GSU’s beautiful campus.” Fortunately, those who crave camaraderie will find a “strong network of alumni and student organiza­tions,” which host “ongoing activities” on the larger campus, from athletics to perform­ances. On occasion, the business school will also host special events “for graduate stu­dents to mingle.” Some students would welcome the addition of family-friendly activi­ties on campus, while younger MBA candidates would like to see “more activities on the graduate student level” in general. A student laments, “There are some of us who do not have families and would like to socialize in an adult atmosphere in our free time.”

Career

Students in Georgia Southern’s part-time and web-based programs are generally work­ing in a professional capacity at the time they start their MBA. As a result, there are rather limited career services for these students. In fact, many web students have very little interaction with the Georgia Southern campus or administration. For students considering a career change, there is a dedicated career counselor assigned to the College of Business through the University’s Office of Career Services. Students can meet with the counselor for help creating a job search strategy. Students and alumni from the College of Business also have access to all the services offered by the greater Office of Career Services, which include conferences, career development seminars, cam¬pus recruiting programs, and internship placements. For those with limited career expe¬rience, “Many of the programs offered have internships and co-ops built into the curricu¬lum.” Overall, “The University does an excellent job of making resources available to stu¬dents, particularly given the anemic job market.” However, students would still love to see “more job opportunities at career services.”

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Students Say

Uniting an “excellent academic reputation” with a “reasonable cost,” Georgia Southern University has been conferring graduate business degrees for more than 40 years. Today, a Georgia Southern MBA isn’t only for those in the Savannah-Statesboro region. In addi­tion to the school’s long-standing MBA program for professionals, Georgia Southern’s popular “WebMBA program has a good reputation,” as well as AACSB accreditation. Students who need the convenience of an online diploma choose Georgia Southern because the “flexible online format” makes it easy for students to complete their courses from anywhere in the country. For those seeking a more traditional MBA experience, Georgia Southern is also a “well known, brick-and-mortar school,” which specifically caters to part-time students. Whether you choose to attend in person or online, there is a “heavy workload” through­out the program. Live classes are generally interactive, and “you have to stay on your toes” during discussions. Fortunately, “Professors genuinely want to see students learn and succeed.” If you need extra assistance, “the majority of professors are very accessi­ble,” and “willing to answer questions and address concerns” during office hours or via email. As instructors, Georgia Southern professors are “helpful and knowledgeable” about the topics they teach, and always “stay on top of current business trends.” In fact, “Many of them are actively researching in their field,” while others bring strong real-world credentials to the classroom. Of particular note, “Many of the professors are pro­fessionals and consultants, so their experience is invaluable to classroom instruction.” At the same time, students say the program would be improved if the curriculum included “more real-life classes, such as entrepreneurship and negotiation,” as well as “more man­agerial applications” in coursework. Currently, there are three official MBA specialties at Georgia Southern—health services administration, information systems, and international business—as well as a SAP certi­fication. For students who choose to concentrate their studies in health services admin­istration, the school “just opened a new College of Public Health building.” The admin­istration is efficient and generally “runs things in the background without any prob­lems.” “The faculty and staff at GSU are very helpful and available to answer any ques­tions” students have. Student concerns are listened to and addressed. For example, in the past, there were problems with regards to taking required classes, but “the school is already taking steps to streamline the enrollment process.” As a part of Georgia’s public school system, the MBA is offered at a “very reasonable price.” Overall, for convenience, quality, and cost, this program is “worth every penny.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development (BBRED); Center for Global Business; Center for Excellence in Financial Services; Center for Entrepreneurial Learning and Leadership; Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting

  • Research Facilities:

    Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development (BBRED); Center for Global Business; Center for Excellence in Financial Services; Center for Entrepreneurial Learning and Leadership; Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting

  • Study Abroad:

    N/A

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration include:

Tony Arata - Singer/Songwriter

Steven Cowan - Novelist

Karl Peace - President,Biopharmaceutical Research Consultants

James Kennedy - Director,NASA John F. Kennedy Space Flight Center

Dan Cathy - President/CEO,Chick-fil-A

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