Overview

Applicants
489
Acceptance Rate
25%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.40
Years Work Experience
4.5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
645 - 720
GPA
3.1 - 3.66

Deadlines


Round 1
October 18

Round 2
December 3

Round 3
February 19

Round 4
April 19

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
7:1
Total Faculty
126

83
Full-time
31
Female
17
Part-time
5
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Drawing from its roots as one of the south’s most preeminent research universities, Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business offers its MBA students a firm grounding in technology no matter their specialization, while also allowing them to take advantage of the resources the Institute itself offers. By merging tech and innovation, Scheller keeps up with business trends, and graduate assistantship opportunities (which could slash tuition by half or fully) abound, as well as dual degrees with advanced engineering degrees. The school work is “challenging, but there is plenty of help among students to learn the material.” The “data-driven business mindset” of the school is apparent throughout all classes—small class sizes create a personalized atmosphere, and a shortened core curriculum allows more opportunities for electives.

Professors at Scheller are “not only engaging but have made [an] impact in their field of teaching” and “are currently doing research and have amazing real world experience.” “It’s great how they combine technology and analytics in a lot of the classes since both are so prevalent in today’s business world,” says a student. They are “passionate about their fields” and “eager to interact with students.” Classes are a “very friendly and collaborative atmosphere” that are “open to discussion and are not just PowerPoint slides.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Organizational Behavior
Product Management
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Data Analytics

Center for Research

Accounting
Entrepeneurship
Finance
International Business
Leadership/Management
Organizational Behavior
Product Management
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
http://scheller.gatech.edu/degree-programs/mba/full-time-program/curriculum/course-listings/strategic-sustainability.html

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
https://www.scheller.gatech.edu/centers-initiatives/ray-c-anderson-center-for-sustainable-business/index.html

School's environmental commitment 1:
Net Impact Chapter

School's environmental commitment 2:
Ray C Anderson Center for Sustainable Business Ideas to Serve Competition

School's environmental commitment 3:
Global Social Venture Competition

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$106,115
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
93%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
76%
School Facilitiated
25%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

42%
Consulting
21%
Marketing
15%
Operations/Logistics
13%
Finance/Accounting
6%
Information Technology
2%
Human Resources
2%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

76%
South
18%
West
2%
Mid-Atlantic
2%
Northeast
2%
Southwest

Students Say

The administration (“especially our career services department”) is “very helpful and supportive,” and “is so in tune with the student body”: “They truly want to make this a great experience for us.” A “high caliber alumni network” ensures that students have plenty of ins with companies, which is complemented by the fact that Scheller is “ideally located in central Atlanta,” which is the base for numerous corporate headquarters (such as Coca-Cola, Home Depot, and Delta Airlines). The excellent location, paired with well-connected professors, provides students with “opportunities to work with Fortune 500 companies on real business problems through courses.”

The job and internship process is unusually smooth at Scheller, because students “all know we will get a job, so we are willing and want to help each other reach their fullest potential.” “Instead of competing with each other for jobs, we root each other on,” echoes another student. The Career Services department is also “battle-tested in facilitating career-changes.”


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 42% $105,000 $113,091 $86,000 $147,000
Marketing / Sales 21% $103,000 $111,091 $95,000 $141,000
Operations / Logistics 15% $95,000 $86,500 $60,000 $105,000
Finance / Accounting 13% $90,000 $88,000 $50,000 $115,000
Information Technology 6% $115,000 $121,667 $110,000 $140,000
Human Resources 2%
Other 2%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 36% $100,000 $113,789 $90,000 $147,000
Technology 21% $115,000 $116,023 $91,000 $141,000
Manufacturing 9% $97,500 $93,500 $65,000 $120,000
Financial Services 6%
Real Estate 6%
Consumer Products 4%
Media / Entertainment 2%

Prominent Alumni

Thomas A. Fanning
Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company

Jim Scholefield
CIO, Nike

Dan Reardon
CEO, North Highland

David P. Rowland
CFO, Accenture

Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr.
Chairman, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.; Non-Executive Chairman at Beazer Homes USA Inc.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 30

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$9,230

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
67%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$29,232
Tuition (Out-State)
$40,180
Fees (In-State)
$2,016
Fees (Out-State)
$2,016

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,121
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,524
Fees (In-State)
$364
Fees (Out-State)
$364

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$12,834
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$12,834
Academic Expenses
$800

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
158
Part Time
0%

In State
32.0%
Out of State
68.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics

8.20%
Underrepresented Minorities
25.00%
International

23% female
77% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Atlanta is “a fun and upbeat city to live in,” and there is a “strong family feel” within cohorts, with “lots of social gatherings” on the docket. Students come from “extremely diverse work backgrounds” and are “very collaborative and non-combative.” People here are “talented type-A personalities,” but at the same time “very humble and respectful.” The small class size and rigorous admissions process also means that students have “a personal relationship” with each of their classmates and “know each other very well.” Many here are “highly involved in extracurriculars” and sports, and there is “a broad range of clubs, from common interests to career development.” There is a similarly wide range of social activities, both “organized from the student level as well as students liking to spend time together,” including “several different cultural celebrations throughout the year” that students and their friends and families are encouraged to attend. As a result, between the social environment and the academic side, “grad student life feels busy but fairly balanced.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Katie Lloyd
Executive Director, MBA Admissions

Address
800 West Peachtree St., NW
Suite 302
Atlanta, GA 30308
United States

Phone
404-894-8722

Fax
404-894-4199

Email
mba@scheller.gatech.edu


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