Overview

Applicants
444
Acceptance Rate
22%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
610 - 720
GPA
3.12 - 3.62

Deadlines


Round 1
October 15

Round 2
January 15

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
May 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
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
73

89
Full-time
19
Female
11
Part-time
2
Minority


Students Say

No doubt Georgia Tech boasts "a great brand name," but that's hardly all this school has to offer its MBAs. With a "curriculum designed to integrate management and technology," Georgia Tech positions its grads well in the increasingly technologically-focused world of business. Furthermore, the school's Atlanta location means access to some of the best business minds—and some of the top business employers—in the Southeast. In addition, the school "provides great value for the money."

Students find Georgia Tech's many assets in surprising places. One writes, "before coming to school, I would have said our greatest strength was our technology focus and proximity to one of the premier engineering schools in the world. Now…I would say that our professors and career services are tied for greatest strengths. I will put either up against any top-ten business school any day." MBAs here report that Georgia Tech has "a great faculty in accounting, IT, and operations," and identify entrepreneurship, finance, and international management as other standout areas. Across disciplines, an "innovative curriculum keeps pace with the rapidly changing business and technology environment."

Georgia Tech's full-time program offers "strong networks and personal attention." "Small class sizes mean that students can have a high degree of impact in clubs, research assistantships, and special, self-initiated projects," one student observes (Of course, it also means that "not all electives that you may want will be offered.") The program places "an emphasis on teamwork and collaborative relationships" that students embrace, describing "a positive yet challenging work environment." The "workload can be overwhelming at times," but "the heavy emphasis on group projects means we have strong and reliable classmates to lean on if we need it."



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
http://scheller.gatech.edu/news_room/news/2013/articles/sustainablebusinesscenter.html

School's environmental commitment 1:
Net Impact

School's environmental commitment 2:
Center for Business Strategies for Sustainability

School's environmental commitment 3:
Ideas to Serve

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$105,029
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
93%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
65%
School Facilitiated
26%
Graduate Facilitated
9%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

37%
Consulting
17%
General Management
16%
Marketing
10%
Finance/Accounting
9%
Operations/Logistics
6%
Other
5%
Information Technology

Students Say

The Jones MBA Career Center provides "outstanding" support to assist students in developing a successful career strategy and plan. Each student is assigned a career advi- sor "who helps us find internships and jobs in our preferred fields," a service students deem "invaluable." Other resources include an in-depth career course, job search tools, and individual career coaching.

Atlanta's big-city locale is a plus for students in their job search, because the school "can get business heads and leaders from the city of Atlanta" to visit campus, meet with and mentor students, assist in networking, and provide internships and jobs. As one student sums up, "The program is very much oriented toward the job market, and the school is known to get [strong] job placement. From the time you are accepted, you begin evaluat- ing employers and job hunting. You are given exceptional tools and resources (however, you are also under a great deal of pressure to secure a high-paying job)."

Among the top employers of Georgia Tech MBAs are North Highland, Bank of America, Deloitte Consulting, Emerson, Delta Air Lines , KPMG, Amazon, Capgemini Consulting, The Home Depot, and IBM.


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 37% $110,000 $113,261 $75,000 $140,000
General Management 17% $96,000 $100,636 $96,000 $120,000
Marketing / Sales 16% $95,000 $96,452 $73,464 $135,000
Finance / Accounting 10% $97,000 $100,000 $125,000 $68,000
Operations / Logistics 9% $101,500 $101,333 $80,000 $115,000
Other 6% $85,000 $96,232 $120,000 $83,695
Information Technology 5% $110,000 $110,000 $110,000 $110,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 37% $110,000 $113,261 $75,000 $140,000
Financial Services 19% $105,000 $106,667 $95,000 $125,000
Technology 18% $93,000 $87,693 $73,464 $96,000
Manufacturing 8% $92,000 $89,800 $68,000 $120,000
Other 8% $93,000 $87,693 $73,464 $96,000
Consumer Products 5% $97,000 $95,033 $73,100 $115,000

Prominent Alumni

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

Keith Jackson
Vice President Human Resources, AT&T

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
Jan 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$28,929

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
65%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
69%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$28,896
Tuition (Out-State)
$39,484
Fees (In-State)
$2,192
Fees (Out-State)
$2,192

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,107
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,495

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$12,840
Academic Expenses
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
496
Part Time
74%

In State
80.0%
Out of State
20.0%

Demographics

13.00%
Minorities
12.00%
International

24% female
76% male

Campus Life

Students Say

There's a "friendly atmosphere" in the Georgia Tech MBA program, where "social networking events and clubs are an integral part of [the] business school experience." The b-school facility "has several common areas, comfortable lobbies, and group work areas," so "no one is ever by himself. Even if working diligently on different homework assignments, we tend to cluster together and have a social environment." Classrooms "are all equipped with a computer-managed multimedia system, which includes double projectors and screens, document camera, laptop hookups and DVD," and "faculty offices are easily accessible in the building. The facilities are very clean and updated.""

Because the program holds "no classes on Fridays," Thursday night is a time for social- izing. "Every Thursday there is a social event either at a restaurant, atrium in the aca- demic building, or elsewhere where current students, alumni, and professors interact in a relaxed environment," students tell us. Fridays aren't for hangovers, though; students "have two or three group meetings every Friday." The "Fridays off" policy, students explain, "is the only thing that makes group work possible" in this busy program.

Georgia Tech's "midtown Atlanta location" "offers numerous educational, professional, and social opportunities," although some warn that the surrounding neighborhood "has some safety issues." Most everyone agrees that the Atlanta location is a huge advantage overall, both in terms of "keeping outside 'real world' connections with professionals in our industry of choice" and culturally. "It is an exciting and vibrant life at Georgia Tech," one student reports.

Georgia Tech "attracts many people from the engineering fields, but also from financial services as well. This makes for a strong competition between teams in case reports and presentations." The program is home to lots of "Type-A driven people who are very engaging in class discussion and projects." Even so, "the culture is not over-competitive or cut-throat. We are like a family pushing each other to learn and to accomplish great things."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Amy Larrabee
MBA Recruiting Manager

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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