Overview

Applicants
276
Acceptance Rate
35%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Years Work Experience
4.25
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
580-6 - 690
GPA
2.9 - 3.61

Deadlines


Round 1
October 10

Round 2
December 1

Round 3
January 10

Round 4
March 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
98

100
Full-time
24
Female
20
Minority


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 and business dinners)" 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."



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$91,217
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
93%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
76%
School Facilitiated
24%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
67%
School Facilitiated
33%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

32%
Finance/Accounting
19%
General Management
16%
Consulting
11%
Marketing
11%
Operations/Logistics
5%
Human Resources
5%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

70%
South
8%
Northeast
8%
Southwest
5%
International
5%
Midwest
3%
Mid-Atlantic

Students Say

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 $84,364. Nearly 75 percent earned placement in the Southern region of the United States.

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
Finance / Accounting 32% $95,000 $96,364 $75,000 $125,000
General Management 19% $93,000 $81,000 $46,000 $105,000
Consulting 16% $97,500 $96,250 $70,000 $120,000
Marketing / Sales 11% $97,500 $88,750 $55,000 $105,000
Operations / Logistics 11% $117,000 $99,833 $62,500 $120,000
Human Resources 5%
Information Technology 5%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 24% $100,000 $100,714 $75,000 $125,000
Technology 24% $94,000 $89,250 $46,000 $120,000
Consulting 16% $110,000 $100,000 $70,000 $120,000
Other 14%
Consumer Products 14% $95,000 $91,000 $75,000 $105,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 5%
Manufacturing 3%

Prominent Alumni

Brian Cossaboom
COO, IBM - Global Business Services

O. Mason Hawkins
Chairman & CEO, Southeastern Asset Management Inc

Charles Kolodkin
Executive Director, Enterprise Risk and Insurance, Cleveland Clinic

Carlos Navarro
Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Felix Stellmaszek
Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$30,795

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$6,258

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
96%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
52%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
95%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
37%

New Students Receiving Loans
24%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$13,192
Tuition (Out-State)
$31,510
Fees (In-State)
$2,270
Fees (Out-State)
$2,270

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$11,246
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$14,200
Academic Expenses
$1,650

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
399
Part Time
75%

Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics

10.00%
Minorities
33.00%
International

34% female
66% male

Campus Life

Students Say

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.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Deirdre Kane
Director, Full-Time MBA Admissions

Address
314E Correll Hall
Terry College of Business
Athens, GA 30602-6264
United States

Phone
706-542-5671

Fax
706-583-8277

Email
30601


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