Overview

Applicants
28
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.44
Years Work Experience
9
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
430 - 560
GPA
2.940 - 3.777

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
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
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
25:1
Total Faculty
19

96
Full-time
4
Female
4
Part-time
3
Minority


Students Say

Convenience and cost are the two main reasons students cite for choosing the MBA program at Augusta University (which formed in 2013 when Augusta State University merged with Georgia Health Sciences University). Many students here tell us that they attended the school as undergraduates and saw no reason to leave.

At Augusta's MBA program, "Personal attention and career development are a given. Students have to actively work at not being known by the administration and faculty of the business school." Service is key; despite its relatively small MBA enrollment, "[Augusta] has a dedicated educational professional to usher graduate students through the program." One student notes, "The school is the perfect size. It is small enough to allow for more personal relations between the student and the teacher but is big enough to enjoy all the aspects of attending a college." A "low teacher/student ratio" and "professors who are approachable and willing to help students" are among the other perks of attending. Augusta University works hard to accommodate its students' schedules by offering "almost every needed subject in the program" during the fall and spring semesters.

MBAs at Augusta must complete a fourteen-course sequence that includes two foundation courses, two electives and ten required courses in human resources management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, operations management, leadership, management information systems, business analytics, and an integrating course in strategic management. Students tell us that the school has traditionally been recognized for strengths for economics, finance, and accounting, as well as in "certain quantitative-based courses like market research." In addition, Augusta has taken steps in order to better prepare the students for information-based knowledge. Those steps include "recently naming an information technology professor to chair the program."


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview


Graduates Employed by Region


Students Say

The Augusta University Career Center serves all undergraduates and graduate students at the university. Services are geared primarily toward undergraduates, in part because the school's graduate divisions are so small and in part because many graduate students—including many MBAs—attend while continuing in jobs they intend to keep post-graduation. The office sponsors an annual Career Fair and offers the standard battery of career services: job posting, counseling, mock interviews, on-campus recruiting, and more.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$4,968
Tuition (Out-State)
$17,955
Fees (In-State)
$2,151
Fees (Out-State)
$2,151

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$184
Tuition (Out-State)
$665
Fees (In-State)
$717
Fees (Out-State)
$717

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$10,250
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$10,250
Academic Expenses
$3,200

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
111
Part Time
69%

In State
91.0%
Out of State
9.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
58

Demographics

29.00%
Minorities
18.00%
International

47% female
53% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Most Augusta University MBAs "work full-time during the day and attend classes at night," which means they have limited time to devote to extracurricular activities. Students tell us that "many professors acknowledge the average students' work/ demand schedule and design their courses to allow students to catch up on the weekends." MBAs also appreciate how the small-school environment creates "the opportunity to get to know the students and faculty on a greater than superficial level," an opportunity students take advantage of by "congregating in a small centralized area of the building before classes." With so many chances to bond with peers and professors, it's no wonder students tell us that "the school feels like a family."

Full-time students—consisting primarily of international students and undergraduates proceeding directly from their BA program to the MBA—tell us that "there is an active campus life at [Augusta] even though few students actually live on campus. There are so many groups to be involved with and [there are] always activities going on. The school spirit at [Augusta] is so alive, and the students there really love their campus. Most of the MBA students are graduates of [Augusta University], so I believe they feel the same as well." Clubs "are very active on campus." Beta Gamma Sigma is one of the major ones for business students. MBAs tell us that the school has worked hard to beautify and improve this campus, which, they note, "was an arsenal during the Civil War. The school has done a great job of keeping that heritage intact" while simultaneously adding such assets as a "beautiful new student center" that "provides study areas, gym equipment, billiards, and a host of other activities for students that help to release school stress." Commuters warn that "parking is limited during morning hours, but afternoon and evening parking is very good."

The student body is "broadly diverse in age, occupation, race, and educational background, but [they are] uniformly goal oriented, serious, and competitive, [while also] capable or working in a team environment." Students seem to appreciate this diversity. One student says, "I have come in contact with people from many different cultures, and it gives me a different outlook on business." Even though there are "so many international students," most "seem to be regular people with careers who have felt a need to improve themselves."


More Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Wennie Squires
Graduate Studies Program Manager

Address
1120 15th Street
Box 11
Augusta, GA 30912
United States

Phone
706-737-1565

Fax

Email
mbainfo@gru.edu


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