Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    
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Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Management


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Master of Business Administration Degree

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Through a rigorous and intellectually challenging experience, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program engages students in the process of solving business problems. The MBA program prepares students to perform effectively in management positions or to pursue further studies. The objectives of the MBA program are to enhance the student’s ability to:

  • Communicate at a professional level in oral presentations and in writing using appropriate technologies.
  • Work effectively with others and lead in organizational situations.
  • Identify how globalization affects organizations and their environment.
  • Recognize the importance of ethical decision making.
  • Integrate analytical and problem solving skills with concepts and theories from all functional areas of business using appropriate analytical and decision making technologies.

The MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the premier accrediting agency for management education. The MBA serves working professionals through evening courses on the main campus in Carrollton, and our satellite locations in Newnan and Douglasville. Full time MBA students enrolled for the Fall semester on the Carrollton campus can complete the MBA program in one year. The online Georgia WebMBA® program is also available as a separate program (listed below).

MBA Admission Criteria

The MBA program in the Richards College of Business relies on a competitive admission process. In all cases final admission decisions are made by the appropriate Richards College of Business Graduate Program Director.

Applicants must attain a score of 950 points based on the formula: (undergraduate GPA (on a 4.0 scale) x 200) + the applicant’s Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score, and a 3.0 or higher on the analytical writing section of the GMAT: OR

Attain a score of 1000 points based on the formula: (the upper division undergraduate GPA (last 60 hours, on a 4.0 scale) x 200) + the applicant’s GMAT score, and a 3.0 or higher on the analytical writing section of the GMAT: OR

Students who have completed a baccalaureate degree from the Richards College of Business with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher will be exempted from the GMAT: OR

In a limited number of cases, prospective students with substantial management experience (in rank and tenure) and a strong academic background may apply for and be granted a GMAT Waiver. To be considered for a GMAT waiver, applicants must submit the GMAT Test Score Waiver Form with supporting documentation. This form is available through the Richards College of Business Student Success Center.

THE GEORGIA WEBMBA®

Richards College of Business - Adamson Hall
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Programs

    Master of Business Administration

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