Full-time MBA Brochure

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Full-time MBA

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Ooha Edupuganti, MBA

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

Full-time MBA

Overview

Tech Square

Curriculum

Experiential Learning

Career Services

Community

Application Process

Tuition and Financing

Connect

Top 20 MBA in the U.S. Bloomberg Businessweek Erin Lehmberg, MBA ‘25

At the Intersection of Business and Technology

MBA in Business Analytics, Information Systems, Operations, Supply Chain, and Project Management

U.S. News & World Report

At the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, we are deeply committed to developing inclusive, forward-thinking leaders for a tech-driven world.

The second you walk on campus, you can feel it.

There’s a buzz in the air. Students are innovators, professors are mentors, and your future is about to begin. Regardless of your technical experience and background, our MBA program will provide the education, experiential opportunities, and career services you need to achieve your goals in a tech-driven world. You’ll learn to inspire innovation and solve complex business problems on a global scale.

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Aside from academics, Scheller students are given access to a network with professionals in a plethora of industries within blocks of the school.”

Satchel Ziffer, MBA ’24

Top 10

Public MBA in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report

Welcome to Tech Square

Atlanta.

It connects a sense of history and hospitality with forward-thinking, fast-paced entrepreneurialism. It’s an economic engine, foodie favorite, music mecca, sports spectacle, and technology trek that combines the opportunities of an international city with the personality of a close-knit, eclectic neighborhood. This is a place brimming with opportunities for you to learn and launch your career, or to settle in and officially make it your long-term home.

Georgia Tech is an institution steeped in a tradition of innovation. Scheller stays true to these roots by being at the forefront of technology and business education. Located in the heart of Tech Square, Scheller College is the pulse of this vibrant start-up and innovation incubator.”

Scheller is located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta’s Tech Square, a neighborhood with the highest density of startups, corporate innovators, academic researchers, and students in the Southeastern U.S. It’s the home of over 100 startups, 25 corporate innovation centers, 10 research labs, seven venture funds, and five startup accelerators.

As a Scheller MBA student, you have unique opportunities and experiences found nowhere else, directly connecting you with the world’s top thought leaders, executives, and innovators.

Square Corporate Innovation Centers

Headquartered in Atlanta

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Curriculum Made for the Real World

Get educated on how to discover business solutions to real-world problems. We design all courses, concentrations, practicums, and projects in a way so you get the experience you need to become an analytically skilled, entrepreneurial-minded leader. #3

The Princeton Review MBA Classroom Experience

Accelerated Core, Customized Electives

In just four semesters, the Full-time MBA program allows you to complete 54 credit hours of coursework in core, elective, and practicum classes, with many opportunities to customize your learning experience.

STEM Designation

Our STEM-designated curriculum teaches you to analyze information and find better business solutions effectively.

The STEM designation also benefits international students, who can leverage the optional practical training (OPT) extension period of 36 months to broaden their post-MBA career opportunities.

Core Courses

Gain business acumen through a 21-credit MBA core curriculum. These core courses will change the way you think about business, providing a strong knowledge base for electives and a competitive advantage for summer internships.

Electives/Concentrations

Delve deeper into areas that most interest you through 33 credit hours of electives. Beyond one required international business course, you can customize 11 elective classes in any combination.

One primary concentration is required and students can also pursue an additional supplemental concentration. Concentrations help you navigate elective coursework and signify your specialized expertise to future employers.

Dual Degree Options

Combine an MBA with an M.S. or Ph.D. from Georgia Tech’s Colleges of Computing, Design, Engineering, or Liberal Arts. We also offer a joint M.D./MBA degree with the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Concentrations

Focus your studies in the functional or interdisciplinary area of your choice. Each concentration requires twelve credit hours (four courses). Students are required to choose one concentration. Students may also choose to broaden their educational goals by pursuing an additional supplemental concentration.

• Accounting

• Business Analytics

• Entrepreneurship

• Finance

• International Business

• Leadership

• Management

• Management of Information Systems

• Marketing

• Supply Chain & Operations Management

• Product & Service Innovation

• Strategy & Innovation

• Sustainability

• TI:GER®

Sit in a class at Scheller, and you’ll realize that the discussions revolve around the implications and present-day impact of technology-driven change.”
Nithin Nedumthakady, MBA ‘22, Ph.D. ‘23 Consultant, Bain & Company
“We empower our students to lead transformative initiatives that advance technology, innovation, and societal well-being.”
Term Professorship

Accessible, Connected Faculty

Scheller faculty are thought leaders in their respective fields, recognized for their research, innovative teaching styles, relevant experience, and accessibility. Many of our professors consult for national and international organizations, bringing industry connections and real-world knowledge into the classroom, helping students make professional connections and develop experience-based resumes.

Learn by Doing

If you’re looking for a competitive edge, there is nothing better than first-hand experience. With 10 practicum courses to choose from, you will have the opportunity to put your classroom knowledge to the test against real-world issues and problems.

Practicums

Business Analytics

Work with a participating company to frame a business issue as an analytics problem, analyze data provided by the company, and generate applicable business insights and/or develop capabilities.

TI:GER® Practicum

Combines classroom instruction, innovation projects, team activities, and real-world experience into a comprehensive and practical education in strategy and innovation. Work with Ph.D. students from the Georgia Tech Colleges of Engineering, Computing, and Sciences to translate ideas into successful technology innovations.

Information Technology

Conduct an in-depth analysis and develops a detailed answer to a strategic question provided by a participating organization. Past organizations include AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, IBM, and The Southern Company.

International

Work as part of a consulting team for a client based in the U.S. or abroad. Teams explore international market opportunities or research entering the U.S. market for the client. Past clients include Genius Consulting, HP, IBM, Monarch Beverages, and UPS. The international residency has taken teams to Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, and Turkey.

Apply Lean Six Sigma methodology and statistical analysis to a company project. Participating companies include AT&T, AutoTrader, The Coca-Cola Company, and State Farm. Certification at the Green Belt level is offered as part of this practicum.

Marketing

Gain real-world experience by solving marketing problems faced by organizations. Develop relevant marketing skills, conduct critical analysis, and implement tractable solutions for participating companies.

Pro Bono Consulting

Help local nonprofits resolve strategic challenges by applying classroom theory and working closely with nonprofit staff and management to form practical and easy-to-implement solutions. Clients include the American Cancer Society, Art of Living, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, MedShare International, and The Sullivan Center.

Sustainable Business Consulting

Gain knowledge in management consulting, topical sustainability issues, and project management. Scope, plan, execute, and deliver a consulting sustainability-relevant, businessfocused project with a participating company.

Quantitative and Computational Finance

Formulate, analyze, and implement solutions in applicable areas such as asset management, credit risk, and pricing of derivatives. This practicum involves significant data analysis using big data sets.

Real Estate

Get in a corporate real estate innovation council, functioning as the research arm and exploring the workplace of the future: how the built environment impacts productivity, asset monetization, and the impact emerging technologies will have on the built environment.

Lean Six Sigma

Your Career Journey Starts Here

Planning your career path is a process of continual discovery. Our team of professionals provides personalized guidance to prepare you for the real world of business. From job seeking to networking to refining skills, we’re with you every step of the way.

$154,679 Average Base Salary Class of 2023

96%

91% Employment Received Signing Bonus

3 Months Post-Graduation, Class of 2023

Class of 2023

“ Our Jones MBA Career Center hosts a Bell Ringing ceremony every semester to celebrate MBA students who have signed internship or fulltime offers. It is my favorite tradition as I get to publicly embarrass my normally very humble classmates by loudly cheering and celebrating all their successes.”

Paroma Chakravarty, MBA ’23

As someone looking to make a huge career pivot, Scheller’s Jones MBA Career Center was a big plus for me. Our weekly career development workshops have been pivotal in preparing me to confidently take on recruiting season, and have taught me how to make my unique background my biggest asset.”

Courtney Felinski, MBA ’23 Workforce Transformation Consultant, PwC

“ Before the fall semester began, we had assignments to revamp our resumes and cover letters and to prepare for the internship search which was incredibly helpful in preparing to start the program. I felt very prepared to enter recruitment season in the field I want to end up in.”

Stacy Feeling, MBA ’23 Americas Channel Marketing Leader, Accruent

“ I have found that the Jones MBA Career Center is a tremendous resource in supporting students in their pursuit of career opportunities due to the number of alumni who work for companies in Tech Square.”

Thomas Landzert, MBA ‘23

PwC

It’s All About Career Transformation

As the global economy continues to evolve, an MBA that educates at the intersection of business and technology is invaluable. The Scheller MBA prepares students to solve complex business problems in a tech-driven world. Our MBA cohorts continue to grow in diversity and academic caliber — aligning with the need for superior talent at the world’s most innovative companies.

Brooke Shareé, MBA ’25

At Scheller, we’re not driven by statistics. What drives us are personal, human stories and the dreams and ambitions of each individual student.”

#1 MBA Career Services in the World

The Financial Times

Employment by Industry Class of 2023

Employment by Function Class of 2023

Consulting 58% Consulting 68% Manufacturing 5% Information Technology 2% Financial Services 9% Marketing / Sales 6% Transportation / Logistics 6% Finance / Accounting 5% Consumer Goods 3% Operations / Logistics 2% Technology 11% General Management 17% View the Full-time MBA Employment Report

Here are some of the companies that recruit Georgia Tech Scheller MBA graduates: Our Partnerships, Your Future

Unique Class of 2023 Employers

• Accenture Strategy

• Alexander Group

• AlixPartners

• Alvarez & Marsal

• Amazon

• Anthem

• Apple

• Bain & Company

• Bank of America

• Boston Consulting Group

• Capgemini Invent

• CBRE

• Chick-fil-A

• Citi

• Deloitte

• Delta Air Lines

• Dollar General

• E&J Gallo

• Emerson

• EY Parthenon

• Fiserv

• Ford Motor Company

• FTI Consulting

• Gartner

• Genuine Auto Parts

• Honeywell

• IBM Entreprise Strategy

• Kimberly-Clark

• McKinsey & Company

• Microsoft

• MorganFranklin

• Navy Federal Credit Union

• Nike

• PwC

• Raytheon

• Republic Services

• ScottMadden

• ServiceNow

• Simon-Kucher & Partners

• Slalom

• Strategy&

• Target

• The Home Depot

• Toyota

• Truist

• UPS

• Verizon

• Visa

• VMware

• Walmart

• Western Digital

• ZS Associates

Different Industries

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You Belong Here

The challenges we face as a society demand that we engage and empower more people from different backgrounds and perspectives than ever before. At Scheller, we’re committed to cultivating a vibrant, deeply connected community focused on collaboration. With over 20 student-led Scheller clubs and over 400 student clubs on campus, there are infinite ways for you to engage, lead, and build your community.

We proudly partner with many organizations to advance business education, careers, and connections for underrepresented minorities, women, veterans, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Partner Organizations

Professional Interest Clubs

• Business Analytics

• Consulting

• Entrepreneurship

• Finance and Investments

• Healthcare

• Marketing

• Operations

• Real Estate

• Space

Graduate Business Council Committees

• Alumni

• Athletics

• Communications

• International

Service and Diversity Clubs

• Blacks in Business

• Latin Club

• Net Impact

• Scheller Pride

Alumni Engagement

• Networking Events

• Speaker Series Sessions

• Lifelong Learning

• Practicum Sponsorships

• Peer Leadership

• Philanthropy

• Veterans Club

• Women in Business

• Strategy and Innovation

• Technology

• Ambassadorships

• Social

• Strategic Partnerships

It wasn’t until recently that I discovered what I wanted to do with my career, and having this new opportunity to grow in the Marketing Club is validating and rewarding.” “
Dallas Charles , MBA ’25

A Community For a Lifetime

An MBA is way more than just a degree. It conveys your values and guides your future. It becomes a shared experience that connects you to past, present, and future students. You become a part of something bigger than yourself. When you graduate from Georgia Tech, you join a global powerhouse of more than 165,000 alumni in 50 states and 132 countries. It’s a network of leaders, from innovators and entrepreneurs to C-suite execs and global movers and shakers.

You’re ready. Take the next step and become a part of a community that will last you a lifetime.

26,000 + 169,000 + MBA Alumni Georgia Tech Alumni

My best memory as an MBA is the plethora of social events that our various committees and clubs have organized.”
Remi Levinson, MBA ’24
Jaylon Uzodinma, MBA ’25, Remi Levinson, MBA ’24, Azell Francis, MBA ’23

Begin Your Journey

Our Full-time MBA program enrolls once per year and begins in the fall. Admissions is a competitive process and we carefully review all facets of your application.

Application Deadlines Fall 2025 Start

Round 1

• Application Deadline: Oct. 4, 2024

• Interviews: Nov. 13 – 15, 2024

• Decision Notification: Nov. 22, 2024

• Deposit Deadline: Jan. 6, 2025

Prerequisites

Round 2*

• Application Deadline: Jan. 10, 2025

• Interviews: Feb. 19 – 21, 2025

• Decision Notification: Feb. 28, 2025

• Deposit Deadline: April 14, 2025

Round 3

• Application Deadline: March 7, 2025

• Interviews: April 10 – 11, 2025

• Decision Notification: April 18, 2025

• Deposit Deadline: May 16, 2025

Round 4

• Application Deadline: May 1, 2025

• Interviews: May 29 – 30, 2025

• Decision Notification: June 6, 2025

• Deposit Deadline: June 20, 2025

We welcome applicants with accredited four-year bachelor’s degrees from all academic backgrounds. While the MBA core courses move at a fast pace, they do not assume previous business coursework.

We offer a GMAT/GRE test-optional admissions path for applicants who do not have test scores or do not wish to disclose test scores in the application. International applications are more competitive if test scores are provided.

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International applicants are encouraged to apply by Round 2.

Online Application

A complete online application includes the following:

• Transcripts

• Resume

• TOEFL or IELTS

Required for nonUS citizens only

• Letters of Recommendation (2)

• Application Fee

$95 for domestic;

$105 for international

• Essays (3)

Essay Prompts:

1. Why an MBA and why the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business? Describe how your experience, both professional and personal, has led you to the decision to pursue an MBA at Georgia Tech.

2. What are your short-term career goals after you complete your MBA?

3. List 10 facts about yourself that will help your future classmates get to know you.

Admissions Interview

Admission interviews are by invitation only. Your interview is a chance to have a two-way conversation about your potential for contribution to the program and an opportunity to get your questions answered.

Admission and Merit-Based Funding Decision

If you submit a complete application by one of the deadlines below, you are guaranteed to receive an admission decision by the corresponding notification date. All applications are reviewed for merit-based funding - no additional information or application is required.

Enroll

Accept your admissions offer and submit your $2,000 enrollment fee and deposit in order to secure your spot. U.S. veterans pay a discounted enrollment fee and deposit of $1,100.

Class of 2025 Profile

Cadence Martin, MBA ’24;
Ziffer, MBA ’24;
’24
Satchel
Darren Holcomb, MBA

Top Pre-MBA Job Industries

Demographics

Academics Average Undergrad GPA: 3.39 Average GMAT Score: 694 Middle 80%: 640 - 722 Average GRE
Score: 159 Middle 80%: 154 - 166 Average GRE
Score: 163 Middle 80%: 155 - 170
Verbal
Quant.
Technology 16% Healthcare/Biotech 10% Manufacturing / Engineering 14% Government 11% Financial Services 10% Consulting 16% *U.S. students who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/Alaskan Full-time MBA Students: 70 Underrepresented Minorities*: 30% International: 37% Veteran: 25% Average Age: 28 Average Years of Work Experience: 5 Women: 37%

Out-of-State

$44,336

Out-of-Country

$45,150

Tuition
Georgia Residents
and Financing Annual Tuition and Fees
$31,792

Merit-Based Funding

More than 50% of Full-time MBA students receive funding from the Scheller College of Business via graduate assistantships and fellowships. All applications will be reviewed for merit-based funding. The majority of funding will be awarded to those who apply in Rounds 1 and 2.

Graduate Assistantships

We award assistantships to applicants who demonstrate exceptional academic and professional accomplishments in their application. Graduate assistants work with a faculty member or administrator in exchange for a monthly stipend and tuition reduction.

Fellowships

We award a variety of fellowships to applicants who exhibit exceptional academic achievements and leadership ability in their application. Additionally, to support our commitment to advancing diversity in business, we partner with the Forté Foundation, National Black MBA Association, Prospanica, and Reaching Out MBA to designate specific fellowships for outstanding underrepresented minority candidates, women, and LGBTQIA+ community members.

Other Funding Options

Education Loans

MBA students who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible for education loans. A variety of privately-funded loan programs may be available for international students.

U.S. Military Funding

We accept a variety of benefits and offer funding for active-duty and reserve personnel, veterans, and their spouses or dependents, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, and non-resident tuition waivers.

Connect With Us

We encourage you to reach out to us by email with your questions.

Explore the Admissions

Process

Learn more about the admissions process, including application deadlines, requirements, and more.

Attend an Admissions Event

Join us at an admissions event to learn more from staff and students about our unique experiential learning opportunities, student culture, career services, and admissions process.

Schedule a 1:1 Consultation

Meet one-on-one with an admissions advisor to get customized guidance.

Connect With an Ambassador

Connect with an MBA student or alumnus to find out what it’s like to be in the program and get your questions answered.

mba@scheller.gatech.edu 404.894.8722 Scheller College of Business 800 W. Peachtree St. NW Suite 302 Atlanta, GA 30308 scheller.gatech.edu/full-time-mba
Allison Ziants, MBA ’25; Andrew Chetcuti, MBA ’25
800 W. Peachtree St. NW Atlanta, GA 30308 scheller.gatech.edu
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