The Goizueta Business School offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as doctoral programs in decision and information analysis, accounting, and marketing, and joint degrees in law (MBA/JD), theology (MBA/MDiv), and public health (MBA/MPH). Other programs include certificate programs with Latin American area studies and Russian/East European area studies, cross-registration with other Georgia universities, work-study programs, foreign exchange with 16 countries, internships, and joint research through collaboration with faculty from other universities. In addition, there are dual degrees with foreign exchange partners, a program called Treks in which first-year students are exposed to industries, and a 1-year accelerated program for qualified candidates. The strongest areas of study are organization and management, finance, marketing, information technology, accounting, customer relationship, strategy, and consulting. The most popular courses are Consulting, Finance, General Analysis, Leadership, and Marketing. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. The Hightower Distinguished Lecturer Series allows each faculty area to bring 2 distinguished lecturers to campus each academic year. There are also monthly Dean’s Leadership Speakers Series, regular class speakers, and Executive-in-Residence programs.
Sixty-eight total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 33 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Economic Analysis for Managers
- Financial Accounting
- Organization and Management
- Marketing Management
- Goizueta Plus
- Managerial Finance
- Managerial Accounting and Control
- Strategic Management
- Fall and Spring Lead Weeks
- Operations/Information Technology
- Decision and Information Analysis I
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by examination.
Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 3 semesters; maximum, 4 semesters. For students attending part time, the minimum is 9 semesters.
There are 83 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 94% hold a doctorate; there are 11 part-time faculty, of whom 64% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated for Category l institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 39.