College of Management


The Georgia Tech College of Management offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Quantitative and Computational Finance (MSQCF), and Executive Master of Science in Management of Technology (EMSMOT) as well as a doctoral program in finance, marketing, accounting, information technology, operations management, organizational behavior, and strategic management, and a joint degree with the Colleges of Engineering and Computer Science. Other programs include interdisciplinary programs in management of technology, cross-registration with Georgia State University and Emory University, work-study programs, foreign exchange with 15 countries, and summer internships. Joint research is possible with faculty or researchers in the school and through the Georgia Tech Research Institute, the Advanced Technology Research Center, and the Bioengineering Center. The strongest areas of study are operations management, information technology, finance, and entrepreneurship. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. through Executives-in-Residence and Distinguished Lecturer series.

Sixty-one total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 30 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Financial Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Analytical Tools for Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Integrative Management Experience
  • Business Communications
  • Business Ethics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • 10 electives

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements through waiver exams.

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 21 months.

In a recent year there were 54 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom held a doctorate; there were 7 part-time faculty. Faculty salaries are rated well above average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 30.


A bachelor’s degree is required. A strong mathematics background is required.

The number of applicants for a recent class was 317; 107 were accepted; 64 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.43; average GMAT score was 655. Transfers are not accepted. Minority students are actively recruited by special mailings and targeted recruiting.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall only. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, 3 letters of recommendation, College of Management application materials, and essays. Students are notified in April of the admissions decision. Once accepted, students may defer admission for up to 1 year. Check with the school for current application deadlines and fee.

Financial Aid

Stipends and programs available for minority students include the President’s Minority Fellowship and the Regent’s Opportunity Scholarship. The FAFSA and the school’s own financial statement are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for in-state residents is approximately $5510 per year. Nonresidents pay $22,040 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $7400; books and supplies, $1400; personal expenses, $2500; and other fees, $910, for an estimated annual total of $17,720 for in-state residents and $34,250 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing consists of a graduate living center, a dormitory reserved for graduate students, and married-student housing. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.


All of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time. The greatest percentage of students are from Georgia (48%). Twenty-five percent are women, 19% are minorities, and 32% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 27; ages range from 21 to 42. Eight percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 9% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 50%, engineering; 22%, business; 9%, math and science; 8%, economics; 6%, social sciences; and 5%, liberal arts. In a recent year, 109 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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