Leadership + Legacy

Benjamin C. Ayers

Meet Dean Ayers

Benjamin C. Ayers is Dean of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and holds the Earl Davis Chair in Taxation. He assumed the deanship in July 2014, having previously served as director of the college’s J.M. Tull School of Accounting for nine years.

Under his leadership, the Tull School of Accounting’s undergraduate and graduate programs consistently ranked in the top ten among public research institutions and Tull graduates consistently achieved among the highest first-time CPA pass rates for public and private universities.

Full Biography


As the South’s first business school, the Terry legacy has spanned more than 100 years and more than 65,000 degrees.

Peek at Our Past




Ranking Source
Bachelor of Business Administration
21st (11th)Among U.S. public institutions U.S. News & World Report
48th (21st)Among U.S. public institutions Businessweek
16th Overall in student satisfaction Businessweek

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Ranking Source
Master of Business Administration
48th (23rd)Among U.S. public institutions U.S. News & World Report
49th (24th)Among U.S. public institutions Forbes
50th (25th)Among U.S. public institutions Businessweek
Executive MBA
22ndWorldwide The Economist
Accounting (MAcc)
9th Public Accounting Report
Accounting (PhD)
16th Public Accounting Report

Fall 2013 Enrollment

Undergraduate Programs

Demographic Number
Bachelor’s Programs
Bachelor of Business Administration 2,610
Bachelor of Arts—Economics 141
Bachelor of Business Administration (Griffin) 13
Total Undergraduate Enrollment 2,764
Demographic Number
Undergraduate Student Demographics
Male 62%
Female 38%
Georgia Resident 87%
Non-Resident 13%
U.S. Citizen 95%
International 5%

Graduate Programs

Demographic Number
Master of Business Administration
Full-Time MBA 94
Professional MBA 195
Executive MBA 83
Total MBA Enrollment 372
Demographic Number
Specialized Master’s Programs
Master of Accountancy 90
Master of Arts—Economics 1
Master of Internet Technology (Gwinnett) 31
Master of Marketing Research 20
Total Specialized Master’s Enrollment 142
Demographic Number
Doctoral Programs
PhD—Business Administration 48
PhD—Economics 20
Total PhD Enrollment 68

Faculty and Staff


Demographic Data
Total Faculty 136
Full-time tenure/tenure track 98
Full-time non-tenure track 33
Other full-time equivalent 5


Demographic Data
Full-time 140