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 2014 Enrollment

Undergraduate Programs

Demographic Number
Bachelor’s Programs
Bachelor of Business Administration 2,668
Bachelor of Arts—Economics 101
Bachelor of Business Administration (Griffin) 18
Total Undergraduate Enrollment 2,787
Demographic Number
Undergraduate Student Demographics
Male 63%
Female 37%
Georgia Resident 88%
Non-Resident 12%
U.S. Citizen 98%
International 2%

Graduate Programs

Demographic Number
Master of Business Administration
Full-Time MBA 87
Professional MBA 244
Executive MBA 85
Total MBA Enrollment 416
Demographic Number
Specialized Master’s Programs
Master of Accountancy 185
Master of Arts—Economics 5
Master of Internet Technology (Gwinnett) 23
Master of Marketing Research 16
Total Specialized Master’s Enrollment 229
Demographic Number
Doctoral Programs
PhD—Business Administration 49
PhD—Economics 18
Total PhD Enrollment 67
Demographic Number
Total Terry College Enrollment 3,499

Faculty and Staff


Demographic Data
Total Faculty 136
Full-time tenure/tenure track 94
Full-time non-tenure track 37
Other full-time equivalent 5


Demographic Data
Full-time 140