Full-Time MBA Program

International Students

Today, business is global. That’s why our Full-Time MBA program has worldwide reach.

In 2015, Forbes magazine ranked the UGA MBA Program #36 for return on investment. We offer a top quality education at an affordable price because we know that value and return matter, especially for international applicants.

We understand how daunting and confusing it can be to apply to a U.S. graduate program. We realize that you may have specific questions about our academic requirements and financial aid options, among other things. We hope the information on this page, and other pages of our site, provides you with the information you need.

Application Requirements

Early Deadlines

Follow our basic application procedure and deadlines and consider applying as early as possible. The final deadline for international applicants is January 10th. All admitted applicants receive notification of any merit aid awards at the time of acceptance, and we will guide you through the visa process and preparing to come to the U.S.

Academic Records

If you are accepted into the program, we will require certified copies (not photocopies) of your academic records from the institutions of higher learning you attended. If your records are not in English, a certified translation is also required.

The University of Georgia Graduate School accepts either a four-year bachelor's degree, a three-year bachelor's plus a master's degree, or a three-year bachelor's plus the completion of the first year of a master's program from a recognized institution. Please refer to the UGA Graduate School website for more information about degree equivalencies.

English Language Proficiency

Our program is academically rigorous and team-focused. To succeed in our program, you must read, write, and speak English proficiently. If your first language is not English, then a score from TOEFL or IELTS must be provided.

  • Report the score yourself when you apply.
  • If you are accepted, then you must have the testing agency submit the score directly to us.

Please refer to the UGA Graduate School website for detailed information. We generally prefer scores of at least 100 on the TOEFL and 7.0 on the IELTS. Please note that if you apply for merit-based graduate assistantships awards, the Terry College does require a speaking score of at least 24 on the TOEFL or 7.5 on the IELTS.

Financial Documents

Attending our Full-Time MBA program requires adequate financial support, which can be a combination of merit aid and personal resources. After you are accepted, you will be prompted to complete and submit the certification of finances form required by the University to obtain your I-20 and visa.

You will be responsible for paying tuition and fees on time at the beginning of each semester. You should be familiar with the regulations in your country for sending money to the United States.

Country-Specific Credentials

For most countries, we also require proof of your degree, such as a certificate. We may also have special requirements for some countries. Please review our country specific-credentials.

Services and Programs for International Students

As one of the leading research institutions in the United States, UGA attracts undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. UGA Student Affairs, especially the Offices of International Student Life and Multicultural Services and Programs, provides many resources for students that support a diverse and challenging learning environment. The UGA Office of International Education will be your point of contact related to immigration and visa issues. We work closely with them to help you transition to studying at the university and living in the U.S. 

Student Profiles

Anh Nguyen

Anh Nguyen, MBA ‘17

ADP - Intern, AVS Group, Los Angeles, CA

“I was not alone in my struggle through the 1st year of my MBA. I have had a team of MBA faculty, 2nd year students and my classmates who always have my back.”

Anuj Aggarwal

Anuj Aggarwal, MBA ‘17

EY, Advisory Intern, Atlanta, GA

“Small class size, personalized attention from the faculty as well as other staff makes this school different from the rest. This is one close-knit family. I feel I can clearly see the difference in my overall personality before and after UGA MBA.”