Today, business is global. That’s why our Full-Time MBA program has a worldwide reach.
Thanks to the affordability of Athens and our commitment to making a quality education accessible and affordable, the Georgia MBA is one of the most affordable top MBA programs in the country.
To learn more about the program from the student perspective, reach out to any of our current MBA Ambassadors.
Follow our basic application procedure and deadlines and consider applying as early as possible. To be considered, international applicants must apply during the first three rounds. 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.
If accepted into the program, you must submit 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 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, you must provide a TOEFL or IELTS score. If accepted, 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 or 7.0 on the IELTS. If you apply for merit-based graduate assistantships awards, the MBA Admissions Committee prefers candidates with a speaking score of 24 on the TOEFL or 7.5 on the IELTS. Please note that as of July 1, 2023, UGA no longer accepts the Duolingo Test for English proficiency in graduate admissions.
Attending our Full-Time MBA program requires adequate financial support, which can be a combination of merit aid and personal resources. After acceptance, you will work with Immigration Services at the Office of Global Engagement for visa processing, including what you need to show for Proof of Funding and other documents for your visa appointment at the U.S. Consulate.
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.
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 worldwide. 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 Global Engagement is your contact for immigration and visa issues. We work closely with them to help you transition to studying at the university and living in the U.S.
Follow our application procedure and deadlines and consider applying as early as possible. To be considered, international applicants must apply during the first three rounds. 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.
MBA-MSBA STEM Track
For students who are interested in analytics careers and want more extensive preparation, we offer a STEM-certified MBA-MSBA Track. A deeper dive than our Business Analytics concentration, students earn two degrees in two years – our traditional MBA plus our STEM-certified Master of Science in Business Analytics which provides eligibility for a three-year U.S. work permit upon graduation.
For more information, schedule a 1:1 with MBA Admissions.