Learn to lead with the Georgia MBA

Your MBA experience extends beyond the classroom and begins before you arrive on campus through in-person and online academic preparation and career programming. We’ve designed the curriculum to develop your business knowledge and skills, to improve your teamwork and peer leadership skills, and provide you with specialized knowledge that aligns with your career goals.

Our curriculum is flexible, market-driven, and intentionally organized. You’ll focus on core classes in the first semester and then pursue electives in various concentrations and required capstone courses using applied learning.

Summer Academic Preparation

Setting you up for success in our program means starting the fall semester well-prepared to handle the rigorous quantitative course load. Experience shows that students without the prerequisite skills in these areas are at a significant disadvantage in the job search.

Prior to starting your first semester you will complete modules that cover fundamentals of finance, accounting, statistics, marketing, and economics. These online foundation courses are designed to help you master those skills in your core courses.


Orientation takes place during the two weeks before the semester begins and focuses on four core elements:

  • Overview of MBA Student Experience
  • Team building
  • Academic preparation
  • Internship and job search preparation

Two-Year Curriculum

61 credits are required for graduation, including 1 credit for community service requirement.

Core Requirements

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Paid Internship (no credit hours)

Any Semester

Community service (50 hours) requirement (1 credit hour)

Fall Semester

  • Legal Environment of Business (3)
  • Electives, Capstones, or Analytics (3 each)

Spring Semester

  • Electives, Capstones, or Analytics (3 each)
  • Optional international residency and consulting — Spring Break (3)

Any Semester

Community service (50 hours) requirement (1 credit hour)


Electives can be used to fulfill concentration requirements and focus on specialization interests

The international residency course incorporates a consulting project. This course is during either spring break and can be used as an elective option but does not satisfy capstone requirements.


Two capstone courses (6 credit hours total) required. Additional capstone courses can be taken as electives.

Analytics Requirement

Choose either Business Intelligence and Analytics, Marketing Analytics & Decision-making, or Data Management and Analytics to fulfill the requirement (3 credit hours). Course can be taken Year 1 (Spring) or Year 2 (Fall or Spring).

Students must complete one of the following courses to fulfill the analytics requirement of the MBA degree:

  • MIST 7600 — Data Management and Analytics (teaches SQL programming)
  • MIST 7770 — Business Intelligence and Analytics (teaches R programming and includes some data visualization)
  • MIST 7690 — Business Process Management and Analytics (least technical course and recommended for students not pursuing careers in Analytics)
  • MARK 7980 — Marketing Analytics and Decision Making (Spring)
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STEM-certified MBA-MSBA Track

We offer a unique opportunity to earn an MBA and a Master of Science in Business Analytics in just two years, providing a strong foundation in business administration and cutting-edge analytics while maintaining access to merit-based financial aid.

Career Development Opportunities and Support

In addition to the Strategy Execution & Career Success core class, you’ll participate in a variety of events and programs to prepare for your summer internship and the full-time job search including: