Diverse, friendly, and affordable, Athens offers the ideal business environment for a transformative MBA experience.
What is life like in Athens, GA? It’s truly a place with something for everyone. As home to the birthplace of public higher education and some of the most famous bands in music – think R.E.M, Widespread Panic, B-52s, and Drive by Truckers - Athens is rich in cultural heritage. The city is an important stop for major band tours and home to great, nationally known venues like the 40-Watt Club and the Georgia Theatre.
It is also a modern city, both progressive and diverse. Here, stately antebellum mansions and magnolia-shaded formal gardens mingle with a vibrant music scene and downtown restaurants, bars, and coffee houses. Combined with the impressive scale of activities and resources of the University of Georgia creates a work hard – play hard environment for our MBA students.
UGA’s impact on the Georgia economy is estimated to be about $4.4B annually. The Athens area is also home to more than 100 non-profits, 31 private foundations, and a thriving start-up community that employs 250+ people and generates $250M in revenue annually. Several large corporations also call the Athens area home, including Carrier, Hitachi, Caterpillar, Evo-Shield, and Eaton. All of this creates a rich and diverse learning and employment environment for our students.