Professional MBA Program

Requirements + Deadlines

When to Apply - Application Deadlines

We review applications for admission to the Professional MBA on a rolling admissions basis. We are currently accepting applications for the class entering Fall 2020. It is highly recommended that you submit your application in advance of our May 30, 2020 deadline, but we will continue to accept and review applications until the class is full.

What You Need to Apply

  • A clear understanding of our class profile.
  • Minimum 2 years work experience after completing a bachelor's degree
  • Your resume detailing career growth
  • Two professional recommendations (delivered online)
  • Official transcripts from institution(s) where you earned your degree(s)
  • GMAT or GRE scores (may be taken after you submit your application). Submit GMAT score to school code Z95-H2-44. Submit GRE scores to school code 5813.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (if you do not hold a U.S. degree)
  • $100 nonrefundable application fee (paid online at time of application submission)

GMAT or GRE Waiver

We recognize that a standardized test is only one way to measure your potential to be successful in the UGA Professional MBA program. Applicants may be considered for a GMAT waiver or GRE waiver based on other qualifications, such as having already earned a previous graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or demonstrated prior academic achievement combined with career experience. If you have not taken the GMAT or GRE and wish to be considered for a test waiver, please check the test waiver box in the Professional MBA waiver section of the application. A submitted application and degree transcripts are required for test waiver review. Please contact PMBA Admissions at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 404-467-5125 if you have questions.

About the Essays

Personal Statement Essay (500-750 words)

Provide a personal statement (500-750 words) indicating:

  • How the Professional MBA will contribute to your career objectives
  • Which skill sets you wish to hone and improve
  • Why now is the ideal time in your career to earn your MBA

Optional Essay

Please share anything else that you would like us to know. Feel free to discuss unique events or previous life experiences that tell us more about you. You may also use this section to discuss internship or co-op experiences.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online application

    You will answer several questions, upload the materials listed above, and pay the application fee.
    • You can save the application and return to it multiple times until you finish it.
    • Do not submit the application until it is complete. You cannot change it after submitting.
    • Admissions interviews are not a required component of the admissions application. Interviews are scheduled only at the discretion of the admissions committee.

  2. Submit your official transcripts

    Applicants will have the ability to upload unofficial transcripts from institutions where a degree was earned as part of the online application. However, official transcripts, either electronically or paper hard-copy, must be provided to complete your application. An official transcript is one that has been received directly from the institutions where you earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.

    We prefer electronic delivery of your transcripts from your institution, or via secure services such as Scrip-Safe, AVOW, Docufied and National Clearinghouse. Electronic transcripts should be sent directly to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If electronic delivery is not available, applicants may submit one official transcript in a sealed envelope to:

    Terry College of Business, MBA Admissions
    3475 Lenox Road, Suite 300
    Atlanta, GA 30326