MBA Programs - Terry College of Business - University of Georgia

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 2022. The formal application deadline is May 30, 2022, though it is recommended that you apply early (April 1, 2022) to effectively compete for admission and program scholarship opportunities. 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.
  • Two (2) years work experience (post bachelor's degree) by the time classes begin
  • Your resume detailing career growth
  • Two (2) professional recommendations (delivered online)
  • Transcripts from institution(s) where you earned your degree(s)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (if you do not hold a U.S. degree) unless waived
  • $100 nonrefundable application fee (paid online at time of application submission)

Test Not Required

We do not require standardized test scores as part of your application. We believe that your previous academic achievements and professional accomplishments are the strongest indicators of your ability to be successful in the Professional MBA program. At the discretion of the admissions committee, you may be advised to take the GMAT or GRE to strengthen your application or to better assess your academic readiness for the program.

If you plan to take or have already taken the GMAT or GRE, you may voluntarily provide your test information in your application. Submit GMAT scores to school code Z95-H2-44. Submit GRE scores to school code 5813.  GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years.

How to Apply

Complete the online application

  • You will answer several questions, upload the materials listed below, 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.

About the Recommendations

Two (2) professional recommendations are required, requested from and submitted back to your application.

Who should I ask to provide a recommendation?

  • Recommenders should be direct supervisors or those who have relied on you/your work.
  • Professional work experience should be supported by both recommendations.
  • Recommendations from peers, ministers, family or friends are not recommended.

How are recommendations submitted?

  • From within your application, you will provide the names and contact information for each provider.
  • An email will be sent to your recommenders.
  • Your recommenders will submit their recommendations back to your application.

What should I communicate to my recommenders?

  • Explain that you are asking them to provide a recommendation to support your application to the Georgia Professional MBA Program.
  • They will receive an email from the program with instructions on how to submit the recommendation. Recommendations typically take 15-25 minutes to complete.

About the Resume

Beginning with your current position, include your professional history, along with any military and/or entrepreneural experiences.  Focus on your work results, not just your title or job description.  Include in your resume:

  • The company/organization name, your title and results-oriented bullets that demonstrates your skill set and dates (month/year).
  • Education, relevant awards, professional associations.
  • Extracurricular activities/community service, technical skills/certifications, special skills/interests, and languages spoken (if applicable).

There is no page minimum or page maximum.  Word or PDF only.

About the Organizational Chart

Our goal is to learn about you and your professional background.  Your employer's organizational chart will assist us in better understanding your role, where you sit within your organization, who you report to, who reports to you (if applicable) and the impact you might have on the organization.

Provide as much detail as possible (excluding classified or confidential information), visualizing your place within the organization.  If you are in the military, you may provide two organizational charts (in one file) - one civilian (if applicable) and one military.  If you are a solo entrepreneur or contractor, create an organizational chart that includes you and your stakeholders.  If you are a consultant, create an organizational chart of your most recent contsulting project, highlighting your contribution.

There is no required layout.  PDF only.

About the Essays

Personal Statement Essay

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

  • How will the Professional MBA support your immediate and long term professional objectives?
  • Which skill sets do you wish to hone and improve?

Optional Essay

  • Please share anything else that you would like us to know. Feel free to discuss unique events, previous life experiences, or for re-applicants, what has changed since you last applied.

About the Transcripts

Applicants must provide either an unofficial or official transcript from institution(s) where a bachelor’s degree or higher was earned.

  • Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to your application. Admissions reviews and decisions will be possible with unofficial transcript(s).
  • Official transcripts are those that are received directly from the institution. Electronic delivery is preferred – via secure services such as Scrip-Safe, AVOW, Docufied and National Clearinghouse sent directly to pmba@uga.edu.

All transcripts should include degree(s) earned and degree conferred date(s). If you are admitted to the program, you will be required to provide official transcript(s) prior to August 16, 2022.

For those who attended a non-US institution, review country-specific academic credentials and material requirements.

International Students / Non-Resident Aliens

The Professional MBA Program is designed for full time working professionals and does not issue student visas for purposes of studying in the U.S. Review your country specific academic credentials and requirements prior to applying. A waiver of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) will be granted if you have been living and working in the U.S. for two consecutive years by the time classes begin.

Interview

Once we receive a submitted and completed application, select candidates may be contacted to schedule an admissions interview.

 

Application Deadline

May 30, 2022
for class entering Fall 2022

The application for Fall 2022 will be available October 2021.

 

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