Is the MMR program STEM designated?
Yes. As of Fall 2021, UGA’s MMR program at Terry College of Business is STEM designated.
Is the MMR available as a part time or distance program?
No. The MMR program is an in-person, intensive, immersive educational experience, offered only as a full-time program on campus in Athens, GA.
Can I start the MMR during the fall or spring semesters?
No. The MMR program is based on a cohort model, beginning in June each year and graduating the following May.
What is a cohort-based program?
A learning cohort is a group of students who move through their courses and related learning experiences together from the beginning of their program to its completion. The interpersonal and group interactions of the cohort are important aspects of the learning experience. Cohort learning also prepares students for employers who value teamwork and collaboration.
Can I transfer credits from prior coursework toward the MMR?
We do not accept transfer credits. All students must complete the MMR 40.5-credit hour curriculum. In rare instances, and with prior approval, a student may be permitted to substitute a course if they have demonstrated exceptional competency in a required course.
How can I find out more about the MMR program?
For a good place to start, read our program brochure or watch our most recent information session. We also encourage prospective students to visit the campus while classes are in session. To plan a visit, reach out to the MMR student ambassadors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on the schedule, prospective students are welcome to attend an executive seminar and social.
Am I required to take the GMAT or GRE?
Generally, yes. Either the GMAT or the GRE is required. All official scores are sent to the Graduate School, based on the school code, regardless of the program you are applying for. The school code for UGA is 5813. Test scores are valid for five years. Waivers are available based on academic performance and/or prior work experience.
As an international student, am I required to take the TOEFL?
Yes. The TOEFL or IELTS exam is required of all international applicants whose primary language is not English, even if they hold a degree from an institution in the US or a country where English is the primary language. The minimum TOEFL should be 90 with IBT speaking scores over 25. The minimum IELTS should be 8. Note that, as of July 1, 2023, UGA no longer accepts the Duolingo Test for English proficiency in graduate admissions.
Do I have to have all of my recommendation letters, transcripts and scores before I submit my application?
No. You can submit your application and send other materials later, as long as we have all supporting documents in time for review of the application.
Are interviews required?
No. In person interviews are not required, but the Admissions Committee may contact selected applicants for a brief phone or personal interview.
Can I work while pursuing the MMR?
The MMR is an intensive full-time learning experience. Students should not attempt to hold a full-time job while completing the degree. Highly motivated students have been able to work part-time while pursuing their MMR degree.
Does the MMR program offer job placement assistance?
Yes. The Program hosts a career fair in the fall semester and on-campus interviews in the spring semester. In addition to firms interviewing on campus, other firms post job descriptions with the program and ask interested students to contact them directly.