Current undergraduate students interested in pursuing an MBA have a new option at the University of Georgia: apply before going to work. A new deferred enrollment option, called the 2+2 Program, allows interested students to secure a spot in UGA’s Full-Time MBA Program before gaining two years of work experience.
“The benefits to students are immense,” said Santanu Chatterjee, director of the Full-Time MBA Program and professor of economics at UGA’s Terry College of Business. “By allowing students to apply now and defer enrollment for two years, the 2+2 Program gives motivated undergraduates a way to better plan and prepare for their future. What’s more, students who take advantage of the new program will receive invitations to all of our career and networking events during their deferral years to connect with our more than 70,000 alumni.”
Open to students in their final year of study at accredited institutions, the 2+2 Program is currently accepting applications. Students who apply and are accepted now will be placed in the 2018 Full-Time MBA class.
“We’re excited to offer another way for students to further their education,” said Benjamin C. Ayers, dean of the Terry College. “For those students with aspirations of pursuing an advanced degree, the 2+2 Program provides a certain path to join one of the nation’s top business schools while earning valuable work experience and benefitting from the Terry network.”
Terry’s Full-Time MBA Program has been named a Best for Vets program by Military Times and currently places 19th among public institutions in Forbes’ return on investment rankings.
Interested applicants for the 2+2 Program must be enrolled in their final year of a bachelor’s, master’s or combined degree program and on track to graduate in May or December. Candidates must submit a written offer of employment at the time of application to the program.