Meet The MBA Class of 2025: Andrew Chetcuti, Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

Andrew Chetcuti

A forever learner who constantly looks for ways to develop both professional and personally”

Hometown: Marsascala, Malta

Fun Fact About Yourself: I competed for my home nation, Malta, in the last three Olympics Games in London, Rio, and Tokyo.

Undergraduate School and Major:

Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Graduate: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Physiotherapy Associates, Physical Therapist

What has been your favorite part of Atlanta so far? What has made it such a great place to earn an MBA?

Atlanta stands out as an ideal location for pursuing an MBA in many ways. One of my favorite aspects of Atlanta is its growing ability to attract some of the top companies from around the world. The city serves as a hub for major corporations, startups, and everything in between, offering a great opportunity to interact and meet with professionals across all industries. On a more fun level, Atlanta has an awesome cultural scene, encompassing world-class restaurants, events, and sporting venues. There is never a dull moment in the city and you’ll never not struggle to find something to do, whether it be attending an Atlanta Braves game, grabbing a drink one of the many bars on the Atlanta BeltLine or watching a musical at the Fox Theatre. Overall, Atlanta’s unique blend of business, culture, and education makes it a city that offers an enriching and holistic MBA experience.

Aside from your classmates and location, what was the key part of the Scheller MBA programming that led you to choose this business school? 

I chose the Scheller MBA program primarily because of the small class sizes. I value the opportunity to engage deeply with faculty, tapping into their expertise and building meaningful connections that extend beyond the classroom. The smaller class size at GT has enabled me to have access to a more individualized approach to my learning and allowed for tailored and personalized feedback which has helped me to be successful in my pursuit of career/internship opportunities. Furthermore, being in a small class allows me to get to know my fellow cohort on a closer level and I truly believe I am meeting people who I will be friends with for life.

What course, club or activity have you enjoyed the most so far at Georgia Tech?

Surprisingly, accounting has emerged as my favorite course at Georgia Tech, challenging my initial misconception that it would be dull and monotonous. Initially, I harbored preconceived notions about numbers and spreadsheets being tedious and lacking excitement. However, as I delved into the subject, I discovered the importance between financial data and decision-making. The logical structure and the puzzle-solving nature of accounting appealed to my passion in problem solving. The course has not only sharpened my analytical skills but has also provided a lens through which I can understand and navigate the complex financial workings as to develop informed business-based strategy. I have directly used material and teachings from the course in my preparations for recruiting season and truly believe the class made me a more well-rounded and “complete” candidate for potential employers.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:

My biggest accomplishment in my career thus far has actually been two-fold; both in the sporting world and as serving as a physical therapist. I have had the honor and privilege of representing my home nation of Malta at the 2012 (London), 2016 (Rio) and 2020 (Tokyo) Olympic games, where I was also nominated with the honor to serve as flag bearer in the most recent two editions of the games. However, in the process of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, I managed to juggle my rigorous 30+ hour a week training schedule with the full-time work demand as a physical therapist and managed to gain a promotion to clinic manager no more than six months of hire.

Describe your biggest accomplishment as an MBA student so far:

My biggest accomplishment so far has been receiving an internship offer at Bain and Company this coming summer. I know this wouldn’t have been possible without the continuous support from the career services team at Scheller (particularly Caroline Player!) and I will always be grateful for the assistance I have received thus far. I am thrilled and honored that I’ll get to be a part of such a prestigious company where I’ll have the opportunity to learn from the best in the business as I continue to purse my career pivot and development as a consultant.

What has been your best memory as an MBA so far?

My best memory as an MBA student thus far has been an ongoing one, of which is the friendships I’m developing with my classmates. Everyone I have interacted with so far have come from all types of professional and cultural backgrounds and I love that I get to learn something new about my peers every day. I truly believe the spirit of camaraderie on display at Scheller is unmatched and I believe it is one of the strengths of our program in that everyone is pushing for each other to succeed.

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into Georgia Tech Scheller’s MBA program?

To successfully secure admission into the Scheller MBA program, first be sure to give yourself enough time to succeed. The application period and deadline comes around much faster than you would think so preparation is key. Make sure you have a compelling resume, emphasizing achievements, work experience, and leadership roles and dedicate ample time to excel in the GMAT or GRE (don’t underestimate these tests!). Additionally, be sure to attend networking/recruiting events hosted by Scheller as well as reaching out to current students to establish connections within the MBA community. With our class being so small we really value strong relationships, so making an effort to genuinely get to know us will go a long way. Lastly, when writing your admission essays, while it’s important to discuss your qualifications and achievements, be sure to not forget to remain authentic and really let us know who you are. The main purpose of the essays is for the admissions team to better understand who you are so let your unique backgrounds shine!


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