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University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business


Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: December 7, 2023.

School Data

Annual Tuition: $13,578

Annual Tuition Non-Resident: $32,606

Acceptance Rate: 34%

Full-Time Enrollment: 111

Average GPA: 3.55

Median GMAT: 670

Median GRE: 311

International: 32%

Minority: 22%

Female: 33%

Male: 67%

Average Age: 26

Application Deadlines: Round 1 - October 10, 2023 | Round 2 - January 10, 2024 | Round 3 - March 10, 2024 | Round 4 - May 15, 2024

The Terry MBA: What You Need To Know

Georgia’s Terry College of Business offers an exceptional value for a full-time MBA program, ranked in the Top 50 business programs by Poets&Quants. Full-time MBAs can skip the private school costs and get a college town experience in Athens, Georgia while gaining a top-notch business education.

“I think the things I’ve appreciated the most from my MBA experience have been getting to know my classmates and getting to know the Georgia network. It’s a really powerful network with a lot of passionate people who love this university and want to see their students be successful,” says Alex Foye, Class of 2021, in a video on the Georgia Terry website.

Another attraction to the program is the perks that come with spending two years in Athens, Georgia – a true college town less than an hour from Atlanta. Aside from offering many activities and resources, the University of Georgia creates a work hard play hard environment for their MBA students. Several large corporations also call the Athens area home, including Carrier, Hitachi, Caterpillar, Evo-Shield, and Eaton.

Students focus primarily on the core business education in their first semester, then take electives catered to their interests in the spring of their first year.

Terry MBAs can choose a specialization from one or two of nine concentrations, including Business Analytics, Strategy Focus, Entrepreneurship, Finance, FinTech, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Real Estate, Risk Management, and Social Innovation – then customize their degree even further by choosing from three focus areas – Strategy, FinTech, or Social Innovation. Terry also offers the opportunity for students to gain dual degrees in law, public health, pharmacy or medicine.

Alternatively, Terry offers a 1-year MBA for current undergraduates in STEM majors.
The most likely path for a Georgia MBA, according to the latest employment report for the Class of 2022, the top five industries graduates went into were consulting, where about a third of the class landed, then finance, transportation & logistics, retail and technology. An impressive 98% of the Class was employed within three months of graduation, with an average starting salary of $120,510.

Overall, Georgia Terry offers a great route to careers in the southern United States at a very reasonable cost and with a traditional college experience.

“If I were to give advice to someone who is considering an MBA, I would encourage them to focus on what they want to get out of an MBA and really have a purpose… knowing what you want to focus on and what kind of companies or career path you’re pursuing is really going to help you be successful so that you can take the right things away from your core classes,” says Foye.

Terry MBA Rankings Data

Terry MBA Employment Stats

Terry has not published in its employment report its top employers, preferring to list a representative selection of firms that hired the school’s graduates.

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Contact Information

314 Correll Hall
600 S Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30602
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From the Terry College of Business:

At the Terry College of Business, we are dedicated to providing students with a dynamic and exceptional Full-Time MBA experience. We are a highly selective program with a market-driven curriculum and a focus on your personal and career development. Our award-winning faculty bring years of industry knowledge and foster a collaborative learning environment emphasizing innovation and hands-on training with all the resources of a leading research institution. With nine concentrations and three Areas of Focus — including Strategy, FinTech, and Social Innovation — the Georgia Full-Time MBA offers students access to unlimited opportunities for professional development. In addition to our curriculum, students can enhance their leadership skills and gain valuable experiential learning opportunities relevant to their career goals. Our Applied Learning opportunities take you out of the classroom for real-world challenges — you can help local nonprofits achieve their goals through social-impact and service-learning projects, guide innovation strategies at Georgia companies, or compete with your peers on a case competition to hone your decision-making and presentation skills.

The Georgia Full-Time MBA program places a strong emphasis on networking, providing students with connections to their peers, alumni, and potential employers — the Terry College alumni count 75,000 strong in 80 countries. Correll Hall, the home of the Full-Time MBA program in Terry’s newly built Business Learning Community, includes state-of-the-art classrooms, study spaces, and graduate commons to ensure students have everything they need to succeed. For military candidates, we understand your unique needs and are committed to providing support throughout the admissions process and during the program. 

The Terry College is the oldest accredited business school in the South. The school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Our program has received high rankings from top publications such as The Economist and U.S. News & World Report, but our true value lies in our commitment to providing our students with the resources they need to excel. Whether you’re looking to change...

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