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Which MBA is Right for Me?

Differentiating yourself from other qualified talent is a challenge. It takes a deep knowledge of your industry and an understanding of how best to leverage your portfolio and experience.

That’s why we’ve designed our MBA programs with your career in mind. Each program is built from the ground up to meet your personal and professional needs, whether you’re creating the next step in your career or seeking further development in your current role.

Our part-time and full-time programs both offer you a great curriculum with real-world projects at the core, and some even let you choose the pace at which you learn. See the table below for an overview of each program that will help you choose the right MBA program for you.


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Program StructureCohort for core MBA classesSelf-pacedCohort for entire program
Program Start DateAugustJanuary and AugustAugust
Length of Program22 months (including summer internship)24-36 months average (self-paced)17 months

  • Core classes held during weekdays
  • Elective classes held during the day or evening
Monday–Thursday evenings

  • Each course meets once per week
  • Elective classes held during the day or evening
Selected weekends each month

  • Friday from 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday from 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Curriculum FocusCustomized curriculumCustomized curriculumSpecialized curriculum
Professional ExperienceAverage: 5 years
Recommended: 2+ years
Average: 6 years
Recommended: 2+ years
Average: 15 years
Recommended: 5 years
GMAT/GRE RequirementYesWaivers are available for qualified applicants

  • International practicum residency: spring break
  • West Coast Technology Trek

  • International residency


  • Silicon Valley residency
  • Second international residency
Career Development
  • Assigned career services advisor
  • Career advancement and transitioning counseling
  • Career coaching
  • Development workshops
  • On-campus recruiting
Cost$31,248 (i)
Current academic year, GA residents

$42,196 (i)
Current academic year, non-residents

$66,582 (ii) – 24 months
$69,606 (ii) – 36 months
Cost estimates for GA residents
inclusive of all fees (iii)
Financial Aid
  • Student loans
  • Employer tuition reimbursement
  • VA benefits
Funding from the CollegeMerit-based graduate assistantships and fellowshipsFellowshipsN/A
Dual Degree Option Count 15 credit hours from a Georgia Tech M.S./Ph.D. program within the Colleges of Computing, Design, or Engineering toward your MBA requirements.N/A

(i) Full-time MBA tuition and fees for the 2018–2019 academic year and are subject to charge.

(ii) Evening MBA tuition and fees will depend on the number of semesters enrolled to complete degree. Estimated cost based on the 2018–2019 academic year, cost per credit hour is $1,121, fees per semester are $1,005 (if enrolled in more than four credit hours) and are subject to change

(iii) Subject to change; Excludes airfare

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