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Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Tuition only $9,210* at $257/credit hour!

The MBA program offered at Georgia Southwestern integrates knowledge from various functional areas, the expertise of our faculty, and the real-world experience of our students. The program reinforces strong values, ethics, and service, and acknowledges the multicultural influences driving today's market. Our program is based on developing key competencies that will help build a lifetime of success and educates students in a broad range of knowledge and skills including finance, ethics, international business, management, and marketing as a basis for careers as successful leaders. Students achieve knowledge and skills for successful performance in a complex environment requiring intellectual ability to organize work, make and communicate sound decisions, and react successfully to unanticipated events. The program is designed to promote career development and help students reach personal and leadership goals.

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Nationally Accredited

GSW is is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and represents the top 5% of business programs worldwide.


Convenient Online Format

At Georgia Southwestern, students have access to accredited, affordable programs offered 100% online allowing working professionals the convenience to elevate their careers at their own pace. 


Affordable Tuition Internationally

The online MBA program offers the same affordable tuition rates to all registered students from anywhere in the state to all across the world. 


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Master of Business Administration

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Graduate Admissions

Admission to the graduate program in business administration is limited to holders of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Admission will be granted only to students showing high promise of success in graduate study. The candidate's performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) and the candidate's undergraduate academic record will be used to determine admission status.

Students applying for a Master of Business Administration degree who already hold a master's degree in another area may submit an application packet without test scores. Admission will be granted based on the grade point average earned for the previous master's degree. 


Admission Requirements

Required Materials

The completed application packet, including all supporting documentation, must be received by the Office of Graduate Admissions by the deadline for each term. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions with questions. Applicants may apply for admittance during any semester. The complete admissions packet is comprised of the following:

      1. Graduate application for admission
      2. $25.00 non-refundable application fee
      3. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
      4. Three recommendation letters
      5. Official test scores (Unless applicant graduated from an AACSB accredited institution with a GPA of a 3.25 or higher)
      6. Immunization form (before enrollment)
      7. Documentation of Lawful Presence (before enrollment, if applying for in-state tuition)

Required GPA

  • A minimum undergraduate overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.70 as reported on the official transcripts from all accredited institutions. 
  • A score of 1,000 or higher using formula (1) or 1,050 or higher using formula (2)
    • Formula 1: GMAT score/predicted score + (200 x Undergraduate GPA [four point scale])
    • Formula 2: GMAT score/predicted score + (200 x Upper Undergraduate GPA [four point scale])
  • Completion of the prerequisite requirements

GMAT/GRE Details and Waivers

The GMAT/GRE requirement is waived for certain applicants as detailed. For students who submit GRE scores, a predicted GMAT score is determined based upon the GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools, developed by the Educational Testing Service that administers the Graduate Record Examination.

The GMAT/GRE requirement can be waived for applicants who have earned a previous master’s degree or for those graduating with an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB accredited institution with a GPA of a 3.25 or higher. Applicants with a 3.0 GPA and 5 years professional/managerial work experience may submit a request to waive the GRE/GMAT.

Prerequisite Courses

The four prerequisite classes to the MBA program, are shown below. Students who have previously earned a bachelor's degree in business have normally completed these prerequisites. Applicants whose academic record does not include some or all of the prerequisite courses listed below will apply as a graduate student in the MBA program, complete the prerequisites at the beginning of the MBA program, and attain a GPA of at least 3.0 in the courses in order to continue. GSW offers all of the courses online each semester.

  • ACCT 2101 Principles of Acct. I or Survey of Acct.
  • BUSA 3050 Business Statistics or equivalent
  • BUSA 3150 Business Finance or equivalent
  • MGNT 3600 Principles of Management


Admission Deadlines
  • Fall Admission - June 30
  • Spring Admission - November 30
  • Summer Admission - April 30

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