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Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Online

Tuition only $9,503 at $263/credit hour!

The online 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.

Program Curriculum


Nationally Accredited

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


Program Details

At Georgia Southwestern, our faculty understand that students have many choices when it comes to choosing an MBA program which is why faculty make intentional efforts to provide skills that are needed to advance one's career. Throughout the program, you will gain knowledge and confidence in a business setting to:

  • Discover marketing strategies for your business
  • Effectively manage a profit and loss statement to advance your career
  • Examine organizations in a multi-cultural aspect from a global economic perspective
  • Master the use of Financial Ratio's
  • Examine vision and strategic direction for yourself in your career
  • Connect the use of finance, accounting, management in managing a simulated global manufacturing environment
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Graduate Major

Master of Business Administration

Graduate Admissions & Application Process

Jim Aller, Ph.D.
MBA Program Director

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Maximize value with our MBA at just $263 per credit hour

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Nationally Accredited

Forge your own path with our AACSB Accredited Program

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18 Months*

Most students complete the program in 5 semesters, but the pace is dictated by the student

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Online Flexibility

Access to a World Class Education on your schedule that is 100% online

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 a high promise of success in graduate study. The candidate’s academic record and evidence of relevant work experience will be used to determine admissions status.

Students applying for a Master of Business Administration degree who already hold a graduate degree in another area may submit an application with only the application and transcript. Admission will be granted based on the grade point average earned for the previous graduate 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:

3.25 GPA or Higher

  1. Graduate application for admission with $25.00 non-refundable application fee
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  3. Immunization form (before enrollment)

3.00-3.24 GPA

  1. Graduate application for admission with $25.00 non-refundable application fee
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Resume
  5. Immunization form (before enrollment)

2.7-2.99 GPA

  1. Graduate application for admission with $25.00 non-refundable application fee
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Resume
  5. GMAT/GRE Scores may be requested
  6. Immunization form (before enrollment)

Students can submit required items through the Document Portal using the same credentials used on the Admissions Application.

Required GPA

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

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

I find that having an increased knowledge of the business side of the engineering industry has allowed me to better understand our business and the impacts of various engineering decisions. I have also found that my marketing efforts have become more productive, as I am now better able to evaluate sectors for opportunity.

David Tamney MBA Student
Professional Engineer