Professional MBA students walking together

Why an MBA from Terry?

Credibility. Competitive Advantage. Expertise. Relationships.

Why Get an MBA?

These are just a few of the many benefits you’ll receive from earning an MBA (Master’s of Business Administration) degree. Having an MBA tells the world you’re a committed business leader. An MBA will be most helpful to you when you want to reach one of these goals:

  • Advanced leadership or executive position.
  • Change and refocus your career.
  • Deepen your understanding of business so you can better apply your talents or technical expertise to solving business problems.

If an MBA sounds right for you, then consider what makes the MBA unique at University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.


The Right Program For You

Whether you’re looking to change careers, master the one you’re in, or prepare for a new leadership role, we have the right MBA program for your goal.

  • Brad Flynt, Full-Time MBA 2013

    Full-Time MBA

    Located in Athens, Georgia, our Full-Time MBA Program offers intense concentrations to grow your business capabilities—or change them altogether for a new career. From business analytics to finance to entrepreneurship, our concentrations suit today’s competitive marketplace.

  • Jodi Arden, Professional MBA 2011

    Professional MBA

    Terry’s Professional MBA Program is based in Atlanta, Georgia and Lawrenceville, Georgia. This program is designed to give you a life, work, and school balance using a blend of distance learning courses and a consistency that you can plan your life around.

  • Steve Smith, Executive MBA 2010

    Executive MBA

    Our Executive MBA Program is based in Atlanta and offers mid- to senior-level managers enhanced leadership training, first-hand experience through an international residency, and an invaluable network of contacts among faculty, students, and alumni.


Outstanding Reputation

What makes a Terry MBA stand out from the rest? Our programs not only get you to the table—they keep you there. But don’t just take our word for it. Consider the numbers.

Bloomberg Businessweek Full-Time MBA Rankings
Overall #52
U.S. News and World Report Full-Time MBA Rankings
Overall #48
Forbes Ranking of Full-Time MBAs
Top MBAs for Return on Investment #49
The Economist Executive MBA Rankings
Overall #22

Alumni Basics

MBA Alumni 6,146
Terry Alumni Network 59,872
UGA Alumni in Atlanta, GA 90,000
UGA Alumni Network 250,000+

Chapters

Connect with great people and great career opportunities.

National Chapters by Region

map of national alumni chapter regions and their distributions

Region Chapter Reach Distribution
Southeast 11 states 62%
Midwest 9 states 12%
West 7 states 11%
Northeast 8 states 9%
Southwest 3 states 5%

International Chapters

  • China
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Virgin Islands
Total Number of States with Chapters
38
Total Number of Chapters Worldwide
110

Alumni/Networking Events

Terry hosts events throughout the year to create lasting connections.

Regional Alumni Networks

Regional alumni networks help The Terry College of Business engage and connect with alumni outside the state of Georgia with updates on major College initiatives.

US Map highlighting Terry Regional Alumni Networks

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Nashville, TN
  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC
Events Per Year
52–104
Number of Alumni Receptions in Georgia Each Year
5

Yearly Special Event Attendance by Terry Alumni

Event Attendance
Homecoming Tailgate 800+
Gala 600+
Leadership Speaker Series 729 (Total for all 4 events; average per event: 182)
Economic Outlook Luncheons in Georgia 2,876 (Total attendees not including Charlotte, Dalton, Jacksonville or Swainsboro)
Economic Outlook Luncheon in Atlanta 834
Third Thursday Networking Breakfast 1,125 (Average per month: 102)