COBA

FAQ

What are the admissions procedures?

  • Admissions Application: Complete the Graduate Admission Application online.
  • Admissions Application Fee: All applicants must pay a $50.00 application fee.
  • Official Transcripts: Send official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to:

College of Graduate Studies
Admissions Office
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8113
Statesboro, GA 30460-8113

  • GMAT Score: Take the GMAT from a local testing office. The closest to GSU is Pearson Vue Professional Centers in Savannah. Be sure to have your scores reported to GSU. To make an appointment and learn more about the GMAT, go to: www.mba.com/mba/ .
  • Resume can be sent to mba@georgiasouthern.edu
  • International students have additional requirements outlined below.

Admitted students to campus programs must send Certificate of Immunization Forms directly to the Office of Health Services at:
PO Box 8043 Statesboro, GA 30460

What are the application deadlines?

Semester Domestic International
Fall July 1 June 1
Spring November 15 October 15
Summer April 1 March 1

What are the admission procedures for international students?

International Students must submit a statement of financial position and TOEFL scores. The minimum score for the computer based test is 213 and 550 for the paper based test. For information on the TOEFL, log on to http://www.ets.org/toefl. The Center for International Studies at 912.478.0332 will assist you in placement of ESL courses and will determine the need for further testing (Michigan Test, etc.).  More information on International Graduate Admissions can be found online here.

What happens after I complete all of the steps?

The Office of Graduate Admissions will send your complete application packet to the College of Business Administration MBA Office for review. We will evaluate the packet for acceptance and necessary prerequisites.

Can I transfer graduate course credits into the MBA?

Yes, but no more than two, 3-credit hour courses may be transferred. The MBA Office determines whether specific courses are eligible to be transferred. Credit will be accepted before you enter the program. Only courses from AACSB-accredited schools will be considered. Courses must match our curriculum.

What are the policies for completing prerequisites?

You must complete all prerequisites before enrolling in 7000-level courses. Notification of necessary prerequisites will occur through the recommendation for acceptance letter and discussed during the orientation advisement appointment. The normal prerequisites are: Financial Accounting, Business Economics, Principles of Corporate Finance and Business Statistics.

At the undergraduate and graduate level, can prerequisites be taken?

You may enroll in the undergraduate equivalents or complete approved online modules.

How do I get advised?

Advisement is mandatory and occurs on the phone, via Skype or in the MBA Office in the College of Business Administration, Ste. 3300. You may also call 912.478.5767, email mba@georgiasouthern.edu, or come by our office with your advisement questions.

How do I register for classes?

After being advised, the MBA Office will register you once early registration opens.

How do I drop, add, or withdraw from a class?

Please notify your Advisor if and when you decide to drop a class.

Drop and/or Add a Class: Use your Wings Account during the scheduled drop/add period.

Withdraw from all Classes*: If you want to withdraw from all registered courses, you must contact the Registrar’s Office at 912.478.5152 to complete a university withdrawal form.

*Please contact your Advisor prior to withdrawing from all classes.

May participating University of Georgia System employees receive a waiver of tuition when they enroll in the Georgia Southern MBA program?

They can for the campus program, but not for the Georgia Southern online MBA.  Please check with your TAP office for updates.

Does the College of Business Administration offer career counseling and placement services?

The Career Services Department has a career counselor assigned to the College of Business Administration. Contact Career Services at 912.478.5197 and view their website.

Does Georgia Southern offer a GMAT Prep course?

Yes. Georgia Southern University has partnered with Bell Curves to offer an online GMAT Prep Course.

Click here to register, and use the GSU Discount code “GSUGMAT2014″ to receive the $475.00 price.

Bell Curves testimonial from one of our students:

Before taking a Bell Curves GMAT preparation course, I took the GMAT and received a score of 430.  To get into the school I was interested in, I needed to raise my score at least 70 points.  After taking the Bell Curves GMAT prep course, I raised my GMAT score 100 points to a 530.  Thanks to this course, I have been accepted into Georgia Southern’s MBA program where I will be attending classes this fall. 

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