Georgia Tech Institute of Technology Review

By Henry R. Steele - October 16, 2017
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Georgia Institute of Technology is a public university that was founded in 1885. It currently is ranked as the #34 best national university according to US News and World Report in 2018. The university is located in Atlanta, Georgia. US News currently ranks the business school at Georgia Tech #29.

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Classroom experience at Georgia Tech MBA program is ranked highly

The Princeton Review recently ranked the Georgia Tech MBA program as #7 for Best Classroom Experience. The VP of publishing at the Princeton Review was quoted that this university has one of the best MBAs in the country. It was praised for its curriculum that integrates technology and management in particular.

Scheller College of Business has demonstrated commitment to diversity

The Scheller College of Business has a strong commitment and demonstrated recording in embracing diversity in its student body. For example, the business college has several partner organizations established that represent the interests of women in business. Two of these are Women in Technology and the Forte Foundation.

For underrepresented minorities in business, the school works with the group Management Leadership for Tomorrow and the National Black MBA Association.

The university also has a strong commitment to encouraging veterans to attend the college and get an MBA. Its Scheller Veterans Club is led by current students and is committed to helping former service members who want to get an advanced business degree.

The Atlanta metro region also has a strong track record in the promotion of diversity. Forbes magazine recently ranked Atlanta #1 for Metros for Minority Entrepreneurs. Atlanta has a high number of minority entrepreneurs who are thriving today in the strong economy. So attending MBA school in Atlanta can be a great fit for underrepresented minorities who are budding entrepreneurs.

MBA program is well ranked and tech focused

The full time MBA program recently was ranked #4 in the United States for MBA job placement by Bloomberg Businessweek. This is significant; if you are going to spend tens of thousands of dollars on an MBA education, you should be able to land a good-paying job not too long after you graduate.

This program also is recognized as a wise choice for MBAs who want to focus on technology. This business school has developed a reputation for focusing more on IT and operations, which are areas of the business economy that are growing very rapidly.

Many students in the MBA program at Georgia Tech boast an engineering or computer science background.

Georgia Tech MBA is accredited by AACSB

The Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology is fully accredited by AACSB International, or the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The AACSB was founded in 1916, and is the most respected global business school accreditation body. If your program is accredited by the AACSB, you may have confidence that your degree will be valued and respected by future potential employers.

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GMAT or GRE scores are required

Georgia Tech is one of a dwindling number of schools that continue to require potential students to submit GRE or GMAT scores to be considered for admission.

Some educational experts believe that it is not necessary to have high standardized test scores to be do well in business school.

The only MBA program at Georgia Tech where you do not have to take the GRE or GMAT necessarily is the executive MBA; there are waivers available for highly experienced professionals.

The middle GMAT range is 530 to 680, and the average GRE quantitative/verbal is 158/156.

No online MBA program is offered

Georgia Tech does not currently offer an online MBA program. So if you want to earn an MBA from this university, you will need to live in the Atlanta area. At this time, Georgia Tech offers a full time, evening and executive MBA program.

It is common for business professionals to want to go to an online MBA school so that they can easily continue to work as they attend college. It is possible to attend this program part time in the evening, but you must attend campus sessions.

The Details

General Information

  • Founded in 1885
  • University type: Public
  • Application deadline: Rolling
  • Application fee: $50
  • Term Schedule: Semester
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Student-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition Rates

  • MBA – $1121 per credit hour in state; $1524 per credit hour out of state

Business Degrees

  • Full time, executive and evening MBA

MBA Specializations

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Information Technology Management
  • Law and Ethics
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Strategy and Innovation

Class Profile

  • 63% of students at Georgia Tech are male
  • Overall acceptance rate at this university is only 32%
  • MBA class profile includes average GPA of 3.23; average work experience of 5.8 years; 34% of MBA students have STEM background

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • The overall graduation rate for Georgia Tech is 84.8%, which is very high
  • On time graduation rate is 41%, which is average
  • 97% of Georgia Tech freshmen return for their second year, which is outstanding

US News Rankings

  • National universities: 34
  • Best value schools: 99
  • Part time MBA: 30
  • High school counselor rankings: 22
  • Most innovative schools: 12
  • Top public schools: 7
  • Management information systems: 6
  • Production and operation management: 11
  • Quantitative analysis: 6


Henry R. Steele
Henry R. Steele
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Henry is Managing Editor of He is a seasoned business professional who regularly consults with local business's throughout Southern California. Henry pursued his undergrad in Business and Economics at the University of San Diego and gained valuable life changing experience through a unique internship upon graduation.Follow on

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