Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Silicon Valley Trek 2016

In December 2016, 15 of our students traveled to Silicon Valley to expand their professional networks. Over the course of three days, they visited several companies starting with eBay, Facebook, and HP on Day 1. Other company visits included EA, Grail, IBM, Bouxtie, PayPal, and NEXTracker. The trip also included networking events each night with our distinguished West Coast alumni (though we were having so much fun we neglected to document these occasions). This Silicon Valley Trek gave our MBAs an exciting start to their Winter Break.

Day 1 – 9 a.m. at eBay
The rain holds off as students begin their day looking
bright and cheery despite the gloomy weather.

eBay's interactive tech exhibit gives the students
plenty to  think about before the panel presentation.

This handy kiosk gives us a chance to
purchase eBay swag for holiday gifts as we get
back in the vans to head to our next visit.
Day 1 - 11 a.m. at Facebook
The Facebook campus is enormous and beautiful.
What is NOT to like?

Safianu, MBA '18, borrows a bicycle to
get to lunch in Hacker Square.

Day 1 - 3 p.m. at HP
The group gets a look at the latest in
printer technology at HP.
After a lesson in 3D printing and a panel
with alumni who share their experiences working
in Silicon Valley, some members of the group
pose for a photo in the HP lobby before
heading to a reception at a local hotspot.






Monday, August 29, 2016

From the Director: Fall is here!

MBA students at on the Challenge Course during Orientation
Although the temperatures are still in the 90's most days, it is officially fall in Athens. Our MBA students completed an intense 2+ weeks of Orientation on August 10th, and classes for all students started on August 15. The first football game of the season is next weekend. It’s great to be a UGA MBA Bulldawg in the fall. This season is one of the greatest times of the year to be in Athens. You can enjoy a southern breakfast at Mama’s Boy, take a stroll in the UGA Founder’s Garden, spend Saturday’s at Sanford Stadium cheering on the Dawgs, and then hit the downtown scene for the evening. There are endless opportunities to spread your social wings this fall in Athens. 

Not only is it UGA football season, but we also have tons of events coming up for our MBAs. In September alone we have our Fall Recruiting Kickoff, the UGA Fall Career Fair, and the Prospanica Conference in Houston, just to name a few. 

Also, autumn in Athens is a great time for prospective students to visit campus. If you are interested in learning more about the Full-Time MBA program a
Campus Visit Day may be the best option for you! Coming to one of these events will give you the opportunity to tour our new building, Correll Hall, and meet with current MBA students and MBA staff. You can choose a date that works best for you. Feel free to reach out to our Full-Time Admissions Staff at ugamba@uga.edu if you would like further information about the program or Campus Visit Days. We look forward to seeing you this fall in Athens! 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Round 2 Applications and Phase II of Construction!

Correll Hall
Hello and Happy Holidays!  We are lucky to be having a very mild fall here in Athens, and our winter break is upon us.  After a challenging first semester, our first year students are leaving for a well-deserved vacation, and our second year students are cruising into their last semester with us.  The Full-Time MBA program has settled into the new building and as the Admissions staff reads and interviews Round II applicants, construction for Phase II of the Business Community has begun.  We're excited about what the future holds for the program - our new concentrations, the Consulting emphasis, revised Leadership Fellows Program, additional experiential learning opportunities that will help our students succeed in the job search, and the reduction of the graduation requirements to 60 credits.  We're excited for these changes and others to come.  Campus Visit Days resume in January, and so if you are able to visit, please let us show you around!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Fall 2016 Application is Live, Correll Hall is Open, and Other Full-Time Program News!

As happens every year, the summer goes by too fast.  But with every ending, there is a new beginning, and here at Terry, we have a lot of news to be excited about.  The Full-Time MBA Program moved into our new location, Correll Hall, at the end of June, and we are preparing for Orientation for the Class of 2017, which will be held in our new space!  We are fortunate to be the first residents of the new Terry Learning Community and the move is a great opportunity to expand the Full-Time MBA program in its beautiful new space!

We are also getting ready for Orientation for the Class of 2017.  The Full-Time MBA Program staff is gearing up to meet and work with a great class of incoming students who will arrive for August 3, 2015.  For MBA Admissions, now is the time when we look forward to the next recruiting season which starts next week.  We will be attending MBA Tour events in Houston, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C.  All of our recruiting events are listed on our website, so please come visit us at an event or visit us on campus!

Another piece of exciting news is that the Fall 2016 application is live!  We can’t wait to meet and learn more about the applicants who will become the Class of 2018!  Our first deadline is October 14, 2015.  We updated our essay questions, but the rest of our application requirements are the same from last year.  The Admissions team is here to help you with any questions you have about the process, so please reach out to us if you need help:  705-542-5671 or ugamba@uga.edu.

And lastly, I am eager to talk to all of you about recent program changes that will enhance the MBA experience for our students.  We have added two new market-driven concentrations, in Healthcare Management and Human Resource Management, and also an Emphasis in Consulting that can be combined with any concentration.  We revised the Leadership Fellows Program with an enhanced focus on crisis management and community service.  From an academic standpoint, we have lowered the credit hours for graduation to 60, enabling our students to increase their curricular flexibility and elective options.  Our core courses are a hybrid of half-semester and full semester offerings.  This was done to maximize the learning of critical skills and create space for more electives in the first year of the program.  In response to recruiter feedback, we are placing more emphasis on developing programming and coding skills, so that our graduates will be better equipped to manage technical people and projects.  More details about all of these changes are making their way to our website, so look there for updates as they are posted.

2015 will be a great year for everyone at Terry!  We look forward to meeting you at our recruiting events and Campus Visit Days!  The Admissions team is excited to show off our new building, Correll Hall, so please come visit!