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!