Master of Business Administration

The North Georgia College & State University Master of Business Administration (MBA) 30 semester hour graduate program is designed as a cohort program with a new group of approximately 25 students starting classes each August. For students entering with an undergraduate degree in business, the program can be completed in 21–24 months of part-time study. Additional course work prior to the start of the MBA program may be necessary for other students.

The program is offered in Forsyth County. Classes meet two nights per week. Students will carry a six-semester hour course load during the fall and spring semesters and no more than a six semester hour course load during the summer.

The MBA Admissions Committee selects a cohort of students with a diverse background of work and educational experience. Early application is advised since initial acceptance notification can occur as early as the fall semester in the year prior to program start date in August. On a space-available basis, additional acceptance notifications will occur during the first week of each month in the spring semester prior to program start date in August.

Graduate Admissions Procedures

Application materials may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions or from the MBA web site Applicants must pay a one-time, non-refundable application fee. Admission requirements are listed below. All application materials required to make an admission decision must be submitted as a complete package. When the application packet has been received by the Office of Graduate Admissions, notification will be sent to the applicant and a copy of all materials will be forwarded to the program. Upon review, a letter from the MBA program will be sent to the applicant verifying acceptance or denial, conditional on verification of authenticity of all application materials by the Office of Graduate Admissions. Once application materials have been authenticated, the candidate will receive an official admission letter from the program.

Applicants who are currently in the last semester of undergraduate work will be evaluated based on their completed academic work and their current course enrollment. Formal admissions decisions for these students cannot be made until the degree is conferred.

Students who are admitted, but do not enroll with the cohort must reapply through the Office of Graduate Admissions. Students who were previously enrolled but have not been in attendance within the last three semesters must also reapply. All documents and materials submitted to fulfill the application requirements for entry to a program at North Georgia become the property of the university and will not be returned. These materials are kept for one year for incomplete application files; three years for completed and accepted, but not enrolled.