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MBA Pathway offers deferred admission exclusively for Georgia Tech undergrads to the Full-time and Evening MBA program.

MBA Pathway Info Session: Feb. 16

We value the innovative spirit and excellent problem-solving skills of Georgia Tech students. Georgia Tech MBA Pathway provides undergraduate students from all disciplines a way to get a jump start on career plans by offering deferred admission to our MBA program.

MBA Pathway allows you to plan ahead and secure admission during the final year of your undergraduate studies. You'll work after graduation and then choose to enroll in our full-time format, or continue working while you earn your MBA in our evening format.

MBA Pathway Benefits
Admitted students will receive:
  • Guaranteed admission to the MBA program, entering about two years after graduation from the bachelor's program
  • Invitations to Georgia Tech MBA recruiting events and Scheller College of Business networking events
  • MBA application fee waiver
Why an MBA?

Your Georgia Tech undergraduate degree prepares you for the working world. After you gain some work experience, an MBA will broaden your knowledge, give you a competitive advantage in the job market and career flexibility, and help grow your career more quickly. You'll have the option to advance in your current field, or make a career switch.


You are eligible to apply if you meet all the following requirements:

MBA Student Profile
Admission Statistics for Full-time MBA Students in 2015
Average GMAT Score 678
Average GRE Score (Q/V) 159/160
Average Undergraduate GPA 3.2
Average Work Experience 5.8 years
Pre-MBA Employment

Students admitted for MBA Pathway are employed in a variety of industries, companies include:

  • AIG
  • Alvarez & Marsal
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Georgia Power
  • IBM
  • McKesson
  • OshKosh B'Gosh
Application & Admissions
Application Deadline

The 2016 MBA Pathway application deadline is August 1, 2016.

To apply in 2016, your graduation date from the bachelor's program must be:

  • December 2015
  • May 2016
  • August 2016
How to Apply:

Submit the following information for a complete application. All information must be received for consideration:

  • MBA Pathway application
  • Resume
  • Copy of employment offer letter
  • Unofficial GMAT or GRE scores
  • One letter of recommendation (referencing your full name and Georgia Tech student ID number)

Apply now

Submit the application online. The four other materials should be delivered by email to . The letter of recommendation may be sent via email from the applicant or the recommender. If coming from the recommender, please reference the applicant's full name and Georgia Tech student ID number.

Admissions Process

All complete applications will be reviewed by the director of admissions after August 1. Top applicants will receive an invitation to interview with the admissions committee. Interviews are held on campus or via Skype if you're outside the Atlanta area. Applicants will receive an admission decision by October 1.

We realize you may not have accepted your employment offer at the time you applied to MBA Pathway. In order to receive admission to the MBA program, you must provide us with a copy of your signed employment offer letter. We must approve all positions prior to offering admission.

Admitted Student Requirements
  • Work two years in a professional, Scheller MBA-approved position in the public, private, or nonprofit sector.
  • Complete the official online MBA application by the required Full-time MBA round 1 deadline or the Evening MBA priority deadline for the term you want to enroll. This is a formality, but needs to be completed by the appropriate deadlines.
  • Confirm your admission through the Full-time or Evening MBA Admitted Student Website and submit enrollment fee to hold your place in the class.
  • Students admitted through MBA Pathway in 2016 will first become eligible to start the Full-time or Evening MBA in 2018.
  • You may defer your admission for up to one additional year, provided the GMAT or GRE scores you submitted with your MBA Pathway application are still valid when you start the MBA program (scores are valid 5 years from the test date).
  • Your admission to MBA Pathway does not require you to apply or enroll in the Georgia Tech MBA program.
Financing Your MBA

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business offers a variety of funding opportunities for the MBA program, including graduate assistantships and fellowships. Submitting the official MBA application by the required Full-time MBA Round 1 or 2 Deadlines or the Evening MBA Priority Deadline for the term you want to enroll will ensure you receive first consideration.

For more information about funding opportunities for each program, visit the Full-time MBA Tuition & Financing and Evening MBA Tuition & Financing pages.

To learn more about Georgia Tech MBA Pathway, or if you have any questions, contact us online or call us at 404.894.8722.