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TI:GER® Full time and Evening MBA FAQs

Can I take other immersive tracks while I'm in the TI:GER® Program?

Yes.

Is TI:GER® a technology commercialization program?

TI:GER -- Technology Innovation: Generating Economic Results -- is a technology innovation program. Although students do learn technology commercialization, technology innovation is much broader and much deeper, giving MBA students many more career options.

I heard that TI:GER® courses are extra -- that I take them in addition to the MBA curriculum. Is that true?

No. All TI:GER courses are electives, like all other electives, that count toward completion of your MBA degree.

Do TI:GER® courses require more work than other courses?

No. All TI:GER courses and labs, like all other MBA courses, award credit hours, and each credit hour is a standard unit.    

Can Executive MBA students join the TI:GER program?
No.
How do I apply to the TI:GER® Program?

Complete the application here.

Apply here

What are the application deadlines? And when do I get a decision?

The deadlines for TI:GER application submission are:

  • Early-decision deadline: June 1st

  • Final deadline: October 1st

You receive a decision with four weeks of the application deadline.

How does the TI:GER® program select applicants?

There is no formula for acceptance. We review the entire application, including work experience, academic achievement, and your written responses in the application.

Am I expected to start a company?

No. This is an educational program; however, some students have launched successful startups through the TI:GER program.

What are the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) and CDL-Atlanta?
TI:GER is the educational program for the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL-Atlanta), which is a global milestone-based mentoring program for massively-scalable science-based startups. CDL-Atlanta is directed and operated from the Strategy and Innovation academic area at Scheller College. The courses in the TI:GER program prepare Georgia Tech MBA and PhD students to work with CDL-Atlanta startups. For MBA and PhD students who want to work with CDL startups, gaining admission to the TI:GER program and successfully completing the TI:GER courses in the first spring term are prerequisites to CDL-Atlanta participation in the second and third terms of the TI:GER program.
What is the connection between TI:GER and CDL-Atlanta?
The TI:GER program is the educational program for CDL-Atlanta.
I’d like to work with a CDL venture. Is the TI:GER program the only entry point for CDL-Atlanta?
Yes.