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Admissions

It's time to make an investment in yourself. The Georgia Tech Scheller Evening MBA program enrolls twice per year and begins in the spring (January) and fall (August).

The admission process for our part-time MBA has two main parts: A complete program application and an admission interview. Admission is a competitive process, and we carefully review all facets of your application. The information you include in your application assists our admissions committee in evaluating your potential for success in graduate studies and as a business leader.

While it's not required, we recommend at least two years of professional work experience before starting the program. Students currently enrolled in the Evening MBA have an average of seven years of work experience. In addition to more advanced contributions to the classroom, we believe that students who have professional work experience find the MBA more enriching professionally and personally.

We welcome applicants with four-year accredited bachelor's degrees from all academic backgrounds. While the MBA core courses move at a fast pace, they do not assume previous business coursework.

Transcripts from your undergraduate and any additional graduate enrollment must be provided. You may upload unofficial copies for initial review, but an official admission invitation will not be extended until official transcripts have been received and processed by Graduate Studies.

A complete Evening MBA application includes the online application (including an application fee and three required essays), resume demonstrating post-graduate work experience, an unofficial transcript from each college/university attended, two letters of recommendation, and GMAT, GRE, or EA scores from within the past five years. You also have the option of applying without a test score. 

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Essays

There are three required essays and one optional essay.

  • Why an MBA and why Georgia Tech? (Required)

    Describe how your experiences, both professional and personal, have led you to the decision to pursue an MBA at Georgia Tech. 2,000 character maximum (including spaces).
  • Short- and long-term career goals (Required)

    Discuss your short- and long-term career goals and how Georgia Tech is best suited to help you achieve your goals. 2,000 character maximum (including spaces).
  • Ten facts (Required)

    List 10 facts about yourself that will help your future classmates get to know you. 2,000 character maximum (including spaces).

  • Optional essay

    The admissions committee believes that the required essays address issues that help us learn about you and understand your candidacy for the MBA program; however, you may provide us with any additional information pertinent to your admission that has not been previously covered in the rest of the application. Feel free to discuss any unique aspects of your candidacy or any perceived weaknesses.  2,000 character maximum (including spaces).
GMAT, GRE, or EA Scores 

Any applicant may submit a valid GMAT or GRE score to be considered for admission. Applicants with a minimum of five years of full-time professional work experience may submit an Executive Assessment (EA) score to be considered. Scores are valid for five years, and we accept your highest overall score.

Refer to the chart above for admission deadlines and use the following codes to submit scores directly to Georgia Tech:

  • GMAT: Institute code for the evening MBA program is HWK-54-44 
  • GRE: Institute code is 5248
  • EA: Select Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Evening MBA

We typically receive your official scores in about a week. Visit the official GMAT, GRE, and Executive Assessment websites for more information on scheduling and preparing for your exam.

You can also apply without a standardized test score. Learn more about the test-optional admissions policy.

Applying Without a Test Score

The Evening MBA program has implemented a test-optional admissions policy. Any applicant who can demonstrate strong quantitative skills through their academic and professional work experience is welcome to apply without a test score. Prospective students do not have to meet certain criteria in order to pursue this option. 

Letters of Recommendation

Two professional letters of recommendation are required with the application. The Evening MBA online application includes the option to add up to three recommenders, however, only two recommendations are expected for the MBA application. The admissions committee requests one of your recommendations come from your current manager.

As soon as you send a recommendation request within the online application, an email will be sent directly to the recommender. The email will include instructions on how to complete the online letter of recommendation. To ensure receipt of the email, please inform each recommender prior to submitting the recommendation requests.

The Evening MBA program also accepts the Common Letter of Recommendation (LOR) posted on the GMAC website. When your recommenders receive the email asking for their recommendation, they can upload the Common LOR as part of the recommendation.

Application Fee

An application fee of $75 is required to complete your application. After you submit your application, you will be directed to a secured page that will request your credit card information for this payment. 

Admissions Interview

An interview is required for admission to the Evening MBA program. Interviews give you a chance to discuss your potential contributions to the classroom and emphasize your interest in the MBA program. They also provide an opportunity for you to get a better feel for the MBA program and how it may help you achieve your goals.

Interviews are scheduled on an invitation-only basis. Once a preliminary review of your application has been completed, if you are selected for an interview, we will contact you to schedule.

Have plans to visit in person before you apply? If you have not submitted your application but believe you have competitive test scores and work experience, you can send your resume and a copy of your test scores to and request a pre-assessment consultation.

 

*Interviews are by invitation only.

Spring 2022 Evening MBA orientation will be held on Friday, January 7, and Saturday, January 8, 2022. All incoming students are required to attend.

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