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Experiential Learning

Our connections to global businesses and startup communities, many of which are located in vibrant Technology Square within the Georgia Tech campus, give you access to unique MBA experiential learning opportunities that will prepare you to lead in the workplace of the future.

Learn how to apply academic theory to real business problems, hone your leadership skills, build your network, and acquire hands-on experience to build your confidence to lead innovation.

Opportunities in the Full-time MBA Program and Evening MBA Program

This semester-long elective is designed to give students on-the-ground international consulting experience, and a greater ability to define, analyze, and solve international business problems.

You'll work as part of a consulting team for a client based in the U.S. or where the residency will take place. Your team will explore market opportunities abroad or research entering the U.S. market for the client. Clients have included Genius Consulting, HP, IBM, Monarch Beverages, and UPS. The international residency will take place during spring break. Teams have traveled to Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, Turkey, and Singapore.

This elective course provides students with a greater understanding of IT within organizations and the ability to solve technology management problems. Bridging the gap between practical and theoretical knowledge, you'll work as part of a consulting team and apply classroom learning to a real-world IT project. Participating organizations have included IBM, Southern Company, AT&T, and Coca-Cola Enterprises.

Designed to give MBAs experience with genuine real estate solutions for Fortune 50 companies, this practicum gets students actively involved in a corporate real estate innovation council. Acting as the research arm of the council, you'll explore ideas such as the workplace of the future, asset monetization, how the built environment impacts productivity, and the impact of emerging technologies. Students present their research to the council at quarterly meetings. Participation has led to internship opportunities with service providers and corporate real estate departments of major global companies.

Learn the tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma employed by leading companies to improve processes and performance. You'll apply its methodology and statistical analysis to a company project. Participating companies have included AT&T, AutoTrader, State Farm, and The Coca-Cola Company. Certification at the Green Belt level, valued in the industry at more than $5,000, is offered as part of the elective course.

An elective class where student teams help local non-profits resolve key strategic challenges. Your team will apply classroom theory and work closely with nonprofits' staff and management to form practical and easy-to-implement solutions. Then, present findings to findings to key organizational decision makers. Clients have included the American Cancer Society, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, The Sullivan Center, MedShare International, and Art of Living. You'll gain consulting experience in the non-profit sector and enhance your ability to develop actionable solutions, while making a positive social impact.

This strategy project is part of the Full-time MBA Integrative Management Experience core class, a team- and project-based course that requires students to draw on all functional areas of business to understand how firms gain and sustain a competitive advantage. You will work on a team and conduct a strategic management analysis of a company, then present findings to company executives. Project companies have included AT&T, Bank of America, CSX, Deloitte, Delta Air Lines, Emerson, Equifax, The Home Depot, McKesson, and Microsoft.

You will gain effective strategic leadership skills, an ability to view an organization from a strategic perspective as a general manager or executive and better positioning in the job market for an internship and full-time employment as a consultant or strategist.

Organized by the College’s Net Impact chapter, the Board Fellows Program prepares MBAs for future roles on a board of directors. You'll serve as non-voting member on Atlanta-area non-profit boards. As a fellow, you'll become better acquainted with board roles and functions, while providing business skills, new insights, and innovative perspectives to non-profit organizations.

The Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER®) program is a unique educational collaboration between Georgia Tech and Emory Law School. You'll work on an interdiscplinary team of MBA students and Emory University law students to commercialize a Ph.D. student’s technological research. Through projects and coursework, you'll explore the economic, regulatory, and legal mechanisms affecting the venture-creation process. Then apply your knowledge to advance early-stage research into real business opportunities. 

Upon completion of the program, you will gain the knowledge of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, understand market goals at every stage of innovation, and cultivate a network of industry experts, startup CEOs and active venture capital investors.

Students have gone on to launch companies, work for startups, or leverage their knowledge in a variety positions at larger companies. TI:GER has very broad career benefits and is a talking point with recruiters that will set you apart.

TI:GER is a four-semester program, beginning in the fall. Admitted students interested in the program must complete a separate application. To request an application, contact us online or call the MBA Admissions Office at 404.894.8722.

In case competitions, students have the chance to solve real business problems in team-based environments. Georgia Tech MBA students can compete in areas such as global supply chain, international business, operations, marketing, and sustainable development. Participation is typically organized through MBA clubs. Student clubs and organizations include:

  • Athletics
  • Blacks in Business
  • Consulting Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Finance Club
  • Graduate Business Council (GBC)
  • Graduate Evening MBA Students (GEMS)
  • International Business Club
  • Investments Club
  • Marketing Club
  • MBA Ambassadors
  • Mentorship
  • Net Impact
  • Operations Management Society
  • Philanthropy
  • Scheller Pride - LGBTQ Plus Allies
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Strategy & Innovation
  • Technology Management Club
  • Veterans Club
  • Women in Business
Opportunities in the Executive MBA Program

As a member of a small team of MBA–Management of Technology students, you'll select an emerging technology and complete a full business plan, demonstrating your understanding of how to take a technology-driven product or service to market. This powerful integrative experience for the MBA-MoT Program concludes with a juried business plan competition.

As an MBA–Global Business student, this Global Strategy Project will be your capstone experience, where you'll work with a company to address an actual issue on a global scale. You'll identify opportunities and make recommendations of how to implement strategies internationally, from product and pricing to procurement, logistics, and management.
Opportunities in all MBA Programs

The IMPACT Speaker Series brings a heavy-hitting lineup of notable business executives, high-tech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and intellectual leaders to the College. The series is a popular learning and networking opportunity for Georgia Tech students, alumni, and members of the Atlanta business community.

Ideas to Serve (I2S) competition is open to current Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who have early stage product/service ideas or venture concepts that are geared towards creating a better world. I2S is primarily a competition of ideas where creativity, imagination, and technology are applied to solving social and/or environmental problems. Organized by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship at the Scheller College of Business, it aims to foster the development of organizations that are focused on the “triple bottom line,” showing concern for social and environmental outcomes as well as for economic return on investment.