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FAQs: Researching and Applying for Your MBA during Covid-19

Now could be the perfect opportunity for you to research and weigh the benefits of an MBA. In the coming months and years, the world will continue to grow more complex, making an MBA a great investment in your career growth and advancement in a digital-first, tech-driven world.

As you consider an MBA, ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I have the skills and business acumen to meet the novel business challenges of a post-Covid world?
  • Do I have the knowledge needed to keep advancing in my career?
  • Do I have job security?

Now is the right time to introspect, research business schools, delve into the different MBA formats, and determine if an MBA from Georgia Tech Scheller is right for you.

Applying for an MBA during Covid-19 FAQs

I'm exploring my MBA options. What are the differences between the three Georgia Tech Scheller MBA programs?

We recommend that you review the  side-by-side comparison of our three MBA programs to help in your decision making.

  • Full-time MBA: 22-month full-time program with daytime classes and customizable curriculum
  • Evening MBA: Part-time/self-paced program with evening classes Monday through Thursday evenings and customizable MBA curriculum
  • Executive MBA: 17-month weekend class format with select Friday evening and Saturday daytime classes and Global Business and Management of Technology specializations
How can I connect with Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business to learn more about your MBA programs since there are no in-person information sessions scheduled?

We have many ways for you to learn more about Scheller College and our MBA programs, speak with the MBA team, connect with our students and alumni, etc.

Webinars & Online Events: Even though we are not conducting in-person MBA info sessions at this time, we have a number of live webinars scheduled you can attend online. These webinars follow the same format as our in-person info sessions, so you’ll learn about the programs, MBA curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, admission requirements, etc. and speak directly with members of our MBA team and alumni who can answer your questions.

Upcoming MBA Webinars & other Virtual Events


Brochures: Download our MBA brochures to find important information about the MBA programs, curriculum, class statistics, financial aid, admissions and application criteria and more. These materials are a great place to begin researching MBA programs.

Full-time MBA Brochure
Evening MBA Brochure
Executive MBA Brochure


1:1 Consultations: Schedule a time for a virtual personal consultation with a member of the MBA team to learn more about the programs, discuss your candidacy, review admission criteria, and answer any questions you may have.

Full-time MBA Consultation
Evening MBA Consultation
Executive MBA Consultation


Connect with Scheller MBA students or alumni ambassadors: Connect with one of our current MBA students or recent graduates via phone or video-chat and learn first-hand about their Scheller experience, work/life balances, and the ROI of a Scheller MBA.

Visit these links to request to connect with a current Scheller MBA student or a Scheller MBA alumni.

Full-time MBA Students and Alumni
Evening MBA Students and Alumni
Executive MBA Students and Alumni

How can I complete the required in-person interview for my MBA application? 

Face-to-face interviews for the remainder of this season will be conducted via video conferencing. Prepare for these as you would any other interview.

What are the MBA program application deadlines? 

Now is a great time to apply for an MBA program of your choice. Each MBA program's application deadlines are listed below with links to the admission and application pages for additional info.

Full-time MBA Admissions
Evening MBA Admissions
Executive MBA Admissions

Will applying in the later admission dates hurt my chances of being admitted? 

No. Applying for an MBA in the later rounds will not affect your chance of being admitted into the MBA program. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as you are ready. Please reach out to us if you need additional time beyond the stated deadlines. 

Please reach out to us if you need additional time beyond the stated deadlines.

I was planning to take the GMAT/GRE, but the testing center closed. How should I proceed? 

You have one of two options.

Option 1: Take the GMAT or GRE exam online. We also are accepting the EA exam. 

Option 2: Learn more about applying without a test score.

Full-time MBA Test Optional FAQs
Evening MBA Test Waiver Process
Executive MBA Test Waiver Process

I was planning to take the TOEFL/IELTS, but the testing center closed. How should I proceed? 

You have one of two options.

Option 1: Take the exam online. This is the quickest method to complete this requirement at this time.

Option 2: The Institute cannot waive the TOEFL or IELTS exam. If you are unable to take the exam online, we encourage you to apply after the TOEFL/IELTS testing sites reopen.

I was recently laid off. Can I still apply to the MBA programs? 

Yes, you may still apply for an MBA program. For Evening and Executive MBA candidates, the requirement for being currently employed is relaxed for those who have been laid off due to Covid-19.

These are just a few of our most commonly asked questions. We recognize each prospective MBA student is facing their own unique challenges during this unprecedented and ever-changing environment.

Please reach out to us with any questions you may have concerning applying for an MBA during Covid-19. We are here to help.

Evening MBA


Executive MBA


Full-time MBA