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Why Engineers Should Earn an MBA

An MBA is a catalyst for change. It provides engineers with the knowledge and leadership skills to help them reach their career potential or pivot to new roles. Join one of Georgia Tech Scheller’s top-ranked MBA programs to build your foundation in business and innovation.

Advance Your Career With an MBA

As an engineer, you are an innovator who can comprehend and dissect technical, complex problems, so your expertise is a tremendous asset in the workforce. Your technical background helps you relate to other employees who work on product engineering or research and development. With an MBA, you become the bridge between technical experts and corporate leadership.

Recent statistics report many employers across the country are requiring master’s degrees for competitive roles. As engineers search for a graduate program that best fits their career goals, many are choosing an MBA to increase their business acumen and gain the skill set essential for senior managers, entrepreneurs, and C-suite executives.

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Enhance and round out your technical aptitude by blending technology and business through hands-on experiences in and out of the classroom. The Scheller community is unmatched. Join a diverse, inclusive group of peers and faculty who will support and challenge you to be your best. Join a network of students and alumni from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds and develop lifelong connections you'll leverage throughout your career. The Scheller MBA will give you a competitive edge while providing you with access to a global network, career resources, and support.


Engineering Background, MBA Success


Francesca Sally - Full-time MBAMy favorite thing about Scheller is the nature of curiosity among the students. I consider myself a fairly adventurous person, and every time I want to try something new in class, multiple people are willing to try it with me. The intellectual curiosity also pushes me to shift my engineering brain to more creative ways of thinking and problem-solving.

- Francesca Sally, Full-time MBA’ 22


Stephen Spicher - Full-time MBA 20220I found that my engineering background helped me arrive at an answer or solution, but Scheller guided me to see the ‘so what’ for how those solutions affect the overall business.

- Stephen Spicher, Full-time MBA ’20, Senior Solutions Engineer, STORD


Skye Blevins - Evening MBAThe Scheller community is known for its genuine, close-knit nature, but experiencing this blew me away. My classmates are kind, forward-thinking, and authentic. The people at Scheller are the people I want to work with, work for, and want on my team in the professional world.

- Skye Blevins, Evening MBA ’23, Product Engineer, Newell Brands


Ways to Earn a Georgia Tech Scheller MBA

Scheller offers three MBA programs: Full-time, Evening, and Executive. Each of our MBA programs offers robust curriculum options and specialized career services that allow you to build upon your engineering experience to meet you career goals.

Full-time MBA Evening MBA Executive MBA
  • 22 months with summer internship
  • Customize your MBA with concentrations, immersive tracks, and practicums
  • Expand your career opportunities with individual career coaching and workshops at the Jones MBA Career Center
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  • 24 to 36 months of evening classes while you continue working in your career
  • Same comprehensive curriculum as our Full-time MBA program
  • Connect with more than 100 companies that recruit Scheller MBA students through the Jones MBA Career Center
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  • 17 months of weekend classes while you continue working in your career
  • Specialize in Global Business or Management of Technology
  • Develop a network among seasoned career professionals
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We also offer MBA dual degree options that allow you to combine an MBA with an M.S. or Ph.D. degree from the Georgia Tech Colleges of Computing, Design, Engineering, or Liberal Arts.


Why Engineers Should Get an MBA
Download 'Why Engineers Should Get an MBA' Brochure

Download the ‘Why Engineers Should Get an MBA’ brochure to learn from seven Scheller MBA alumni about the specific benefits an MBA provides for those with an engineering background.