Master of Business Administration at the Richards College of Business

Our MBA was ranked within Tier One of CEO Magazine's North American Universities.
MBA Program Objectives

The MBA program educates students with a broad knowledge of business in order for them to
perform effectively in management positions or to pursue further studies. The objectives of the
MBA program are to enhance the student's ability to:

  1. Communicate at a professional level in oral presentations and in writing using appropriate technologies.
  2. Work effectively with others and lead in organizational situations.
  3. Identify how globalization affects organizations and their environment.
  4. Recognize the importance of ethical decision making.
  5. Integrate analytical and problem solving skills with concepts and theories from all functional areas of business using appropriate analytical and decision making technologies.
Locations

Students can enroll in MBA courses at the main campus in Carrollton or in Newnan and Douglasville.  Core class are offered on a rotating schedule.  Please refer to our Graduate Courses for more information.

On campus courses are offered once each week, Mondays through Thursdays, starting at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM.

The Newnan campus location offers each course on Tuesday nights from 6:00 PM - 10:45 PM for eight weeks.

The Douglasville campus location offers each course on Thursday nights from 6:00 PM - 10:45 PM for eight weeks.

Important Information
  • Admissions
  • International
  • Deadlines
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Scholarships
  • Courses
  • GMAT Waiver
  • Learning Goals
  • Admissions

    The MBA program is open to all students who qualify, including international students. Regardless of undergraduate degree and major, any student who has graduated with a four-year degree from an accredited institution will be considered for admission.

    Admission is based on several criteria, including the applicant's score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and undergraduate grade point average. An applicant will not be admitted until a GMAT score and a transcript of all undergraduate courses have been supplied.

    To be considered for admission, the analytical writing section of the GMAT must be 3.0 or higher and the total GMAT score must be 450 or more.  An applicant must have a minimum of at least 950 points based on the formula: 200 times the undergraduate GPA (4.0 system) + the GMAT score; or at least 1000 points based on the formula: 200 times the upper division GPA (4.0 system) + the GMAT score.*

    In all cases the final admission decision will be made by the College of Business Graduate Admissions Committee.

    *Applicants to the Georgia WebMBA are also required to have two years professional work experience.

    Candidates must provide the following admission information:

    Documents sent to the Office of Graduate and International Admissions
    • Complete the Online Application Form.
    • $40.00 application fee made payable to University of West Georgia.
    • Scores to the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT/GRE).
    • One official transcript from all colleges and universities attended. 
    • Current Resume                

    Office of Graduate and International Admissions

    University of West Georgia
    Aycock Hall
    Carrollton, GA 30118

    If you have additional questions, you can contact:

    Dr. Hope Udombon
    Administrative Director of WebMBA and Graduate Academic Advisor
    Richards College of Business
    University of West Georgia


    (678) 839-5355

  • International

    The MBA program is open to all students who qualify, including international students. Regardless of undergraduate degree and major, any student who has graduated with a four-year degree will be considered for admission. Admission is based on several criteria, including the applicant's score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), undergraduate grade point average, and letters of recommendation. An applicant will not be admitted until a GMAT score and a transcript of all undergraduate courses have been supplied. To be considered for admission, the analytical writing section of the GMAT must be 3.0 or higher and the total GMAT score must be 450 or more.  An applicant must have a minimum of at least 950 points based on the formula: 200 times the undergraduate GPA (4.0 system) + the GMAT score; or at least 1000 points based on the formula: 200 times the upper division GPA (4.0 system) + the GMAT score.

    * In addition to other admission requirements, international students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test). 

    In all cases the final admission decision will be made by the College of Business Graduate Admissions Committee. 

    Candidates must provide the following admission information:

    Documents sent to the Office of Graduate and International Admissions
    • Complete the Online Application Form.
    • $40.00 application fee made payable to University of West Georgia.
    • Scores to the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT/GRE).
    • One official transcript from all colleges and universities attended.
    • Foreign Credential Evaluation for all coursework obtained outside the U.S. (Silny / WES
    • If necessary, scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
    • Submit proof of residency through one of the following documents: Permanent resident card, Social Security Card, birth certificate, and/or passport.
    • Financial Certificate Form 
    • Graduate Research Assistantship Form 
    • Current Resume

    Office of Graduate and International Admissions
    University of West Georgia
    Aycock Hall
    Carrollton, GA 30118

    If you have additional questions, you can contact:
    Dr. Hope Udombon
    Administrative Director of WebMBA and Graduate Academic Advisor
    Richards College of Business
    University of West Georgia
    (678) 839-5355

  • Deadlines
    Graduation Info and Deadlines
    Information on attire and graduation application steps can be found on the Registrar's website here: http://www.westga.edu/registrar/460.php
     Last Day to Apply for Fall Graduation  Aug. 1
     Last Day to Apply for Spring Graduation  Oct. 1
     Last Day to Apply for Summer Graduation  Mar. 1
     
    Admissions Deadlines  Degree  Fall Spring  Summer
    Business Administration  MBA  15-Jul  15-Nov  15-May
     
    International Students
    Admissions Deadlines
        Degree  Fall  Spring  Summer
     Business Administration     MBA  1-Jun  15-Oct  30-Mar

    Registration Info and Dates 
    Complete information on how to register, registration dates, etc. can be found here on the Registrar's Office webpage: http://www.westga.edu/registrar/974.php
    Any grad. students who last attended 1+ years ago must be readmitted prior to registering.
  • Tuition and Fees

    Getting your MBA in Carrollton, Douglasville or Newnan:

    • Core courses can be completed in Carrollton in a 3 semester sequence. Each course sequence starts in the fall semester.
    • Core courses at Douglasville campus can be completed in a 6 semester sequence. Each course sequence starts in spring even years.
    • Core courses in Newnan can be completed in a 6 semester sequence. Each course sequence starts in spring odd years.

    Click here for our MBA Core Course Rotation Schedule.

    Graduate Assistantships:

    Each year, a limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available for newly entering and current MBA/MPAcc students. The recipients of these assistantships work 20 hours a week in a department of the Richards College of Business. Graduate Assistants receive $3,000 for each fall or spring semester of service, and $2,000 for each summer session of service. Partial terms are prorated. Additionally, recipients receive a waiver of in-state and out-of-state tuition.

    To apply for a Graduate Assistantship, please complete the Graduate Assitantship Application Form. Complete and return the application with your attached resume to the Richards College Student Success Center in Miller Hall 1215. The deadline for Graduate Assistantship applications for Fall 2016 is June 15, 2016. If you have questions, please contact Hope Udombon by phone at (678) 839-5355 or by email at hudombon@westga.edu.

    The University Financial Aid Office:

    MBA students also have access to several sources of financial aid through the University of West Georgia Financial Aid Office. Details about the type of financial aid available to graduate students are accessible at the following web site: www.westga.edu/student-services/financialaid/index.php

  • Scholarships

    Scholarships information can be found here.

  • Courses

    Course information can be found here.

  • Courses
  • Learning Goals

    The M.B.A. program educates students with a broad knowledge of business in order for them to perform effectively in management positions or to pursue further studies.

    The objectives of the program are to enhance the student's ability to:

    Graduates of the RCOB’s MBA program will be able to:

    LG1 Communicate at a professional level in oral presentations and in writing.
         LO1.1 Students will be able to create effective written business documents.
         LO1.2 Students will be able to prepare and deliver effective business presentations.

    LG2 Work effectively with others and lead in organizational situations.
         LO2.1 Students will demonstrate effective group collaboration behavior in accomplishment of tasks.
         LO2.2 Students will be able to evaluate effective leadership behavior.

    LG3 Identify how globalization affects organizations and their environment.
         LO3.1 Students will be able to identify trends in the global marketplace.
         LO3.2 Students will assess the role that the global business environment plays in business decisions.

    LG4 Recognize the importance of ethical decision making.
         LO4.1 Students will be able to identify ethical theories and concepts and their importance.
         LO4.2 Students will evaluate managerial decisions using an ethical framework.

    LG5 Integrate analytical and problem solving skills with concepts and theories from all functional areas of business.
         LO5.1 Students will be able to apply decision-making processes to define the problem, identify and collect needed information, and analyze the information to reach appropriate decisions.
         LO5.2 Students will be able to analyze and reach an appropriate decision when presented with multi-functional issues.