The AACSB-I accredited MBA program serves working professionals through six core and four elective evening courses in Carrollton, Newnan, and Douglasville. The one year program begins every fall in Carrollton with a sequence of two core classes per semester.  A two year, one core class per semester sequence begins each spring. Students may mix course locations and the availability of electives varies by semester.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.

  • Overview

    The Master of Business Administration program is a 30 credit hour program that provides students broad knowledge of business in order to become effective in management positions.

    The objective of this program is to:

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

    Program Location

    Carrollton Campus

    Method of Delivery

    Courses are 100% face-to-face. An orientation session is offered a week before classes begin.

    Accreditation

    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I).

    Credit and transfer

    Total semester hours required: 30
    Maximum Hours Transferable into program: 6
    A transfer credit evaluation will be completed by the UWG Transfer Team (transfer@westga.edu). Course application to a program is subject to review by the department.

  • Cost

    This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.

    Details

    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online courses are charged at the general tuition rate plus an eTuition rate BUT with fewer fees and no extra charges to non-Residents.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

  • Courses

    Coursework

    To earn the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, a student must successfully complete 30 graduate credit hours. A student must also demonstrate an understanding of the content covered in the graduate course work by completing a comprehensive exam that is incorporated into the capstone course, MGNT 6681: Global, Ethical, and Strategic Management. 

    Click here for MBA Course Schedule Rotation [PDF]

  • Faculty
  • Admissions

    Guidelines for Admittance

    • All graduate applicants must complete the online Grad Application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required.
    • Applicants should also review the Graduate Studies Website for individual program specific requirements and tasks that must be completed prior to admission. See Graduate Studies Application Process.
    • International applicants are subject to additional requirements and application deadlines. See Procedures for International Students.
    • Official transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited institution are required and should be sent directly to the UWG Admissions Office.

    Program Specific Admittance Guidelines

    • Official Transcripts from all institutions attended
    • Official GMAT or GRE scores 
    • Professional Resume

    Submit all documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions

    Graduate Admissions
    University of West Georgia
    Mandeville Hall
    Carrollton, GA 30118

    Regular admission is based on an overall score of 950 points based on the formula: (undergraduate GPA (on a 4.0 scale) x 200) + the applicant's Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score, and a 3.0 or higher on the analytical writing section of the GMAT. In a limited number of cases a GMAT Waiver may be available (please see the graduate catalog for complete admissions criteria).

    Application Deadlines

    Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines are available via the Graduate School

    Admission Process Checklist

    The Graduate Studies Application Process checklist is available here

    One exception: If you will not ever be traveling to a UWG campus or site, you may apply for an Immunization Exemption. Contact the Immunization Clerk with your request.

    Contact

    Dr. Hope Udombon
    Administrative Director of WebMBA Program & Graduate Student Advisor
    Richards College Office of Graduate Student Services
    Email: hudombon@westga.edu
    Phone: 678-839-5355

  • Dates

    Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines are available via the Graduate School

  • Objectives
    • LG1: Communicate at a professional level in oral presentations and in writing.
    • LG2: Work effectively with others and lead in organizational situations.
    • LG3: Identify how globalization affects organizations and their environment.
    • LG4: Recognize the importance of ethical decision making.
    • LG5: Integrate analytical and problem solving skills with concepts and theories form all functional areas of business.