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.
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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.
Students can earn their general MBA by completing 30 credit hours, or they can chose to take additional courses to obtain an MBA with a concentration area:
The objectives of this program are to:
- Communicate at a professional level in oral presentations and in writing.
- Work effectively with others and lead in organizational situations.
- Identify how globalization affects organizations and their environment.
- Recognize the importance of ethical decision making.
- Integrate analytical and problem solving skills with concepts and theories from all functional areas of business.
Carrollton Campus, Newnan
Method of Delivery
Courses are 100% face-to-face. An orientation session is offered a week before classes begin.
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 (email@example.com). Course application to a program is subject to review by the department.
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 visit jobs.westga.edu and click on 'Student/Grad Assistant Employment'.
Below are deadlines for Graduate Assistantship applications:
- Summer semester - March 15
- Fall semester - June 15
- Spring semester - October 15
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.
UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.
- 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.
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.
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FINC-6532 - Finance
A study of the major financial tools and techniques through problem solving and case studies.
MGNT-6670 - Organizational Theory and Behavior
A managerial examination of the behavioral and structural factors affecting performance of organizations including study of fundamentals, individual and group concerns, organizational processes with emphasis on current issues.
MGNT-6681 - Strategic, Ethical, and Global Management
A study of total enterprise at the executive level applying a set of decisions and actions which result in the formulation and implementation of plans strategies that achieve the mission and goals of the enterprise with special consideration of the effects of globalization, ethics, and corporate accountability. This course must be taken in the final semester of study or with permission of the department chair.
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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 Graduate 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.
Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines are available via the Graduate School
* Application, app fee, and document deadline
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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.
Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines are available via the Graduate School
- 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.