Scheller College of Business (Georgia Institute of Technology)

About  #

Year Founded: 1913
City: Atlanta
State: Georgia
Country: United States

At Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, business students learn how to apply new technological advances to commercial and social fields. Scheller recognizes the importance of growing with change. Meaning the growth of technology, globalization and entrepreneurship and sustainability leads the Scheller learning experience. Because of its immersive and expansive intersections of various fields, students at Scheller are given a competitive advantage in the professional world. Students at Scheller learn more than just in the classroom. They are given the opportunity to explore and grow from study-abroad opportunities,  co-ops, internships, and leadership cultivation. Students at Scheller are ready and able to solve real world problems using creative and skillful thinking. 

Featured Professors #

Sudheer Chava

Professor Chava is the Alton M. Costley Chair and Professor of Finance. As well as the director of the Quantitative & Computational Finance Program. He has worked professionally at a leading investment bank in India before joining academia at Texas A&M and finally coming to Scheller. He teaches courses on Derivatives, Risk Management, Valuation, Cases in Financial Crisis and Credit Risk Analysis. His work has been published in the Journal of Finance and Journal of Financial Economics. He has won the Ross award for his research and has received numerous external research grants. His areas of expertise are in Banking, Corporate Finance, QCF, Finance, Business Analytics, Sustainability and Credit Risk. 

Frank T. Rothaermel

Professor Rothaermel is the Russell B. and Nancy H. McDknough Chair in Business. He researches strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He is well published, with his work being cited over 17,000 times and has received numerous awards for his work. He has authored the textbook: Strategic Management which has been translated into 4 different languages. He has worked in the academic world at GE Management Development, St. Gallen University, and Georgetown University. 

Rankings #

#62 Financial Time 2021 Global MBA Ranking 

#28 USNews – Best Business Schools

#17 USNews – Part-time MBA

#55 QS Global MBA Rankings 2021 

MBA Program Overview #

The Full Time MBA program at Scheller is 22 months in length. During this time, students learn how to tackle modern day business challenges in a digital and tech-driven world. They gain skills to solve complex problems, analytical skills, and opportunities so that students can take their career to new heights. The program consists of 54 credit hours. 12 of which are core courses and 11 electives. Through experiential learning students learn how to apply academic theory in a practical way. With strong connections to global businesses and startup communities, students emerge from their MBA with the skills necessary for the 21st century. 

Year One Description #

Students begin their time at Scheller with a foundation of courses to solidify their knowledge of business. The Core curriculum consists of 12 courses, with elective courses comprising 11 courses. Students can customize their MBA journey through concentrations or immersive tracks.   

Fall Semester Mandatory Classes

  • MGT 6000  Financial and Managerial Accounting I (3 credit hours)
  • MGT 6504  Principles of Finance (1.5 credit hours)
  • MGT 6503  Managing Information Resources (1.5 credit hours)
  • MGT 6509  Legal and Ethical Considerations (1.5 credit hours)
  • MGT 6505  Marketing Management (1.5 credit hours)
  • MGT 6500  Analytical Tools for Decisions (1.5 credit hours)
  • MGT 6501  Operations Management (1.5 credit hours)
  • MGT 6502  Leading People and Organizations (1.5 credit hours)
  • MGT 6507  Business Communications (1.5 credit hours)
  • MGT 6510  Leadership Development Workshop (1.5 credit hours)
  • MGT 6508  Strategic Management (3 credit hours)
  • MGT 6506  Managerial Economics (1.5 credit hours)

GMAT/GRE Stats #

Class of 2021

Average GMAT: 681

GMAT Total Range: 620-720

Average GRE: 158 Quant, 160 Verbal

Unique Aspect: Immersive Tracks #

With an immersive track, students take a required 4 electives that combine courswork and practical handson experience. Students choosing an immersive track learn through a differenctiated curriculum while working on live business projects. gain experience with practical projects designed in combination with fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, startups. Access netowrking events and panels organized by industry experts and world-class research centers

Student Life #

Students life at Georgia Tech is collaborative and welcoming. With a campus recreation centre and traditional activities – such as homecoming and football games – students at Scheller experience all the best Georgia Tech has to offer. Extra curricular clubs such as the Advanced Technology Development Center and the Gerogia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology allows students the opportunity to broaden their horizons. Through internships, co-ops, works and study abroad programs, students will find a fulfilling experience at Scheller, regardless of their passions, goals, and aspirations. 

Application Process #


Unofficial transcripts may be submitted. Official transcripts are required one an official offer has been extended. 


GMAT or GRE accepted

Essay Description: Three required Essays

Essay Question 1

Why an MBA and why Georgia Tech? (Required)

Describe how your experiences, both professional and personal, have led you to the decision to pursue an MBA at Georgia Tech. 2,000 character maximum (including spaces).

Essay Question 2

Short – and long-term career goals (Required)

Discuss your short- and long-term career goals and how Georgia Tech is best suited to help you achieve your goals. 2,000 character maximum (including spaces).

Essay Question 3

Ten facts (Required)

List 10 facts about yourself that will help your future classmates get to know you. 2,000 character maximum (including spaces).

Optional Essay

The admissions committee believes that the required essays address issues that help us learn about you and understand your candidacy for the MBA program; however, you may provide us with any additional information pertinent to your admission that has not been previously covered in the rest of the application. Feel free to discuss any unique aspects of your candidacy or any perceived weaknesses.  2,000 character maximum (including spaces).


Two recommenders are required


Prefer candidates with at least 2 to 3 full years of professional work experience. 


By invitation only.

Costs #

  • Tuition: Resident: $29,508
                 Nonresident: $40,752
  • Books and Supplies: $800
  • Health Insurance: $621 per year (Central Services and Health Fees)
  • Room and Board: $9,658
  • Scholarships Offered: over 50% of students receive funding
  • Extra Expenses (ie. Transportation/Food): $3,200 (Food plan: $5,172)
  • Fees: $2,194

Employment Reports  #

Class of 2020

  • Received an Offer: 90.4% (within 3 months)
  • Median Salary: $121,045 average
  • Median Signing Salary: $25,040

Class of 2021 Profile #

  • Program Length: 22 months
  • Total Enrollment: 170
  • Average Age: 28
  • Women: 40%
  • US Minorities: 17%
  • International students: 22%
  • Average GPA: 3.3
  • Average Work Experience: 5 years

Previous Work Locations/Fields

  • Manufacturing / Engineering – 18%
  • Technology – 14%
  • Consulting – 11%
  • Consumer Products – 9%
  • Government / Military – 8%
  • Financial Services – 8%
  • Transportation / Logistics – 6%
  • Real Estate / Construction – 4%
  • Pharma / BioTech / Healthcare – 4%
  • Education – 4%

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