Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Part-time Master of Business Administration

Career Information—M.B.A.

An informal survey of business executives in the local area showed a very positive response to the Master of Business Administration degree offered by the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business at Georgia College. The degree is used as a recruiting tool by the area chambers of commerce in their brochures designed to attract domestic and international industrial firms to the central Georgia area. Graduates are employed in such areas as profit-oriented health care facilities, mining plants, CPA firms, mental health care facilities, consulting management and engineering firms, corporate communication firms, corporate accounting, regional marketing, the Internal Revenue Service, financial institutions, and other private and public organizations.

Regular Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is limited to holders of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. It is expected that admission will be granted only to students showing high promise of success in graduate study. The candidate's performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and the candidate's undergraduate work will be used to determine admission status. 

Applicants may enter any semester. Admission is granted after meeting the admission standards.

Conditional Admission Requirements

Applicants who apply too late for full consideration for admission and/or have not submitted all required documents for evaluation may be assigned conditional admission status. While in this status a student may register for one semester only, by completing a Georgia College Conditional Registration Agreement for Graduate Students. This form requires the signatures of both the student and the graduate coordinator. Students may take ONLY foundation courses while in conditional status. Any student who registers under this agreement must be admitted by the end of the first semester of enrollment to continue taking courses in the degree program.

Program of Study

I. Foundation Courses (0-12 semester hours)

Principles of Accounting I


Business Finance


College-level Economics


College-level Statistics


Foundation courses may be waived if undergraduate equivalent completed with a grade of “C” or better.

II. Business Core (30 semester hours)

ACCT 6900Integrated Accounting


ECON 6980Applied Economics for Managers


FINC 6940Financial Policy & Management


LENB 6960Commercial Law


MGMT 6910Applied Decision Making


MGMT 6950Organization Behavior & Comm


MGMT 6970Strategic Operations Mgmt


MGMT 6990Leadership & Strat Decisions


MKTG 6930Applied Marketing


MMIS 6920Info Systems for Managers


Total Credit Hours: 30

The entering student with an appropriate academic background may be able to complete the Master of Business Administration degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work.  Additional courses may be required for students who have not met the foundation course requirements.  All programs of study are based on individual student needs as stipulated by the graduate director.

Degree Requirements-M.B.A.

In addition to meeting the normal University requirements for graduation, the M.B.A. candidate must have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 on all graduate business courses taken in the Georgia College J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. In addition, the student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on all 6000 level courses taken in the Georgia College J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. All credit applied toward the degree shall have been earned within seven years prior to the completion of the program of study.

Further Information

For more information, contact: Director of Graduate Programs in Business, J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, Georgia College, Campus Box 019, Milledgeville, GA 31061. The graduate director may be reached by telephone at 478-445-5115. The director’s e-mail address is