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UGA expands MBA offerings

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 4:58pm
Matt Weeks
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The University of Georgia Terry College of Business has broadened its Full-Time MBA offerings to include new concentrations in healthcare and human resource management, a new area of emphasis in consulting, and a completely redesigned leadership program.

The changes come as the Full-Time MBA Program moves into a new facility on UGA's Athens Campus, the 74,000-square-foot Correll Hall. Housing 10 classrooms, a business innovation lab, a graduate commons and multiple project team rooms, Correll Hall is the first phase of the college's Business Learning Community.

"The new concentrations, emphasis in consulting and renewed focus on leadership are a direct reflection of the needs we hear from employers," said Santanu Chatterjee, director of the Full-Time MBA Program and associate professor of economics. "We pride ourselves on producing graduates who are ready to hit the ground running on the day after graduation, and the new courses of study we've introduced will help our graduates be even more valuable to their employers."

"We are excited to introduce these enhancements to our program — each is consistent with our goals to provide the very best education and opportunities for our students and to contribute in a significant way to the economic development of our state and nation," said Terry College Dean Benjamin C. Ayers.

The healthcare management concentration gives MBAs a solid foundation in how business principles apply to healthcare organizations, while the human resource management concentration emerged in response to both student and employer requests. It builds a strong quantitative approach toward managing human capital in complex organizations.

The new area of emphasis in consulting combines both case-based and hands-on coursework to prepare students for consulting careers across a variety of industries.

The MBA Leadership Fellows program has been completely revised to focus on crisis management and service learning, in partnership with the Athens Area Community Foundation. It enhances the MBA Program's experiential learning component.

The Full-Time MBA Program also continues to build relationships with other colleges on campus, through a number of dual degree opportunities for students: a JD/MBA or LLM/MBA in cooperation with the Law School, an MBA/MPH in partnership with the College of Public Health, and an MD/MBA option in conjunction with the Georgia Regents University Medical Partnership.

The Terry College also offers an Executive MBA in Buckhead and a Professional MBA at the Buckhead or Gwinnett campus. These programs allow students to earn their MBA from the Terry College while continuing their careers.

About Terry College

Founded in 1912, the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia is the flagship business school in the state and is consistently ranked among the top in the nation. Terry faculty are committed to high-quality research and instruction, preparing students for the global business community. Terry offers an array of undergraduate, graduate and executive programs. The college is home to the renowned Selig Center for Economic Growth. For more information, visit

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