University of Georgia students think of two things when they hear the Terry College of Business — pencil-pushing and prestige.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Terry showed up in a world ranking done by The Economist.
Ranking UGA as having the 15th best Executive MBA program in the nation and 22nd in the world, The Economist placed UGA among schools such as Northwestern, Oxford, and the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de La Impresa in Barcelona. UGA was also ranked the highest from the state of Georgia.
This shows UGA’s program competes not only on a national but international level, which is increasingly more useful to job applicants as the nature of business becomes more global.
“Each of our MBA programs contains a number of international trips as well as local business training,” said Deirdre “DeeDee” Kane, Associate Director of MBA Admissions.
For students interested in graduate school, UGA actually offers three different MBA programs.
The first is a two year, full time MBA offered in Athens at the UGA campus, as well as the Professional MBA program offered in Buckhead and Gwinnett.
An Executive MBA program, a graduate level program offered by UGA, is conducted out of its Buckhead location.
“If I was looking to go into graduate school in the future, UGA would be one of my top choices,” said Ines Banic, a senior finance major from Bosnia. “I’ve always heard that it’s one of the top programs in the nation.”
Located at the Terry Executive Education Center on Lenox Road in Atlanta, the UGA MBA programs help to connect Terry to the commercial hot spot that is Atlanta.
“The program was designed to be our foot print in Atlanta,” said Argy S. Russell, director of MBA admissions for the Terry College of Business. “It was our way to connect UGA with Atlanta business, which benefits the whole College.”
With a lot of UGA business students graduating this year looking towards advancement in future careers, these programs offer a great way to do just that.
The Economist’s ranking is based off of a number of student surveys sent to MBA graduates, which translates to UGA graduates with successful careers.
“I think we do so well because our students go on to do great things,” Russell said. “I think this is a reflection of how well our students do as a result of having earned this degree.”