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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A.

Location(s): Armstrong-Savannah

The Professional MBA program in Savannah seeks to create organizational leaders who have strong analytical and technical skills, business and functional skills, and people and leadership skills and who evaluate business decisions through the lens of ethics, honesty, integrity, and professionalism. A strength of the campus program is its extensive use of extracurricular activities completed during class time as a bridge between the classroom and the real world. The program’s 33-credit hour curriculum can be completed in about 17 months.

Degree Requirements: 33 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program seeks to create organizational leaders who have strong analytical and technical skills, business and functional skills, and people and leadership skills and who evaluate business decisions through the lens of ethics, integrity, and professionalism. 

Admission to the MBA Program is competitive. The admissions committee looks at a variety of criteria that measure the candidate’s potential for being a successful graduate student and organizational leader. To apply, applicants must have:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience (following completion of a bachelor’s degree);
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution (Official transcripts from all credit-granting institutions attended must be submitted);
  • Resume detailing both work experience and education;
  • Essay describing applicant’s potential for success in the program;
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicant does not hold a degree from a program or university where English is the official language of instruction); and
  • Completed application form (including a $50 nonrefundable application fee paid online at time of application submission).

Georgia Southern is a military-friendly institution. Additional consideration is given to applicants with service in any military branch, reserve unit, or National Guard (active, retired, or prior service; Form DD 214 #4 required). Additional consideration is also given to applicants who possess an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited institution. Admission decisions are made shortly after a complete application has been received. Submit the application online at the College of Graduate Studies website.

Application Deadlines

The deadlines for completed applications are as follows:

  Fall Spring Summer
Priority March 15 Does not admit Does not admit
Final July 15 Does not admit Does not admit

Since seats are filled as decisions are made, applicants are encouraged to complete their application as soon as possible so that there is enough time to address any application deficiencies well ahead of the final deadline. In addition, those who apply by the Priority Deadline are given priority for graduate assistantships.

Graduate Transfer or Transient Credit

The Parker College of Business accepts graduate transfer or transient credit only from AACSB accredited programs not to exceed nine (9) credit hours subject to review and approval by the MBA Program Advisor.

The MBA program is a cohort-based lock-step program. Therefore, the program does not accept transient students.

MBA Program Requirements

The Program of Study leading to the Master of Business Administration degree has thirty hours of required coursework designed to strengthen both hard skills and soft skills, and six hours of electives.

MBA Electives: 3 Credit Hours

  • Graduate level courses offered by Georgia Southern University that are approved by the MBA Program Advisor

Total Credit Hours: 33

Parker Graduate Academic Intervention Policy

Graduate business students who are placed on academic probation by the university will be placed on Academic Intervention by the Parker College of Business Graduate Programs Office until they are no longer on probation. Within 30 days of being notified by the Registrar’s office or Graduate School, the student must complete and submit the Parker Graduate Academic Improvement Plan (PGAIP) form to their program advisor. The form requires students to identify the top two factors contributing to their academic difficulty and then requires them to list two specific actions that they will take during the next semester to address those factors. Next, the form requires students to determine the actions that are required to return to good academic standing. The form is reviewed by the program advisor who will meet with the student if necessary. The student’s progress on the PGAIP will guide the program when reviewing an appeal for reinstatement if a student is placed on academic exclusion. Failure to complete the PGAIP form will weigh negatively toward the program’s decision to support a reinstatement appeal.


Graduate students are advised by their program. Graduate students should reach out to their graduate program director for information regarding the structures in place to facilitate advisement. For more information visit Graduate Academic Advisement .

Graduate students can also contact the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for more information about their program director.

Phone: 912-478-COGS (2647)
Email: gradschool@georgiasouthern.edu