Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Business Administration, M.B.A. (The Georgia WebMBA)

Location(s): Fully Online


Degree Requirements: 30 Credit Hours


The online Georgia WebMBA® curriculum consists of 10 courses completed two courses each term for five consecutive terms. A preprogram orientation is required. Convenient and affordable, the WebMBA® provides quality instruction in a Web-based virtual setting. The program is administered through a consortium of seven University System of Georgia institutions comprising the Georgia WebMBA®.

Admission Requirements

Students who are admitted to the College of Graduate Studies with the expressed intention of following a program leading to a graduate degree are classified as degree students.

Degree Student

When admitted as a degree student, the applicant will be placed in one of the following categories: Regular Admission or Provisional Admission.

Regular Admission

An applicant who meets all requirements for unqualified admission and has been recommended by the MBA Program Advisor and approved by the College of Graduate Studies is classified as a regular degree student. 

Provisional Admission

Applicants may be approved for provisional admission if all criteria are not met to gain regular admission. Provisional students must earn grades of “B” or higher on their first nine (9) credit hours of course work after admission and must meet any other stipulations outlined by the MBA Program Advisor to be converted to regular status.

Application Requirements
  • Minimum two 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;
  • 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).

Application Deadlines

The deadlines for completed applications are as follows:

  Fall Spring Summer
Final July 15 November 15 Does not admit

Admission decisions are made shortly after a complete application has been received. 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 application deadline.

Graduate Transfer or Transient Credit

The Online MBA program is a cohort-based lock-step program. Therefore, the program does not accept transient students. The Parker College of Business accepts graduate transfer or transient credit only from AACSB accredited programs not to exceed six (6) credit hours subject to review and approval by the MBA Program Advisor or the Parker College of Business Graduate Curriculum and Programs Committee.

Admission Factors

Admission to the Online MBA program is competitive. The Program looks at a variety of criteria that measure the candidate’s potential for being a successful graduate student and business leader. Factors used in determining admission include past academic performance and professional work experience.

Admission Appeals

Applicants who are denied admission may appeal to the Parker College of Business Graduate Curriculum and Programs Committee (GCPC). Factors that the GCPC may consider for admission will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Probability of success in the program.
  2. The diversity the applicant brings to the degree program.
  3. Space availability in the program.

The GCPC will make its decision based on the best interests of the program. Its options include, but are not limited to, the following: admit with no restrictions, admit with restrictions, or deny.

Program Requirements

The Program of Study leading to the Master of Business Administration degree has thirty hours of required coursework. 

Program of Study


Total Credit Hours: 30


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 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 making decisions on academic exclusion or appeal for reinstatement. Failure to complete the PGAIP form will weigh negatively toward the program’s decision to support a reinstatement appeal.

Advisement

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