Atlanta, Georgia, is a vibrant business hub with a beautiful climate, world-class airport and the headquarters to CNN and Delta Airlines. Young business students or executives looking to improve their earning potential have their pick of reputable programs should they seek to pursue a business management degree in this southern U.S. city.
Emory University’s Goizueta Business School was created in 1919, one of the first schools dedicated to business study. The school offers a Bachelor in Business Administration as well as full-time, evening and executive MBA degrees. It’s named for Roberto C. Goizueta, who ran the Coca Cola Company from 1981 until his death in 1997. According to the school website in 2013, the full-time MBA program was ranked the best by "BusinessWeek" for job placement. The full-time MBA program is listed in "U.S. News & World Report’s" top 20 programs.
The Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology offers a range of undergraduate, graduate and executive business management degrees. The school’s evening MBA program allows professionals to better themselves while working during the day. Classes meet at 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The school offers executive MBA programs in technology and global business. The full-time MBA program caps each year’s class at 75 to create a tight-knit community of learning. The undergraduate program was ranked 31 in the nation in 2013, according to the school website.
Georgia State University
Georgia State University offers several MBA options: executive, flexible, professional and global partners. The school offers an undergraduate business degree in managerial science. The professional MBA program was ranked the best part-time MBA program in Georgia in 2011 by "BusinessWeek" magazine. You need at least four years of business experience to enroll and it takes 24 months to complete the program. The flexible MBA program requires only a year of business experience and can be completed in up to five years. Classes in the flexible program meet Monday through Thursday evenings.
Mercer offers a BBA completion program at its Atlanta campus as well as full-time and flexible MBAs and a joint MBA-Masters of Accounting degree. The full-time program is an accelerated 10- to 12-month program that requires no prior business experience. "The Princeton Review" recognized Mercer’s business school in 2011 as No. 3 for “Greatest Opportunities for Women” and one of its top 300 business schools. The school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The predominantly black school Morehouse College offers a BBA degree. Clark Atlanta University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in management and an MBA. Clayton State University has BBA and MBA programs. University of Phoenix offers bachelor of science degrees in small business management, management and project management at its Atlanta campus as well as MBAs with eight different concentrations. DeVry University has an Atlanta perimeter campus and one at the Cobb-Galleria Center. Both DeVry locations offer BBA and MBA degrees.
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- Emory University: Goizueta Business School
- Georgia Institute of Technology: Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business
- Georgia State University: J. Mack Robinson College of Business
- Mercer University: Eugene W. Stetson School of Business & Economics
- Morehouse College: Division of Business Administration and Economics
- Clark Atlanta University School of Business: Programs
- Clayton State University: College of Business
- University of Phoenix: DeKalb Learning Center
- DeVry University: Cobb-Galleria Center
- DeVry University: Atlanta (Perimeter) Center
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