Frequently Asked Questions
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What will my diploma look like? Will it mention that this is an online degree?
The diploma you receive will be identical to your admitting school’s campus-based degree. The admitting school’s name and “Master of Business Administration,” “Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management,” or “Master of Management Information Systems” will be on the diploma.
Are the online MBA, Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Master of Management Information Systems programs accredited?
Yes. Our schools and programs are accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and professionally by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business , which accredits leading business schools. Additionally, our Information Systems and Computer Science Department is accredited by ABET.
How many courses must I take to earn the online MBA, online Logistics, or online MMIS degree?
Your online MBA, online Logistics, and online MMIS program work consist of 10 courses respectively. A mandatory, non-credit orientation is held prior to the beginning of each cohort.
How long will it take to earn the degree for each program?
Students take two courses each term for five consecutive semesters, including at least one summer term. Completion time is typically 18 to 20 months.
What business foundation courses do I need to be admitted to the program?
– Business Finance (online MBA)
– Principles of Accounting I (online MBA)
– College-level Economics (online MBA)
– College-level Statistics (online MBA, Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and MMIS)
Typically, applicants with a business-related undergraduate degree will have completed these courses. Contact the Director of Graduate Programs in Business early in the application process to determine the specific foundation courses you need.
How can I obtain the foundation courses if I need some or all of them?
The online MBA, online Logistics, and online MMIS program offer self-paced, Web-based modules to satisfy any missing foundation requirements. A $200 fee is charged per module. Please contact the Office of Graduate Programs in Business for purchase instructions.
Can I transfer graduate course credits into any of these programs?
Yes. The online MBA program accepts up to two transferred 3-credit-hour courses, while the online Logistics and online MMIS program accepts up to three 3-credit-hour courses. The program director determines whether specific courses are eligible to be transferred. Only courses from AACSB or ABET-accredited schools will be considered.
How are the programs’ courses taught?
Students enrolled in the program will use our online courses for all work, including team functions, exams, discussion posts, cases, and simulations. The courses combine text materials, case studies, online team projects and assignments, as well as discussions and written project work. Students also have access to academic resources, such as an online library. Web-ware for conference calls and document sharing is also available. Courses are asynchronous for the online MBA and online Logistics program with no face-to-face or online class meetings. The MMIS program blends asynchronous learning with required synchronous online sessions scheduled from 5:30 to 8:15 pm EST approximately one night every other week of the semester. Grades are based on reports, exams, assigned case studies and simulations, and participation in course and team activities.
What are the admissions requirements?
Successful applicants combine relevant professional experience with a prior record of academic achievement and a competitive score on the GMAT or GRE exam. In some cases, applicants with significant professional experience after receiving a bachelor’s degree may use that experience as an alternative to the GMAT or GRE. Please contact the Graduate Programs in Business Office to request a copy of the GMAT/GRE waiver guidelines.
If I have not taken the GMAT, can I still apply?
Applicants may apply before taking the GMAT or GRE. However, admission into the program will not be granted until acceptable GMAT or GRE scores are received and reviewed.
Will the Georgia HOPE Scholarships or other financial aid cover tuition costs?
The Hope Scholarship does not apply to the online MBA, the online Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, or the MMIS. Other aid may be available. The Tuition Assistance Program for University System of Georgia employees may cover only the base graduate tuition rate.
Will any on-site attendance be required?
No in-person visits are required for courses. There are no proctored exams. Students are required to attend an on-site 2-day orientation held at the beginning of the program for the online MBA and online Logistics program. The MMIS program has a mandatory online orientation.
How will I take exams?
Exams take place online, although our faculty may give tests in other ways. Details are stated in each course syllabus.
What is the time commitment each week?
The time needed for these online courses usually equals that needed for on-campus courses. No travel time is required, however. Students determine when they “attend” their online courses with the exception of the required scheduled synchronous sessions for the MMIS program.
How does teaching take place when the professor and students are not together in the classroom?
Students have frequent contact with the professors and fellow students through our online courses. We use discussion boards, mail functions, and presentation areas. We also use Web-ware to connect faculty and students in a setting that allows document sharing and instructional delivery. Each professor sets expectations on timing and frequency of interaction. Faculty guide all stages of course-work. Unlike an on-campus program, this interaction takes place frequently, rather than within set time periods and within classroom walls. Students find this form of learning to be essential to their needs for flexible learning.
Are the courses self-paced?
You may work anytime, anywhere you have access to the online courses. Our semester courses begin and end on specific dates, work is due as assigned, and teams determine other activity and work deadlines. Teams decide when they will “meet” virtually and complete work each week. The length of the program semester will vary from 12 to 15 weeks.