UGA expands MBA offerings to include health care and human resource management

The University of Georgia Terry College of Business has broadened its Full-Time MBA offerings to include new concentrations in health care and human resource management, a new area of emphasis in consulting, and a completely redesigned leadership program.

The changes come as the Full-Time MBA Program moves into a new facility on UGA’s Athens campus, the 74,000-square-foot Correll Hall. Housing 10 classrooms, a business innovation lab, a graduate commons and multiple project team rooms, Correll Hall is the first phase of the college’s Business Learning Community.

“The new concentrations, emphasis in consulting and renewed focus on leadership are a direct reflection of the needs we hear from employers,” said Santanu Chatterjee, director of the Full-Time MBA Program and associate professor of economics. “We pride ourselves on producing graduates who are ready to hit the ground running on the day after graduation, and the new courses of study we’ve introduced will help our graduates be even more valuable to their employers.”

“We are excited to introduce these enhancements to our program—each is consistent with our goals to provide the very best education and opportunities for our students and to contribute in a significant way to the economic development of our state and nation,” said Terry College Dean Benjamin C. Ayers.

The health care management concentration gives students a solid foundation in how business principles apply to health care organizations, while the human resource management concentration emerged in response to both student and employer requests. It takes a quantitative approach toward managing human capital in complex organizations.

The new area of emphasis in consulting combines both case-based and hands-on coursework to prepare students for consulting careers across a variety of industries.

The MBA Leadership Fellows program has been completelyrevised to focus on crisis management and service-learning, in partnership with the Athens Area Community Foundation. It enhances the MBA Program’s experiential learning component.

The Full-Time MBA Program also continues to build relationships with other colleges on campus, through a number of dual degree opportunities for students: a JD/MBA or LLM/MBA in cooperation with the LawSchool, an MBA/MPH in partnership with the College of Public Health, and anMD/MBA option in conjunction with the Georgia Regents University/UGA Medical Partnership.

The Terry College also offers an Executive MBA in Buckhead and a Professional MBA at the Buckhead or Gwinnett campus. These programs allow students to earn their MBA from the Terry College while continuing their careers.