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School of Business Administration
223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 880-8454
Fax: (404) 880-8458

How many different programs do you have?

Two - A full-time program and a weekend program for Working Professionals. The WP Program classes are held Fridays from 6-10 and all day Saturday from 8-5pm.

Average years of work experience for a CAU MBA student?

5 years

Is the GMAT required or can it be waived?

The GMAT is required.

What is the required GMAT score and undergraduate GPA?

The average GMAT for enrolled students is 450 – 550. The GMAT is just one criterion our Admissions team considers and is not the only indicator for success in business school. The average GPA for enrolled students is 3.0.

How many students do you generally accept per year?

We like to recruit a class of approximately 60 students.

Student to Teacher ratio?

11 to 1.

When is the application deadline?

Applications must be received by The School of Business Administration Admissions Department by the end of the day on November 1st (1st round), or January 31st (2nd round), April 1st (3rd round) ,or June 30th (Final round).

Do you admit in the spring?

No, there is only one enrollment date in the fall. However, the program operates on a rolling admissions basis. This means that an applicant can apply at any time BEFORE the June 30th Deadline and receive a decision.

Is Financial Aid Available?

Federal Aid (FAFSA) is available for eligible students and is administered through the University's Financial Aid Office. For further information contact CAU Financial Aid at 404-880-8992 or visit the Financial Aid section of the university website.

Note:  As you will notice, the scholarship deadline is earlier than the application deadline. This is purposely done as to encourage applicants to apply early.

Once admitted, can I switch from one program to the other if my situation changes?

No. The programs are structured differently, i.e. credit hours, workload etc. Therefore, the course credits are not transferable and anyone desiring to switch from one to the other would need to start that particular program from the beginning.

Are interviews mandatory?

While it is not mandatory to interview for the full-time program, it is highly encouraged. Interviews are conducted only AFTER The MBA Program Office has received the completed application.

Are placement services available?

There is a full-time placement director dedicated to the MBA Program Office. This person is in charge of helping students to secure internships and permanent positions upon graduation.

How are you ranked amongst other schools?

Clark Atlanta University school of Business Administration MBA Program is ranked in the third tier of accredited business schools.

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