Professional MBA Program - Newnan

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Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics is pleased to announce its first degree program offering in the Newnan/Coweta County area, the highly regarded and nationally ranked Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA). Through an accelerated format at Mercer’s Newnan Regional Academic Center, the degree can be earned in just 16 months. The Professional MBA degree is for individuals who possess a minimum of four years of working experience, and are interested in advancing their careers to the leadership level in today’s competitive world. A distinct feature of this cohort-based Professional MBA program is the cross-functional, thematically-based modules. Unlike t…

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Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics is pleased to announce its first degree program offering in the Newnan/Coweta County area, the highly regarded and nationally ranked Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA). Through an accelerated format at Mercer’s Newnan Regional Academic Center, the degree can be earned in just 16 months. The Professional MBA degree is for individuals who possess a minimum of four years of working experience, and are interested in advancing their careers to the leadership level in today’s competitive world. A distinct feature of this cohort-based Professional MBA program is the cross-functional, thematically-based modules. Unlike the traditional MBA format which offers separate courses in such areas as accounting, finance, management and marketing, Mercer’s unique Professional MBA curriculum demonstrates how these areas intersect and function together, much as they do in the real world, so candidates can gain the broad perspective needed for effective decision making.

Attributes of the Professional MBA 

  • Since all candidates have significant professional experience, the classroom becomes an interactive learning environment with the candidates sharing their experiences, facilitated by a highly credentialed faculty team.

  • Professional MBA candidates learn through classroom discussions, presentations, team projects, research, and technology-based interaction.

  • Four retreats provide an opportunity for concentrated study on specific business topics, including a week-long Best Practices Field Residency, where students meet with top executives of companies successfully competing in today’s challenging marketplace.

  • Throughout the program, candidates learn from visiting business leaders. These executives contribute their insights and experience in the classroom as they discuss their companies and how they address the demands of competition in today’s marketplace.

  • Mercer’s distinguished and accomplished faculty possess extensive academic and corporate experience, bringing tested and proven strategies for success into the classroom dialogue.

Advantages of Mercer’s Professional MBA

  • The program will be offered at Mercer’s new Regional Academic Center in Newnan.

  • Classes are held on Friday evenings and all day Saturday, approximately every two weeks.

  • The program follows the cohort model, with the class progressing through the courses together in just 16 months.

Admission Requirements

The Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University presents theProfessional MBA  at the Newnan Regional Academic Center for business persons with at least four years of experience, who want to advance their careers to the leadership level in today’s corporate world.

A distinct feature of the cohort MBA program is the cross-functional, thematically based courses. Unlike the MBA traditional model, which offers separate courses in such areas as accounting, finance, management and marketing, the Professional MBA curriculum demonstrates how these areas intersect and function together so candidates can gain the broad perspective needed for effective decision making.  With all candidates being experienced professionals, the classroom becomes an interactive-learning environment with the candidates contributing their experience to the dialogue with the highly credentialed faculty team. 

Classes are held on Friday and Saturday every two weeks, allowing even the busiest manager the opportunity to earn this professional degree from an internationally accredited business school.  Four retreats provide a concentrated study on specific business topics, including a weeklong Best Practices Field Residency, where students meet with top executives of companies successfully competing in today’s competitive market.

Students who have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (business major not required) and at least four years of work experience may apply to the Program. Students are required to have some managerial and supervisory experience in their work history. Professionals with varied backgrounds and diverse undergraduate degrees are encouraged to apply.

Mailing Address - All application materials and admissions correspondence should be mailed to:Mercer University 
Stetson School of Business and Economics 
Office of Admissions 
3001 Mercer University Dr. 
Atlanta, GA 30341 
Priority DeadlineAugust 15 (Classes begin in September) 
Admission Requirements 

Required Professional Experience Applicants must have a minimum of four years of professional experience, in general.

Application Form -- Complete the online application for admission. Please note that the GMAT is currently not required for the PMBA program, so please indicate "no" in the online application if you have not taken the GMAT. The online form will allow you to continue with the application.

Application Fee – ($50 US Citizen/$100 International applicants)

Transcript(s) – (one official copy from each college and/or university attended)Download the Transcript Request Form. 

Two Letters of Recommendation – (one letter should be from your manager)Download the Recommendation Form. 

Personal Statement Essay – (Please address your reasons for pursuing the MBA program and how you perceive this program will enhance your career and personal goals. Limit 500 words.)

Current Resume

Interview – (scheduled upon completion of other materials)

Quantitative Test – (available online after completion of application)

PLEASE NOTE: Admissions decisions cannot be made until all application materials are received.  International students will require additional materials. View additional requirements for non-U.S. citizens or who graduated from a non-U.S. university.

Admissions Contacts 

For program and admissions information, contact: 
Email: ExecutiveSSBE@mercer.edu 
Phone: 678-547-6159

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