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Master of Business Administration


A well-rounded Business Education

The Berry College Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a 30-credit hour program designed to empower you with a comprehensive understanding of business concepts, enhance your leadership skills and instill the confidence needed to navigate and make crucial decisions in today’s dynamic business environment.

Delivered in a hybrid format to provide you with the flexibility to maintain a healthy work-life balance, our program offers tracks in professional management and healthcare management. Additionally, a fifth-year option is available for recent undergraduates who attend on a full-time basis.

Whether you are looking to advance your career, change industries, or start your own venture, the Berry MBA provides the tools and support you need to achieve your goals. Join us and embark on a transformative journey of personal and professional growth.

About the Program

Nancy Mercer
Note from the Program Director
Nancy Mercer

"Through Berry’s MBA program, we strive to cultivate leaders who are not only equipped with a solid foundation in business but also possess a strong ethical compass and are ready to tackle the challenges presented in today’s business environment. We are committed to providing a supportive environment, through small class sizes and individualized attention, where students can grow personally and professionally as they pursue their academic and career goals."

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Admission Requirements

The MBA application is available online; there is no application fee. The online application includes sections on personal, education and program information.

General Requirements | Submit an Application | Tuition, Costs & Aid

A Variety of Opportunities Catered to your interests

Professional Management

The MBA Professional Management Track offers the opportunity to develop a wide range of business knowledge that is applicable to a variety of industries including corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurial enterprises. Learn more.

Healthcare Management

The MBA Professional Management Track is ideal for anyone serving in the healthcare industry whether specializing in patient care or the behind-the-scenes activities that support healthcare providers and products. Learn more.


The MBA Fifth-Year program provides the option to complete the MBA program on a full-time basis in an accelerated format for recent Berry undergraduate students directly following their undergraduate degree. Learn more.

Business Lives

Class of 2019
Maddie Miller

Maddie Miller ’19 says adding a Berry MBA to her resume made a difference in landing her job as the director of programs and events for the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce, where she stages about 30 events per year: “The fact that I have my MBA, especially from Berry, set me apart from other candidates that were seeking my current position. While an MBA is not required in the event planning field, it for sure sets you apart.”

Maddie Miller

Frequently Asked Questions

The program consists of 30 credit hours (10 courses of 3 credit hours each). There are two ways to complete the program: full-time and part-time. The majority of students attend on a part-time basis, typically completing the program in five semesters or 21-months, taking two courses (6 credit hours) per semester without a break. Students must complete the program within six years, so students may take fewer than two courses per semester and may take a semester off without reapplying pending completion of the appropriate paperwork.

Students choosing to study full-time typically enroll in four courses (12 credit hours) each for the fall and spring semesters and two courses (6-credit hours) in the summer. Students will take courses each night in the fall and spring, Monday-Thursday, and two nights per week in the summer. Students choosing to complete the program on a full-time basis are encouraged not to work outside of taking classes.

Yes, over half of our current students hold undergraduate degrees in areas outside of business, such as athletic training, exercise science, psychology, nursing, engineering, and animal science, to name a few.

Yes, proficiency areas include Accounting and Statistics. Generally, applicants who hold an undergraduate degree in business will meet these requirements. For other applicants who have not completed undergraduate business courses, we offer self-paced online modules that may be completed to meet these requirements. A transcript evaluation will be completed by the MBA Office to determine which modules need to be completed.

No; however, successful applicants are generally expected to have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Once accepted and enrolled in the program, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to graduate from the program.

We strongly recommend at least two years of work experience. Competitive applicants will have five or more years of relevant work experience. Internships and on-campus student work, along with other relevant experience, will be considered for applicants who do not meet the recommended work experience.

No, Berry does not offer housing for graduate students.

As a program primarily geared toward mid-career professionals, we do not offer formal job placement services.

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Student Services

In addition to receiving a highly respected graduate degree from the best-value regional college in the South, you'll have access to key benefits and services on campus: use of recreation, health and student centers, as well as support services for diversity and belonging, academic success and the library.

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