Master of Business Administration

Frequently Asked Questions

What emphases are available in the program?
Milligan's MBA program allows you to further specialize your degree by selecting one of three emphases:

Read more about the emphases.

What is meant by residency weekends?
Residency weekends occur approximately once a month on a designated Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Milligan provides a catered lunch on Saturday. Online instruction for each course starts the week before the class meets for residency weekends. Each class is awarded 3 credit hours and is 5 weeks long with the exception of Strategic Management, which is 5 hours and 8 weeks long. Students will need to bring a laptop to class.

What prerequisite courses are required for admission?
Prerequisite courses or a demonstrated competency in accounting, economics, computer applications, management, marketing, and business statistics and/or calculus are required for admission into the MBA.

How can I quickly take any prerequisite classes that might be required?
Milligan allows applicants to work on their prerequisites through online Milligan pre-MBA modules or through the Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP). Students also have the option to pursue prerequisites at any accredited institution. Milligan does not offer a challenge exam to exempt prerequisites; however, the admissions committee may waive a prerequisite based on work experience and/or competency.

How do MBA students register for classes?
At Milligan, the program manager registers the students. The only requirement for the student is to come to orientation and get acquainted with the software program they will use throughout the program.

Do I have to take the GMAT?
The GMAT is not required if an applicant’s overall GPA is 3.0 or higher.  An acceptable GMAT score may be required if an applicant’s overall undergraduate GPA is 2.75-2.99.  The admissions committee determines if the GMAT is necessary on an individual basis.

Do I have to pay upfront if my company is offering tuition reimbursement?
Milligan works with each student individually to accommodate their financial needs. In most cases, the student financial services office will request proof of eligibility from the employer such as a letter, e-mail, form, etc., and they will be glad to work with your employer on reimbursement. We also allow students to charge required textbooks to their account until their loan money comes in.

Are there any additional costs?
Students will be required to pay a $75 lifetime academic records fee. There are no other mandatory or course fees for the MBA program.  All other costs are built into the $18,400 tuition with the exception of textbooks which are sold separately.  

A $150 (non-refundable) enrollment fee is required to ensure your spot in the MBA program.  This fee is then credited towards the first semester of the program.  We normally do not waive this fee, as it allows the College to purchase materials prior to the start of the cohort.  Students wishing to have their fee waived should submit a written request along with documentation showing financial need.  The MBA Director will then review the request and determine if a waiver will be granted.

How many hours a week are spent outside of the classroom?
A student can typically expect around 20 hours a week working on assignments, readings and on-going discussions. However, it may vary by class.

Does Milligan accept transfer credit?
Yes, graduate level courses may be considered for transfer from other approved institutions at the discretion of Milligan’s MBA Program Director. 

Is Milligan College accredited?
Yes, Milligan College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Milligan College.

Where can I take classes?
The Milligan College MBA program is available on the Milligan College Campus.

How long is the program?
The MBA program typically runs for 14 months.

How many credit hours are in the program?
32