Full-Time MBA

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In an evolving job climate, it’s important to stay ahead of the business learning curve Abound MBA 2020and use that knowledge to springboard yourself into an exciting new career. Mercer’s Full-Time (Day) Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is a one-year transformational educational experience and a gateway to the Atlanta business market, launching individuals into the field through faculty mentorship, challenging graduate-level study, networking, special events and face-to-face opportunities with potential employers. This program offers a unique opportunity to earn an accelerated MBA in as little time as 10 months right in the middle of the Southeast’s major business hub.

A Competitive Advantage
Unlike many MBA programs at other institutions, Mercer’s Full-Time MBA does not require work experience for admission to the program, making it an ideal choice for both new college graduates and adults returning to school who are seeking a career in business leadership. The program is offered in a cohort model, which means that students will move through the program together—fostering collaboration and networking.

Mercer’s Full-Time MBA is the only one of its kind in Atlanta:

  • Offered at Mercer’s 300-acre Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta, easily accessed inside the perimeter off of I-85 and I-285
  • Accelerated one-year program with degree completion in 10-12 months
  • No prior work requirement
  • Two start dates in January and August
  • Day-time classes four days per week
  • Eight-week sessions in fall and spring
  • On-campus housing available
  • Option to take elective coursework in the evening or online
  • Access to Mercer business network through faculty mentorship, guest speakers, special events, networking opportunities and career management services
  • Opportunities for international experience
  • Opportunities for volunteer work and service-learning
  • Four-week online foundational module offered (if applicable)

Why A Mercer MBA?
Mercer University’s Stetson-Hatcher School of Business is accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), putting Mercer in the top 5% of business schools worldwide. We are recognized among the "Best Business Schools" in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Furthermore, Mercer's MBA programs are listed among the "Best On-Campus MBA Programs" by The Princeton Review, named among the Top Master of Business Administration Program by Abound: MBA, and Mercer's Full-Time MBA has been named a Top 10 MBA Program "Where Grads Make More Than They Owe" by U.S. News & World Report. Students enjoy small classes with personalized attention from distinguished, experienced faculty as well as personal service from our dedicated advising and career experts. Mercer’s close-knit classroom environment fosters authentic networking, allowing you to cultivate relationships that will enhance your career.

The Full-Time Master of Business Administration curriculum leads students to develop an understanding of human behavior, attitudes and skills necessary to achieve effective team-building and working relationships. Additionally, students have the opportunity to gain international experience through study abroad.

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The average age is 26 years old with three or more years of experience. Students in the Full-Time MBA are driven, high achieving and fully immersed in career services throughout the entire program.

Individuals who successfully complete Mercer's Full-Time MBA degree program can go on to work as business professionals in positions including: market researcher, financial analyst, healthcare administrator, supply chain analyst, customer engagement manager, account manager, business representative, or associate brand and product management associate.

Mentor Program

Mercer University’s Full-Time MBA Mentor Program is an opportunity for students to connect with highly accomplished, seasoned alumni in their fields of interest. Alumni will provide career-related, professional, and guidance to students based on their personal and business experiences. Throughout the program, students will receive constructive feedback in regards to goals and skills. This program will assist students in the transition from academic life to work life. 

Applicants for the Full-Time Master of Business Administration program must hold a bachelor's degree with a qualifying grade point average from a regionally accredited institution; a major in business is not required. Students without a bachelor of business administration or equivalent qualifying coursework will enroll in a Business Foundations Module to fulfill curriculum pre-requisites.

The Full-Time Master of Business Administration program enrolls students twice per year in January and August. The next session starts January 7, 2021.

Priority Application Deadline

Fall I (August) March 15
Spring I (January) October 15

Applicants may still apply after the priority deadline and will be admitted on a rolling basis prior to the start of the term.

Application Checklist
Submit all of the following items to complete your application to the program:

  • Stetson-Hatcher School of Business Application for Admission
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  • $50 Non-refundable Application Fee ($100 for international applicants)
    Submit the required application fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to Mercer University.

  • Official GMAT or GRE Test Score
    Applicants must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and achieve a qualifying score. Applicants holding a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent international graduate degree may waive the GMAT requirement. Unofficial copies of the score report may be included with the application for initial review and evaluation, but an official score report will be required for applicants who are offered admission.
  • Transcripts from All Previously Attended Institutions

Submit an official transcript from each college or university previously attended. Former Mercer University students are not required to request a Mercer University transcript. You may submit official copies by:

1. Email to: business.admissions@mercer.edu

2. Mail to: the address below

Note: Due to COVID-19, we prefer that you submit your transcripts electronically, if possible.


Submit all application supporting materials to:
Mercer University
Stetson-Hatcher School of Business
Office of Admissions

3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Admission decisions cannot be made until all application materials have been received. International students have additional requirements.


For more information about program admission, contact our Office of Admissions at 678.547.6300 or business.admissions@mercer.edu.


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  • All students are charged a technology fee.
  • Campus parking is free.
  • Students enjoy full access to campus facilities, including computer labs, library, fitness center and indoor Olympic pool

Financial Planning
Students enrolling in the Full-Time MBA can take advantage of federal and/or private loan programs to assist with covering the costs of tuition. Mercer University’s Office of Student Financial Planning is equipped to provide up-to-date information on financial assistance available to graduate students via federal loan programs.

678.547.6444 | finaidatl@mercer.edu | financialaid.mercer.edu

MBA.com, the official website of the GMAT, offers additional resources related to financing your degree.

Non-U.S. citizens or students who graduated from a non-U.S. university must also complete the following requirements to be evaluated for admission:

  • Evaluation of Foreign Credentials

    Applicants who completed all or part of their education abroad are required to have their foreign educational credentials evaluated by an independent evaluation service. This evaluation must be completed by an approved  NACES evaluator or Lisano International. We recommend using Josef Silny or World Education Services.

    Professional transcript evaluations of college or university transcripts must include a course-by-course evaluation with GPA calculation.

    We must have an original document provided by the evaluation service sent directly to Mercer University. Transcripts from any U.S. College attended must also be provided.

    For further information,  please contact: business.admissions@mercer.edu or 678.547.6300.

  • Official Translations
    Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by official translations.
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English (identified by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Public Affairs) must provide evidence of English language proficiency. The English proficiency requirement may be fulfilled by submitting one of the following: a TOEFL or IELTS test score no more than two years old. Mercer's School of Business also now accepts the Duolingo English Test as proof of English proficiency.

Unofficial copies of the score report may be submitted for initial application review and evaluation. An official score report is required upon admission. For TOEFL/IELTS scores, use institution code 5025 to submit official reports.

Exception: A TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo score is not required of international applicants who have attended another U.S. institution and completed freshman English Composition I and II with a grade of "C" or higher.