Two-Year MBA

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The Two-Year MBA provides international students with the fundamentals needed to be successful in the U.S. and multi-lateral business environments.

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The Two-Year MBA is designed to equip international students with theEMBA Tier One Badge knowledge and skills needed to succeed and work in fast-paced corporate environments. MBA coursework is delivered through top-notch instruction, hands-on experiences, and immersive training in the business culture of the United States.

An added bonus to this innovative degree program is that students complete their CEO Magazine Tier One North American Ranking Badge 2018coursework at Mercer University’s campus in Atlanta – the heart of the southeastern business hub. And with many of the world’s top corporations headquartered right here in the city, students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the business world as well as the practices and structures of some of the country’s most profitable companies.

Students have the option to specialize in a business area of study, such as:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Marketing

The Two-Year MBA program is offered on Mercer’s Atlanta campus in a cohort format:

  • Eight-week sessions, allowing students to complete the program in as little as two years.
  • Courses taught by Ph.D.-credentialed faculty with relevant professional experience.
  • Small, face-to-face classes provide students with greater support in their coursework and professional development.
  • Housing available for students on Mercer’s beautiful 300-acre campus, providing easier access to Atlanta’s business market.
  • Access to the Mercer business network through faculty mentorship, guest speakers, special events, networking opportunities, and career management services.
  • Academic advisors available to help facilitate course scheduling and progression.

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 and named among the Top Master of Business Administration Programs by Abound: MBA. Students enjoy small classes with personalized attention from distinguished, experienced faculty as well as personal service from our dedicated advising and career experts.

The Two-Year MBA curriculum includes:

  • First year curriculum that is designed to immerse international students in the language and culture of business in the U.S.
  • 36 credit hours of core courses in areas such as managerial accounting and economics, corporate finance, ethical leadership, business communications, and operations management.
  • 9 credit hours of concentration coursework.
  • Curriculum structured to equip students with advanced business skills, offering the high-quality instruction available in all of Mercer's MBA programs.
Concentration Options

BAA 603 Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
Plus two of the following electives:

  • ACC 601 Accounting Theory (3 hours)
  • ACC 620 Issues in Accounting and Taxation Research (3 hours)
  • BA 625 International Accounting (3 hours)

BAA 601 Managerial Economics (3 hours)
Plus two of the following electives:

  • BA 678 International Economics (3 hours)
  • BA 668 Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • BA 625 Regional Economic Development (3 hours)

BAA 609 Corporation Finance (3 hours)
Plus two of the following electives:

  • BA 675 International Finance (3 hours)
  • BA 671 Corporate Restructuring via Mergers and Acquisitions (3 hours)
  • BA 674 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management (3 hours)

BAA 605 Marketing Concepts and Practices (3 hours)
Plus two of the following electives:

  • BA 681 International Marketing (3 hours)
  • BA 662 Social Media and eMarketing (3 hours)
  • BA 682 Buyer Behavior (3 hours)

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Students enrolled in Mercer’s Two-Year MBA degree program have access to the thriving Atlanta business market. Individuals who successfully complete the program are prepared to pursue top job opportunities through internships and career coaching at organizations like The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, The Home Depot and UPS.

Applicants for the Two-Year MBA program must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution; a major in business is not required.

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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  • $100 non-refundable application fee
    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 submit an official score. *Applicants with exemplary undergraduate backgrounds in a related field of study may waive the GMAT/GRE requirement. To waive the GMAT/GRE qualification, submit an application that is otherwise complete for an initial review. You will be notified when a waiver decision has been made. 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.

  • Official transcripts of all academic work

Submit an official transcript from each academic institution previously attended, reviewed by World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates.

  • Proof of English Proficiency

Applicants 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.

An additional English language assessment will be conducted by Mercer’s English Language Institute after students arrive on campus. Additional English language courses may be required for applicants who do not achieve qualifying scores.

  • Current Résumé

Submit all application 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.

Priority Application Deadlines
Round 1
- Apply by November 15; Decision by December 15
Round 2 - Apply by January 15; Decision by March 1
Round 3 - Apply by March 1; Decision by April 15
Round 4 - Apply by May 15; Decision by June 1

Classes begin each August.

For more information about program admission, contact our Office of Admissions at 678.547.6300 or

Two-Year MBA $885 $2,655 $5,310 $7,965

Additional Program Costs and Benefits

  • 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