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The Cottrell MBA

The Cottrell MBA is a part-time MBA program built for working professionals. Classes are offered on a consistent evening schedule on the Blue Ridge, Cumming and Gainesville campuses. As a part-time program, the Cottrell MBA is a convenient option for students seeking to further their careers on a reasonable budget and while maintaining full-time employment.

The Mike Cottrell College of Business offers the general Cottrell MBA as well as three graduate certificates that may be taken alone or as electives in the Cottrell MBA program: Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Technology Leadership.

Program Elements

The Cottrell MBA provides functional knowledge in a variety of business fields while also addressing skills such as analytics, ethical decision-making, and professionalism. With a number of networking opportunities, relevant coursework and competitive pricing, the Cottrell MBA is one of the best values in the state.

Program electives are offered during the summer semester. Some elective coursework may not be available on your home campus.

Fall (Year 1): 6 Semester Hours 

ACCT 6300 - Accounting for Decision Making (3 Hour)

MGMT 6600 - Leadership and Motivation (3 Hour)

Spring (Year 1): 7 Semester Hours

MGMT 6620 - Operations Mgt with Mgt Science (3 Hour)

MKTG 6705 - Marketing Management (3 Hour)

MGMT 6680 - Professionalism in Business (1 Hour)

Fall (Year 2): 6 Semester Hours 

FINC 6400 - Financial Management (3 Hour)

MGMT 6610 - Information Management (3 Hour)

Spring (Year 2): 7 Semester Hours

BUSA 6900 - Strategic Mgt in a Global Envi (3 Hour)

BUSA 6990 - Capstone Leadership Exp (1 Hour)

ECON 6205 - Economics & Decision Making (3 Hour)

Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates consist of 10 predetermined credit hours that target a specific field of business important to employers in the north Georgia region. Each graduate certificate was developed in discussions with regional employers and through marketing research on the growing needs of our region. Students may elect to apply and complete a graduate certificate alone, or, use these courses as electives in the Cottrell MBA program.

Currently, the Cottrell MBA offers the following Graduate Certificates: 
Cybersecurity
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Technology Leadership
New programs are always under review.

Contact Information

Steven Kronenberg
Director of Graduate Programs
Mike Cottrell College of Business
(470) 239-3123

Tiffany Jones
Office Administrator
(470) 239-3030

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