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  • Avg. SAT Score
    1097
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $4,974
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,756
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
1332 Southern Drive
Statesboro, Georgia 30460, United States
Website

About College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University cultivates an invigorating academic environment that supports lifelong learning, individual growth, and a global mindset. COBA distinguishes itself from colleges of business at other large, nationally recognized research universities by emphasizing close interactions and engagement among faculty, students, and the business community. We produce and share useful research. Our teaching reflects our concerns for academic excellence and student success. Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni use their diverse strengths to advance our core values: excellence, integrity, accountability, respect, and an appreciation for sustainability.

Quick Stats

  • Selectivity
    62%
  • Yield
    61%
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1971

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About Georgia Southern University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
62% Georgia Southern University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. SAT/ACT scores
  2. High school GPA
  3. Class rank
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1010
  • Min. ACT 21
  • Min. GPA
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT
  • Min. ACT
  • Min. GPA
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
12407% 12,407
62% 62
61% 61
62% School Selectivity
61% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
1528% 1,528
62% 62
64% 64
62% Program Selectivity
64% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.5
  • Other transfer requirements A student must have (1) an institutional GPA of at least 2.5, (2) completed at least 45 hours, and (3) earned a "C" or better in Financial Accounting.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 69
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
Graduates seeking full-time employment
Graduates not seeking employment
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Red Clay Consulting
  • Bobcat of Atlanta
  • Mass Mutual
  • State Farm
  • Urban Expositions
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 15
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 75
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$16,966
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $4,974
  • Fees $2,092
  • Expenses $9,900
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$29,548
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $17,556
  • Fees $2,092
  • Expenses $9,900
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need
  • Merit
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Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://em.georgiasouthern.edu/finaid/
Scholarships
$48,866
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$46,033
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • College of Business Administration
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
43% 40
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
60% 35
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
15 College of Business Administration 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Forensic Accounting
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Business Program Classes
11% Less than 20 Students 10% More than 50 Students
79% 21 to 50 students
35 Average number of students in non-business required electives
35 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 1998
Degrees Offered
  • BBA Accounting
  • BBA Economics
  • BBA Finance
  • BBA Information Systems
  • BBA Logistics
  • BBA Management
  • BBA Marketing
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
116% 116
82% 82
Prominent Faculty
  • Alan Mackelprang

    Operations Management

  • Jackie Eastman

    Marketing

  • Xinfang Wang

    Quantitative Analysis

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Work study positions are available through Office of Financial Aid. Co-op opportunities are coordinated through Career Services.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Study aboard opportunities are available in the summer. Credit is awarded for 1 or 2 business classes, depending on the scope of the trip.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    The Office of Student Leadership coordinates community service for the campus at large. Most student organizations have service components as a requirement of membership. Some classes, such as Entrepreneurship and Marketing Research, engage in volunteer work as part of class projects.

Students

15% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 11% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1140 75th Percentile Score on SAT 25 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
70% 70
African American
21% 21
Hispanic
5% 5
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
0%
0%
1%
0%
99%
0%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
96% 96
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
4% 4
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
78% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
28% 28
53% 53

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 19,601
Alumni Donations
Average Gift Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni