The Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology slipped just one spot in its continued its climb in our rankings of Best Undergraduate Business Schools. It ranked No. 11 in 2023 after breaking the Top 10 in 2022. Georgia Tech placed 18th in 2019, and 14th in 2021.
Overall, it ranked 27th in the category of Career Outcomes, 12th in Admissions, and 8th in Academic Experience.
Scheller is getting more and more selective in its admissions. It had an acceptance rate of 17.74% this year compared to 20.10% in 2022’s ranking, 23.29% in 2021, and 24% in 2020. Its average SAT score was 1322, down from 1365 the previous class.
Scheller’s Class of 2022 saw strong employment outcomes in both internship and career numbers. Some 92% of the Class of 2022 had a business-focused internship before graduation, equal to the previous class. Meanwhile, 91.86% of the Class of 2022 secured a full-time position within three months of graduation, up from last year’s 91.95%.
2022 grads reported an average starting salary of $75,219, compared to $69,660 for the Class of 2021. Additionally, 67% of the most recent grads reported getting a signing bonus of an average $7,833.
Scheller is best known for its multi-faceted approach to business education. As a part of Georgia Tech, the B-school intrinsically combines aspects of STEM into the curriculum with key capstone courses that exemplify Scheller’s multi-dimensional approach to business education.
The Scheller curriculum allows students to complete all degree requirements, one semester abroad and two internship semesters in four years. Additionally, students are admitted directly to the Scheller College of Business in their first year so they can kick-start their business education immediately.
Students begin their educational journey taking core courses within Georgia Tech in English, Mathematics, Humanities, Social Science, Computer Science, Health, and Laboratory Science giving them a holistic foundation to their business education.
“Our undergraduate students benefit from an innovation and technology focus in the classroom that translates to robust and stellar careers,” Craig Womack, the director of undergraduate programs at Scheller told us. “We excel at weaving technology into all aspects of the business classroom.”
Scheller students can choose from eight concentrations including Accounting, Finance, General Management, IT Management, Leadership and Organizational Change, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Strategy and Innovation.
TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
One of the cornerstone offerings at Scheller is the Denning Technology & Management (T&M) Program. Through the program, students can earn a 22-credit-hour minor with tracks including: Computing & Business Minor, Engineering & Business Minor, and Technology & Business Minor.
T&M students study managing emerging technologies and new product and services development. The program is topped off with an integrated capstone project course, where students work in teams to focus on a specific problem posed by one of the program’s Corporate Affiliates.
Another key benefit of the Scheller education is the very location of Georgia Tech — located in the heart of midtown Atlanta’s Technology Square, an area with a high density of startups, corporate innovators, and academic researchers.
“Scheller College takes advantage of its proximity to Tech Square by building relationships and fostering opportunities within this leading innovation hub,” Womack said. “Our students are provided the chance to explore both the business and technological aspects offered in their surroundings.”
This prime location offers Scheller students opportunities to work with some big name organizations.
HANDS-ON LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
In addition to the T&M Program, there are a number of other experiential learning opportunities available to Scheller students to dive deeper into their field of study and apply their knowledge in real-world settings.
In the Sustainable Business Practicum course, students focus on real-world sustainability projects (those with an environmental or social dimension that impacts business risk or opportunity) with student teams working together to develop practical recommendations and solutions for participating company sponsors.
2021 Alumni say:
“We worked with a Nissan executive to build out a marketing strategy for several lines of automobiles. The project took months, and we were in constant contact with our company counterpart, ironing out details and bringing a project large in scope to a successful completion within the required time frame. It was immensely useful in preparing all parties involved to work successfully in any corporate environment. This is one of many invaluable experiences I was fortunate enough to learn from while at Scheller.”
“I was involved in a number of signature experiences, including a capstone in which I worked with a group of people from different majors to do a project for a Tech start up. I learned a lot about start ups, working with different team members, and presentation skills from this. I also developed professional relationships that are still strong and helpful in my career today.”
“We consulted for a real-life company and helped them kick start their social media campaign! Very cool to see us working in the real world while still in school. Invaluable experience.”
“It was the breadth of experience I received that strengthened my career and academic aspirations. I was involved in project work partnering with Atlanta businesses in every single upper level class I took, and I benefited from that work in more ways than I can count.”
“I went to China with my school and took two certificate classes. I learned a lot about their culture and navigating living in a different country and with different political circumstances.”