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#124 Georgia Tech Scheller MBA Admissions Interview with Katie Lloyd – “At the Intersection of Business and Technology”

Katie Lloyd, Executive Director of MBA Admissions, Georgia Tech Scheller MBA

“We really feel it’s Georgia Tech’s time to shine. We’re really well-positioned to be the MBA program for the 21st century, from practical application, to the intersection of business and technology, to business analytics… everything the world is moving towards, we’re already there and we’re continuing to do better and better. So I think for students who are looking for an innovative program and a cutting edge experience, Georgia Tech does provide that.

Katie Lloyd from Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business joins the show to discuss what makes the Georgia Tech MBA unique, the school’s admissions process and career opportunities for Georgia Tech MBA students.

Program Highlights (4:19) | Admissions (21:03) | Scholarships (37:00) | Careers (41:18)

Georgia Tech Scheller MBA Highlights 

  • Fall intake, 22 months, 80 students/year
  • Class: 80 students / 4.5 years work exp / 25% international / 680 GMAT
  • Students can explore 8 immersive tracks at the intersection of business and technology: technology commercialization, leading new ventures, innovating for sustainability, business analytics, computational finance, leading digital transformation, managing technology products, supply chain innovation
  • ROI: two-thirds of class win funding through graduate assistantships and fellowships
  • Placement for Class of 2016: 95% w/jobs w/in 3 months, $108,000 USD avg starting salary, $16,000 USD avg signing bonus
  • Top Industries for Class of 2016: 40% Consulting / 19% Technology / 14% Financial Services / 6% Transportation & Logistics / 6% Consumer Products / 4% Health Care
  • Ranked #29 by US News & World Report in 2018 MBA Rankings

About Our Guest

Katie Lloyd is Executive Director of MBA Admissions at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. Previously, Katie served in senior admissions roles for Emory’s Goizueta Business School, including Director of Admissions for its 1-year MBA. She has over 20 years over experience in MBA admissions. Katie attended Vanderbilt for her Bachelors, Indiana University Bloomington for her Masters and University of Georgia for her Doctor of Education.

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