Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University

Why you should consider this program

You have served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer and had experiences of a lifetime that no one can take away from you. Why not go the extra step and enhance those practical experiences with a Master's degree? Kennesaw State University's graduate programs provide an excellent opportunity for you to continuing your studies. As indicated on the Peace Corps website, for many Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows, this is an opportunity to combine academic and professional endeavors with your desire to work in underserved communities. At the same time, it allows the Fellow to reintegrate into a community and do something meaningful after your experience abroad.

Master of Business Administration

Our highly ranked, internationally accredited MBA programs prepare busy professionals to move themselves and their organizations forward. With curriculum that spans every business function, you’ll graduate to a top-level view and ready to lead. Our MBA is ranked #1 in the State among public institutions and 28th in the nation by US News & World Report, 2018.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 16,468 $ 16,469 $ 0 + You receive additional benefits.
Out of state $ 48,976 $ 48,977 $ 0 + You receive additional benefits.
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

Paul D. Coverdell Fellows at the Coles College of Business receive a partial tuition waiver. Additionally, PDC Fellows can earn a stipend up to $5,500 per semester as a Graduate Assistant (GRA) working up to 20 hours per week performing a community outreach service. PDC applicants may apply for a GMAT waiver.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


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KSU offers several opportunities for Paul D. Coverdell Fellows to serve the community by utilizing their Peace Corps skills and business acumen:

·       KSU Service Learning project for a Mayan community in Canton, Georgia

·       KSU Service Learning project for a business program in Romania

·       KSU's local Jr. Achievement program

·       KSU program for a Zambian orphanage and school

·       KSU Social Entrepreneurship program in Guatemala

·       KSU Cooperative program in Costa Rica

·       KSU project with the U.N. Global Compact

·       KSU project with UNITAR’s CIFAL-Atlanta

·       KSU education program for veterans who want to start their own business

Jobs for program alumni

Our MBA is ranked #1 in the State among public institutions and 28th in the nation by US News & World Report and prepares busy professionals to move themselves and their organizations forward. The curriculum spans every business function so you’ll graduate to a top-level view and ready to lead.

Coles College MBA Career Management provides a variety of programs, resources, and services to educate MBA students on ways to make smart, informed decisions about their career and develop a solid strategy to achieve their career goals. The office provides intensive coaching and education on various career management techniques to help you position yourself to be as competitive as possible among your peers.

Networking opportunities are provided through Coles programs, social media resources, and events to enhance your network and grow your visibility within KSU and the business community at large. We also offer employers a welcoming gateway to recruit our exceptional MBA talent.

Other details

Program length

2 years

Application requirements

  1. Application for Graduate Admission
  2. Official Transcripts for All Universities Attended
  3. GMAT Score Report
  4. Resume 

Admissions process

There is a two-part application process:

1.      First, you apply to the graduate program listed above. Application here:

2.      Next, follow directions to complete and submit the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows application form be considered for KSU's Fellows Program. Application here:

Peace Corps Fellows' applications will be reviewed in March and April for the upcoming Fall semester. Acceptance into the graduate program does not guarantee automatic acceptance into KSU's Fellows/USA program. If you would like to be considered for the KSU Coverdell Fellows Program in the fall of the calendar year, you will need to submit an application by March 15 to [email protected]. The Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Committee will review all applications and contact candidates no later than May 31. Admission into the MSCM is a prerequisite for Fellows consideration.

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Dr. Sheb True, Professor of Marketing and Professional Sales and Assistant to the Dean for Strategic Initiatives

1000 Chastain Rd.
Kennesaw, GA 30144