Life in Atlanta


Atlanta, Georgia has the fourth largest concentration of corporate headquarters in the country. As the economic hub of the Southeast, the capital of the State of Georgia, and one of the fastest growing technology and trade centers in the nation, Atlanta provides students with every opportunity to study current business problems and practices. We have close ties to the Atlanta business community, and our doctoral students are expected to take full advantage of the resources of the city in their research and education.

Discover Atlanta's Endless Opportunities

With a strong start-up community in our technology corridor and rich culture and heritage that weave through each unique and special neighborhood, Atlanta epitomizes the characteristics of a vibrant, economically-strong international business city.

  • Home of 10 Fortune 500 headquarters, including Home Depot, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Airlines and UPS; 75% of all Fortune 1000 companies have presence here.
  • 9th largest metro area in the United States; home to more than 4.5 million people
  • 79% of the 150 largest metro areas in the U.S. are within a two-hour flight from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world's busiest airport
  • Home to six professional sports teams and a rich cultural community, including the Georgia Aquarium, the world's largest aquarium

Mild year-round climate - average summer high 88 F, low 67F; average winter high 50F, low 33F