DAHLONEGA, GA—October 31, 2016— For many decades the University of North Georgia (UNG) has produced generations of strong business leaders who have helped the northeast region of Georgia succeed.
2016 was a big year for the Cottrell MBA. Dr. Jeremy Bennett was brought in as the director of MBA programs, enrollment grew 221% and a new specialization in technology leadership was added as a program option to meet the growing workforce needs in our region.
“Beginning this fall, students are provided a new required course in professional development and may now seek an additional certificate in technology leadership. We are continuing to monitor the region’s needs,” said Dr. Donna Mayo, dean of the Mike Cottrell College of Business.
The technology leadership specialization will provide essential managerial skills for technology-sector professionals. There is also an option to get a graduate certificate in technology leadership over the course of the summer semester. The programs were developed in consultation with technology companies throughout the region to ensure a relevant curriculum with immediate benefits.
“In a region with well over 1,000 technology companies this is a high demand addition to our offerings,” said Dr. Jeremy Bennett, director of the Cottrell MBA program. “As a part-time program, the technology leadership certificate is an excellent option for students seeking to further their careers while maintaining full-time employment.”
The certificate may be completed as part of the MBA program, or as a non-degree seeking graduate student. In addition to new programming, the Cottrell MBA has also built a variety of new networking partnerships to benefit students.
“We believe community involvement and communication is a critical component to success for our students,” said Bennett. “Cottrell MBA students now have access to over 170 networking events throughout the region at no additional cost.”
For more information on the Cottrell MBA, and the technology leadership graduate certificate, individuals may register for an information session at ung.edu/mba or call 470-239-3030.