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Georgia Southern University SHRM Student Chapter Receives Merit Award

The Georgia Southern University Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Chapter received its tenth annual merit award for 2015-2016. The Merit Award is given to SHRM student chapters for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members. 206 schools from across the United States applied for the award, and 163 winners were identified.

The annual Student Chapter Merit Award program, which began in 1972, recognizes chapters for outstanding activities and projects by chapters in the following areas: student chapter requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the Human Resource profession and SHRM engagement.

“These chapters truly represent the future of the HR profession,” said Susan Post, SHRM-SCP, East Divisional Director at SHRM and the lead for SHRM’s Student Programs. “Their achievements go above and beyond their everyday academic and work commitments, and we applaud the positive impact their efforts have on their schools, their local communities and beyond.”

Currently, the Georgia Southern SHRM Student Chapter is planning for the upcoming academic year and building on the partnership signed with the local Statesboro SHRM professional chapter. A joint Georgia Southern/Statesboro SHRM conference will target local business people, HR practitioners and GS students. The conference will include information sessions, continuing education and a job fair.


Georgia Southern University MBA to Hold Open House and Info Session

 

The Georgia Southern College of Business will hold several events to promote the accelerated MBA offered in Savannah. Working professionals interested in making an investment that will benefit their careers should plan to attend one of the events.

An Open House will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah. During the drop-in Open House, graduate program representatives will be available to discuss MBA options and the admission process. On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, prospective MBA students will have an opportunity to meet with graduate program representatives during a drop-in information session at the Double Tree by Hilton Savannah Airport, 50 Y. Johnson Hagins Drive, Savannah, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Additionally, individual appointments with an MBA representative may be scheduled on any Thursday at the Coastal Georgia Center. To schedule an appointment, please email mba@georgiasouthern.edu or call (912)478-5767.

Georgia Southern University has offered the AACSB International accredited MBA since 1977. The program is designed for working professionals and is a cohort-based, 15-month program. To learn more about the Georgia Southern MBA, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/MBA or call (912)478-5767.

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Georgia Southern Online MAcc Most Affordable

bestmastersdegreesThe Georgia Southern AACSB accredited WebMAcc has been identified as one of the 25 Most Affordable Top Ranked Online Master’s in Accounting 2016 by Bestmastersdegrees.com.

The program, in its third year, is ranked the number seven Most Affordable Top Ranked Online Master’s in Accounting. Graduate tuition, which includes fees, for the WebMAcc is $8,728. The WebMAcc, delivered fully online by the same faculty teaching on campus, requires classes in accounting information systems, advanced accounting, current legal issues, fraudulent financial reporting and tax research.

“I am very proud of the work our faculty have done in developing engaging course platforms and highly effective instructional outcomes,” stated Tim Pearson, Ph.D., director of the Georgia Southern School of Accountancy. “This would not be possible without the technology tools and the online instruction expertise services that Georgia Southern has made available for building learning environments online that work. Our graduates are well prepared for the challenges facing professional accountants, and it’s nice to be recognized for preparing our graduates well and in a cost-effective way.”

According to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), a master’s degree in accounting ensures the education requirements needed to obtain CPA credentials are met. The AICPA also stresses the importance of meeting these requirements early in a student’s educational career because employers look favorably upon it.

Bestmastersdegrees.com analyzed 55 schools offering an online master’s degree in accounting or MBA with accounting concentration. They then reviewed rankings from other major publications like Forbes magazine, The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report.

To learn more about the Georgia Southern University College of Business programs, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/BusinessGraduate.


Building A Legacy at the Georgia Southern College of Business

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The College of Business at Georgia Southern University is excited to announce Building A Legacy, an initiative to renovate and expand its 89,000 square foot building.

The current building, first occupied by the College of Business in 1995, has not undergone significant renovations since its construction more than 20 years ago with the exception of minor touch ups including new paint, carpet and furniture.

At the time of its construction, the current building cost approximately $16 million and enrollment in the College of Business was around 2,000 students. Currently, enrollment is 3,600 students, and business education has become increasingly competitive. Many other business schools at comprehensive universities across the nation, like Georgia Southern, have announced renovations and expansions or are building new buildings. The average size of these new buildings is 160,000 square feet, and the average cost is $66 million. To remain competitive, the College of Business at Georgia Southern University needs to invest approximately $10 million in its facility.

In its golden anniversary, the College of Business seeks to address the need for cutting-edge space with a three-phase plan. The building, which was built before the use of the Internet in classroom instruction, needs to be retrofitted to support the full functionality required for leading-edge instruction. Classroom layout and design needs to be updated to provide greater instructional flexibility. In addition to renovations within the building, the College of Business will also expand the current footprint by adding an atrium and a financial learning lab to increase visual appeal and flexibility. The atrium will offer students a space and an atmosphere that encourages collaboration and networking. The financial learning lab will provide a customized facility for studying financial markets, monetary policy, financial securities, investment vehicles and other related topics. The lab will feature the newest technology and provide a venue for guest lecturers, student competitions, board meetings and recruiting events.

The renovation and expansion of the building will enable the college to move forward competitively in attracting students, faculty, businesses and donors. For more information, please contact Pam Jones Stovall at (912) 478-5083 or email BuildingALegacy@georgiasouthern.edu.


Georgia Southern Named Best Online MBA Program by U.S. News & World Report

The Georgia Southern University Online MBA has been ranked a 2017 Best Online MBA Program for the second consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. This is only the second year that U.S. News has published its rankings of distance education MBA programs.

U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking, released on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, includes the best online master’s degree programs in business administration. Online MBA programs were evaluated on admissions selectivity, reputation for excellence among peer institutions, and academic and career support services offered to students. The Online MBA rankings evaluated schools based solely on data related to the distance education MBA programs. Five categories, student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology, were used to rank the distance learning MBA programs.

In a separate ranking, U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia Southern’s online graduate business programs (excluding MBA), for a second consecutive year. These programs, which include the Georgia Southern online Master of Science in applied economics (MSAE) program and web Master of Accounting (WebMAcc), were ranked based on level of accreditation, reputation for excellence among peer institutions, and academic and career support services offered to students.

“We are always happy to be recognized for providing good value and delivering quality programs.  So, it is especially gratifying to be ranked again by U.S. News and World Report,” stated Allen C. Amason, dean of the Georgia Southern College of Business. “It’s a compliment to our faculty, staff and alumni, and it motivates us to keep looking forward and working hard.”

To learn more about the Georgia Southern online graduate business programs or the College of Business, visit us at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/businessgraduate or GeorgiaSouthern.edu/coba.


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