Business School to Introduce Accelerated EMBA
May 4, 2006

Contact: Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037 or (800) 837-2911

ATLANTA — Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics will introduce a new 16-month accelerated Executive Master of Business Administration degree at an information session from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, on its Atlanta campus. The event will be held in the Trustees Dining Room, 3001 Mercer University Drive, off I-85 just inside the northeast perimeter. Professors, administrators, and admissions and financial aid counselors will be available to discuss the Executive MBA program, as well as the Flexible MBA program, which allows students to attend class only one evening per week in eight-week sessions.
 
The business school developed this new EMBA for corporate professionals who have a minimum of five years of experience. Classes will be held on Friday afternoon and Saturday every three weeks, interspersed with online activities, allowing even the busiest managers the opportunity to earn this advanced degree. Three retreats provide a concentrated study on specific business topics, including a 10-day international residency where students are immersed in a different culture while studying with top executives of companies successfully competing in the global market.
 
A hallmark of the new program is its innovative, thematically based curriculum.  Rather than taking traditional courses in functional areas like accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing, students will learn to apply state-of-the-art tools in these areas to address complex problems of environmental analysis, value creation, global competition and corporate strategy.
 
Classes will be team-taught by faculty, who bring scholarly research and extensive business experience to the classroom. Students will learn through lectures, discussions, presentations, team projects, research and computer simulations, as well as from visiting business leaders. These executives will bring their insights and wisdom to the classroom as they talk about their companies and how they address the demands of competition in today's marketplace.
 
The EMBA is also designed to provide networking opportunities for its students. EMBA students become members of The Executive Forum, a business-enrichment program offered by Mercer University for the past 26 years. This annual leadership series brings to Atlanta and Macon some of the nation's most sought-after speakers while providing an opportunity to business leaders to interact and network with each other.
 
The Stetson School of Business and Economics holds the highest level of accreditation available for business schools from AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 25 percent of business schools in the world have earned this accreditation.
 
Anyone interested in attending the information session, should contact the Stetson School of Business and Economics Admissions Office at 678-547-6400 or atlbusadm@mercer.edu.
 
About Mercer University:
Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as regional academic centers in Henry County, Douglas County, Macon and Eastman. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For 16 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.
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