Georgia WebMBA Program Accepting Student Applications

The Georgia WebMBA program‚ which lets highly qualified professionals earn a Masters of…

Georgia (Feb 18, 2002) — Georgia WebMBA Program Accepting Student Applications

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The Georgia WebMBA program‚ which lets highly qualified professionals earn a Masters of Business Administration degree over the Internet‚ is now accepting applications. The deadline for applications is June 30‚ and online classes start August 27.



"It's an innovative and successful program‚" says WebMBA Director Joe Bocchi. "The WebMBA is extremely flexible and convenient. Our student associates can earn their MBAs with minimal interruption to their careers‚ since they do virtually everything online‚ from submitting applications to taking tests."



"Inquiries about the WebMBA continue to be the largest number of e−mail and telephone expressions of interest we receive at Georgia GLOBE [Global Learning Online for Business and Education]‚" said GLOBE Director Richard Skinner. "The online delivery of the courses is undoubtedly a factor accounting for the high level of interest‚ but the program's focus on 'real−world'‚ hands−on content for a student body already somewhat experienced is what gives WebMBA its ultimate value."



The ten−course program is offered through a consortium of five regional University System of Georgia institutions: Georgia College & State University‚ Georgia Southern University‚ Kennesaw State University‚ State University of West Georgia and Valdosta State University. All five institutions have MBA programs accredited by AASCB International − The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.



"Associates in the WebMBA program typically work full time‚ have an average of six years of work experience‚ and are interested in continued career growth while obtaining the essential knowledge and skills required in today's competitive business climate‚" Bocchi adds.



A limited number of slots are available‚ and only the most qualified applicants are selected for admission. Applicants with solid business experience‚ a bachelor's degree in a business−related program‚ and competitive GPAs typically are the strongest candidates.



The Georgia WebMBA is quickly becoming one of the premier online MBA programs in Georgia and in the nation. Fifty−eight students are currently enrolled in the program‚ which boasts a 92 percent retention rate.



The program can be completed in less than two years. The WebMBA features an easy−to−use Web−based format. Program faculty with hands−on business experience provide a "high contact" learning environment. The cost is one of the most affordable among online programs offered regionally and nationwide.



"I would have to rate the Georgia WebMBA program as the best educational experience I have been involved with‚" says student Edward Haka‚ equipment maintenance manger for Lockheed−Martin Technical Operations. Haka lives in St. Mary's‚ and is earning his online degree through Valdosta State University.



"I highly recommend the Georgia WebMBA program‚" adds Roxanne Pennington‚ financial planning manager for The Milestone Group. Pennington‚ of Marietta‚ is pursuing her online degree through Kennesaw State University.



Associates accepted into the program are required to own a computer. Information on requirements‚ admissions‚ prerequisites and the GMAT test is available online at http://www.webmbaonline.org and at the Georgia GLOBE Web site at http://www.georgiaglobe.org.



The application process can be started through the WebMBA Web site‚ or by contacting the MBA director of an affiliate institution.



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Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚100‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.




A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution, it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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