Marketplace Host David Brancaccio to visit Atlanta

David Brancaccio‚ host and senior editor of the popular afternoon public radio business…

Georgia (May 1, 2003) — Marketplace Host David Brancaccio to visit Atlanta



David Brancaccio‚ host and senior editor of the popular afternoon public radio business program "Marketplace" is coming to Atlanta in honor of the 10th anniversary of the executive−format MBA programs at Kennesaw State University.

Brancaccio will speak at noon at the Downtown Rotary Club. His topic will be "In Search of Rational Exuberance: Taking a risk in pursuit of the common good." He will then attend a private reception marking the 10th anniversary of KSU's MBA for Executive Professionals program. Alumni‚ board members and friends of the university will attend at the Ashford Club.

"David Brancaccio is a consummate journalist‚ and we look forward to his unique take on the current business climate‚" says Tim Mescon‚ dean of the Coles College of Business‚ and Dinos Eminent Scholar Chair of Entrepreneurial Management.

Marketplace is produced by Minnesota Public Radio‚ and distributed to 7 million listeners nationwide by Public Radio International. Brancaccio is also the author of "Squandering Aimlessly‚" a book about his pilgrimage to understand how Americans apply their values to money. He also appears on CNN‚ CNBC‚ and two PBS television programs: "Wall Street Week with Fortune" and "Now with Bill Moyers."

KSU has the largest executive−format MBA program in the Southeast‚ and the second largest in the nation. It recently added a second session of its popular MBA for Experienced Professionals program‚ which now gets underway in both April and November. Associates work in virtual teams over the Internet with counterparts from international educational institutions‚ and meet once a month for weekend sessions at KSU's state of the art Executive Development Center. The current class recently returned from a trip to Romania‚ where they met their counterparts at Romania's Institute For Business and Public Administration. In addition‚ hundreds of BellSouth and Cingular employees have graduated from KSU's BellSouth MBA program.

For information about KSU's Executive−format MBA programs and their admission requirements‚ contact Daniel L. Pickholtz‚ manager of recruiting for graduate programs at (770) 420−4465 or


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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