Kennesaw State to partner with German university in virtual setting

The University System of Georgia−WebMBA and Anhalt University of Applied Sciences have…

Georgia (Dec 30, 2004) — Kennesaw State to partner with German university in virtual setting

Joe Bocchi

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Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or fweyand@kennesaw.edu

The University System of Georgia−WebMBA and Anhalt University of Applied Sciences have executed a formal agreement to use a Web−based platform for on−line student learning projects. Kennesaw State University‚ one of five member schools in the Georgia WebMBA‚ has been instrumental in developing the agreement with Anhalt‚ which is located in Bernburg‚ Germany.

“The Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University and our partners in the WebMBA are thrilled to participate in this global alliance with Anhalt University‚” said Dr. Tim Mescon‚ dean of Coles College of Business. “This is one more reflection of our ongoing commitment to globalizing the business education opportunities provided to our students by partnering with world−class universities around the world.”

The agreement was signed by Daniel S. Papp‚ Senior Vice Chancellor for Academics & Fiscal Affairs for the University System of Georgia‚ and Dr. Dieter Orzessek‚ president of Anhalt.

“The Georgia WebMBA® program has been a cutting edge MBA program ever since it was put into place several years ago by five universities in the University System of Georgia‚” said Dr. Papp. “Georgian and German students will learn together about international business‚ gaining immense benefits from sharing their educational experience‚" he adds.

Graduate students from Anhalt and the WebMBA worked virtually in teams during the summer of 2005 as part of the Global Business course. Students also participated in an exchange.

Dr. Penny Prime‚ Professor of Economics and Finance at KSU who teaches the WebMBA Global Business course‚ will continue the project in Fall 05. Under the agreement‚ Anhalt faculty will work with WebMBA faculty to find common projects in comparable courses. This includes joint teaching to provide instruction and skills needed for students to apply concepts to work environments in regional/international settings.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 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. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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