Applications being accepted for MBA program offered in Dalton

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Sept. 6‚ 2006) — Northwest Georgia professionals interested in furthering their…

Georgia (Sep 6, 2006) — Applications being accepted for MBA program offered in Dalton

Terri Thornton


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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Sept. 6‚ 2006) — Northwest Georgia professionals interested in furthering their careers can apply for the Career Growth MBA program from the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. Evening classes will be offered twice a week‚ Monday and Wednesday evenings‚ on the campus of Dalton State College starting in January. The application period for the five semester program is now open‚ and ends Nov. 17.

Three upcoming information sessions are scheduled to help people learn more about the program. They will be held Tuesday‚ Sept. 12; Thursday‚ Sept. 21; and Wednesday‚ Oct. 4. Each session will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Brown Center‚ 650 College Drive‚ on the Dalton State College Campus. Refreshments will be served.

Current students‚ who work at some of the area’s best−known companies‚ say the challenging program has made a positive impact on their working lives.

“The quality of the professors and the ideas they bring to the table have been excellent‚” says Kevin Tisdel‚ Director of Corporate Compliance for Shaw Industries Group‚ Inc. in Dalton. “Some of the ideas presented are leading edge and challenge your perspective of business practices. I judge educational opportunities by what I can take back to the office and use. In KSU's MBA program‚ I am taking at least one idea a week back to work.”

The program’s flexibility also earns praise.

“The convenience the Dalton cohort program provides is truly a blessing‚” said Bobby North‚ a Cost Accountant at Calhoun−based Mohawk Industries. “I love the fact that my MBA experience doesn't include long commutes to Chattanooga‚ Rome‚ or Atlanta. Kennesaw has gone above and beyond my expectations to meet our needs.”

“In addition to quality and convenience‚ the program is also a great value‚” said Harry Lasher‚ Ph.D.‚ Director of the Career Growth MBA program. “The entire program investment is $8‚600‚ which is a fraction of the cost of many programs offered by universities which are much farther away. In addition‚ some employers offer tuition reimbursement‚ and financial aid may be available.”

While an undergraduate degree is required‚ the degree need not be in business. An individual Internet‚ self−paced‚ CD−ROM home study program is available to help applicants master the accounting‚ finance‚ and statistics prerequisites for the MBA program.

For more information visit‚ or call 770−423−6087 and ask about the Dalton MBA.




A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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. For more information, visit