MBA candidates from Romania visit Coles College of Business at KSU

Eighty−two Romanian MBA candidates are wrapping up a week−long trip to Kennesaw State…

Georgia (May 1, 2006) — MBA candidates from Romania visit Coles College of Business at KSU

Terri Thornton

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Eighty−two Romanian MBA candidates are wrapping up a week−long trip to Kennesaw State University to meet their counterparts at the Coles College of Business.

Students in the Executive MBA program at the Coles College have been working in virtual teams for several months with students from ASEBUSS‚ the Institute for Business and Public Administration in Romania. The students have been developing projects and presentations together‚ communicating through teleconferencing‚ videoconferencing and e−mail. The KSU students went to Romania earlier this year‚ and now the Romanians are seeing how things are done in America.

“Democracy and capitalism are relatively new to Romania‚” says Rodney Alsup‚ DBA‚ Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Programs‚ who heads up the international effort. “Some people compare it to what the U.S. faced after the American Revolution; there are great opportunities‚ but also many challenges. We hope the partnership helps awaken our students to the opportunities overseas‚ while giving the Romanians a view of what capitalism can accomplish.”

The students toured several Atlanta businesses during their stay‚ which began Wednesday‚ April 26 and ends Tuesday‚ May 2. They joined their American teammates to present their joint projects to faculty members from both universities over the weekend.

Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 18‚500 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 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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