McDonough- Mercer University's Stetson School of Business and Economics will begin offering its Executive MBA (EMBA) program at the University's Regional Academic Center in Henry County, beginning January 2005. This is the first graduate-level business degree to be offered on the southside of Atlanta.
The University will hold an information session about this executive program at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 6, at Mercer's regional center, 160 Henry Parkway, McDonough, off exit 218 of I-75. Individuals interested in attending should register by calling (678) 547-6400.
Currently offered on Mercer's Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta, the Executive MBA program is designed for business professionals with at least seven years of work experience. The program focuses on the growing international competition that managers face, while training them to use their skills to become global in perspective, improve the total quality of their firms, maximize ethical standards and implement effective leadership.
Created to meet the busy schedules of working professionals, EMBA students attend class every other weekend on Friday evenings and all-day Saturdays for 21 months. Mid-way through the program, students take a 10-day trip to Europe, South America or Asia, where they visit companies and corporate executives to learn how business is conducted in a different area of the world.
Mercer's Regional Academic Center in Henry County opened in McDonough in August, serving learners from Henry, Newton, Spalding, Rockdale, Clayton, Fayette, Lamar, Butts and Bibb counties.
Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as three regional academic centers. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For 14 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South. The Princeton Review has listed Mercer among The Best 351 Colleges in North America.