Georgia MBA receives record ranking, students of the year shine and Terry alumni recognized for lasting impact
The Georgia Full-Time MBA program is ranked 11th among public programs nationally — 31st overall — in the 2023-2024 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools, topping its previous best ranking from U.S. News.
Savannah Sommer, a finance major with a taste for art and adventure, was recognized by the college’s Emeritus Alumni Board for demonstrating the skills required to succeed in college, business and life. [Photo Gallery]
The domestic field study Global Georgia program gives Terry undergraduates a firsthand look at how international commerce fuels the Georgia economy.[Photo Gallery]
The Paul (BBA ’63) and Susan (BSEd ’63) Holmes family and Neal J. Quirk Sr. (BBA ’82, JD ’87) were recognized by the UGA Alumni Association for their demonstrated commitment to the university.
Terry College MBA and MSBA students worked with Athens-Clarke County leadership to develop an analytics platform to support the Classic City’s creative economy and measure its impact.
Bill Douglas (BBA ’83) didn’t think of himself as a world traveler when he started his career, but a chance assignment sent him overseas, where he would wind up introducing Coca-Cola to the former Soviet Union.
Since launching his line of odor-killing Ox Sox, Matt Tesvich has sold nearly 4,400 pairs of socks, a feat propelling him to UGA’s Next Top Entrepreneur title and its $10,000 award.
Students, staff and faculty donated and prepared backpacks to ease the burden for those experiencing homelessness during the college’s annual B.A.G. (Bringing Athens Good) event. [Photo Gallery]
Have you ever wondered why brands launch so many limited-time or special edition drinks and snacks? Julio Sevilla, associate professor of marketing, said all brands use the perception of scarcity to generate product demand.
Effingo founder Caleb King developed a process using a 3D printer to produce hard-to-find car parts on demand. The idea won him $2,500 at UGA Entrepreneurship Idea Accelerator Demo Day.
If artificial intelligence is so smart, why does autocorrect seem so dumb? Aaron Schecter, an assistant professor in management information systems, told USA Today that autocorrect users can minimize mistakes by slowing down, using dictation instead of typing and adding frequently miscorrected words to the system’s dictionary. “The biggest thing to be wary of is complacency. Especially if you are sending something important like an email, just don’t fire and forget. You need to actually look at what it typed for you,” Schecter said. “Being aware and slowing down a little bit is probably the best thing you can do.”
Tech companies may have slowed hiring over the last year, but opportunities remain for MBA graduates with the right skill sets, Full-Time MBA career services director Patti Zettek told Georgia Trend. “I think MBAs look for places where they can leverage some change or make a difference,” she said. “That’s kind of the way they’re wired. They’re usually hungry and ready to bring everything they have to the role.” MBA graduates still find roles at tech companies because tech companies are focused on solving problems for customers, and the same can be said about Georgia MBA graduates, according to Zettek.