I am privileged to serve as the Faculty Director of the Steven A. Denning Technology & Management (T&M) Program. Our team, Robert Burgess, Jenni Jarrett, Anne Lynch, Sheena Richards, John Stanford, and I, look forward to the exciting future ahead.
The original minors offered by the program – Computing & Business and Engineering & Business – continue to equip the best students at Georgia Tech with the academic training and professional skills to pave their paths to corporate leadership. In addition to these minors, we are proud to announce that as of February 2016, we will now offer a minor in Technology & Business. This minor is open to students from the College of Design, the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Sciences. Thanks to our benefactor Mr. Denning’s vision, we are now open to all Georgia Tech undergraduate students.
Our corporate affiliates have been integral partners in enabling our program’s continuing success. We are thankful for our strong relationship with all 10 corporate affiliates; they include Acuity Brands, AT&T, Boeing, Caterpillar, Elavon, Equifax, Georgia-Pacific, Home Depot, Interface, and Siemens. This summer, 21 T&M students have started internships or jobs with our corporate affiliates.
In the academic year 2014 - 15, the program offered its first ever international experience where 71 T&M students learned about energy and energy policy in Europe over the course of a week. In the 2015 - 16 academic year, 44 students learned about the transition from planned to market economies by traveling to Dresden, Germany, Wroclaw, Poland, and Prague, the Czech Republic.
Additionally, I warmly welcome our recently-admitted Class of 2018. The admitted class of 72 students has an average GPA of 3.75 and spans 10 Georgia Tech disciplines. We are now in the process of accepting applications for the Class of 2019 and we look forward to it being the most diverse class in T&M history due to our expansion across the Institute.
In maintaining our culture of excellence, we continue to seek feedback from our corporate affiliates, program faculty, alumni, and students on the program’s curriculum and activities. I look forward to continuing collaborations with all stakeholders of the T&M Program in enabling Georgia Tech to be on the leading edge of the intersections of Technology and Management.
October 4, 2016