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Scheller College Digest

January 2015 Newsletter

Scheller Formalizes Four New Interdisciplinary MBA Concentrations

Based on discussions and feedback from industry leaders, students, and an assessment of future trends, Scheller College’s renowned faculty recently formalized four new interdisciplinary concentrations of MBA study.

Building on Scheller’s existing strengths, these concentrations provide Full-time and Evening MBA students with a clear roadmap of courses and requirements to develop expertise in these concentrations as they plan their path to success in their chosen field.

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Georgia Tech Researcher: Increasing Financial Leverage Could Benefit Companies


Georgia Tech Scheller College Launching Supply Chain Leader Development Program for Corporate Clients


Scheller Study: Crowd Science Provides Major Boost for Certain Research Projects

All Alumni Invited to Participate in Scheller's Golf Classic March 27

Calling all Scheller College of Business alums! We are excited to announce that the 6th Annual Georgia Tech MBA Golf Classic, sponsored by North Highland, will be held on Friday, March 27th, 2015 at historic East Lake Golf Club. All Scheller College alumni are invited to participate in this exciting event. It is a great opportunity to give back to Georgia Tech and to network with Scheller students and alumni. Sign up today at www.mba.gatech.edu/golf. If you have any questions, please contact GTgolfclassic@scheller.gatech.edu.

Alumni Profile: Tech Provided Great Environment for Edgerton to Explore Sustainability

Before enrolling in Georgia Tech’s MBA Program, Brian Edgerton had long been interested in sustainability. “But when I came to Tech, I had the opportunity to embrace it,” he says. Edgerton, MBA 2013, served as president of Georgia Tech’s Net Impact chapter during his studies. 

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Alumni Profile: Executive MBA Proved Key to Career Change for Yolanda Upshaw

Yolanda Upshaw works for Equifax as a process improvement leader, a job that involves looking for efficiencies and opportunities for continuous improvement. Prior to joining the Atlanta-based consumer credit reporting agency, the Windsor, Conn., native embarked on another improvement project — herself.

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Alumnus/Professor Gary Jones Brings Real-World Financial Experience to the Classroom

The year was 1974. Gary T. Jones, three years out of what is now Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, had just finished his MBA and wanted to gain more experience in the financial industry. The plan, he assured his new bride, Libby, was to live in New York City for only a couple years and then they'd return home to Atlanta. They finally made it back — 33 years later, when Jones retired as managing director of Credit Suisse First Boston in 2007.

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Fall 2014 IMPACT Speaker Series


Upcoming MBA Information Sessions


Lean Six Sigma Certification

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