It is with great pride that I present to you the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Dean’s Report.
This past year saw the celebration of two important milestones for the College and Institute: the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking of Technology Square and the 10th anniversary of the Scheller College of Business name. These milestones have allowed us to reflect on the great strides we've made towards fulfilling our vision of becoming a global leader in education, research, and inclusive innovation.
This past year, our vision and mission were codified with the introduction of a new Strategic Plan that will guide the school’s progress over the next five years. This plan was developed with the invaluable contribution of an engaged, diverse committee of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. As we work together to achieve our goals, Scheller will transition into a new era of even greater opportunity and growth.
Our upward trajectory is in full motion, as evidenced by the many recognitions we’ve received over the past year. Our undergraduate and MBA programs have been ranked top 10 among public institutions in the U.S., with top five specialties overall in business analytics, information systems, quantitative analysis, and sustainability. Furthermore, the undergraduate academic and career advising and MBA career services we provide have been ranked top five in the world.
Through it all, students remain our top priority. This past year, we focused our efforts on providing an educational experience steeped in innovation. Whether it was in the form of classroom learning, practicums, internships, or case competitions, we created the environment needed to cultivate ethical, tech-savvy leaders for the future of business. Accordingly, this year marked the launch of our very first online credit-bearing program - the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics.
Our faculty also continued to excel in their roles as dedicated teachers, internationally regarded experts, and prolific researchers. Throughout the past year, they have fostered discourse and a deep understanding of emerging business areas such as analytics, digital transformation, fintech, supply chain innovation, sustainability, and more.
Through our shared resilience, creativity, and collaboration, we have accomplished so much over the last year. As our technology continues to transform at an ever-evolving rate, the value Scheller College creates will only grow. Thank you for your continued support as we progress on this exciting journey.
Dean and Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr., Chair
Professor of IT Management
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business