Earn an Accelerated Associate Degree in Business Management

March 05, 2015

Earn an Accelerated Associate Degree in Business Management
New Program Designed for Working Professionals to Complete in Just One Year


Gwinnett Tech is launching the state’s first accelerated associate degree program in business management, enabling students with prior professional experience to earn their degree in just one year.

The Professional Accelerated Business Management Degree program will start in Fall Semester 2015 with classes beginning in August. The priority application deadline for Fall Semester is June 25. Visit www.GwinnettTech.edu/apply.

“The program mirrors all the best aspects of executive MBA programs, but we’re making that type of experience available at the associate degree level to prepare front line managers to advance in their career,” says Jermaine Whirl, dean of business and art and design, Gwinnett Tech.

The program targets entry-level managers who have been designated by their employers to be prospective leaders within their individual organizations, said Whirl. The college is working with several area companies who will be covering program tuition for their managers, but the program is also open to any individual who meets the admission requirements.

Program features include:

  • Small (20) cohort-based learning
  • Boardroom-style class environment
  • Guest speakers
  • Company site visits and field trips
  • Eight-week mini-mester class scheduling
  • Convenient scheduling (Friday evening Saturday morning and online classes)

In addition to an associate degree in business management, graduates will also earn certificates in management & leadership and in human resource management.

“We have strong support for the program from many regional business partners who serve on our college advisory boards. Their input helps ensure that the curriculum is relevant to the needs of business and industry – today and in the future,” adds Whirl.

Gwinnett Tech’s business faculty includes instructors with 20+ years of experience in their fields with specialties in entrepreneurship, international business, finance, strategic planning, economics, marketing and information systems.

Admissions requirements include three or more years in a professional leadership role plus the prior completion of certain general education courses. Applicants will also complete an interview process and provide two letters of recommendation. One must be from the applicant’s employer.

Applications are now being accepted for the fall class. Contact Jermaine Whirl at 678-226-6829, jwhirl@gwinnetttech.edu, for more information.
Gwinnett Tech offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.

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