Gwinnett Tech to Host Information Sessions for New Accelerated Business Management Program

Professionals who want to expand their leadership and supervisory expertise will have a new opportunity to hone their skills when Gwinnett Technical College launches its new Professional Accelerated Business Management program in the spring of 2016. Information sessions for the new program have been scheduled for Program Tuesday, Sept. 29, and Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Building 900, Room 2.111, on the Lawrenceville Campus. The sessions are open to all prospective students; advance registration is not required.

Focusing on the state’s first accelerated associate degree program in business management, these information sessions will address the program’s admissions criteria, curriculum and benefits, as well as allow prospective students to meet faculty members in Gwinnett Tech’s Business Division.

“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 careers,” said Dr. Jermaine Whirl, dean of business, at Gwinnett Technical College.

The program, which will enable experienced professionals to earn their degree in just one year, will include small cohort-based learning and guest speakers as well as company site visits and field trips. In addition, students will have flexible scheduling options with eight-week mini-mesters and classes offered on Friday evening, Saturday morning and online. Graduates will earn an associate degree in business management, as well as certificates in management and leadership and 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,” added Whirl.

The program targets junior level managers who have been designated by their employers as prospective leaders within their organizations. In addition to individual applicants, a number of companies are working with the college to cover tuition for their managers. Admissions requirements include three or more years in a professional leadership role, prior completion of certain general education courses, an interview, a resume, two essay questions and two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant’s employer.

Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2016. Contact Dr. Whirl at 678-226-6829,, for more information.

Gwinnett Technical College offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate program options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information about the college, visit or call 770-962-7580.