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RICHARDS COLLEGE of BUSINESS MBA

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PURPOSE

The Early Executive Track is designed for young professionals with little to no experience (typically less than 2 years) who want to obtain an MBA and enhance their professionalism and leadership skills and want to gain real world experience. Upon completion of this track, the MBA student will earn an Early Executive digital certificate/badge.

THE GOALS OF THIS TRACK

  • Provide students the opportunity to develop their professionalism skills
  • Further develop students’ leadership and communication skills needed to be successful in today’s business world
  • Provide opportunities to gain real world experience locally or internationally that will strengthen the student’s business skills, leadership skills, and will ultimately increase their marketability in today’s competitive workforce

Early Executive Track Details - 2021 (PDF, 618K)

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Faculty Director of Early Executive Track:
Dr. Jeannie Pridmore, MBA Director
jpridmor@westga.edu // 678-839-4844

For more information on track requirements:
Office of Graduate Student Services, Dr. Hope Udombon
hudombon@westga.edu // 678-839-5355

Requirements

PARTICIPATE IN PROFESSIONAL AND LEADERSHIP EVENTS BOTH FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS

Each semester will include at least two Feature Friday Professional Workshops that will encompass hands-on activities and topics such as:

  • Career planning
  • Team facilitation
  • Personal Pitch Delivery
  • Self-assessment 
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Presenting to an Executive Audience
  • Communication techniques
  • Learning about the Future of Work 

 

ATTEND AT LEAST ONE PROFESSIONAL INDUSTRY EVENT

Each student will work to cultivate a career path that will include creating a professional development plan tailored to meet their goals. As part of their professional development plan, each student will attend at least one professional industry event on their own both Fall and Spring semesters. With each event, the student will work to digitally promote themselves and to polish their networking skills.

ENROLL IN MNGT 6675 WORK PRACTICUM

MNGT 6675 Work Practicum is offered in the Maymester, and it provides the students with multiple opportunities that can be focused to meet their career goals and help them develop their
business knowledge and skills.

  • OPTION 1: Up to 10 students can work in a global virtual team to complete a real world strategic business project. The students work together virtually for the first week and then travel to complete the project face to face and present to the organization. You will live and work for up to two weeks in Münster, Germany. This option includes a weekend on your own in Europe and a professional development opportunity at the SAP Leonard Center in Paris.
  • OPTION 2: Complete a project for local organization. Students will work together in a team to complete a strategic project for a local organization and will present their work to the organization.
  • OPTION 3: Work as an intern locally. We will assist you in finding an internship that meets your career and professional goals.


Schedule

Kick Off Meeting
Personal and Leadership Workshop
Early Executive Expectations
Create Career Plan

Presentation
Workshop
Interview Workshop
Professional Networking and Digital Promotion

Career Development Presentations
Workshop Team Building Exercise
Design Thinking Training at SAP
Semester Wrap Up

Travel and Work Internationally or Local Internship or Project