ATLANTA–The Georgia FinTech Academy, a statewide talent development initiative announced today (Sept. 11) by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia will have two physical locations at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, executive offices on the university’s downtown campus and a professional education hub at its Buckhead Executive Center.
Executive Doctorate in Business
Georgia State’s Executive Doctorate in Business program (EDB) was one of the first of its kind when first established in 2009. At the time there were only a couple of Doctorate in Business (DBA) programs. Today, there are 50 member schools recognized by the Executive DBA Council (EDBAC). And now, this year Georgia State’s EDB program has officially graduated over 100 doctoral students.
ATLANTA−Denish Shah, Barbara and Elmer Sunday Professor of Marketing, has received the 2018 Varadarajan Award for Early Career Contributions to Marketing Strategy Research from the American Marketing Association (AMA) Marketing Strategy Special Interest Group.
ATLANTA–Arun Rai, a world-renowned information systems scholar at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, has been reappointed editor-in-chief of MIS Quarterly (MISQ), regarded as the premier journal in the information systems (IS) discipline.
Denise McCurdy, EDB Class of 2020, was a member of the winning team in GSU’s first ever Blockchain Competition. Her teammates were Siyan Guo – MS Analytics, Kiran Ingale – MS Analytics, Phuong Nguyen – MBA, and Thien Vo – BS CIS. Their winning concept was titled, Dappy Fish: Fighting Fish Fraud with Blockchain.
Georgia State’s Center for Engaged Business Research (CEBR), founded by the Executive Doctorate in Business Program (EDB), hosted its third workshop.
Georgia State Executive Doctorate in Business Alum, Dr. Jahan Moghadam and Dr. Karen Loch, Professor of International Business at GSU, recently presented at the 10th International Conference on Climate Change: Impact & Responses at the University of California at Berkeley. Their paper, “Role of Leadership in Adoption of Waste-to-Energy in Nigeria,” focuses on renewable energy sources and their possible adoption in Nigeria.
GSU Executive Doctorate in Business Alum, Dr. Wallace Taylor, is assisting with the launch of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute’s new undergraduate program in entrepreneurship. Dr. Taylor has served as a mentor for GSU’s MBA and undergraduate students through ENI and is the owner of Taylor Holdings International, Inc.
Covestro LLC announced that Aleta Richards (EDB Class of 2019) will succeed Christine Bryant as head of commercial operations for its North American Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties (CAS) business, effective Feb. 1, 2018.
The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) has announced Georgia State University Executive Doctorate in Business Alumnus, Bill Bradford (Class of 2016) will assume their President and CEO position in Q1 2018.