Mercer University to Offer Bachelor of Business Administration at Henry County RAC


MCDONOUGH, Ga. – Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics will offer its Bachelor of Business Administration program at the Henry County Regional Academic Center, beginning in January 2014.

This degree program provides students with a strong foundation of key business principles toward an understanding of what takes place inside organizations and how this relates to the external environment in which they operate. Classroom learning integrates real-world experience through a collaborative class environment and projects.

“Henry County is a booming area, and we are excited to bring an innovative new program and format to help aspirational individuals achieve their goals,” said Dr. Susan Pearls Gilbert, dean of the Stetson School of Business and Economics.

The BBA will offer specialization areas in accounting, business administration, finance, management, economics and marketing, which allow students to customize their program to align with personal and professional goals.

To meet the needs of working adults, the Stetson School of Business and Economics provides a top-ranked business program and world-class professors, combined with small class sizes, flexible schedules and the individual attention needed to succeed in an academic setting. Many students in the program are currently employed and find that the convenient evening class format works well with their busy schedules.

The BBA program offers classes in a traditional classroom setting one night per week during an eight-week session. Students can comfortably take two classes per week, and online courses are also available, providing additional flexibility.

An information session for the new program will be offered at the Regional Academic Center at 160 Henry Parkway in McDonough on Nov. 9 from 10 a.m.-noon.

For more information on the Bachelor of Business Administration at the Stetson School of Business and Economics, visit

About the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics

Established in 1984, Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is named for Eugene W. Stetson, a 1901 Mercer graduate and business pioneer who leveraged the first major buyout in corporate history. Over the past 80 years, Mercer has granted almost 12,000 business degrees, and many of its graduates hold senior leadership positions in companies around the world. Mercer's business school delivers career-focused business education programs and develops entrepreneurial leaders and responsible global citizens. It holds accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is considered the hallmark of excellence among the nation's top business schools and places it among the top five percent of all business schools worldwide. The School delivers graduate and undergraduate programs on Mercer campuses in Atlanta, Macon and Savannah, and Regional Academic Centers in Douglas County and Henry County. Mercer's business school has been recognized by the Princeton Review as No. 3 for “Greatest Opportunity for Women” and one of its “Best 300 Business Schools.” In addition, it has been recognized among the “Top 15 Schools in the Nation for Marketing and Accounting.”

Kyle Sears
Kyle is the director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he coordinates hometown and university news releases and serves as editor of the News@Mercer e-newsletter and Reach magazine.​