Stetson School of Business and Economics Hosts 40 German Graduate Students


ATLANTA – Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics and the Center for Executive Education from Oct. 2-13 hosted a variety of workshops, seminars, exams and presentations in Atlanta for 40 graduate students from FOM Hochshule, the university of applied sciences in Essen, Germany.

Students achieved their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications and university credit for coursework on entrepreneurship and innovation.

In addition to daily classes, students participated in teamwork exercises at Urban Escape Games, visited Atlanta Tech Village to listen to business pitch practices and toured SweetWater Brewery.

FOM Hochshule has offered to sign a multiyear contract for this program, with the intention of bringing more students as soon as next year.

“The Center for Executive Education would like to thank Dean Susan P. Gilbert for helping to establish this relationship and for providing support for this program. The training would not have been so well received without the excellent teaching from Dr. Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Dr. Beth Chapman, Dr. Nik Volkov and Joseph Briner,” said Dr. Eric Kushins, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and director of executive programs. “And a special thanks to Dr. Michael Weber and Dr. Julie Petherbridge for teaching and assisting with the logistics and organization.”

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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 helped negotiate the first major leveraged buyout in corporate history. Over the past 80 years, Mercer has granted over 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 places it among the top five percent of all top business schools worldwide. Mercer's business school has been recognized by the Princeton Review for “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students” and “Greatest Opportunity for Women” as well as being one of its “Best Business Schools.” In addition, it has been recognized among the “Top 15 Schools in the Nation for Marketing and Accounting.”

The School offers the following programs: Atlanta (Evening BBA, Full-Time (One-Year) MBA, Evening MBA, Executive MBA, Professional MBA, Master of Accountancy, M.S. in Business Analytics), Macon (Traditional BBA and Evening MBA), Douglas County and Henry County (Evening BBA).