December 7, 2005
05-257

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations, Edtwon A. Myree Student Assistant

Georgia WebMBA offers graduate students the chance to studyinternationally

As one of five University System of Georgia institutions participating in the Georgia WebMBA program, Valdosta State University has been offering working individuals the opportunity to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree online. Ranked among the top 10 online programs for its quality and affordable cost, the Georgia WebMBA program has added an international twist to the business educational experience.

Georgia WebMBA has partnered with Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Bernburg, Germany, to allow students enrolled in both programs to collaborate via the Internet to complete projects in global and international business courses. For the second year in a row, WebMBA students have also visited Germany, where they worked with their teammates, visited regional businesses and toured throughout Germany.

Students are learning about virtual teaming with people from other countries, while also studying cultural differences through direct contact. In addition, students have had the chance to study the economy of Europe and the business of the European Union throughout the world.

WebMBA students are pleased about the anticipated international experience. "Thanks to the coordination between Anhalt and the WebMBA program, I now know that not only do I get to see business in Europe, I get to experience learning in Europe," said Brian Week, a WebMBA student.

The five Georgia universities currently participating in the Georgia WebMBA program are: Kennesaw State University, Georgia College and State University, Georgia Southern University, The State University of West Georgia and Valdosta State University.

For more information contact Dr. Mel Schnake at 245-3822 or mschnake@valdosta.edu