Business: Berry’s updated MBA program gets some state notice. Shaw, Mohawk among Forbes’ top employers.

Business: Berry’s updated MBA program gets some state notice. Shaw, Mohawk among Forbes’ top employers.

Project-based Flexibility: MBA student Caleb Babington with Joyce Heams, dean of the Campbell School of Business at Berry College
From this month’s Trend: “Project-based Flexibility: MBA student Caleb Babington with Joyce Heams, dean of the Campbell School of Business at Berry College.” Credits: kokohuntphotography.com

The May edition of Georgia Trend takes a closer look at ‘Action-oriented MBAs,’ including offerings at Berry: The monthly business publication focuses on several programs across the state, including changes at Berry College:

“In the past year, Berry College has revamped its MBA program to provide a core curriculum with tracks in healthcare, professional management and accounting. The program combines in-person, distance learning and independent study. A healthcare track made sense, says Joyce Heames, dean of the Campbell School of Business at Berry, because it’s the largest industry in Floyd County. ‘We have to stay in touch and be engaged with our employers to see what they need,’ she says.

“Although he works in healthcare, MBA student Caleb Babington chose to go for the professional management track at Berry. With an undergrad degree in biology, he says he ‘really wanted to develop the business side of things. I want to remain nimble and flexible for any future endeavors.’ Berry’s MBA program, with smaller classes, appealed to him for several reasons. He likes the flexibility its evening classes give someone who works full time, and the fact that project-based work is combined with more traditional test-based evaluation. Above all, he says, he wanted face time with his professors.

“ ‘ There are so many opportunities for an MBA out there,’ Babington says. ‘But there’s something really nice about having a small group, not only of individuals but programs, and … I know exactly who I need to talk to if I have an issue.’ ”

For the expanded story, please click Georgia Trend.

There’s also a shout out to White-based voestal-pine Automotive Components in a separate story about “Auto Evolution.” For more


Shaw Industries Group Inc. has been ranked on Forbes  magazine’s 2018 list of America’s Best Employers. The Dalton-based company finished at no. 440, boasting 25,000 total employees. For more

“Even as Shaw continues to invest in new and upgraded manufacturing facilities, we know that our  most important asset is our people, ” said Vance Bell, chairman and CEO of Shaw Industries. “More  than 22,000 passionate, talented individuals come to work every day at Shaw to produce  industry-leading flooring solutions and to create a better future for their families and communities –  and our customers and company.”

Calhoun-based Mohawk Industries finished at no. 405 with 37,800 employees. For more

Some other familiar Georgia names on  the list include:

  • Mohawk Industries, no. 405
  • Chick-fil-A: No. 432
  • Emory University, no. 39
  • Southern Co., no. 17
  • Delta, no. 155
  • Coca-Cola, no. 274

 

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