School of Business


MGA Accounting Students Place Second In Statewide Auditing Competition

November 14, 2017

A team of Accounting majors representing Middle Georgia State University's School of Business placed second at the 7th annual Internal Audit Case Study Competition recently held at Kennesaw State University. Sponsored by the Atlanta chapter of ...

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MGA Students Produce Startup Plans for Knights Business Battle

November 07, 2017

The 4th annual Knights Business Battle, a competition that gives Middle Georgia State University students the opportunity to present business plans before a panel of judges, produced award-winning ideas for a fitness center, restaurant, and ...

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Finding Greatness: Jason Vadell

November 06, 2017

Jason Vadell, vice president of the MGA chapter of Brothers of Leadership and Distinction and aspiring accountant, celebrates his high-profile opportunities at the University. Full Name: Jason Vadell. Age: 22. Hometown: Somerdale, ...

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Finding Greatness: Dr. Simone Phipps

July 10, 2017

Dr. Simone Phipps conducts groundbreaking research into the contributions of minorities to the field of management. Full Name: Dr. Simone Phipps. Title: Assistant Professor of Management, School of Business. Degrees: Bachelor of ...

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MGA Names New Deans for Schools of Business and Health Sciences

May 09, 2017

Academic leaders with extensive experience in their fields are joining Middle Georgia State as deans of the two of the University's largest schools. Dr. Michael Kenneth Holt, most recently of Austin Peay University, is joining Middle Georgia ...

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Coliseum CEO, "Remember the Titans" Coach to Speak at MGA's Spring Graduations

April 26, 2017

Steve J. Daugherty, CEO of Coliseum Northside Hospital, and Herman Boone, the legendary high school football coach portrayed in the movie “Remember the Titans,” are the commencement speakers for Middle Georgia State University's spring 2017 ...

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MGA Hosts Info Sessions for Master’s Degree Programs in Management and Teaching

April 04, 2017

Middle Georgia State University’s Office of Graduate Studies is hosting information sessions about new master’s degrees in Management and Teaching. Classes in both programs begin this summer. Here is the info session schedule: Tuesday, ...

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Middle Georgia State University Approved to Begin Offering Master of Science in Management

February 27, 2017

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is introducing a Master of Science in Management this summer following the program's approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The regional accrediting agency ...

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Finding Greatness: Tyler Cooper

February 20, 2017

Business major Tyler Cooper, who is preparing for a career in sales management, is president of MGA's Brothers of Leadership and Distinction. Full Name: Tyler Cooper. Age: 20. Hometown & Residence: East Dublin. High School: “I ...

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Finding Greatness: Kieston Standfield

January 30, 2017

Update: Kieston Standfield was named the Southern States Athletic Conference player of the year for men's basketball on March 1, 2017. He leads the conference in scoring, averaging 18.9 points/game, rebounding with 10.1 rebound/game, and ranks ...

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Finding Greatness: Tiana Bell

January 17, 2017

After raising her children, Tiana Bell chose Middle Georgia State's Dublin Campus to help her pursue her dream career in Finance. Full Name: Tiana LaChe Bell. Age: 41. Hometown and Residence: Dublin. High School: "I graduated in 1994 ...

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MGA Continues Crafting Master's Degrees

December 12, 2016

Earlier this year, after completing her bachelor's in English from Middle Georgia State, Terrie Lewis got an email asking if she would be interested in the University's forthcoming Master of Arts in Teaching degree. "I was like, 'Yes, yes, yes, ...

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MGA's First Master’s Degree Students Among Fall Graduates

December 08, 2016

Middle Georgia State University's first master's degree students were among those to receive diplomas at fall 2016 graduation on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Recreation and Wellness Center on the Macon Campus. Nearly 500 total candidates for ...

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Fall 2016 Issue of MGA Today Released

November 28, 2016

Check out the Fall 2016 issue of MGA Today magazine! Read about the new VECTR center that connects veterans to higher education, the University's upcoming master's degree programs, new NAIA teams in volleyball and cross-country, and more.

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MGA Accounting Majors Place First, Third in Statewide Competition

November 14, 2016

Teams of Middle Georgia State University students majoring in Accounting took first and third places in the recent statewide Internal Auditing Case competition. Members of the first place team won $1,000 each for their analysis of Whole Foods. ...

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MGA Grad Studies to host drop-in info session

October 25, 2016

Middle Georgia State University’s Office of Graduate Studies will host a drop-in information session and mixer for prospective students interested in its new master’s degrees. MGA is accepting applications for its currently ...

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MGA Preparing to Launch New Master's Degrees in Business and Education

August 16, 2016

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is rolling out two new graduate programs – a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Science in Management – in 2017, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on ...

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MGA's Dublin Campus to Introduce Bachelor's Degrees

July 18, 2016

Bachelor's degree programs are coming to Middle Georgia State University's Dublin Campus. Dr. Christopher Blake, MGA's president, announced the programs - Health Services Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies - during a recent reception ...

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MGA Professor’s Adventure Takes Him Near the Top of the World

June 16, 2016

For the record, Dr. Greg George did not climb Mount Everest. The headline of an online story posted on a Macon TV station’s website claimed the Middle Georgia State University professor did just that, but it was an understandable mistake. A ...

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Middle Georgia State Announces Spring 2016 Commencement Speakers

April 27, 2016

Nearly 1,100 students earned their post-secondary credential from the state’s newest public University in 2015-16, and about 520 of them will walk across the stage at Middle Georgia State University's three spring commencement ceremonies, ...

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Finding Greatness: Tanner Lords

April 18, 2016

Business major Tanner Lords is the president of the first social fraternity to establish a colony at Middle Georgia State University. Full Name: Tanner J. Lords. Age: 23. Hometown: Dublin. Residence: Macon. High School: Dublin ...

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Porsche Consulting CEO to Speak at Middle Georgia State

March 29, 2016

Dr. Norman L. Firchau, president and CEO of Porsche Consulting Inc., is the featured speaker at the 2016 Executive Lecture Series, sponsored by Middle Georgia State University's School of Business. Firchau's topic is "Operational Excellence: ...

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Finding Greatness: Nicole Sikes

March 28, 2016

Nicole Sikes is an intern with the Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace. Full Name: Nicole L. Sikes. Age: 22. Hometown & Residence: Warner Robins. High School: Houston County High, where she took part in the theater ...

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Finding Greatness: Carlos Sandoval-Blanco

February 12, 2016

Student-athlete Carlos Sandoval-Blanco is a standout on and off the field. Full Name: Carlos Arturo Sandoval Blanco. Hometown:San Salvador, El Salvador. Residence: Cochran Campus. High School: "FESA. During high school, I ...

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Finding Greatness: Miguel A. Carmona

November 09, 2015

Miguel Carmona, Business major and SGA president, aspires to a career in corporate marketing and philanthropy. Full Name: Miguel A. Carmona III. Age: 22. Hometown: Barnwell, S.C. Residence: Macon. High School: Howard High ...

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Finding Greatness: Jesudunsin Mary Awoyeye

November 02, 2015

Aspiring CPA and lawyer Mary Awoyeye is a Middle Georgia State junior at age 18, thanks to the Move on When Ready dual-enrollment program. Full Name: Jesudunsin Mary Awoyeye. Age: 18. Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria. Residence: ...

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MGA Students Help Build Space Telescope Parts

October 28, 2015

Students at Middle Georgia State's Eastman campus have been working on an out of this world project. The piece they built is a model of the support structure for the James Webb Space Telescope. The component is being sent for evaluation at ...

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Majority of Baby Boomers Face Retirement Challenges

May 20, 2015

"The trend has been to under-save. It's one of the problems with people depending on Social Security," says Greg George, the Director for the Center of Economic Analysis at Middle Georgia State. He says this many people retiring at once will ...

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Faculty Members Promoted, Awarded Tenure

April 27, 2015

Congratulations to the following faculty members, who earned promotion and/or tenure this year: Tenure Charlie Aiken, School of Business Carol Sargent, School of Business Paige Crump, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Media, ...

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Bishop Vows to End the Death Tax

April 27, 2015

It’s been said the only certain things are death and taxes. But it’s only a matter of time before the combination of the two -- what is commonly called the death tax or estate tax -- goes away, said U.S. Rep. ...

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MGA Economics Prof Discusses Smart Shopping

April 24, 2015

"A large portion of the average household budget is comprised of food, gasoline, and of course your utilities and your rent,” Dr. Greg George, an economics professor from Middle Georgia State College, said. “If you're going to save money, there's ...

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MGA Prof Elected North American Accounting Society Officer

April 13, 2015

Mimi Ford, associate professor of accounting at Middle Georgia State, has been elected to serve as an officer for the North American Accounting Society. She will serve as vice president of academics in 2016, the president-elect in 2017 and ...

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New Charter School Will Pump Millions Into Midstate

March 26, 2015

Bibb County’s newest charter school could have an economic impact of about $50 million over the next five years, the authors of a new study say. Macon Charter Academy, which held its groundbreaking recently, ...

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Houston County Population Growth Slows

March 26, 2015

WARNER ROBINS -- Not long ago, Houston County was among the fastest-growing communities in the country. These days, it’s got a middling record even in Georgia, new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates ...

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Macon’s YKK Celebrates Four Decades of Zippers

October 15, 2014

Greg George, associate professor of economics and director of the Center for Economic Analysis at Middle Georgia State College, said that in general, economic activity in this country is becoming increasingly concentrated. “The trend over the ...

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Professor Wins Accounting Association Award

September 16, 2014

Dr. Carol Sargent, associate professor of Accounting at Middle Georgia State College, has received the 2014 American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Research in Accounting Education Award, sponsored by Ernst & Young. She received this ...

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Macon Gas Prices Drop

September 03, 2014

Dr. Greg George, director of Middle Georgia State's Center for Economic Analysis, discusses why the per-gallon cost of gasoline is declining.

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Improved Detection Leads to Fraud Investigations Increase

September 01, 2014

Dr. Greg George, director of Middle Georgia State's Center for Economic Analysis, discusses the increase in unemployment fraud case ...

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Middle Georgia State MVP: Ryan Niedermaier

August 25, 2014

Active in SGA and Residence Life, Business major Ryan Niedermaier plans a future in entrepreneurship and graduate education. Full Name: Ryan Niedermaier. Age: 21. Hometown: Dexter. Residence: Cochran. High School: West Laurens ...

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Managing Debt a Struggle for Some

August 25, 2014

Dr. Greg George, director of Middle Georgia State's Center for Economic Analysis, discusses consumer debt. Read the complete article at

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Export-Import Bank at Center of Economic Debate

August 02, 2014

A government bank that’s financed millions of dollars of exports from Georgia is under fire in the U.S. House of Representatives, where some high-ranking leaders say the bank amounts to a taxpayer subsidy for crony capitalism. ... Greg George, ...

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Robins Reserve Cuts May Not Mean Pink Slips

July 16, 2014

Local economist from Middle Georgia State College, Greg George, says if the positions come from unfilled jobs, it will minimize the economic impact. George appears at about the 2:40 mark: ...

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Rural Population Declines

July 15, 2014

Dr. Greg George, Middle Georgia State business professor, weighs in on the midstate's rural population decline in this article. Read more here: ...

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School of Business Adds Bachelor of Applied Science

June 16, 2014

Middle Georgia State College’s School of Business is adding a bachelor of applied science - a pathway to a four-year degree for professionals in technical or industrial careers who want to move into management. Link to full article.

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Middle Georgia State Adds Bachelor of Applied Science

May 07, 2014

Middle Georgia State College’s School of Business is adding a bachelor of applied science - a pathway to a four-year degree for professionals in technical or industrial careers who want to move into management. The B.A.S, which will roll out ...

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Executive Lecture Features Lt. Gen. Litchfield

April 02, 2014

Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield will give the 2014 Executive Lecture, an annual event hosted by Middle Georgia State College's School of Business, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 21. Litchfield will discuss the Air Force Sustainment Center's leadership ...

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MGSC Part Of Business Plan Competition

November 12, 2013

Middle Georgia State College students are invited to take part in a business plan competition that could net them prize money to help turn their ideas into realities. In an effort to encourage local entrepreneurship by students and to attract ...

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MGSC Team In Top 10 Of Business Simulation Competition

November 07, 2013

A team of Middle Georgia State College business majors consisting of Caleb Carter, Kharis Jones, Hamid Ganjikia and Michael Faulkner is ranked fourth nationally in a business simulation model known as MikesBikes-Advanced. Middle Georgia State ...

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Executive Lecturer to Discuss Leadership and Negotiation

March 13, 2013

The University of Georgia's Peter J. Shedd, a noted scholar in the legal and regulatory environment of business and business law, will discuss "Negotiate or Lead: What to Do and When?" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the banquet hall of the ...

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