Georgia Tech Premieres Executive Programs at Savannah Campus This Fall

College of Management To Offer Programs in Business Strategy, Innovation, Leadership, Marketing, Six Sigma and Technology for the Non-Technical Manager

For the first time, the Georgia Tech College of Management, the business school at Georgia Tech, will offer executive education programs at the Georgia Tech Savannah campus.

"The College of Management offers an innovative portfolio of training programs that help executives stimulate new ideas, sharpen leadership skills and develop innovative strategies. Offering these programs to businesses in southeast Georgia reflects the strong economy and growth in this area," states Dr. Terry Blum, dean of the Georgia Tech College of Management.

The executive education programs offered this fall include Business Strategy, Innovation Management, Leadership, Marketing, Six Sigma, and Technology for the Non-Technical Manager. Six Sigma is one of Georgia Tech's most popular executive training programs. Program participants can earn either a Green Belt or Black Belt certification.

"I've taken many courses during my career and the Georgia Tech Six Sigma program is one of the best," says Jason Krug, senior project manager at Sun Microsystems.

"The introduction of these executive programs represents an important and logical extension of the commitment of Georgia Tech Savannah to technology education in the Coastal Georgia region," says David Frost, director of the Georgia Tech Savannah campus. "The College of Management's training programs will help functional managers, especially engineers and technologists, to move into general management and executive positions where firm-wide perspectives are required."

"Georgia Tech Savannah's executive education programs show a continuing commitment by both Georgia Tech and the University System of Georgia to our area," says Howard Morrison, chair of the Georgia Tech Savannah External Advisory Board. "These new Georgia Tech programs represent the natural evolution of enhanced academics in southeast Georgia, which should complement instruction at Armstrong, Georgia Southern, Savannah State and the Savannah College of Art and Design."

In addition to the fall line-up of executive education programs, the Georgia Tech College of Management offers customized programs for companies seeking a training program tailored to their specific needs. The College currently provides customized training programs for GE Energy, EarthLink, NDC Health, Piedmont Medical Center and the Boys and Girls Club of America.

The Georgia Tech Savannah campus is located next to the Savannah International Airport and only minutes from historic downtown Savannah. Opened in September 2003, the campus houses world-class instructional and research facilities. Executive education information is available by calling 800.815.7662 or visiting www.execinfo.org.