New Business Major To Be Offered at Agnes Scott

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Agnes Scott College will begin offering a new major and minor in business management in Fall 2014.

Business continues to be one of the most popular majors in the U.S. and the new major and minor were created in response to student demand for expanded courses in business.

The college recently partnered with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business to provide a pathway for Agnes Scott students to enroll in Georgia Tech’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The two institutions also partnered in 2010 to create the Bridge to Business program, an intensive three-week summer program which introduces Agnes Scott students to key business concepts and serves as an introduction to an MBA.

“Agnes Scott students have shown tremendous interest in management and accounting courses and in co-curricular business programming,” said Tom Will, director of the Bridge to Business program and the MBA Linkage program and associate professor of management at Agnes Scott. “The new business management major enables the college to meet the needs of women who want to couple a thorough grounding in business education with the breadth and rigor of Agnes Scott’s core liberal arts curriculum.”  

“Supporting the success of our students is vital,” said Carolyn J. Stefanco, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “Not only is a business degree attractive to many potential employers, it also contributes to the college’s mission to prepare women for global leadership.”

At Fortune 500 companies, women hold just 4.4 percent of CEO positions, 14.3 percent of executive officer positions, and 16.6 percent of Board of Director seats.

In keeping with Agnes Scott’s focus on the liberal arts, the college’s business major will be rooted in the study of how individuals and societies behave, and will enable students to contribute effectively to a variety of organizations, including non-profit, government, and entrepreneurial ventures, as well as traditional corporations, Stefanco said.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.