News at Stetson School of Business and Economics

April 28, 2017
Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics features prominently in CEO Magazine’s annual ranking of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive MBA (EMBA) and Online MBA programs, released in early April.
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April 26, 2017
Mercer University junior Emily Thompson was recently selected as a finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship, the premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States. She is only the second finalist in the University’s history.
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April 5, 2017
The Mercer Innovation Center announced the winners of The Next Big Idea business pitch competition on March 31.
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March 29, 2017
For the second time in four years, Mercer University had a total of three current students or recent alumni selected to receive prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards in a single year.
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March 27, 2017
The finals of the Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) Next Big Idea competition will take place March 31, 3-5 p.m., in the MIC Auditorium, as $9,000 in prize money will be awarded to students with the best business pitches.
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March 16, 2017
Mercer University students Aaron Scherf and Brandon Hancock will compete in Harvard University’s Social Enterprise Conference (SECON) pitch competition March 25 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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March 14, 2017
Mercer University professor Dr. Allen Lynch and two collaborators correctly predicted all 36 at-large bids in this year’s NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament using their Dance Card statistical model.
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February 22, 2017
Attracting and retaining local talent is paramount among the goals of the Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) aimed at fostering economic development and making use of innovative thinking and new technology in Middle Georgia.
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February 21, 2017
Mercer University's BB&T Center for Undergraduate Research in Public Policy and Capitalism recently announced the recipients of its 2016-2017 academic grants supporting student research in economics, finance or other related areas.
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February 14, 2017
Mercer University’s 2016-2017 Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, continues Feb. 21 with Joe Lawrence, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Porsche Cars North America Inc. (PCNA), as keynote speaker.
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January 23, 2017
Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) and SparkMacon are partnering to offer Start-Up Land, a business development program that is free and open to the public, designed for aspiring entrepreneurs who find themselves in the space between an initial idea and an actual business.
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January 10, 2017
Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs rankings, released today.
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December 19, 2016
Mercer University formally dedicated the Dr. Hugh F. Smisson III Complex in a ceremony held Dec. 16 on the Macon campus. The facility, which serves as the home of the Mercer Innovation Center, is named for Dr. Smisson, a Macon native and founder of Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, who made a major financial contribution to the Center.
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November 28, 2016
The Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) is once again seeking aspiring entrepreneurs with The Next Big Idea and will award $9,000 in prizes to students with the best business pitches this April.
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October 20, 2016
Mercer University and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) recently signed a new transfer articulation agreement through 2020.
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October 12, 2016
Area businesses experienced a positive first half of 2016 and remain “cautiously optimistic” about the second half of the year, according to the results of Mercer University’s Mid-Year Middle Georgia Economic Outlook Survey, released today.
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September 29, 2016
Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) will welcome junior Faiz Aly as part of the Open MIC Student Entrepreneurial Lecture Series Sept. 29 from 5:30-7 p.m.
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September 20, 2016
Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) will welcome Dr. Mary Alice Morgan, senior vice provost for service learning at the University, as part of the Open MIC Student Entrepreneurial Lecture Series Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.-noon.
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September 14, 2016
Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) will welcome Nadia Osman, director of SparkMacon, as part of the Open MIC Student Entrepreneurial Lecture Series Sept. 15, 5:30-7 p.m.
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September 12, 2016
The Mercer Innovation (MIC) and SparkMacon Entrepreneur Lecture Series continues Sept. 13 with a presentation by MIC Fellow Stebin Horne.
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September 6, 2016
Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) and SparkMacon are co-sponsoring a free weekly Entrepreneur Lecture Series, which will begin Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m.
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September 2, 2016
Mercer University’s 2016-2017 Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, will include presentations by national political correspondent Ron Brownstein, international strategic affairs consultant and lecturer Anja Manuel, and automotive and healthcare industry executives Joe Lawrence and Patrick Miles.
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July 1, 2016
The Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) has selected its inaugural class of Mercer Innovation Fellows, who this fall will begin the process of launching two new businesses with startup funds, housing, office space and access to University facilities and other resources provided by the Center.
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May 3, 2016
The Mercer Innovation Center announced the winners of The Next Big Idea business pitch competition on April 16.
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May 3, 2016
Mercer On Mission, the University’s unique blend of study abroad and service learning, is set to deploy 181 students and 20 faculty members to 11 sites in South America, Asia and Africa during the months of May through August, its largest contingent ever.
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April 27, 2016
Nearly 2,000 students will graduate in five Mercer University commencements during May in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah. The University will confer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as honorary degrees to State Rep. Larry J. (Butch) Parrish and musician Gregg Allman.
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April 27, 2016
Mercer University will conclude the 2015-2016 Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, with presentations in Atlanta and Macon by Griff Lynch, chief operating officer and executive director designee for the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA).
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April 26, 2016
Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) will feature Mercer On Mission – the University’s unique initiative combining study abroad and service learning – for the final Open MIC Night of the spring semester on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
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April 20, 2016
Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) Open MIC Night this week will feature Dr. Ulrica Jones, president of Eventual Success LLC, April 20 at 5:30 p.m.
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April 14, 2016
The finals of the Mercer Innovation Center’s Next Big Idea competition will take place Saturday from 1-3:30 p.m. in Science and Engineering Building Room 110, as $9,000 in prize money will be awarded to students with the best business pitches.
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April 14, 2016
Area businesses wrapped a positive 2015 and remain optimistic about 2016, according to the results of Mercer University’s Year-End Middle Georgia Economic Outlook Survey, which were released today.
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April 12, 2016
Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) Open MIC Night this week will feature Jeremy Knowles, president of Macon Beer Company, on April 13 at 5:30 p.m.
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April 5, 2016
Leslie Graham, a senior marketing major in Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics, recently received the 2016 Mr. and Mrs. Sidney A. Sparks Provincial Collegian of the Year Award.
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March 29, 2016
Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) Open MIC Night this week will feature George Murray II, studios manager and sound and light producer, March 30 at 5:30 p.m.
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March 24, 2016
The sixth annual Mercer Atlanta Research Conference will be held April 16 on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus and will feature numerous student and faculty presentations from six of the University’s 12 schools and colleges.
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March 24, 2016
Mercer University will hold its sixth annual Breakthroughs in Engagement, Arts and Research (BEAR) Day and 15th annual Engineering Expo April 7-8 to showcase outstanding student research and special projects from the College of Liberal Arts, Stetson School of Business and Economics, Townsend School of Music and School of Engineering.
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March 23, 2016
Traffick Jam, a team of Mercer University marketing students whose mission is to bring an end to sex trafficking in Middle Georgia, will host its second annual community event to “Shine Out Sex Trafficking” on March 31, 6-8 p.m., in Tattnall Square Park.
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March 16, 2016
Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) Open MIC Night this week will feature local entrepreneur Derrick Kendrick on March 17 at 6:30 p.m.
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March 16, 2016
Mercer University marketing students on a mission to drive out sex trafficking from the Macon community and beyond are expanding efforts to educate local teens on how to bring an end to this modern form of slavery that affects millions globally.
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March 1, 2016
Mercer University will continue the 2015-2016 Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, with presentations in Atlanta and Macon by Robert Guest, foreign editor of The Economist, on March 10.
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February 29, 2016
Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) Open MIC Night this week will feature communications consultant Jessica Walden on March 1 at 6:30 p.m.
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February 22, 2016
Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) Open MIC Night this week will feature Ronald G. Jones II, founder and CEO of Aunis Health, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
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February 16, 2016
The Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) will welcome John Dyslin, a 25-year veteran of startups, private equity and mergers and acquisitions, for its Open MIC Night Feb. 16 at 5:15 p.m.
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February 8, 2016
Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics features prominently in CEO Magazine’s annual ranking of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive MBA (EMBA) and Online MBA programs, released today.
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February 5, 2016
Mercer University's BB&T Center for Undergraduate Research in Public Policy and Capitalism this week announced the recipients of its latest round of grants supporting student research in economics, finance or other related areas.
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February 2, 2016
Mercer University will continue the 2015-2016 Executive Forum Feb. 16 with presentations by Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR) and political contributor to Fox News, in Atlanta and Macon.
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January 6, 2016
Dr. Samantha Riley, entrepreneur, business and service-learning consultant, and educator, has been named director of the Mercer Innovation Center, effective Jan. 1.
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November 17, 2015
Mercer University President William D. Underwood today announced establishment of a new center designed to advance a culture of innovation and develop a thriving community of entrepreneurs, with a focus on utilizing technology to foster economic growth, create 21st century jobs and attract and retain talent.
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November 17, 2015
The Mercer Innovation Center has named a 14-person advisory board to help guide its mission to inspire a culture of entrepreneurship among Mercer students and faculty while fueling a vibrant startup ecosystem in Middle Georgia.
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October 28, 2015
Mercer University will open its 2015-2016 Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, with presentations in Atlanta and Macon by David Cummings, CEO of Atlanta Ventures and founder of Atlanta Tech Village, on Nov. 5.
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October 21, 2015
Mercer University's Stetson School of Business and Economics (SSBE) has named Atlanta Tech Village founder David Cummings as its entrepreneur-in-residence on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta.
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October 13, 2015
Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics (SSBE) again appears among the pages of "The Best 295 Business Schools" guidebook, released by The Princeton Review on Tuesday.
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October 7, 2015
Area businesses experienced a positive first half of 2015 and are "cautiously optimistic" about the second half of the year, according to the results of Mercer University's Mid-Year Middle Georgia Economic Outlook Survey.
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September 29, 2015
Downing Barber, an MBA graduate of the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics and founder of the national restaurant franchise chain Barberitos, will visit Mercer’s Macon campus on Oct. 14 to share his personal success story.
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August 21, 2015
Two Mercer University faculty members were selected as Governor's Teaching Fellows, a highly selective program sponsored by the Institute of Higher Education and the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia.
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August 18, 2015
The website Online Accounting Degree Programs recently ranked Mercer University No. 4 on its list of 30 Great Small College Business Degree Programs for 2015.
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May 8, 2015
The finals of the Mercer University's Stetson School of Business and Economics business model competition were held on May 2 in Atlanta, serving as the culmination of the School's second annual Entrepreneurial Festival.
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April 28, 2015
Mercer University's Stetson School of Business and Economics recently sent a team of MBA students to the International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) for the first time. The students won two second-place awards.
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April 28, 2015
Mercer University's Stetson School of Business and Economics will hold its second annual Entrepreneurial Festival on May 2, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta.
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April 15, 2015
Mercer University's BB&T Center for Undergraduate Research in Public Policy and Capitalism will host former president of Bolivia Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada on April 22.
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April 14, 2015
Two MBA students and an undergraduate in Mercer University's Stetson School of Business and Economics won three of the top four places in Clayton State University's second annual Elevator Pitch Contest on April 10.
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April 14, 2015
Mercer University's student chapter of the Financial Management Association (FMA) and GreenPath Debt Solutions will hold the second annual Family Financial Wellness Fair April 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the University Center on Mercer's Macon campus.
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March 24, 2015
Mercer University professor Dr. Allen Lynch and two collaborators correctly predicted 33 of 36 at-large bids in this year's NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament using their Dance Card statistical model.
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March 10, 2015
Mercer University's 2014-2015 Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, will conclude on March 17 with a presentation in Macon by GEICO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer O.M. "Tony" Nicely.
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February 10, 2015
Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics released its inaugural Middle Georgia Economic Outlook Survey on Tuesday.
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January 29, 2015
Mercer University's 2014-2015 Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, continues Feb. 24 with presentations in Atlanta and Macon by Shan Cooper, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company – Marietta.
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January 27, 2015
Mercer University's BB&T Center for Undergraduate Research in Public Policy and Capitalism this week announced the recipients of its latest round of grants supporting student research in economics, finance or other related areas.
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