Georgia College adds new business program

Georgia College & State University will host the Georgia 2010 Entrepreneur Summit, “The Journey Continues ... Survive and Thrive” on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Gov. Sonny Perdue will open the conference Tuesday morning, the university announced Thursday. About 200 small-business owners from across the state are expected to attend.

The conference will highlight the state’s business activities, youth entrepreneurship, business tools, tax credits and other areas relating to small business.

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Georgia College also announced Thursday it will offer a new business program with a liberal arts twist.

The new liberal arts masters of business administration is similar to a traditional MBA program but with a liberal arts philosophy that includes small class sizes, close interaction among students and instructors and a focus on social awareness and responsibility.

The program takes 15 months, during which time students will take 16 courses and earn 42 semester credits. It’s scheduled to begin this summer.