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UWG Newnan to expand business education offerings


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Apr. 15, 2019 - 4:10 PM

The University of West Georgia Newnan is expanding its upper-level, in-class offerings for business majors.

“A business major can already complete his or her bachelor’s degree with limited trips to the Carrollton campus through a combination of classroom learning and online courses,” said Monica Williams Smith, assistant dean of the Richards College of Business. “In the coming academic year, we are offering additional, upper-level learning opportunities.”

These 3000- and 4000-level business courses will include Principles of Marketing in fall 2019 with Statistics for Business I and Management offered in spring 2020.

The following academic year, UWG Newnan will add three additional in-class courses. These will include Statistics for Business II, Management of Information Systems, and Operations Management.

Smith said she sees the expanded offerings in Newnan as important to student retention, progression and graduation rates.

“Shortening the commute for students in our community impacts their lives with greater convenience and fewer missed classes,” Smith said. “For our adult learners who are working, the time saved by taking these upper-level courses in Newnan will provide a great benefit.”

With additional local offerings, Smith said she believes UWG Newnan will attract both traditional and adult-learner students. UWG Newnan also has added a full-time, on-site academic adviser, Lauren Allen.

“The power of having an academic adviser for all UWG students – not just business – is what makes this growth in offering a complete package,” Smith said.