The curriculum for the Women’s Bridge to Business program reflects an MBA core. The program immerses students in the methods, assumptions, and objectives defining an expansive range of business disciplines and topics:
- Business Communications
- Business Ethics
- Business Law
- Career Development
- Financial Accounting
- Financial Management
- International Business
- Managerial Accounting
- Operations Management
- Organization Theory
- Organizational Behavior
- Strategic Management
- Women in Business
The program emphasizes topics of particular interest to women in business. In addition to the module focusing specifically on women in business, the career development workshops examine gender dynamics in interviewing and salary negotiation, and the students interact with women executives both on campus and at corporate sites.
Program content is organized into twenty-seven (27) three-hour modules. During the program’s three weeks, students participate in a 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. module each Monday through Friday and a 1:00 to 3:30 module each Monday through Thursday (B2B does not meet Friday afternoons).
The Women’s Bridge to Business program values pedagogical variety. Students attend lectures, read and discuss cases, talk with panels of women executives, engage in classroom exercises, conduct online business simulations, and visit corporate offices and meet managers at companies such as Turner Broadcasting and PWC.
Two unique features of the WB2B curriculum are our Executive Alumnae Panel and our Young Alumnae Panel. In 2014, WB2B students had wonderful interactions with the following panelists:
Executive Alumnae Panel:
Susan Hithcock: Advisory Board Member, The Turknett Leadership Group; Founder and Director of the Women in Leadership Seminar Series; President, Agnes Scott College Alumnae Board, previously Director, Network Operations, BellSouth Tellecommunications
Teresa Lee: Marketing Services Consultant and Special Projects, Southern Company; previously Director of Transmission Financial and Accounting Services, Southern Company
Whitney Ott: Partner at Jackson Spalding; previously Research Assistant, NBC's "Meet the Press"
Alison Trendell Williams: International Liaison, The North Highland Company; International Business Development Manager, Cordence Worldwide
Young Alumnae Panel:
Senam Apaloo: Intern, Chick Fil-A Corporate; Graduate Student, M.Ed. in Human Resources and Organizational Development, University of Georgia
Keelin Cox: Import Traffic, Star Asia International
Brittany Norris: Ocean Export Lead Agent, Expeditors
Tesia Ogletree: Compensation Analyst at DeKalb Medical
Larricia Tuggle: Unit Manager, Waffle House