FAQs

What is the purpose of the Women's Bridge to Business program?

The program is aimed at developing the business interests of college and university women, and at helping students majoring in the humanities, the sciences, and social sciences engage the college-to-career transition.

Who administers the Women's Bridge to Business program?

The program is a collaborative effort partnering Agnes Scott College and Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. Thirteen Georgia Tech faculty members and three Agnes Scott faculty members participate in the program.

Is Bridge to Business for all Agnes Scott students?

Yes! Bridge to Business is designed for all Agnes Scott students of all majors and class years.

Do I earn academic credit for participating in the Women's Bridge to Business program?

Yes, students who complete the program with a passing grade earn six (6) academic credits from Agnes Scott College. The official course designation is BUS 225: Bridge to Business.

What does a typical day at Bridge to Business look like?

Bridge to Business Scholars attend lectures, read and discuss cases, engage in classroom exercises, conduct online business simulations, visit corporate offices at companies such as Turner Broadcasting and PWC, and derive insights from women executives.

When does the program take place?

In 2017, the program runs the three weeks from Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 18.

How do I register?

Bridge to Business is classified as Summer Session II course BUS 225.  In 2017, students may register for Summer Session II courses between April 3 and June 19.

Where will I attend classes?

Classes are conducted on the campus of Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business in midtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Is housing available?

Most Bridge to Business students find their own housing and commute, but Agnes Scott housing is available for students who need it at an additional cost of $375 for the three weeks.

What does the program cost?

The standard Summer School tuition rate of $450 per credit applies. Bridge to Business carries 6 academic credits, so tuition is $2,700. Summer School financial aid policies apply, and eligible students may use Advantage Award funding of up to $1,700 to help defray tuition. Please consult the financial aid tab on this website for more information.

Are meals included in the tuition?

All students receive, free of charge, thirteen complementary lunches at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.

How long has the Women's Bridge to Business program been in existence?

The program has been operating since 2011.