Our Top 7 Articles from 2017

The Mike Cottrell College of Business had a wonderful 2017. The College was re-accredited by the AACSB International and received a number of awards for its efforts in terms of leadership and effectiveness / efficiency. To wrap up 2017, we’ve put together a few of our most popular stories from this past year.

Here are those articles in no particular order:

1. 5 skills employers are seeking but Millennials are lacking (through the eyes of a Millennial)

The Mike Cottrell College of Business had the opportunity to invite business professionals to a Management and Marketing Department Advisory Council meeting. During their discussion, they explained what employers expect from college graduates entering the workforce. The business professionals compared their expectations with the reality of what millennials have to offer. Former marketing intern, now graduate, Evie Somogyi discussed her perspective on the feedback from our Advisory Council.


2. Student Spotlight: Maddie Minor

Starting her own business has proven to be a learning experience for University of North Georgia senior marketing major Madison (Maddie) Minor. Her company, Willows & Palms, sells t-shirts, paintings and promotes the ‘Self Love Club.’ While we knew her business was popular on campus, we had no idea her story would be one of our most-engaging articles of the year on social media.


3. UNG adds certificate in cybersecurity and business concentrations

Students in the University of North Georgia’s (UNG) Mike Cottrell College of Business showed a lot of interest in the school’s new programs both in undergraduate and graduate programs. While these programs have proven popular, additional graduate programs will be announced in 2018. Stay tuned!


4. UNG student wins local business award

Nick Roth, a senior business management major at the University of North Georgia (UNG), was awarded the Rising Entrepreneur Award by the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce for its Excellence in Business awards ceremony in the University Student category. Nick’s star continues to rise as he prepares for graduation and to continue Teach All Tech, his startup.


5. UNG’s Cottrell MBA named in top five public programs in Georgia

According to Dr. Jeremy Bennett, director of MBA programs at UNG, the Cottrell MBA also has the lowest cost among the top five public, part-time Georgia programs.



6. UNG Hosts Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl


For the first time, UNG’s Dahlonega Campus will host the Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. The one-day, multi-institutional collegiate competition is held in partnership with the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE). Clemson University had been the home of the event since 2012.


7. Four UNG employees recognized by USG Chancellor for service excellence

Four University of North Georgia (UNG) employees were honored at the University System of Georgia’s (USG) Chancellor’s Service Excellence Awards on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta. Three of those awards were for faculty and staff in the Mike Cottrell College of Business AND the Mike Cottrell College of Business at UNG was the only business school in the state to receive awards for its leadership and efforts in effectiveness and efficiency.