The Business School at Georgia Tech Dean's Report, 2006-2007
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These are exciting times to be part of Georgia Tech College of Management. We are well on our way to realizing ambitious dreams for the College that might have seemed unrealistic just a few short years ago. Our vision is for the College to become the world’s preeminent business school for management and technology within the next 10 years. I believe this climb to the top is attainable because: • Georgia Tech thrives at the intersection of technological innovation and commercialization, where leading and budding engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs are encouraged to move cutting-edge research from the lab to the marketplace. • It’s all about location. Situated in the center of Atlanta’s high-tech business community, the College also benefi ts from Georgia Tech’s highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment. Here engineers, scientists, and business scholars are exploring new methods to address global challenges and embrace global opportunities in responsible and economically viable ways. • Many of the College of Management’s academic specialty areas are already highly ranked by national and international publications. We aim to further elevate these and other programs, greatly enhancing the reputation of the College and Institute. Growing our faculty size is key to realizing our goals as we initiate and foster highly innovative and interdisciplinary programs that differentiate us from traditional business schools. We need to increase the faculty’s size, which has hovered around the low 50s, to between 70 and 90 within the next few years. I’m happy to report that we just completed a remarkably successful year in faculty recruiting, helping ensure that our growing student body continues to learn from the best. Please take time to review this annual Dean’s Report and learn about our exciting progress on many fronts. While this publication focuses on our successes in 2006-07, we are already off to a strong start in the 2007-08 academic year. Moving forward, we’re committed to incorporating the concept of environmentally friendly, sustainable business practices throughout the curriculum and expanding our focus on ethics, among many other initiatives. With the right people and programs in the right place, we’re creating a new standard in business education.