• Chris Hanks

    UGA STARTUP: Terry’s Entrepreneurship Program

    Programs

    UGA STARTUPs is a monthly event at the Terry Executive Education Center and we put together panels of experts from contacts I have in the venture capital community. It’s informal and highly discussion oriented with the goal of giving them tools and resources they need to actually launch their business without an ulterior motive to sell products and services.

  • Business Academy

    Terry Business Academy

    Programs

    The Terry Business Academy is a highly selective, pre-collegiate program for high school students who demonstrate a strong interest in business and entrepreneurship. In its inaugural year, TBA attracted more than 20 Georgia high school students to campus this spring for an up–close–and–personal look at what the Terry College has to offer prospective business school majors.

  • Top Entrepreneur

    America’s Next Top Entrepreneur

    Programs

    UGA students from all over campus, 114 in all, came to the Student Learning Center last November for a chance to be a part of "American Idol" — Terry style. The occasion was the inaugural event of UGA’s Next Top Entrepreneur, a campus–wide competition that is the brainchild of Terry entrepreneurship program director Chris Hanks (BBA ’90), who says students quickly learned how much skill and stamina is required to transform creative ideas into a successful marketplace product.

  • Boys and Girls Club

    From overtime to overdubs

    Programs

    UGA professors and local record producers designed an $85,000 recording studio for a local Boys & Girls Club, and the Music Business Certificate Program is dispatching its students to show the youngsters the ropes.

  • Cayle Bywater

    The Cayle Project

    Programs

    Cayle Bywater had a simple desire to help people, says her friend and classmate Beth Daniell, who frequently carpooled with Bywater to take evening courses at UGA’s Gwinnett campus in the Master of Internet Technology program.

  • CPA Exam Pass Rates

    CPA Exam Pass Rates

    Programs

    It’s a 14-hour right of passage split into four parts. It tests knowledge, organization, and expression through its battery of questions. Those who pass each section with a minimum score of 75 percent earn the initials signifying their technical excellence like a badge of honor. It is the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) licensing examination, and its difficulty is so renowned that the long–running joke among accountants is that CPA exam centers serve as their profession’s unofficial reunion place.

  • Certified Financial Planners Program

    Certified Financial Planners Program

    Programs

    The Executive Program for Financial Planning Certification offered by the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business is a registered program of the Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards Inc. The Terry program, which is taught at the Executive Education Center in Atlanta, offers a unique advantage over conventional 18–month pre–certification programs available elsewhere.