Business school announces new plans for executive programs

Ronald E. Frank, dean of the business school, announced the appointment of Stephen G. Franklin as associate dean of Executive Education. Franklin's selection is the first step in the school's drive to further develop its nationally-recognized executive education program. Franklin assumes responsibility for all non-degree open enrollment and custom executive education initiatives.

"For years, the Goizueta Business School has offered value-added executive education programs to meet the needs of middle- and upper-management executives. Now, with a rapidly changing global business environment, the school is dedicated to enhancing its executive education offerings to help managers meet the new challenges and demands," said Frank. "We searched the nation for the right individual and found that Steve Franklin's unique qualifications clearly distinguished him from all other applicants. Having served as a former tenured professor at Emory and having built a successful executive education business, he brings the perfect combination of skills and leadership qualities necessary to successfully lead this effort."

Franklin's initial efforts include broadening the base of Atlanta companies that participate in OEP's Executive Development Consortium Program (EDC). He plans to more than double the number of consortium member companies, from 12 to 30, and to develop additional course offerings in conjunction with business school professors. The three-week application-oriented EDC program focuses on business problem-solving, strategic issues, leadership and the global business environment.

-- Stacy Block

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