Eighteen business students and two professors from the Stetson School of Business and Economics, Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, will be coming to Rwanda on June 2, 2017. This will be the third time that Mercer University has visited AVEGA to conduct Entrepreneurship Training Program. Dr. Carol Cagle and Dr. Etienne Musonera will be training AVEGA’s leaders and members from all of Rwanda’s provinces on essential marketing and business management, entrepreneurship skills, project management and leadership skills, financial and accounting skills.
Socio-Economic empowerment is identified as one of 4 major activities for the AVEGA-AGAHOZO organization, and Mercer on Mission will provide tools to assist AVEGA leadership and members in achieving their goals. Marketing and business plans are dynamic concepts which change in response to an organization’s strengths and weaknesses and to opportunities and threats in the external environment. Mercer on Mission’s intent is to continue working with AVEGA to keep these plans relevant and timely.
Established in 1984, Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is named for Eugene W. Stetson, a 1901 Mercer graduate and business pioneer who leveraged the first major buyout in corporate history. Over the past 80 years, Mercer has granted over 12,000 business degrees, and many of its graduates hold senior leadership positions in companies around the world. Mercer’s business school delivers career-focused business education programs and develops entrepreneurial leaders and responsible global citizens. It holds accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which places it among the top five percent of all top business schools worldwide. Mercer’s business school has been recognized by the Princeton Review as No. 3 for “Greatest Opportunity for Women” and one of its “Best Business Schools.” In addition, it has been recognized among the “Top 15 Schools in the Nation for Marketing and Accounting.”
The School offers the following programs: Atlanta (Evening BBA, Full-Time MBA, Flexible MBA, Executive MBA, Virtual Professional MBA, Master of Accountancy, M.S. in Business Analytics), Macon (Traditional BBA and Evening MBA), Savannah (Virtual PMBA), Douglas County and Henry County (Evening BBA). www.mercer.edu/business
About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has approximately 8,000 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah; three regional academic centers across the state; a university press; two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center and the Medical Center of Central Georgia; educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu.
Mercer has more than 60,000 alumni who live throughout the United States and in more than 70 countries around the world. The current governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal, is the 11th Mercer alumnus to hold that office. Seven Mercerians have led the State of Georgia, and four others have served as governors of the states of Alabama, Texas, New Hampshire and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Since its founding in 1833, generations of young men and women have left Mercer to become leaders of great deeds and influence, including 11 governors, three United States senators, and an attorney general of the United States.
Former President Jimmy Carter is on the Mercer University Board of Trustees and He is believed to be the first former U.S. president to serve on a university governing board in modern times.