Georgia Tech’s emphasis on creating and sustaining innovative program offerings is increasingly attracting the best and brightest students to the Scheller College of Business. Private philanthropy for program enrichment is vital to maintaining the College’s standard of excellence and distinguishing our programs from the competition.
The long list of transformative educational opportunities has grown to include the following:
The Steven A. Denning Technology & Management Program is a partnership between the Scheller College of Business, the College of Engineering and the College of Computing, allowing undergraduates to receive a degree in their major and a minor in engineering and management or computing and management. The College is exploring opportunities to expand the Program to include other Colleges. The College is seeking 10 endowed named scholarships for this program from $200 thousand.
(Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results)
The TI:GER Program is an award-winning collaboration between Georgia Tech and Emory Law School teaching engineering and science PhD, MBA and law students how to commercialize innovative technologies.
- Seeking endowment for named program from $10 million
- Seeking endowments for named interdisciplinary tracks from $5 million:
- Named Biomedical Track
- Named Sustainability Track
- Named Nanotechnology Track
- Named General TI:GER Track
- Seeking endowed MBA Fellowships with a preference for TI:GER students from $250 thousand
- Seeking TI:GER team sponsorship from $1.25 million (endowed) or $100 thousand (expendable - $50 thousand a year for two years)
Center on Business Strategies for Sustainability
In the spring of 2013 the Scheller College established the Center on Business Strategies for Sustainability, thanks to a three-year, $750,000 grant awarded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. Our College’s strong focus in the management of technology, innovation and commercialization is highly relevant to the adoption and management of “green tech.”
Sustainability is one of Georgia Tech's strategic priority areas, with important investments in energy and sustainable systems. The opportunity to leverage these core strengths for high-visibility, high-impact leadership in sustainable business has never been greater. The vision of the Center on Business Strategies for Sustainability is to:
- Become a center of excellence for generating and disseminating high-impact research in business strategies and innovation for sustainability;
- Educate the 21st century student (tomorrow’s engineer/manager/CEO/entrepreneur) who appreciates and integrates cutting-edge business principles, science and technology to further sustainability objectives throughout her/his career;
- Partner effectively with industry to not only to accelerate the adoption of best practices, but also to push the envelope on what constitutes best practice.
Georgia Tech Business Plan Competition
The Georgia Tech Business Plan Competition succeeds at both educating students and facilitating the creation of technology-based businesses; the annual competition is open to all Georgia Tech students and alumni who have graduated within the last five years.
- Seeking endowment for named Business Plan Competition from $2.5 million
- Seeking annual sponsorship from $100 thousand