Coles News: Feb 2018

  • Sweeping Cybercrime Bill Would Target 'Snoopers'

    Lying about your weight on an online dating site? Checking out who won the Falcons game from your work computer? Using your computer hacking knowledge as an “ethical hacker?” Those actions may become illegal if a Georgia bill gets voted into law, civil liberty advocates say.  –  February 26, 2018

  • InfoSec Students Use Software to Prepare for Business Worst Case Scenarios

    Information Security and Assurance Professor Dr. Michael Whitman uses state-of-the-art technology in his classrooms to teach students how to respond to disasters in a way that keeps employees safe while helping ensure business continuity.  –  February 26, 2018

  • Hughes Leadership Program Reaches Major Milestone

    Since 2014, the Hughes Leadership and Career Program has used innovative coursework and one-on-one attention to help Coles College of Business students develop the skills that employers desire in their new hires. With cumulative enrollment in the Hughes program surpassing 10,000 students as of spring 2018, administrators are eager to continue growing this unique approach to career preparation.  –  February 22, 2018

  • Ga. Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing 'Unauthorized Computer Access'

    On Monday, Georgia senators passed a bill that makes password disclosure or accessing a computer or computer network without permission “a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.”  –  February 16, 2018

  • OWL Circle Shares 'Unwritten Rules of Business' with Coles Alumnae

    The Women’s Leadership Center officially launched its OWL Circle initiative this month with a panel discussion featuring some of the country’s most prominent women executives sharing the secrets to their success with Coles College of Business alumnae.  –  February 15, 2018

  • Online BBA in Marketing Ranked 20th in Affordability

    Kennesaw State University’s nationally recognized, AACSB-accredited online bachelor of business administration degree in marketing was ranked as the 20th most affordable online marketing degree in the country in a report published by College Choice.  –  February 13, 2018

  • Kennesaw State Mini MBA program coming to Sandy Springs

    The Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber is partnering with the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University to offer a new Mini MBA (master’s degree in business administration) program starting March 22 in Sandy Springs.  –  February 09, 2018

  • Coles Alumn Jeffrey Tapick Named CEO of Martin Preferred Foods

    Houston-based Martin Preferred Foods ( has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Tapick as its new chief executive officer and president. He assumed responsibilities on January 1, 2018, and succeeds his father, Michael Tapick, as the third generation of the Tapick family to lead the company in its 74-year history. Michael Tapick will continue to serve as chairman and leader of the company’s Advisory Board.  –  February 07, 2018

  • Coles Cybersecurity Program Ranked 6th in the Nation for Vets

    Kennesaw State University has been recognized among the nation’s top schools for veterans and military students to pursue a cybersecurity degree, placing No. 6 in the “2018 Best for Vets: 10 Best Cybersecurity Programs” ranking by Military Times magazine.  –  February 05, 2018

  • Why Family-Business Entrepreneurs Should Embrace Private Equity Funding

    With the passage of President Donald Trump’s tax plan, family-business entrepreneurs seem to be getting a big bump in social investment and corporate growth. Given that 80 to 90 percent of U.S. businesses are family-owned and that such companies contribute 64 percent of the GDP, according to Kennesaw State University research, the administration has taken a hardline stance in highlighting those businesses’ economic and cultural value.  –  February 01, 2018