2016 Press Releases

Succession: Equity Financing Options For Family Businesses

November 12, 2015
Research indicates that as many as 86% of middle-market, privately owned businesses in the US are positioned to make a generational transfer. In anticipation, family business owners will be tasked to evaluate potential financing options to support the transition. Businesses uncomfortable with the risks of leverage will look to obtain an equity partner. Though equity financing can be a source of essential capital to any transitioning business, there are additional considerations when selecting the appropriate equity partner to aid in the continuation of a family business. In a generational transfer, preservation is at the helm of the handover.

Prep Your Business for a Data Breach

November 12, 2015
How vulnerable is your business to a computer data breach? Chances are you're not dealing with thousands of files containing Social Security numbers, protected health information or financial information belonging to other people. However, as the owner of a small- to medium-sized business, don't stop reading yet. You may not be safe from cybercrime.

Rarely enforced SEC rules may give green light to earnings manipulation

November 11, 2015
In 2013, after the "London Whale" trading disaster that cost J.P. Morgan Chase more than $6 billion, the bank halved Chief Executive James Dimon's 2012 compensation, eliminating his cash bonus and saying he bore "ultimate responsibility" for the losses and the internal problems that led to them.

Women in Higher Education Conference wraps up at Albany Technical College

November 6, 2015
ALBANY -- Albany Technical College, in partnership with the Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education (GAWHE) and the American Council on Education (ACE) Women's Network, on Wednesday wrapped up a two-day Women in Higher Education (WIHE) Leadership Conference held on the Albany Tech campus.

Grammy Museum names KSU university affiliate

November 6, 2015
Kennesaw State University's Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business (MEBUS) program was named an official university affiliate of the Grammy Museum at L.A. LIVE.

Engaging the community: KSU has $1.2B annual impact on area, Papp says

November 3, 2015
Kennesaw State University President Dan Papp, keynote speaker at the Cobb Chamber's Monday breakfast, said KSU's annual economic impact on the county and surrounding area is $1.2 billion.

Zombie 101: KSU instructor appears in 'The Walking Dead'

November 4, 2015
KENNESAW -- The real-life experience Beth Keener shares with her students includes days of trying to outrun the living dead.

Kennesaw State University's part-time MBA ranked among the nation's best

November 3, 2015
The part-time MBA at Kennesaw State University's Michael J. Coles College of Business was named 50th in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek in their 2015 business school rankings. KSU joins Emory University, Georgia State University and the University of Georgia

Georgia manufacturing picks up, but remains below growth levels in August

October 28, 2015
Georgia manufacturing's PMI recovered three points from its 8.3 point drop in August, according to the Purchasing Managers Index released on Oct. 1 by Kennesaw State University's Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business.

KSU's Coles College of Business Among Top 50 Part-Time MBA Programs in U.S.

October 28, 2015
Bloomberg Businessweek has named the Kennesaw State University's Michael J. Coles College of Business' part-time MBA program as 50th in the country. Coles College is additionally ranked as one of the top 5 programs in Georgia, alongside Emory University, Georgia State University and University of Georgia.

UTSA professor's new study questions the influence of CEOs Page Title

October 28, 2015
A board of directors oversees the governance of public companies, but how much influence do CEOs have in the nomination process for directors? According to recent research by UTSA accounting faculty member Zhongxia Ye and her colleagues at Kennesaw State University, they found that CEO influence can vary widely.

Kennesaw Hosts Food Security Workshop With German University

October 23, 2015
Kennesaw State University's Coles College of Business this month hosted a workshop on food security management, an initiative stemming from a German professor's research interests and overseas connections on this pressing issue.

On Economic Growth and Lower Birth Rates

October 13, 2015
In his Sept. 24 op-ed "How the Birth Dearth Saps Economic Growth," Ruchir Sharma laments what he calls a "plummet" and "collapse" in the rate of global population growth from 2% in the decades after World War II to 1% at present.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM): What To Expect Today

October 12, 2015
The impending US job report is poised to determine the Fed's decision on interest rate hike. Bidness Etc analyzes how US job data and the recent downturn in stock markets could influence Fed's decision and banking stocks

Ready for Kickoff: KSU football boon for city's businesses

October 9, 2015
KENNESAW -- A significant chunk of Kennesaw State University's 33,000 students and its 76,000 in-state alumni crammed into bars, restaurants and motels from Marietta to "far up I-75" in early September when KSU's football team held its first-ever home game against Edward Waters College of Jacksonville, Florida.