April 16, 2021
A moment of clarity during an intro-level accounting class nearly 30 years ago started Aaron Gagnon on a journey that has taken the Kennesaw State University alumnus around the globe and led him to become the top internal auditor for Apple, the world’s largest technology company. Gagnon, Apple’s chief audit executive, earned his accounting degree from Kennesaw State in 1994. He returned to campus this week from his home in Austin, Texas to speak with students in the Master of Accounting program about careers in the industry and the role Kennesaw State has played in his success.
March 30, 2021
Taron Ragan has faced more than his share of tragedy in his life, but the senior accounting major never let those circumstances stand in his way of working toward his bachelor’s degree at Kennesaw State. Ragan, who will graduate in May, already has a full-time job in hand with Deloitte, a leading national accounting firm, as an audit associate.
March 22, 2021
The Kennesaw State University Sales Team finished third at the recent National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC), which saw more than 160 sales students from 68 universities across the United States and Canada competing for the top spot.
March 08, 2021
To help prepare students for jobs in Georgia’s fast-growing financial technology sector, Kennesaw State University has leveraged its partnership with the Georgia FinTech Academy to launch an academic minor in fintech beginning Fall 2021. This is the first program of its kind in the state.
February 22, 2021
With many nonprofits facing a financial strain from charitable donations declining during the pandemic, Kennesaw State University students are helping one affected organization launch a new product so that it can weather the storm and continue bringing music education programs to children around the world. International marketing students in Kennesaw State’s Master of Business Administration program recently began collaborating with Amani Project, a nonprofit that works with community organizations in five countries to create free music-making clubs for at-risk children.
January 06, 2021
As enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems remain critical to the success of many large and mid-sized companies, Kennesaw State University is partnering with technology firm LeanSwift to teach students the skills to help clients roll out these powerful, yet complex, business systems.
January 05, 2021
Harry Vardis knows firsthand the value of receiving a college scholarship as an international student, so he is providing that same opportunity to students at Kennesaw State University. Vardis, 79, has committed a seven-figure donation to establish a legacy scholarship fund – the Harry and Athena Vardis Scholarships – which will be given to deserving KSU students, with a focus on students from foreign countries.
December 21, 2020
Kennesaw State University has been ranked recently as having some of the best academic programs in the nation. During the Fall 2020 semester, several online organizations and publications recognized Kennesaw State’s programs for affordability, program flexibility, student satisfaction and curriculum quality.
December 11, 2020
Blake Gordon is graduating magna cum laude with his accounting degree from the Michael J. Coles College of Business and accepting a job offer from a prominent accounting firm. But his road to success was not always easy. Gordon, 31, already had survived cancer, battled depression and undergone treatment following years of alcohol addiction prior to enrolling at Kennesaw State University in his late 20s. As a student, he also faced some financial hardships.
December 10, 2020
The state of Georgia is looking to strengthen its position in the music business, hoping for a repeat of the success still enjoyed by the film and television industries. To that end, they recently partnered with Kennesaw State University to develop a statewide database of musicians and related professionals that will help productions locate Georgia talent. Earlier this year the Georgia Department of Economic Development asked Kennesaw State’s Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business (MEBUS) program to create a directory of the roughly 20,000 Georgians working in various capacities within the music industry. The recently launched directory includes artists, venues, studios, managers, marketing firms, attorneys and schools.