New business college building

In a couple of years, the University of North Georgia’s Mike Cottrell College of Business in Dahlonega will have a new home. The 91,000-square-foot business and technology building is made possible by a $10 million donation from namesake benefactors Mike and Lynn Cottrell along with $2.3 million in state funds for planning and design.

The Cottrell Center for Business, Technology and Innovation, as it will be called, will offer undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs. It will consolidate faculty offices and classrooms that are currently housed in other campus buildings because of enrollment growth and increased demand for programs since 2013.

Plans for the new facility include:

  • Cybersecurity range
  • Computer forensic lab
  • IT hardware and networking labs
  • Data visualization, analytics and logistics lab
  • Digital marketing command center
  • Professional sales and marketing research lab
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation lab
  • Multipurpose space for seminars and events

Expansion of the business college is expected to foster economic development in the region and produce its future business leaders.

Learn about MBA offerings at the Cottrell College of Business – and elsewhere around the state – in “Mastering the Future,” in our May issue.

Photo of donors Mike and Lynn Cottrell by Peggy Cozart, University of North Georgia

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