Lynn Hanson

Lynn Hanson, Director of Graduate Programs in Business for Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business

A veteran of graduate education for more than 25 years, Hanson currently oversees the online graduate business programs at Georgia College. This includes MBA, Master of Logistics and Master of Management Information Systems. She joins guest host Jon Waterhouse to talk about the evolution of graduate education, how online studies have been transformative for Georgia College, student success stories, and more.

Transcript of Show

Jon Waterhouse: 00:26
For many business professionals, a master’s degree can make all the difference in the world, and graduate schools are of course businesses themselves, and these days an online master’s program can give schools an edge above the competition, and this week’s guest knows both sides of that coin.
Jon Waterhouse: 00:46
Welcome to Lenz on Business, business talk on WSB. However, I’m not Richard Lenz, I’m guest host and producer Jon Waterhouse, and joining me today is Lynn Hanson.
Jon Waterhouse: 00:59
Lynn is Director of Graduate Programs in Business for Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. Lynn has been working in graduate education at Georgia College for more than 25 years, and part of her job includes overseeing the online graduate business programs at Georgia College. If you are a Lenz on Business listener here on WSB, you’ve heard all about Georgia College and what they have to offer. They are our sponsor here on this show, and among those online graduate business programs, they include MBA, Master of Logistics, and Master of Management Information Systems, and you can learn more about the program at makeyournextmove.org.
Jon Waterhouse: 01:45
Lynn, welcome to the show.
Lynn Hanson: 01:46
Thank you, Jon. It’s great to be with you today.
Jon Waterhouse: 01:48
It’s great to see you in person, because we’ve talked a lot on the phone.
Lynn Hanson: 01:52
I know. I feel like I know you.
Jon Waterhouse: 01:54
Same here, because you help me wrangle the guests. We feature a lot of guests from Georgia College, a lot of the students who have participated in the program, we’ve had professors on the show, et cetera. And now I finally have Lynn Hanson here on the show. As I said, she’s helped me get all those guests on throughout the season, and it’s great to have you here in the flesh on Lenz on Business.
Jon Waterhouse: 02:19
So Lynn, let’s talk a little bit about your career, and as I mentioned in your introduction, you’ve been working in graduate education at Georgia College for more than 25 years. Tell us how you got there, how you got to where you are today.
Lynn Hanson: 02:34
Wow. Well, I am a first generation college graduate, and I worked as an undergraduate student in the College of Business at Georgia College and State University all those years ago, and I had an opportunity to go to graduate school and to pursue an MBA. I finished that and had an opportunity to work in graduate admissions, so I served as the graduate coordinator for admissions for the university for six years. And the Dean of the Business School called me up one day, I’d worked for her as a graduate assistant, and she said, “Lynn, I am creating a new position in the College of Business, and I want you to apply for this position.” And the rest is history. So that’s the Director of the Graduate Programs in the College of Business. So I’ll celebrate 20 years in that job in October. It’s been a great ride, I enjoy working with graduate students. So the years just get by, they pass, and here we are. So that’s really how I got there, and I stay because I love working with the students. We meet so many great people along the way.
Jon Waterhouse: 03:33
So you were an undergraduate at Georgia College.
Lynn Hanson: 03:36
I was.
Jon Waterhouse: 03:36
Then you went to graduate school.
Lynn Hanson: 03:37
Went to graduate school at Georgia College.
Jon Waterhouse: 03:39
And it’s your career, Georgia College is your career. What do you love about Georgia College? I mean, it’s got to be in your blood by now.
Lynn Hanson: 03:46
It is. It’s a great institution. Georgia College has grown a lot over the years and you have a really cohesive group there, and the university really cares about students, and it’s a small school. If you look at Georgia College compared to some of the other schools in the state, we’re a hidden gem, down in Milledgeville. So it’s great to get out to get to Atlanta today, because we’re there and we have a sense of community at Georgia College and State University, and we’re able to extend that to our students, and the students know that. That’s where I find myself talking to students about the university to get them to consider Georgia College and State University, because I have a passion for the university and I think the students get that when I talk to them.
Jon Waterhouse: 04:34
Are there any other selling points that you have, in addition to what you just mentioned about Georgia College? Any other things that you think differentiate Georgia College from the competition as a whole?
Lynn Hanson: 04:45
Absolutely. Georgia College is consistently recognized by US News and World Report as an outstanding institution. Just recently, the college was named as one of the best institutions in the Southeast and that’s the university overall. The College of Business continues to rank in the top of the US News and World Reports. If you go out, anyone can take a look at that. So you see the reputation of Georgia College is stellar. And again, I’ll go back to a lot of people call us a hidden gem, because we’re not a huge school. You’ve got a lot of big name schools in the state of Georgia and we’re there, but when students find us they stay with us, because they realize what a great institution we are.
Jon Waterhouse: 05:26
Which you have done. You’ve stayed with the college.
Lynn Hanson: 05:28
I’ve stayed, yes I have. Yeah.
Jon Waterhouse: 05:31
And now of course graduate education is your job has continued to be your job for more than 25 years at Georgia College. Let’s talk a little bit about that and what you like most about working with graduate students. I see your eyes twinkle when you talk about that, obviously that is a passion of yours as well.
Lynn Hanson: 05:54
It is, yeah and I like people. It comes across from and when I’m talking to students, so that’s why I liked the opportunity to talk to prospective students. We get a lot of phone calls and I’ll spend 35 minutes sometimes on a phone call with a prospective student. Students in our graduate programs are working professionals. These students are non-traditional students. They’re coming in at a different time in their life. A lot of these students have children, they’re raising children. We get to see a lot of new babies born. So we love seeing pictures of babies when those come along. We found a lot of students dealing with aging parents, and that’s something I can identify with as well. So, you find that with working with non-traditional students, you have to be very patient, but you have to let them know you understand, and you have to have flexibility.
Lynn Hanson: 06:40
Our students are not just a number that we’re trying to get into build enrollment. We build relationships with our students, and that’s something I do. I have students who come back, year after year, to keep in touch with me. We get cards in the mail, some will come back up after a year and, “Here’s a picture of my first baby.” So we hear a lot of those stories and we get a lot of students who come in again, they enroll in one of our programs and unfortunately life happens. Students who have dealt with cancer, as I said, sick parents, and we get in and work with those students and let them know it’s okay, we’re here to support them in any way. And I think that’s really what sets us apart from all of our competition, is really having compassion and those relationships that we build with our students.
Jon Waterhouse: 07:27
I mean, obviously you do. You do this on a daily basis, because when I’m talking with you about booking guests here on Lenz on Business, some interesting graduates of the Graduate Business Programs at Georgia College, you had these fantastic stories. You know of these people who have dealt with challenges that as you said, life happens, right? It drops upon us and all of a sudden we have to kind of pivot, and do things to accommodate as we live life on life’s terms. So in order for you to know these stories, you’re obviously working with these people directly, and that’s fantastic. That’s wonderful to hear that, not only are they able to participate in a program that offers flexibility, but they’re able to turn to someone like yourself who can empathize, who has been there at Georgia College for the duration of not only your education, but also for your own career.
Jon Waterhouse: 08:30
So, that’s awesome, that’s great stuff. Lynn Hanson is who we’re talking with. She’s Director of Graduate Business Programs for Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. I just said Lynn has been working there in graduate education for more than 25 years, and part of her job includes overseeing the Online Graduate Business Programs at Georgia College. This includes MBA, Master of Logistics and Master of Management Information Systems. And you can learn more about the program at makeyournextmove.org. And don’t forget that GMAT waivers are available. So that’s another great aspect of the Online Graduate Business Programs at Georgia College.
Jon Waterhouse: 09:16
So Lynn, let’s talk a little bit about the online program. And when did Georgia college begin offering the Graduate Online Programs in Business?
Lynn Hanson: 09:28
Georgia College actually offered the first online business program in 2001, so that’s our MBA program and we offered that in consortium program with a few other schools in the State of Georgia, and that’s the Georgia WebMBA. So 19 years and counting that we’ve been offering this online MBA. So I tell prospective students when they call in or email, you want an established program. That’s an established program. That was back in the beginning of offering online programs. So we’ve been doing that for a long time.
Lynn Hanson: 09:57
We also offer our Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program. Georgia College has that, or has offered that program for over 45 years, but we took it online in 2014 in April, in order to offer that program to students beyond Middle Georgia. That was a program offered at Robins Air Force Base for many years, and so it was limited to students who lived in that area who had to commute to class one or two nights a week. Now that it’s online, we offer the program to people all over the country. The Master of Management Information Systems is a program we took online in 2016. Same principle, we’re able to expand the offering of that program to people all over the country now. It’s not just people who you have the ability to commute to a classroom, once or twice a week.
Jon Waterhouse: 10:47
So Lynn, let’s say I’d like to apply to one of these programs. What are the admission requirements? Are they different for each of the individual focuses?
Lynn Hanson: 10:55
They can vary a little bit, but the basic information we have to have, is a student has to have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. We have to have test scores, unless a student qualifies for a waiver, and we can talk more about a waiver in just a moment if you want to, so that I can elaborate on that, and official transcripts from all institutions attended.
Jon Waterhouse: 11:18
Well then I’d like to learn more about some of the other requirements a little later on in the show, but we’re about to pay some bills with a commercial break. You’re listening to Lenz on Business. I’m guest host John Waterhouse and Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business offers top ranked online graduate business programs including MBA, Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Master of Management Information Systems. You can learn more at gcsu.edu/business, and you can learn more from Lynn Hanson, who’s the Director of Graduate Programs in Business for Georgia College, and we’ll be back in just a few moments with Lynn, on Lenz on Business.
Jon Waterhouse: 11:57
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Richard Lenz:
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Hi, this is Richard Lenz and you’re listening to Lenz on Business presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. Visit them at gcsu.edu/business. Again, that’s gcsu.edu/business.
Jon Waterhouse: 12:28
We are back at you with more business talk here on Lenz on Business on WSB, presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. I’m guest host Jon Waterhouse and our special guest this week is Lynn Hanson. She’s Director of Graduate Programs in Business for Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. Lynn has been working in graduate education for more than 25 years and part of her job includes overseeing the Online Graduate Business Programs at Georgia College. This includes MBA, Master of Logistics and Master of Management Information Systems. You can learn more about the program at makeyournextmove.org.
Jon Waterhouse: 13:11
Now just before the break Lynn, we were talking about the admission requirements to hop into some of the online graduate business programs that you offer at Georgia college. Can you talk about some of the additional admission requirements that are required?
Lynn Hanson: 13:28
Yes. For the Online MBA Program, students have to have at least two years of work experience to be eligible to apply for the MBA Program. Students don’t have to have an undergraduate degree in any particular area. In fact, that’s a question we get a lot from students is, “Do I have to have a business degree to apply for an MBA Program?” No, you don’t.
Lynn Hanson: 13:48
For the Logistics Program, you don’t have to have a certain undergraduate degree. For all three of our online programs, we also require that students send us an up-to-date resume, because we like to take a look at work experience for students. Then also we talked about the GMAT-GRE, it’s now a good time to touch on the waivers because one of our most frequently asked questions is whether or not we offer a waiver for the test. As I said earlier, a lot of our students are nontraditional. They’ve been out of school for a while, and don’t have a lot of time to spend prepping for a test, and students get a little intimidated by going back to take standardized tests.
Lynn Hanson: 14:23
So several years ago we started offering GMAT-GRE waivers to students who meet certain criteria. Students who have significant work experience could qualify for a waiver. If someone has a business degree from an AACSB accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.15, those students could receive a waiver. And then anyone who has an advanced degree already, we get a lot of physicians who come into the program, or students who already have a master’s degree, and we can look at a waiver. Students who would like to apply for a waiver can go to makeyournextmove.org, to get a copy of the waiver request form. We’ve got that online, students can fill that out and it comes directly to me so that we can take a look at that.
Jon Waterhouse: 15:08
And folks, you’re listening to Lenz on Business presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, Georgia’s Public Liberal Arts University. And just like Lynn said, you can go online at makeyournextmove.org and you can download the waiver. The GMAT waiver is right there, it’s available and you can complete the form to get started, if you’re interested in going back to school and getting one of their degrees, there at the business school, the MBA, the Master of Logistics or Master of Management Information Systems. You can do it online from the comfort of your own home.
Jon Waterhouse: 15:43
Well, I’m guest host Jon Waterhouse and we’re going to be back with more, featuring Lynn Hanson, the Director of Graduate Programs in Business for Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. Come check us out after news, weather and traffic right here on WSB.
Jon Waterhouse: 15:59
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Richard Lenz:
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Hi, this is Richard Lenz and you’re listening to Lenz on Business presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. Visit them at gcsu.edu/business. Again, that’s gcsu.edu/business.
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Jon Waterhouse: 16:33
Welcome back to Lenz on Business, right here on WSB. I’m guest host Jon Waterhouse. Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business offers top ranked online graduate business programs including MBA, Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Master of Management Information Systems. Learn more at gcsu.edu/business.
Jon Waterhouse: 16:59
And if you just tuned in, we’re talking with Lynn Hanson. She actually is the Director of Graduate Programs in Business for Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. Lynn has been working in graduate education for more than 25 years, and part of her job includes overseeing the Online Graduate Business Programs at Georgia College that we talk quite a bit about here on Lenz on Business. This includes, as I said, MBA, Master of Logistics and Master of Management Information Systems. You can learn more about the program at makeyournextmove.org.
Jon Waterhouse: 17:37
Now, Lynn, obviously the online component has been a big game changer in higher education. In what ways has it been transformative for Georgia College an institution?
Lynn Hanson: 17:50
Well Jon, as you know, Georgia College has offered graduate programs in the College of Business for many years. In fact, we’ve had an MBA program for 50 years, as I said, logistics 45 plus years, and going online has allowed us to reach so many more students and bring them an education from one of the best schools in the State of Georgia, one of the best schools in the Southeast. We, in the past were only able to offer our graduate programs to students who are located in the Central Georgia area, because classes were offered in a face to face classroom setting. Now that we’ve taken our programs online, we reach students all over the country and even some international students as well. So it’s been a big game changer for us, because the outreach has been outstanding and you know, we meet some of the greatest students from all over the place so they’re not just limited to living close to us. Which brings up a question we get from a lot of students is, “Do I have to live nearby in order to pursue your degree program?”
Lynn Hanson: 18:52
I know there are a lot of universities, we have a lot of competition to choose from, but students do not have to be near Milledgeville to enroll in one of our online programs. We tell students, we’ll give you everything you need and take care of you. There’s never a reason for you to set foot on our campus unless you want to, because we have a beautiful campus and we encourage students to come back for graduation, and a lot of them do, but I think it’s kind of a misconception out there that you have to live near the school.
Lynn Hanson: 19:24
We found a lot of online programs show us studies, that students tend to choose some of those schools because they think it’s convenient, but it’s really not, because you get everything you need working with us because we’re going to make sure our students have everything they need from the admissions process, through enrollment, registration, every semester, a payment of tuition. We walk students through those steps and give them just excellent customer service.
Lynn Hanson: 19:51
And you’ll find, if you talk to our students and you’ve talked to several of our students, they’ll tell you they got that great experience living, up here in the Atlanta area is what we get a lot of our students, as a matter of fact.
Jon Waterhouse: 20:02
And I’ve also heard from many of your graduates that they have a great communication type relationship with their professors, their respective professors. Can you talk a little bit more about that and how that works in the online graduate business programs?
Lynn Hanson: 20:19
This is a very good question because I think some students are … Yeah, maybe some people tend to thank, if you’re in an online environment, then you’re just isolated from the rest of the world, if you’re not in a classroom, and that’s not the case at all. The professors, they make themselves available to all of our students. And students in the online environment tend to really bond more than students that were in our face to face classes, because you have to be on top of things in an online environment. You’re not lost in cyberspace somewhere is what we like to tell our students, and the faculty who teach in our online programs are top faculty. They are very accessible to the students. They set up guidelines for when they’re going to respond to our students, so students never fell or never have to feel like they’re left alone.
Lynn Hanson: 21:08
You see a lot of these for-profit institutions that come online every day, and we like to call those pay-for-degree type programs and it’s definitely not that. At Georgia College and State University, when you pursue an online graduate degree, you are going to work hard for that degree, but it’s going to be worth it and you’re going to get top rate experience from the faculty as well as the university as a whole.
Jon Waterhouse: 21:34
And Lynn, one thing that I’ve also heard from a lot of your graduates, kind of a common thread that, even after graduation, they feel comfortable enough and are encouraged to reach out to those professors and to also create relationships or continue relationships with some of their fellow classmates, digital classmates in the real world. As they continue to further their careers, they can reach out to their fellow classmates and also the professors. Can you kind of elaborate on that?
Lynn Hanson: 22:07
Absolutely. We see that all the time and we have students who meet. As I said, we draw in students, now that we have online programs, from all across the country. Students meet, and when, let’s say, they travel for business to another city, we’ve got students who made up with each other and continue to keep up with everyone. I’ve got some students who tell me they’ve actually traveled together with former classmates. So they really do a lot of networking and communicating with former students and with the faculty. Faculty reach out to students all the time to check to see how they’re doing. We’ve had some students go on to pursue a PhD in some cases, and the faculty work with them and guide them through that process. They’re there to give advice.
Lynn Hanson: 22:50
I had a student who came back to visit me a few weeks ago. He received an MBA, gosh, probably 10 years ago. He has his own business now and he came back to work with the faculty, to help him with some research he was doing to take him to that next step. So faculty were more than happy to work with him on that. So, once you graduate and receive your degree, we don’t tell you goodbye. We want you to keep in touch with us and keep coming back. So that goes back to, I think one of the great things about Georgia College.
Jon Waterhouse: 23:19
Fantastic. Well folks, you’re listening to Lenz on Business presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting college of Business, Georgia’s public Liberal Arts University. And don’t forget you can get your MBA, Master of Logistics or Master of Management Information Systems online, and as Lynn told us earlier, GMAT waivers are available. Visit makeyournextmove.org and complete the form, to get started.
Jon Waterhouse: 23:44
I’m guest host Jon Waterhouse and we are talking with Lynn Hanson, Director of Graduate Programs in Business for Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting college of Business. Now Lynn, I know there are quite a few success stories that you have there. We shared some of these success stories on Lenz on Business, featuring some of the graduates of your programs there. What success stories come to mind? What are some of the ones that you file away and are always going to and remembering?
Lynn Hanson: 24:13
Gosh, we have lots of those I guess, and being here for 25 plus years, I have a lot of those that stand out, but one recently. We had a student who graduated back in may. She received a promotion and she told me that promotion she received for that first year, paid for the cost of her online MBA program. So I thought that was fantastic. We have students who have dream jobs that are going for, and once they have the degree in hand they’re able to land the dream job. We see a lot of students who come into one of our online programs to advance their career, sometimes even with the same company, so we see a lot of promotions that come about.
Lynn Hanson: 24:54
We have students who are presidents of companies here in the State of Georgia. There’s a young man that came through our MBA program who is with a big company. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to name names of companies, but anyway-
Jon Waterhouse: 25:05
It’s okay.
Lynn Hanson: 25:05
It’s okay? It’s with the Home Depot, and he has worked his way up there. I can’t even keep up with him on LinkedIn. Every time I turn around he’s getting another promotion there. So a lot of great stores. We have physicians, a lot of physicians who come through our program, who come back and tell me, “I’ve been able to use the tools from my degree to help me with my business, because we need a business practice with answer that are able to get a handle on that.
Lynn Hanson: 25:31
So just lots of great stories. I have students who have come in changing the career without a business degree. They come into one of our graduate business programs and they’re able to land an excellent job. I have a young man who finished the Master of Management Information Systems couple of years ago. He had a rhetoric undergraduate degree and wasn’t able to find work. He is now with the CDC and has been promoted several times there. So lot of great stories, I could probably talk to you all day about some of these students that we’ve had come in through the programs.
Jon Waterhouse: 26:00
And that’s got to make you feel good.
Lynn Hanson: 26:01
Yeah, absolutely.
Jon Waterhouse: 26:03
Especially from your position where you are talking with these students, from start to finish, right? Let’s talk a little bit about your day to day and what you do.
Lynn Hanson: 26:14
Day to day? Gosh, we are always busy in our office. Our office, the way we work is we often refer to it as cradle to grave in graduate enrollment, meaning you work with these students as a prospect coming into a program. We talk to students about the programs we offer. We get them through the admission process and I work with these students throughout the program until they graduate. And then afterwards we go out recruiting, we have recruitment sessions. We get out on the road and attend industry events to recruit for the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program as an example. So it’s everything that has to do with graduate programs in the College of Business is what we do on a daily basis, but it’s great.
Lynn Hanson: 27:00
You talk with a lot of fascinating people on a day to day basis. Had a lady call me up well a couple months ago. She’s background singer for Michael McDonald. It’s just interesting, who wants to change your career after she gets out of touring on the road. So as I said, lots of good stories I could tell if I had all day to do that.
Jon Waterhouse: 27:18
Wow. So also international students, right?
Lynn Hanson: 27:22
Yes, we do have international students. A lot of international students enjoy coming in, if they can stay on campus for a program. So we don’t get quite as many international students that are online, but that is available students. We had a student who just graduated, who lives in South America from the Logistics Program a couple of months ago, as a matter of fact.
Jon Waterhouse: 27:42
My goodness.
Jon Waterhouse: 27:43
Folks, we’re talking with Lynn Hanson, she’s Director of Graduate Programs in Business for Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, and you can get your MBA, Master of Logistics or Master of Management Information Systems online and GMAT waivers are available. Visit makeyournextmove.org, and simply complete the form to get started.
Jon Waterhouse: 28:04
We’ve got more Lenz on Business in just a few moments right after the break.
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Hi, this is Richard Lenz and you’re listening to Lenz on Business presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. Visit them at gcsu.edu/business again, that’s gcsu.edu/business.
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Jon Waterhouse: 28:41
You’re locked in the Lens on Business, presented by the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business at Georgia College, Georgia’s Public Liberal Arts University. I’m guest host Jon Waterhouse, and today we’ve been chatting with Lynn Hanson. She’s Director of Graduate Programs in Business for Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. She’s been working in graduate education there for more than 20 years, actually 26 years I believe. And part of her job includes overseeing the online graduate business programs at Georgia college. This includes MBA, Master of Logistics and Master of Management Information Systems. And you can learn more about the programs at makeyournextmove.org.
Jon Waterhouse: 29:24
So Lynn, let’s talk a little bit more about the programs themselves and some of the most frequently asked questions that you receive from potential students.
Lynn Hanson: 29:34
Those frequently asked questions we receive are, “Are you accredited?” And we are. We have AACSB accreditation, which is the highest accreditation a College of Business can have. In fact, only about 5% of business schools in the world have AACSB accreditation. They ask us how much it costs, and we are able to give them the price and let them know we’re one of the most affordable graduate programs. Also, they ask us how long it takes to complete the program. You can get any of our graduate programs in less than two years, so that’s pretty quick for an online program, so that’s what they like to know. And students also want to know, “How long am I going to have to spend each week working on classes?” Students have to prioritize time, but just a good sense of time would be about 10 to 12 hours per week per class. I know a lot of students who are looking at graduate programs, get anxious and want to know about that, and that’s something that we get asked all the time.
Jon Waterhouse: 30:31
And the online programs of course offer that flexibility with time.
Lynn Hanson: 30:36
Yes, and we get students who come into the programs, and with online education, students are able to adapt the classes to their own schedule, which is the big benefit to an online program.
Jon Waterhouse: 30:50
Right. I mean we’ve talked, as I’ve said earlier, we’ve talked to several graduates of your programs and you know, they were doing it at various times of the day and fitting it in between work and running the kids to ball practice, et cetera. They were doing what they needed to do to get the job done. And some of these people that we’ve spoken with throughout our time here, this season on Lenz on Business have had all kinds of interesting schedules and juggling all sorts of life happenings, things like illnesses and pregnancies and large households, and they get it done thanks to the flexibility of Georgia College’s program.
Lynn Hanson: 31:31
That’s right. Another question we get at that ties into that is, “Do I have to log in online at any certain time for the MBA and Logistics?” No, you don’t. You build that into your schedule. You know what’s out there available to you and what’s due during any given week. For the Master of Management Information Systems, that’s a blended program, so students have to log in every couple of weeks or so, to a class session, but you can log in from anywhere your computer happens to be, to sit in on those sessions.
Jon Waterhouse: 32:01
Fantastic stuff. Very interesting to hear about how all this works from Lynn Hanson. Thank you so much Lynn, for coming in the studio and getting to see you in the flesh, getting to meet you and talk with you. We’ve talked on the phone quite a bit, as I said earlier, but it’s great to hang out with you and talk about the school and the online program.
Lynn Hanson: 32:18
Thank you. Yeah, I appreciate the opportunity to sing the praises of Georgia College. You can tell, I love Georgia College and State University.
Jon Waterhouse: 32:25
Absolutely. Well, Lenz on Business is brought to you also by Chris Burns and Dynamic Money Financial Planning. Let Chris and his team help build your financial future. Visit dynamicmoney.com. And don’t forget that the whole shebang is brought to you by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, Georgia’s Public Liberal Arts University. You can get your MBA, Master of Logistics or Master of Management Information Systems online and GMAT waivers are available. All you have to do is visit makeyournextmove.org, and download the form to get started.
Jon Waterhouse: 33:00
I’m Jon Waterhouse. Thanks for joining us on this week’s edition of Lenz on Business. We’ll see you next time.
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Richard Lenz:
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Hi, this is Richard Lenz, and you’re listening to Lenz on Business presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. Visit them at gcsu.edu/business. Again, that’s gcsu.edu/business.