Welcome to the College of Business & Mass Communication at Brenau University (‘CBMC’). We are an innovative, leading edge liberal arts based university, offering men and women the opportunity to enhance their lives through high quality, professionally based degree programs. Our history of embracing change, and leading higher education goes back well over 100 years, back to 1878 when visionary leaders established one of the first Women’s Colleges in the Southeast.
Today’s businesses are looking for critical thinkers, who can build strong network connections, make good decisions, and communicate innovative ideas and strategies.
Today’s businesses are looking for Brenau graduates.What better place than a small, private, non-profit institution with a long history of innovation and leadership to give you a needed edge, enabling you to stand out from the crowd.
In the CBMC, we are working hard everyday to make sure you get the best education possible that is relevant to todays – and tomorrow’s business environment.
For full time and international (I-20) students, our undergraduate degree programs and MBA is delivered at our Gainesville, Georgia campus next to the beautiful Lake Lanier, and the Georgia Mountains region. We are about 1 hour north of downtown Atlanta, and about 80 minutes from the airport.
Adult learners and part time students can choose to join a cohort at one of our regional campuses in North Atlanta, South Atlanta, Augusta, Kings Bay/Jacksonville area, and Gainesville. Or they can opt for the ultimate flexibility by joining an online cohort.
Our undergraduate degree programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing, Mass Communication (PR/Journalism/ + Entertainment + Digital Technology)*, Human Resources, and Organizational Leadership provide you with the foundation you need to accelerate your career – whether its your first big step, or if you are transitioning from the military, or another path. Our Mass Communication degree includes a NEW FOCUS on Entertainment led by platinum award winning song writer Bruce Burch. (*Mass Communication and the Entertainment concentration are only offered in Gainesville).
Our portfolio of graduate degree programs is designed to help you succeed. Our MBA has 10 different concentrations in high demand fields including:
- Corporate Accounting
- Entrepreneurship (Oxford @ Brenau)
- Human Resources
- Insurance (with CPCU designation)
- International Business
- Project Management (We are a PMI Registered Education Provider)
- Public Accounting
We also offer concentrations in management, and a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership for leaders of non-profits and business organizations.
Online. On ground. Full time. Part Time.
We offer a full time MBA program over 18 months at our main campus in Gainesville, Georgia. You’ll take classes with international students, and have the opportunity to pursue an internship. Depending on the concentrations you choose, you may also take some courses online, or take an exploratory trip overseas!
Our innovative collaboration has resulted in the Oxford MBA…a unique program with 3 options designed to help you accelerate your entrepreneurial ambitions. No other University in the Southeast can deliver to you the exposure to experienced and successful entrepreneurs that come with the Oxford MBA.
You should choose your University carefully. Because our focus is on helping you learn how to succeed in your career, we emphasize teaching excellence. Our faculty is comprised of experienced educators and professionals - our faculty members include former executives; several have founded companies; one has recently served as a Fulbright Scholar; and several have lived overseas. At Brenau, you learn business through people who know how to do business. And it shows in our alumni. They create, lead, and manage a range of organizations from NASA, to CNN, to Atlanta Gas & Electric, to the United Way. They serve our country as 3 star Admirals, as Captains, as Commanders – as leaders. And they lead extraordinary lives.
W. S. Lightfoot, Ph. D.
Dean, College of Business & Mass Communication