Photo of Dr. Marilyn Helms at the Inland Port

Welcome to the Dalton State College’s C. Lamar and Ann Wright School of Business.

If you are a prospective student, you are in the Wright place. We offer six AACSB accredited bachelor of business administration degrees along with a host of minors in business analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, FinTech, forensic accounting, human resource management and international business. Include a study abroad program as part of your curriculum to gain the global experience demanded by employers. If you are a freshman, consider job shadowing a local business executive to learn more about careers in business and help you decide your business major. If you are a junior, consider working in an internship within your field of study. See your professor or the WSOB Assistant Dean, Professor Jamie Connors for more details.

Not a business major but thinking of starting your own business, you are still at the Wright place. We offer four minors for non-business majors in business, business analytics, management and marketing to compliment your area of study. Many health care, communications and history majors add a business minor to their program.

Are you a graduate? Do you need to add a minor? Thinking of a new major? Then come back to DSC and the WSOB. Interested in attending business presentation, alumni events and other networking opportunities? We welcome your participation in preparing our current students for the world of business by hosting internships, participating in mock interviews, and attending networking events.

Are you a friend of the Wright School of Business? We welcome the opportunity to partner with you. We have an active internship program and would love to place our business students with your company in accounting, finance and applied economics, logistics and supply chain management, marketing, management or management information systems. Do you have part-time or career openings? We would love to announce these openings to our business students.

Regardless of your status or need, please visit the many pages of our website to learn about all the programs and initiatives we have to offer at the Wright School of Business.

In Gignilliat Memorial Hall, we have modern, large spaces with classrooms, study and team areas, a marketing focus group lab, student gathering spaces, a finance lab and an overall modern feel to welcome students and business guests alike. We will also have company interview rooms and expanded student study areas. This $10 million expansion and renovation, completed in 2019, was funded by the Wrights with a matching contribution by the Georgia Board of Regents.

We have an outstanding, dedicated group of faculty and staff who are active in the business and professional community and engaged in a host of in-field research and business service projects. Our curriculum includes actual business projects, cases and activities that mirror the world of work to ensure our graduates are prepared for future business careers.

It is my pleasure to serve as dean, and I challenge you to become involved in the Wright School of Business. To quote our namesake and benefactor, Mr. Wright, “We are changing lives at Dalton State College.” Stop by for a visit or tour of our newly renovated home.

Thank you,
Marilyn M. Helms
Marilyn M. Helms, D.B.A., CFPIM, CIRM, CSCM, CQM/OE, CLTD

Dean and Sesquicentennial Endowed Chair and Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management