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 Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Technology, Forensic Accounting, Human Resource Management and International Business. Include a short term 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, for example, add a business minor to their program.

Are you an alumnus? 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 Hall, we have modern, large spaces with classrooms, a seminar and meeting space in our
large Biz Hub area, 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 an open atrium space for studying and networking. This $10 million expansion and renovation, completed in 2019, was funded by C. Lamar and Ann Wright with a matching contribution by the Georgia Board of Regents. We also have a WSOB practicum classroom in the Dalton Innovation Acceleration (DIA) in downtown Dalton where students work with area start-ups in this incubator space.

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 with regional employers.

It is my pleasure to serve as Dean and I challenge you to become involved in the Wright School of
Business. To quote Mr. Lamar Wright, “We are changing lives at Dalton State College.” Other popular
sayings of Mr. Wright and his favorite business quotes are featured throughout Memorial Hall. Stop by
for a visit or tour, you are always welcome.

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
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