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Forest Business



Pete Bettinger
Bronson Bullock
Chris Cieszewski
Joseph Dahlen
Dale Greene
Bob Izlar
Mike Kane
Richard (Bin) Mei
Jacek Siry


The purpose of this program is to educate future managers of forest-related businesses to identify problems, construct alternative methods of solving problems and to determine optimal strategies. Courses of instruction provide the skills necessary to accomplish this objective. Required courses include accounting, finance, and forest business management and planning. Elective courses may be taken from a wide variety of MBA-level courses or courses in forest resource management. Most students in the Forest Business Management program pursue the Master of Forest Resources (MFR) degree. Master of Science and PhD programs also are available in the Forest Business Management program.


The Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business

Director: Bob Izlar, (706) 542-6819,

The Center for Forest Business, housed in the Daniel B. Warnell School of Forest Resources, was established in 1997 to integrate the business aspects of forest production and processing with the biological and ecological requirements of sustainable production. The Center provides timely, relevant education, research and service programs to business and industry leaders, forest landowners and students. Its mission is to provide national leadership in education, research and service to forest industry and private landowners in these areas: the integration of sound forest business principles and practices with contemporary biological and quantitative methods to achieve sustainable forest production; the investigation of forest resources and forest industry alternatives that are economically competitive in the global marketplace; and the proposal of market-based solutions to forest resource problems and opportunities. Principal activities of the Center will focus on: a graduate program which educates professionals who will successfully occupy senior-level positions in private industry and public organizations; research to improve planning and provide financial analyses to forest industry and private forest landowners; and service programs to educate professionals and organizations about the financial, biological and social components of intensive forest production.