SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Faculty: Belk, Chen-Lin, Fathi, Heshizer, Howell, Kooti, Madden, Morris, Parks, Talukdar, Wilson.
The School of Business Administration is in its third year of Candidacy for accreditation by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is located at 600 Emerson Road, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO. 63141-6762 USA, telephone number 314-872-8481, and fax number 314-872-8495.
The School of Business Administration has initial accreditation from the International Association of Collegiate Business Education, PO Box 25217, Overland Park, KS 66225, USA, telephone number is: 913-631-3009, the fax number is: 913-613-9154. The School of Business Administration is also a member of the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Association is located at 7007 College Boulevard, Suite 420, Overland, KS 66211, USA, telephone number 913-339-9356, and fax number 913-339-6226.
The School of Business offers the following programs:
The Master of Business Administration degree program is designed to prepare future business leaders for the constantly changing world marketplace by developing their critical thinking, management and leadership skills and the global perspectives necessary for success.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting is designed to prepare students for the numerous types of positions available in the accounting field. The program emphasizes the broad-based learning that is required to be successful in this field. The Accounting program includes course requirements to qualify for the CPA examination.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed for successful entry into Human Resource Management positions. The program prepares students to enter into careers such as health and safety administration, recruiting and training.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management is designed to give students objective knowledge and skills development in the major functional areas of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. The Management concentration allows the graduate flexibility in career opportunities, and is an excellent choice for the individual who may want to start his or her own business.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing is designed to stress the importance of creating and maintaining successful relationships with customers. Upon completion of this program, the students will be prepared to begin careers in sales, advertising, planning or self-employment.
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Technology Management is a unique program designed to prepare students for the effective management of technologies by combining courses from business and computer information science. The program intends to prepare technology entry level and mid-level managers within industry and government organizations. The program incorporates academic and applied state-of-the-art orientations by utilizing resources from the School of Business Administration and the School of Computer and Information Sciences.
- Course work taken in two-year college technical programs is generally non-transferable. Technical courses may be considered as a component of a portfolio by the Prior Learning Portfolio Committee.
- Students requesting credit for prior learning experiences in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Management must submit the following documents to the BAS in Technology Management Advisor for consideration:
- A narrative explaining how prior learning is related to technology management. The narrative must describe relative experience and evidence identifying the learning the student acquired and how the learning can be used to solve problems or generalized for use in other situations.
- Documentation that the student has actually acquired the learning related to technology.
- Documentation to show that the prior learning experience is equivalent to the number of credit hours requested.
- Course work taken at two-year Technical Colleges which are accredited through the Commission on Colleges will be considered in transfer if the course numbering is 190 or above. Technical Colleges accredited through an agency other than the Commission on Colleges will not be accepted in transfer, regardless of the course numbering.
OFF CAMPUS PROGRAMS
The School of Business Administration offers the BBA degree program in Accounting and Management on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC).
CENTER FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Center for Business and Economic Development is the umbrella organization for all outreach and service activities in the School of Business Administration. The Center conducts data collection and dissemination activities; performs applied research; provides technical support for business, government and economic development organizations; conducts seminars and short courses; and publishes reports and commentaries. The Center coordinates Georgia Southwestern State University's participation in Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). SIFE is a national, college-based organization in which students develop and carry out projects and programs to enhance knowledge and understanding of the free enterprise system on the university campus, in area schools, and among the general population.
THE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SBDC)
Georgia Southwestern State University Small Business Development Center is one of Georgia's SBDC Network of 19 Offices. As one of 19 SBDC Networks offices in the State of Georgia, the mission of the School of Business Administration Small Business Development Center is to enhance the economic well-being of Georgia citizens. Our objectives are:
- To support the objectives of the Small Business Administration and the Small Business Development efforts of the people of the state of Georgia.
- To support entrepreneurship and business expansion through the offering of direct business consulting and educational opportunities that address the human resources, management, technology, capital formation, and infrastructure needs of the business community.
- To address regional economic development needs for information by providing applied economic development research to communities and regions. This service includes the application of geographic information system technology and offers a wide range of resources for secondary research and an extensive primary research effort.
- To assist in the expansion of international trade primarily by educating new exporters who need assistance in all elements of exporting. The globalization of our economy demands that Georgia businesses take advantage of international opportunities.
- To deliver in-house managerial and employee training targeted especially to businesses which have difficulty obtaining affordable training.
- To facilitate the creation of economic development leadership groups that focus on the creation, retention, and expansion of business.
- To provide special attention to the needs of minority entrepreneurs by identifying procurement opportunities, locating sources of capital, and supporting outreach efforts of historically black colleges and universities.
- To assist existing businesses in taking advantage of state and local incentives for job creation, employee training, and other expansion efforts.
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE
The undergraduate program of the School of Business Administration is divided into lower and upper division units of study. Freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students who are admitted to the University to pursue the BBA degree are assigned to the lower unit (Pre-business) and are advised by faculty of the School. Upon completion of the general education portion (Area A through E) of the Core curriculum and the business preparation portion (Area F), business students "declare" a major field of study and are transferred to that curriculum. Students admitted into a specific major are advised by faculty in that subject area.
Curriculum Sheet and Requirements.
Accounting - ABAC
Accounting - Bainbridge College
Accounting - Middle Georgia College
Human Resource Management
Management - ABAC
Management - Bainbridge College
Management - Middle Georgia College
Management - Waycross College
BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
Click HERE for Curriculum Sheet and Requirements.
MINOR FIELDS OF STUDY IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
BAS and BBA degree programs do not have minor fields of study. Minor fields of study in Business Administration may be pursued by students in other degree programs. Business Administration minors are available in accounting, management, human resource management, and marketing.
Curriculum Sheet and Requirements.
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management for CIS
Management for CIS
Marketing for CIS