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Southwestern’s School of Business Administration offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Accounting is the study of recording and summarizing business and financial transactions and analyzing, verifying, and reporting the results. This major is designed to prepare students for the wide variety of positions available in the accounting profession. The program emphasizes the broad-based learning that is required to be successful in this field and offers courses to qualify for the CPA examination. A major in Accounting includes 30 hours of accounting course work in addition to the traditional core curriculum. Southwestern’s School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide.
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management is the science and practice of employment relationships and all the decisions, actions, and issues that relate to employment. Southwestern’s degree in Human Resource Management is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully enter the human resources field. Students in this program have many opportunities for active learning, including projects outside of the classroom and a strong internship program. Many students enjoy business-related extracurricular activities like the nationally competitive Entrepreneurial Action (ENACTUS) team, helping to further round out their academic experience. Southwestern’s School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide.
Management can be described as working through and with other people to accomplish the objectives of both an organization and its members. In practice, every manager plans, organizes, coordinates, staffs, motivates, leads, and controls. Southwestern’s Management Program produces graduates who have greater flexibility in career opportunities, and is an excellent choice for the individual who may want to start his or her own business. In addition to working with the school’s excellent faculty members, many students enjoy being part of the nationally competitive Entrepreneurial Action (ENACTUS) team which helps students to further develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Southwestern’s School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide.
The Southwestern School of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Marketing is the portion of production and exchange that is concerned with the flow of goods and services from producer to consumer. The marketing program is designed to stress the importance of creating and maintaining successful relationships with customers. In an effort to connect with other business students and to learn valuable marketing related information, many students join the nationally competitive Entrepreneurial Action (ENACTUS) team. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to begin careers in sales, advertising, research, or self-employment. Southwestern’s School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide.
The only program of its kind in Georgia, PGM students receive a Bachelors of Business Administration with a certificate in Professional Golf Management. To be admitted to this program, students must have a golf handicap of 12 or better. The curriculum includes an internship at one of several top golf courses in the southeast, player ability and performance improvement tests, as well as a variety of management, marketing, and accounting courses. Graduating students are prepared for several occupations including Golf Course Professional, Professional Golf Shop Manager, Club General Manager, Golf Course Design, and a College Golf Coach, as well as many others. Southwestern’s School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide.
The Certificate Program in PGM meshes the BBA degree curriculum with classes in golf specific areas, including:
- Teaching the Game
- Game Improvement
- Club Repair and Fitting
- Rules and Tournaments
- Golf Car Management
- Food and Beverage Operations
- Career Development
The four-year program includes six months of internship, along with completing the PGA’s Pre-Qualifying Level. Certification also requires students to attain the minimum standard for apprenticeship registration for playing ability through the PGA’s Playing Ability Test.
Entering students must be accepted by the university and submit verification of a 15.0 handicap index or better. PGM scholarships are available for qualifying students.
The 18-hole course and practice facilities at Griffin Bell Golf and Conference Center are conveniently located near campus. The facilities feature a practice range, two pitching greens, a practice bunker, and a putting green. With unlimited practice and playing privileges, PGM students at GSW have many great opportunities to work on improving their own games.
The course has just had the back nine greens and both pitching greens renovated to Champion Bermuda, with the front nine and practice putting green scheduled for the summer of 2013. The well maintained conditions of the course provide excellent playing and putting surfaces year round.
For More information please contact the Professional Golf Management office at: 229-924-0396 or 229-931-2090
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The MBA program has strong business training that integrates knowledge from various functional areas, the expertise of our faculty, and the real-world experience of our students. The program reinforces strong values, ethics, and service, and it acknowledges the multicultural influences driving today's market. Our program is based on developing key competencies that will help build a lifetime of success. The MBA degree program in business educates students in a broad range of knowledge and skills including finance, ethics, international business, management, and marketing as a basis for careers as successful managers. Students achieve knowledge and skills for successful performance in a complex environment requiring intellectual ability to organize work, make and communicate sound decisions, and react successfully to unanticipated events. The program has been designed to promote career development and help students build personal and leadership skills.