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Richards College of Business

The mission of the Richards College of Business is to educate and prepare students for positions of responsibility in business and society.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees offered in the following areas:
Management Information Systems
Real Estate

Additional Degrees:
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics with a secondary education emphasis for students who want to be certified to teach economics

(For students who want to be certified to teach economics)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Economic Affairs

Minors (for non-business majors) are offered in the following areas:
Business Adminstration
Management Information Systems
Real Estate

Minors for business majors are offered in all major subject areas.

Certificate Programs

Certificate in Sales program (offered by the Marketing Department and is open to students with any major)
Human Resources Certificate (offered by the Management Department and is open to students with any major)
International Business Certificate (offered only to business majors and must accompany a business degree)

International Study Program

China, France, Japan, United Kingdom
Other study abroad opportunities


RCOB Student Major Status Information

Entering students are typically classified as business pre-majors.

Upon completion of the following requirements, students are eligible to be selected as full business majors and will be eligible to enroll in upper division (3000/4000) business courses:

ENGL 1101 - with a C or higher
MATH 1111 - with a C or higher
MATH 1413
ACCT 2101
ECON 2105 or 2106
Completed 45 hours
2.0 GPA (institutional or overall)

RCOB Advising

-Management (pre-majors and majors), Ms. Kasey Hannah, Phone: (678) 839-5038
-Marketing and Real Estate (pre-majors and majors), Ms. Christy Rabern, Phone: (678) 839-5045
-Undecided Business, Management Information Systems (pre-majors and majors), Pre-Accounting and Pre-Finance, Ms. Tracy Richardson, Phone: (678) 839 4838
-Accounting and Finance Majors are advised by a faculty member in the Department of Accounting and Finance, Phone: (678) 839-6469
-Economics majors, including BBA Economics (pre-majors and majors), BS Economics, and International -Economic Affairs are advised by Dr. David Boldt, chair of the Department of Economics

RCOB Involvement Opportunities 
SIFE - Students in Free Enterprise
Beta Gamma Sigma - honor society for seniors - by invitation only
Marketing Club
Management Club
Real Estate Club
Management Information Systems Club
Accounting Club
Finance Club
Economics Club
Alpha Kappa Psi
Omicron Delta Epsilon
Delta Pi Epsilon
Advertising Club


The Richards College of Business is located in the following buildings on the UWG Campus:

The Richards College of Business Building - (on Back Campus Drive between Calloway and Anthropology)

Adamson Hall
- on Front Campus Drive near the flagpole and next to Mandeville Hall