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The B.B.A. program in management provides students with a high-quality liberal arts based educational foundation in general management and business practices and a broad range of experiences within the field of management.  This allows the student to pursue entrepreneurial efforts or to secure entry-level junior/staff positions in local, regional, or national organizations or to continue studies at the master's level.  More information is available on-line using the tabs below. A printable program brochure is also available for download.

Program Description

While certain core management courses are required, students are also permitted to tailor the degree to their own interests based on major course electives they select.  Thus, students often focus their studies in such areas as Human Resource Management, Small Business Management, Operations Management or International Management.    Planning ahead and maximizing the use of your major course selects can make you eligible for certificates in either Human Resource  or Operations Management.  More information is available on-line using the tabs above. A printable program brochure is also available for download.

Method of Delivery

Accreditation

AACSB

Credit & Transfer

Total semester hours required to earn a degree: 120
Maximum Hours Transferable into program:

Tuition & Fees

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Online courses and programs can mean a huge cost-savings in many ways. No more high gas charges. No childcare needed. The flexibility can allow one to maintain a job while attending school. Out-of-state students are not charged non-resident tuition rates.

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The completion of an accredited online degree also increases your earning potential.

The bottom line - value.

Our online courses are as affordable as you will find among accredited schools.

For the most up-to-date and accurate cost information, see the Bursar's Office website at http://www.westga.edu/bursar/. (Fully online courses appear as NET charges on the bottom of the Bursar's spreadsheets.)

Coursework

Major Courses:

  • MGNT 3605
  • MGNT 3618
  • MGNT 4620
  • Business Research Course (MKTG 3808 or Dept Approved)
  • Pick three classes (9 hrs)
    • MGNT 3602, 3625, 3627, 3630, 3635, 4616, 4621, 4625, 4626, 4630, 4640, 4680,
    • CISM/MGNT 4330, 4350, 4355
    • ECON 4420, ACCT 4202
  • MGNT 4660

Addtional information about this program is available in the program brochure.  Please refer to the program checklist for a complete summary all course requirements including core curriclum, Electives, required and elective major courses. More infomation about this is availabe here in the online course catalog

Major Required:

Major required.

Organizational Behavior - MGNT-3605

Description: The focus of this course is on individual, group and organizational behavioral factors and the managerial perspective on processes, techniques, and practices to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and work satisfaction.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - MGNT-3618

Description: Study to isolate and examine for solution the significant problems encountered by men and women who establish and manage small businesses.

Human Resource Management - MGNT-4620

Description: A study of the planning, acquisition, and administration of Human Resources in organizations. Includes case studies and applications of problem solving techniques.

Strategic Management - MGNT-4660

Description: An integrative approach to the study of the total enterprise from the executive management's point of view--the environment in which it operates, the direction management intends to head, management's strategic plan and the task of implementing and executing the chosen strategy. Must be taken no earlier than one semester before graduation and provided completion of Core Area F business courses and MGNT 3600, MKTG 3803, FINC 3511 and ECON 3402. Must have senior standing.

Business Research - MKTG-3808

Description: This course is designed to meet the rapidly growing need for a systematic approach to the business research process, and its implementation in terms of strategic decision making. Both primary and secondary sources of information are considered along with research design, measurement, sampling, data collection, processing, analyses, and interpretation.

Major Selects:

Financial Statement Analysis - ACCT-4202

Description: A study of the use of financial statements and managerial reports by managers and investors in decision making for day to day operations and long range planning.

Labor Economics - ECON-4420

Description: Involves an in-depth study of the economic theories related to the labor market with emphasis placed on managerial and policy applications. Topics covered include labor supply and demand, discrimination, and the economic impact of unions and collective bargaining.

Business Law - MGNT-3602

Description: A course designed to expand the student's understanding of the legal and ethical environment in which businesses operate, including a study of the law of sales, commercial paper, and secured transactions under the uniform Commercial Code, debtor/creditor law, bankruptcy, real and personal property, insurance, selected types of business organization, and professional liability.

Contemporary Issues in Management - MGNT-3625

Description: Title and description of specific courses to be specified at time of offering. Course may be repeated with permission, up to a maximum of 10 hours.

Managing Cultural Differences - MGNT-3627

Description: A course designed to enable students to become more competitive in their chosen career fields by developing in them an understanding of the importance of increasing global economic interdependence and the challenges of relating to people from other countries or cultures. Same as SOCI 3273.

Environmental Law - MGNT-3630

Description: An introduction to the legal and regulatory aspects of environmental law, its history and sources, its reliance on scientific principles as well as its relationship to business management.

New Venture Management - MGNT-3635

Description: This course is designed to introduce students to issues encountered during a business start-up. Students will be required to write their own business plan.

Telecommunications Management - MGNT-4330

Description: An introduction to the concepts and practices of managing business telecommunications resources. This course examines constituencies of telecommunications from three different perspectives: the client, the designer and the implementer. The focus of the course surrounds the role of the designer. This role involves the determination of telecommunications requirements from the client and translating these requirements to the implementer. Same as CISM 4330.

Enterprise and Decision Support Systems - MGNT-4350

Description: An introduction to the theoretical and practical issues related to enterprise and decision support systems. Will introduce students to the technologies involved in these systems and will examine the need to share, communicate, and manage organizational information for integration and decision making. Specific emphasis will be placed on using enterprise systems such as Greenway's PrimeSuite or SAP's enterprise system. Same as CISM 4350.

Electronic Commerce Development and Management - MGNT-4355

Description: Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the current Windows operating systems platform and the current Windows document and presentation software available during the term of the course within the College student labs. All students are required to have a UWG email account and access to a web browser for CourseDen access. Students will be required to participate within an assigned student group. This course will teach students the fundamental steps and management procedures to transform a brick and mortar organization into a digital on-line business. Traditional business planning methodologies are examined and modified for web-based applications. Specifically the topics of Transaction Processing Systems, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), order fulfillment and product logistics are covered during the course. Same as CISM 4355.

Applications in Human Resource Management - MGNT-4621

Description: This course allows you to apply the concepts learned in the basic human resources (HR) course. Through case analysis, role playing, and assigned projects, you will gain an appreciation of and experience with the the types of situations that HR professional face on a routine basis. Additionally, you will become adept at using research tools used by HR professionals to address situations with which they may not be familiar. Further, you will receive exposure to the journals, websites, and professional organizations that HR practitioners use to stay abreast of changes in the field.

International Management - MGNT-4625

Description: International operations of American firms, impact of international competition in the domestic market; organization for international production, marketing, financing, international markets, resources, institutions, managerial problems arising out of governmental relations.

Women and Work - MGNT-4626

Description: A course designed to familiarize students with the history of women and work, present role of women in the workplace, and current issues affecting working women; and to develop in students skills and strategies for dealing with issues related to women and work. Same as SOCI 4103.

Dispute Resolution in Contemporary Organizations - MGNT-4630

Description: Analysis of the causes and consequences of conflicts in and among organizations with strategies and processes for their effective resolution. The course will cover the sources of organizational conflicts, strategies for conflict avoidance, approaches for conflict resolution, and traditional and alternative dispute resolution methods.

Employment Law - MGNT-4640

Description: Development, current status, and implications of legislation court rulings, and government agencies' decisions in equal employment opportunity, employee protection, employment contracts, individual employment rights, income and retirement security, and international employment, as well as emerging issues in human resource management, as related to the effective management of human resources.

Human Resources Practicum - MGNT-4680

Description: This course allows management students nearing completion of their undergraduate program to work with local practitioners to complete a management consulting project. Students will expand their knowledge of concepts and practices in the field by conducting research related to a particular HR problem. Students will make written and oral reports on their findings and recommendations.

Guidelines for Admittance

Each UWG online degree program has specific requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.

Application Deadlines

Admission Process Checklist

  1. Review Admission Requirements for the different programs and guides for specific populations (non-traditional, transfer, transient, home school, joint enrollment students, etc).
  2. Review important deadlines:
    • Fall semester: June 1 (undergrads)
    • Spring semester: November 15 (undergrads)
    • Summer semester: May 15 (undergrads)
      See program specific calendars here
  3. Complete online application
    Undergraduate Admissions Guide

    Undergraduate Application

    Undergraduate International Application

  4. Submit $30 non-refundable application fee
  5. Submit official documents

    Request all official transcripts and test scores be sent directly to UWG from all colleges or universities attended. If a transcript is mailed to you, it cannot be treated as official if it has been opened. Save time by requesting transcripts be sent electronically.

    Undergraduate & Graduate Applicants should send all official transcripts to:
    Admissions – Mandeville Hall
    University of West Georgia
    1601 Maple Street
    Carrollton, GA 30118-4160
  6. Submit a Certificate of Immunization, if required. If you will not ever be traveling to a UWG campus or site, you may apply for an Immunization Exemption. Contact the Immunization Clerk with your request.
  7. Check the status of your application

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Dates

 Admission DeadlineRegistrationBegin/EndPayment DueDrop/AddExams
Fall 2014 Jun 1 Mar 24-Jul 27 Aug 25-Dec 7 Jul 28 Aug 25- Sep 2 Dec 6-12

Learning Objectives

  • Management majors will demonstrate the ability to research and comprehend employment data in areas such as staffing, training and development, and compensation.
  • Management majors will demonstrate the ability to apply management-related theories to practical applications.