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.
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
Partially online (approx 50%); students may be required to take exams on the Carrollton campus.
The University of West Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACCSCOC).
The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I). The accounting program is one of only five institutions in the state of Georgia to have accounting accreditation from the AACSB.
This program accredited by AACSB.
Credit & Transfer
Total semester hours required to earn a degree: 120
Maximum Hours Transferable into program:
Tuition & Fees
The Value of Online Learning:
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.
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.)
Financial Information and Assistance
For the most up-to-date and accurate cost information, see the Bursar's Office. (Fully online courses appear as NET charges on the bottom of the Bursar's spreadsheets.)
There are a variety of financial assistance options for undergraduate students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the links below for more information.
Office of Financial Aid
Richards College of Business Scholarships
Financial Information for Veterans and Families
- 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 curriculum, electives, required and elective major courses. More information about this is available here in the Course Catalogs.
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.
Description: Study to isolate and examine for solution the significant problems encountered by men and women who establish and manage small businesses.
Description: A study of the planning, acquisition, and administration of Human Resources in organizations. Includes case studies and applications of problem solving techniques.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Description: An introduction to the theoretical and practical issues related to Enterprise Architecture (EA). EA is the organizing structure for business processes and IT infrastructure. Top performing organizations know how to design their business processes and IT infrastructure for success of their current operations, and the most successful companies know how to expand their EA to enable innovation and to seize a competitive advantage for the future. This course will introduce students to EA concepts and will equip students with design thinking tools and knowledge needed to extend an organization’s EA. Specific emphasis will be placed on using SAP enterprise systems design tools. Same as CISM 4330.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This describes the general information about faculty for this program.
Guidelines for Admittance
Specific requirements associated with the following areas: Freshman; Adult Learners; Transfer; International; Home School; Joint / Dual Enrollment; Transient; Auditor; Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking; Readmission
Undergraduate Priority Deadlines
Fall Semester - June 1
Spring Semester - November 15
Summer Semester - May 15
Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.
MGT 1: Management majors will demonstrate a more comprehensive knolwedge of management concepts and principles as compared to non-management BBA majors as a whole.
MGT 2: Management majors will be able to explain the role of entrepreneurs in managing businesses.
MGT 3: Management majors will be able to identify basic principles associated with leadership.
MGT 4: Management majors will be able to examine and analyze basic employment related data.