Our B.B.A. in Management prepares students for a variety of different organizations and industries. Some management graduates actually start their own businesses, while others begin their careers in larger organizations. Additionally, students can focus their studies in one of our three concentrations available online, on-campus, or anything in between, for maximum flexibility: Human Resource Management Supply Chain Management, and Small Business ManagementWe also encourage students to pursue professional certifications such as the aPHR or the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, is available for download in the Courses tab below.

While certain core management courses are required, students are also permitted to tailor the degree to their own interests.  Students can select one of our three concentrations, participate in our annual study abroad program, or pursue an internship.  More information is available using the tabs above including a program of study for each of our Management concentrations. The concentrations can be earned online, on-campus, or via a mix of modalities.

 

Program Location

Carrollton Campus, Online

Method of Delivery

Coursework is available 100% online; required orientation can be done on campus or virtually.

Accreditation

The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I).

Credit and transfer

Total semester hours required: 120

This program may be earned entirely online, entirely face-to-face, or anything in between.

Save money.

UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited university of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen. In addition, online courses and programs can mean a cost-savings in many non-evident ways: No more high gas charges. No childcare needed. The flexibility can allow one to maintain a job while attending school. Regardless of state residency, out-of-state non-resident students are not charged non-resident tuition for online course credit hours.

Details

  • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
  • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
  • Face-to-Face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
  • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
  • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
  • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, they will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
  • For the cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Student Accounts and Billing Services website

There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

Coursework

Major Courses:

  • MGNT 3605
  • MGNT 3618
  • MGNT 4620
  • Business Research Course (MGNT 3633 or MKTG 3808)
  • Pick three classes (9 hrs)
    • MGNT 3602, 3603, 3625, 3627, 3630, 3633, 3635, 3640, 3645, 4330, 4355, 4616, 4621, 4625, 4626, 4630, 4640, 4680,
    • ACCT 4202, ECON 4420, or MKTG 4823

  • MGNT 4660

More information about this is available here in the online course catalog.

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Major Required

Major required.

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.

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

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This course examines the concepts and practices used by human resource managers to attract, develop, and retain an effective workforce.

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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.

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Major Selects

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.

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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.

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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.

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A study of innovation and creativity in the context of an entrepreneurial organization. The course will include an analysis of the search process for new products and services and an overview of creating a start-up organization designed to build business models that deliver customer value.

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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.

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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.

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This course focuses on transforming a small business into a large, professionally managed organization. This course examines finding new funding sources, identifying new customers, examining mergers and acquisitions, and formulating strategies to take the next steps in expanding a business.

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This course introduces the fundamental Lean Six Sigma principles that support modern continuous improvement in organizations. Lean Six Sigma is focused on the creation of value through the relentless elimination of waste. Lean Six Sigma's basic principles have been applied to a wide range of organizations to improve quality, productivity, customer satisfaction and financial performance.

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the broad concept that firms should not only be driven by profits, but also by the purpose of benefiting society. CSR is about sustainable wealth creation that involves an organization's many stakeholders. Because it involves many different - and even competing interests - CSR is concerned with wide areas in the interface between business and society

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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.

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Business and government are facing a rapidly expanding need for information security professionals. This course surveys important skills in information security program design, networking and application security, the development of information security safeguards and information security auditing, disaster recovery, policy development, identity management, and effective threat assessment. Same as CISM 4355. May only be taken by Management majors when it is cross-listed.

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This course is a study of the fundamental processes for planning, budgeting, monitoring, controlling, and terminating projects within organizations. There will be an emphasis on utilizing project-related software within the context of completing course assignments.

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This course introduces students to basic concepts in human resource analytics and allows students to apply human resource practices to situations that professionals face on a routine basis.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management represents the market-driven activities necessary to plan and control procurement, production and inventory, and distribution. The planning and control aspects of these activities and the interfaces among these activities are the subjects of this course. Logistics has four major parts: Production and inventory control, procurement, distribution, and the relationships among and integration of these areas.

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Research Select

This course is designed to introduce students to basic approaches for conducting research in a business environment. A special emphasis is placed on research methods and tactics that are applicable to enhancing management practice, organizational effectiveness, and organizational survival. Students will be introduced to various pathways to knowledge, research method design, data collection, data analysis, reporting of research results, the peer review process, and applied research.

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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.

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Erich Bergiel

Erich Bergiel

Professor

Richards College of Business 244
Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell

Richards College of Business 226
Joan Deng

Joan Deng

Professor

Richards College of Business 250
Lantz Ferrell

Lantz Ferrell

Lecturer

Richards College of Business 249
Thomas Gainey

Thomas Gainey

Professor and Chair

Richards College of Business 222
Kimberly Green

Kimberly Green

Associate Professor

Richards College of Business 251
Douglas McWilliams

Douglas McWilliams

Assistant Professor

Richards College of Business 245
Jeannie Pridmore, Ph.D.

Jeannie Pridmore, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Richards College of Business 247
Philip Reaves

Philip Reaves

Lecturer

Richards College of Business 225
Mariana Sanchez

Mariana Sanchez

Lecturer

Richards College of Business 224
Rick Sigman

Rick Sigman

Lecturer

Richards College of Business 241
Monica Williams Smith

Monica Williams Smith

Assistant Dean

Richards College of Business 301D
A. Rebekah Teal

A. Rebekah Teal

Lecturer

Richards College of Business 236
Tanya Thomas

Tanya Thomas

Lecturer

Richards College of Business 242
Gelareh (Ellie) Towhidi, Ph.D.

Gelareh (Ellie) Towhidi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Richards College of Business 246
John Upson

John Upson

Professor

Richards College of Business 233
Susana Velez-Castrillon

Susana Velez-Castrillon

Associate Professor

Richards College of Business 252
Samantha White

Samantha White

Senior Lecturer

Richards College of Business 243

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

Application Deadlines

Undergraduate Priority Deadlines

Fall Semester - June 1
Spring Semester - November 15
Summer Semester - May 15

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Contact

Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.

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 knowledge 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.