Half of our students will graduate and go to work for a small business.
Having a firm understanding of small business management will allow
our students to immediately contribute to the business. We cover
how to start, fund, grow, and exit a business. Students will participate
in class projects with actual business owners to gain experience
and understanding of the current business environment. Students
have the opportunity to present to angel investors and participate in
business plan competitions for money.

A "Concentration Small Business Management" can be completed by either a business or a non-business major. Business majors are eligible when they have attained "Major Status" within the Richards College of Business. Non-Business majors are eligible when they have completed 45 hours of classes with at least a 2.0 GPA and have taken the appropriate prerequisites.

Students must maintain a "C" or better in each course. 
Program Location

Carrollton Campus

Method of Delivery

Face to Face

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: 12

Program Location

Carrollton Campus

Method of Delivery

Fully Online Optional

Accreditation

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

Credit and transfer

Total semester hours required:

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.

General

Core Curriculum, Core Area F, and Business Core Requirements along with the following:

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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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 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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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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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 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

Choose one of the following:

This course is designed to provide an introduction to leadership by focusing on what it means to be a good leader. The course will examine such topics as: the nature of leadership, recognizing leadership traits, developing leadership skills, creating a vision, setting the correct tone, handling conflict, overcoming obstacles, and ethical leadership. Students will examine how they can cultivate and improve their own leadership effectiveness.

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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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This course examines the systematic approaches to coordinating the flow of raw material, work-in-process, finished goods, and supplies through manufacturing systems. Topics include production planning, master scheduling, material requirements planning, capacity management, production activity control, and physical distribution.

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This course examines the systematic approaches to managing all activities involved in moving materials, products, services, and information from point of origin to point of use. Emphasis is placed on transportation systems, inventory analysis and management, and warehouse management.

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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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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 will teach economic concepts and legislative requirements relating to compensation concepts and practices. Students will learn the concepts and procedures for developing and administering a compensation program.

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In-depth supervised, individual study of one or more current problems of a business organization.

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This course examines the differences and similarities between cultural and business practices of the United States and another country. Students participate through assigned readings, lectures, group discussion, and a week-long travel experience.

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Practical managerial internship experience with a commercial firm or organization for selected junior or senior students. (Students will be given a written agreement specifying course credit hours and grading system to be used.)

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Erich Bergiel, Ph.D.

Erich Bergiel, Ph.D.

Professor

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 244
Douglas McWilliams, Ph.D.

Douglas McWilliams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 245
Mariana Sanchez, MBA

Mariana Sanchez, MBA

Senior Lecturer

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 224
A. Rebekah Teal

A. Rebekah Teal

Lecturer

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 236
Tanya Thomas

Tanya Thomas

Lecturer

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 242
John Upson, Ph.D.

John Upson, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Professor of Management

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 301 F
Susana Velez-Castrillon, Ph.D.

Susana Velez-Castrillon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 252
Samantha White, MBA

Samantha White, MBA

Senior Lecturer

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 243

Guidelines for Admittance

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Program Specific Admittance Guidelines

Undergraduate Priority Deadlines

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

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Contact

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