Bachelor of Business Administration
The School of Business offers the Bachelor of Business Administration, B.B.A., degree with concentrations in Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing and Supply Chain Management.
Students in the School of Business must meet all University admission, academic progression and graduation requirements. In addition, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree has the following requirements:
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in the concentration courses.
- A minimum grade of C is required for all courses in the 60 hour programs of study (i.e, Required Business Courses, Concentration Required and Elective Courses).
- A minimum of 12 semester hours completed in residence for the concentration.
- MGMT 4700 , Strategic Management, taken in residence.
- The recommendation of the faculty.
General Education Requirements (60 hours)
The primary objective of the general education requirements is to guarantee that all students seeking a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) degree will share a common body of knowledge drawn from a broad spectrum of subject areas.
Additional Requirements (3 hours)
The physical education requirement is comprised of one credit hour of Wellness and two credit hours of additional Physical Education courses.
Georgia law requires that each candidate for a degree demonstrate knowledge of the history and constitution on the United States and Georgia. These requirements may be met by receiving a passing grade in certain courses, or by passing the appropriate examination. The courses and the requirement(s) each course satisfies are as follows:
- HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 satisfies the Georgia and U.S. history requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution).
- POLS 1101 satisfies the Georgia and US Constitution requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution).
- Students with transfer credit (HIST 2111 , HIST 2112 or POLS 1101 ) from outside the University System of Georgia will need to contact the Testing Center regarding the legislative exams requirement.
Major Requirements (60 hours)
The major requirements consist of three areas of study: Required Business Courses, Concentration, and General Electives. The Required Business Courses are designed to ensure that students receiving the BBA degree will share a common body of knowledge needed for a wide range of private and public sector organizations. Concentration courses allow students to delve further into areas of specialization. General Electives give students an opportunity to explore topics of interest.
A graduate with a BBA degree with a concentration in Accounting, Finance, Economics, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing or Supply Chain Management will:
- Demonstrate the ability to make decisions and to think critically based on the acquisition of theoretical and applied business knowledge.
1.1 Students will identify key assumptions used in business decision-making.
1.2 Students will examine business issues and problems using appropriate analytical techniques.
1.3 Students will explore the cross-functional and interdisciplinary nature of business issues and decisions.
1.4 Students will conduct a strategic analysis of real or simulated business organizations.
1.5 Students will integrate key concepts of the business disciplines
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ethics in business environments.
2.1 Students will apply a framework for examining ethical issues in business situations.
2.2 Students will identify key ethical concepts in business.
2.3 Students will critique business decisions with regard to social responsibility.
- Demonstrate an understanding of global business issues.
3.1 Students will identify current global issues in light of their effect on business opportunities and decisions.
3.2 Students will recognize cultural similarities and differences and their effects on organizations.
3.3 Students will examine the effects of political/legal/economic environments on global operations.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication.
4.1 Students will create well written documents on a business issue or problem.
4.2 Students will deliver effective oral presentation on a business topic.
4.3 Students will use appropriate technologies to enhance their written and oral presentations.