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.
For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program brochure and program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, are available for download in the Courses tab below.
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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, Operations Management or Entrepreneurship. 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 (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 more than 50% online but not entirely online - multiple campus visits are required (varying by course).
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.
- 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 courses are charged at the general tuition rate plus an eTuition rate BUT with less fees and no extra charges to non-Residents.
- 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 Bursar's Office 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.
- 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.
MGNT-3605 - Organizational Behavior
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.
MGNT-3618 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Study to isolate and examine for solution the significant problems encountered by men and women who establish and manage small businesses.
MGNT-4620 - Human Resource Management
A study of the planning, acquisition, and administration of Human Resources in organizations. Includes case studies and applications of problem solving techniques.
MGNT-4660 - Strategic Management
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.
ACCT-4202 - Financial Statement Analysis
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.
ECON-4420 - Labor Economics
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.
MGNT-3602 - Business Law
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.
MGNT-3603 - The Creative Startup
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.
MGNT-3625 - Contemporary Issues in Management
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.
MGNT-3627 - Managing Cultural Differences
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.
MGNT-3630 - Environmental Law
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.
MGNT-3635 - New Venture Management
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.
MGNT-3640 - Quality Assurance Management
An introduction to the fundamentals of Quality Assurance Management, including quality of design, quality control and improvement, statistical process control, and human factors, as well as the relationship between quality assurance management and other business disciplines.
MGNT-3645 - Corporate Social Responsibility
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
MGNT-4330 - Enterprise Architecture
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.
MGNT-4355 - Cyber Security
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.
MGNT-4616 - Project Management
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.
MGNT-4621 - Applications in Human Resource Management
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.
MGNT-4625 - International Management
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.
MGNT-4626 - Women and Work
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.
MGNT-4630 - Dispute Resolution in Contemporary Organizations
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.
MGNT-4640 - Employment Law
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.
MGNT-4680 - Human Resources Practicum
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.
MKTG-4823 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
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.
MGNT-3633 - Research Methods for Managers
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.
MKTG-3808 - Business Research
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.
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
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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.