We offer Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees with emphasis areas in management, human resources, entrepreneurship, and hospitality management and minors in management, entrepreneurship, and hospitality management. Our degree programs provide students with problem-solving skills and a versatile knowledge base needed to start, manage and lead modern innovative organizations. Management faculty members also teach core business courses fundamental for all business majors including Principles of Management and Strategic Management. Additionally, graduate programs in business at Georgia Southern University and online through the Georgia WebMBA are enriched by our departmental faculty’s instruction and research.
What Is Management?
The management major is designed for students who want a broad academic background in various areas of management by integrating planning, organizing, directing, and controlling modern profit and non-profit organizations. The management program prepares the student for leadership opportunities in a broad range of occupations in virtually every sector of the global economy.
Management offers courses that focus on leadership, strategic planning, entrepreneurship, organizing and operations, human resource management, hospitality management, , teamwork and team management, , , and, and creates a foundation tailored for student’s special interests and talents.
Why Major in Management?
Leadership development is part of our culture. Our innovative curriculum incorporates business fundamentals and the current trends in today’s business environment. Our faculty members genuinely care about your success as a student and will work hard to prepare you for future success in today’s highly competitive global environment. We are one of the largest majors in the college and our goal is to create successful career development opportunities for all students.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
If you are motivated to manage or start your own business, or lead innovation in the organizations that employ you, this emphasis is perfect for you. Courses in this area focus on creativity and innovation, small business management, and start-up entrepreneurship. Students will nurture their entrepreneurial talents through “hands-on” learning that includes interviewing business owners, conducting business concept presentations and exhibitions, and developing business plans and presenting them to panels of investors and business owners.
Human Resource Management
The human resource management (HRM) emphasis prepares you for a career focused on the most important resources of any organization—its people. Your advantage will be studying in the only HRM college program in this region that emphasizes the use of human resource information system (HRIS) software. You will have the opportunity to learn the technology that now is at the fingertips of all successful managers of HR. You will complete courses in staffing, training and developing employees, as well as specialized courses in compensation and benefits, all of which prepare you to manage the entire HRM function from job planning through retirement.
The Hospitality emphasis prepares students for entry-level management positions in the restaurant and lodging industries through a competency-based, curricular program designed specifically for the development of future hotel and restaurant managers. The instructional program culminates with a semester-long internship that allows the hospitality students to make a smooth transition from the university environment to the professional setting.
Why the College of Business at Georgia Southern University?
- International accreditation from the AACSB
Only institutions with proven track records of academic excellence are able to obtain this important stamp of approval, so you can count on receiving a high quality educational experience.
- A caring environment
Georgia Southern provides a student-centered environment led by administrators and faculty and staff who genuinely care about your success.
- Interaction with faculty and business leaders
Our classes are taught by qualified professors, not graduate students, and class sizes are often small. Regional and national speakers come to campus regularly to participate in our annual Executive-in-Residence and Accounting Day programs.
- First-rate facilities and computer labs
The Department of Management is housed in the College of Business Administration building, which has state-of-the-art multi-media classroom facilities and four computer labs with the latest technology.
- Outstanding student organizations
The Department of Management’s student organizations offer lots of opportunities to build leadership skills and lasting friendships with fellow students and faculty members.
- Internship opportunities
Internships help you better integrate academic knowledge with practical applications. Exposure to management practices and business environments can also help you decide which career path is right for you and help jumpstart your career before entering the workforce on a permanent basis.