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Bachelor of Science in Management & Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Management and Administration at Gordon State College is designed to prepare the student for a career in management. This program focuses on managerial functions, processes, and skills and equips the student to effectively respond to complex organizational challenges. Featuring courses in Managerial Economics, Financial Management, Management Information Systems, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, Managerial Marketing, International Management, and Service Management, the BSMA is designed to prepare the student to guide the new business venture, a major corporation, public service agency, or nonprofit organization through ever-changing cultures and environments.

The Bachelor of Science in Management and Administration (BSMA) requires students to complete coursework which will uniquely integrate a business oriented core with the liberal arts and sciences. Specifically, our program will require a core of 21 hours in the key areas of management, finance, marketing, economics, and technology alongside 15 hours of electives that include courses related to psychology, sociology, communication, and human services. Toward the end of their course of studies, students will complete a capstone experience, embodying either an internship or a research project and submit a portfolio. This capstone experience will be developed throughout the junior and senior years, demonstrating the ability to integrate management and public service concepts and practices, including examples of communication skills in diverse areas of written, verbal, and visual communication, and developing self-actualization skills enabling them to maximize their potential in the labor market.

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Academic Advising is a critical component of the educational experience

Management & Administration Advisement Worksheet(pdf)

It is the Mission of the Bachelor of Science in Management & Administration to empower students to understand and pursue life courses that maximize their contribution to and productivity in their local, national, and global community. In pursuing that goal, we propose the following program objectives:

  • Familiarize students with basic concepts of management, marketing, finance, and administration.
  • Engage students to critically explore a path of integrative studies relating core management concepts with related areas of service to the community.
  • Develop students' competence in written, verbal, and visual communication.
  • Equip students with self-actualization skills enabling them to understand and pursue their individual roles in contributing to their community and economy.

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Contact Us

Dr. Barry Kicklighter, Department Head
Department of Business & Public Service
Email: bkicklighter@gordonstate.edu
Phone: 678. 359. 5310

Mrs. Ashley Travis, Academic Services Assistant
Department of Business & Public Service
Email: ashleyt@gordonstate.edu
Phone: 678. 359. 5194