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Bachelor of Science in Management and Administration

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Bachelor of Science in Management and Administration

Major in Management and 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.

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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 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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Admission Requirements

Students may begin taking the BSMA upper division courses as early as the second semester of their sophomore year, providing they have a GPA of 2.0, with a minimum of three (3) hours in a business (BUSA), accounting (ACCT), or economics (ECON) course. Students should also read individual course descriptions for additional prerequisites.

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Bachelor of Science in Management Administration
Areas A-E and G (42-46 semester hours)

Area F





(18 semester hours)

ACCT 2101 – Principles of Accounting I (Financial Accounting)
ACCT 2102 – Principles of Accounting II (Managerial Accounting)
ECON 2105 – Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2106 – Principles of Microeconomics
BUSA 2101 – Introduction to Business Computer Systems
One of the following:
BUSA 1105 – Intro to Business
BUSA 2105 – Communicating in the Environment of Business
BUSA 2106 – Environment of Business

Major Requirements




(21 semester hours)

MGNT 3000 – Principles of Management
MGNT 3100 – Principles of Marketing
MGNT 3200 – Financial Management
MGNT/HUSV 3341 – Applied Statistics
MGNT 3400 – Management Information Systems
MGNT 3500 – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
MGNT 3600 – Managerial Economics

Management & Public Service Electives









(15 semester hours)

MGNT 3050 – Human Resources Management
MGNT 3700 – Personal Financial Planning for Professionals
MGNT 4400 – International Economics
MGNT 4500 – International Management
COMM 3100 – Argument and Persuasion
COMM 3940 – Small Group Communication
COMM 3950 – Organizational Communication
HUSV 3001 – Research Methods in the Social Sciences
HUSV 4010 – Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation
HUSV 4030 – Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Services
HUSV 4081 – Special Topics in Human Services Leadership
PSYC 3040 – Social Psychology
PSYC 3060 – Organizational Psychology
SOCI 3060 – Culture and Diversity
SOCI 3090 – Population and Society
ENGL 3920 – Technical Writing

Capstone Seminar

(3 semester hours)

MGNT 4900 - Senior Seminar

Free Elective

(21 semester hours of coureses numbered 1000 or above)





Select up to 21 semester hours of electives from courses numbered 1000 or above. However, students who have not completed the following courses in thier Areas A-F of the Core Curriculum must take them here to fulfill the degree requirements:
ACCT 2101, 2102 – Principles of Accounting I & II
BUSA 2101 – Introduction to Computer Information Systems
BUSA 2105 – Communicating in the Environment of Business
BUSA 2106 – Environment of Business
ECON 2105, 2106 – Principles of Macro and Micro Economics


120 - 124 semester hours