The management major is designed to give students the basic knowledge, skills, and values of management that build on the foundation provided by the University Core Curriculum and that are required for professional careers in management. The program of study provides courses in key areas of management education: organization behavior and development, human resources management, information systems, operations management, and small business management. The program stresses the importance of critical thinking skills, diverse cultural perspectives, and ethical awareness.
Management majors are able to gain relevant work experience through internships and the VSU Co-op Program.
Selected Educational Outcomes
Management majors will
- demonstrate knowledge of management concepts and processes and their applications in organizations;
- plan, organize, lead, and control in a variety of organizations and cultures;
- recognize and resolve managerial issues using quantitative and behavioral methods and interpersonal skills.
Educational outcomes are assessed by embedded test items in major courses, internship evaluations, and examination of projects.
Requirements for the B.B.A. with a Major in Management
|Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum) 1||42|
|Area F Requirements 2||18|
|Introduction to Business|
|Fundamentals of Computer Applications|
|The Environment of Business|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Principles of Accounting I|
and Principles of Accounting II
|Management Major Curriculum 1||60|
|Senior College Curriculum 2||21|
|BUSA 2100||Applied Business Statistics||3|
|BUSA 3100||Business Analytics||3|
|FIN 3350||Financial Management||3|
|MGNT 3250||Management and Organization Behavior||3|
|MKTG 3050||Introduction to Marketing||3|
Select one of the following:
|Multinational Corporate Finance|
|Introduction to International Business|
|BUSA 2999||Career Development||0|
|BUSA 3999||Experiential Learning||0|
|BUSA 4900||Business Policy||3|
|Required Management Core 2|
|MGNT 3300||Production and Operations Management||3|
|MGNT 3450||Management Information Systems||3|
|MGNT 4000||Human Resource Management||3|
|Management Electives 2||15|
Any 3000- or 4000-level MGNT or HCAD courses not required above or BUSA 3110.
|Business Electives 2||9|
Any 3000- or 4000-level business courses not selected above.
|General Electives 3||6|
Electives may consist of business and/or non-business courses.
|Total hours required for the degree||120|
If ECON 2105 is taken in Area E, the grade must be a "C" or better.
The grade in each of these courses must be a “C” or better.
If PERS 2799 Personal Finance is not taken in Area B, it must be taken as a general elective.
If ECON 2105 is not taken in Area E, it must be taken as a general elective, and the grade must be a "C" or better.
Accelerated Undergraduate-to-Graduate Track
Contingent upon acceptance in to the Accelerated Undergraduate-to-Graduate Track, students wishing to pursue a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or a Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) at Valdosta State University may take up to 9 semester hours of graduate-level coursework (courses numbered 5000 or above) that will count toward Business electives for their major or toward general electives for the undergraduate degree.
Acceptance in to the Accelerated track requires:
1. written notification by an LCOBA professional advisor from the Student Engagement Center to the LCOBA Director of Graduate Programs of her/his willingness to serve as the student's Accelerated Undergraduate-to-Graduate Track advisor.
2. completion of 75 credit hours of undergraduate coursework:
a. at least 15 hours must be LCOBA courses, with at least a 3.0 GPA for those LCOBA credits; and
b. a grade of “C” or better must be earned in each of those LCOBA courses.
3. an overall GPA in undergraduate course work of at least 3.0.
Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate will count toward the 120-hour graduation requirement but will not count toward the student’s undergraduate GPA or the calculation of academic honors.
Upon acceptance into the Accelerated Undergraduate-to-Graduate Track in the M.B.A. or M.Acc., students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 to remain in good standing. Students who do not maintain good standing or who do not wish to continue with the Accelerated Undergraduate-to-Graduate Track may revert to their original track to complete the remaining requirements for their undergraduate business degree (B.B.A.).