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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of management concepts and processes and their applications in organizations;
  2. plan, organize, lead, and control in a variety of organizations and cultures;
  3. 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 Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum) 142
Area F Requirements 218
Applied Business Statistics
Fundamentals of Computer Applications
The Environment of Business
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Accounting I
and Principles of Accounting II
Management Major Curriculum 160
Required Senior College Core 2
BUSA 3450Management Information Systems3
DATA 3100Introduction to Data Analytics3
DATA 3200Data Visualizations and Analytics3
FIN 3350Financial Management3
MGNT 3250Management and Organization Behavior3
MKTG 3050Introduction to Marketing3
BUSA 4900Business Policy3
International Option--select one of the following:3
Select one of the following:
International Economics
Multinational Corporate Finance
Introduction to International Business
International Marketing
International Management
Professional Growth
BUSA 2999Career Development0
BUSA 3999Experiential Learning0
BUSA 4999Career Path0
Required Management Core 2
MGNT 3300Production and Operations Management3
MGNT 4000Human Resource Management3
MGNT 4200Leadership Skills3
Management Electives 212
Any 3000- or 4000-level MGNT or HCAD courses not required above or BUSA 3110.
Business Electives 29
Any 3000- or 4000-level business courses not selected above.
General Electives 36
Electives may consist of business and/or non-business courses.
Total hours required for the degree120

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.).