Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management degree program is designed to prepare graduates for leadership roles in business and other management settings. The academic program is designed to give students the analytic and conceptual tools needed in successful management careers.

Area A: Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1101Intro to Mathematical Modeling3
or MATH 1111 College Algebra
or MATH 1113 Precalculus Mathematics
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
One of the following electives:1
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Health & Wellness Concepts
Race and Ethnicity in America
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Choose one to two ENGL course(s):3-6
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Intro to Film as Literature
If only one ENGL course chosen, add one of the following:0-3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
Two of the following Lab Science Electives:8
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
One of the following electives:3-4
Grade of C or better required.
Applied Calculus
Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Calculus and Analytic Geom II
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics **3
One of the following electives:3
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
World Civilization to 1650 CE
World Civilization since 1650
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Area F: Major Related (Grades of C or better required.)
ACCT 2101Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 2102Principles of Accounting II3
BUSA 2050Business Statistics3
BUSA 2106The Environment of Business3
BUSA 2201Fundamentals of Computer Appli3
ECON 2106Principles of Microeconomics3
Business Core *
BUSA 3055Quantitative Analysis Bus Prob3
BUSA 3060Business Law3
BUSA 3070Business Ethics3
BUSA 3301Business Communications3
BUSA 3351International Business3
FINC 3056Principles of Finance3
MARK 3010Principles of Marketing3
MGIS 3351Principles Mgmt Info Systems3
MNGT 3051Principles of Management3
OPMT 3251Principles of Operations Management3
Management Core *
ECON 3109Managerial Economics3
MNGT 4053Human Resource Management3
MNGT 4380Project Management3
OPMT 4503Quality Management Systems3
Management Concentration Electives *
Select one of the following concentrations: 9
Buyer Behavior & CRM
Operations Management*
Database Management Systems
Integrated Mat/Supply Chain
Business Process Simulations
Organizational Behavior*
Organizational Effectiveness
Managing a Diverse Workforce
Upper Division Business Electives: *
Select any 3000-4000 level Business course not already required or taken for degree program.6
MATH 4502 is allowed for all business students as an upper division elective.
Senior Requirements *
BUSA 3701Prof Development Seminar1
MNGT 4701Strategic Management3
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
Total Hours122-123

All 3000 and 4000 level classes require admission to upper division and a C or Better.


 Grade of C or higher required.


MNGT 3051. Principles of Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the basic concepts and processes of management including the study of the legal, social, and political environment with an emphasis on the behavioral perspectives in organizations.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, BUSA 2106 .

MNGT 4053. Human Resource Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Presents theory and policy to perform the human resource function in modern organizations. Topics include EEO law and regulations, selection, recruitment, performance appraisal, compensation, training, and labor relations.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4346. Entrepreneurship in America. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the psychology and behavior of the entrepreneur as manifested in the lives of America’s most famous business leaders. Emphasis is be placed on the work of entrepreneurs in creating industries and jobs in the years after the Civil War, with special attention to the rise of the carpet industry in Georgia.
Prerequisites: Upper division eligibility and MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4351. International Management. 3-0-3 Units.

This course focuses on the management issues corporations face when doing business internationally. Topics include leading, motivating, staffing, and managing in a global environment. Preqrequisites: BUSA 3351 or MNGT 3051 and Upper Division Eligibility.

MNGT 4380. Project Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Covers a variety of project management techniques that can be applied in an IT or non-IT project context. Managing scope, time, cost, and quality are explored. Students are exposed to project management tools and associated software that can assist in better planning and managing projects. Examples are drawn from IT and non-IT areas.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 3351, MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4501. Entrepreneurship. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores the increasing importance of entrepreneurial activity and the steps necessary in starting a new business venture. Topics include the entrepreneurial personality; recognizing and testing business opportunities; developing the business concept; analyzing risk; and financing the new venture. Students design and present a business plan for a new venture.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MNGT 3051, MARK 3010 and FINC 3056.

MNGT 4602. Leadership. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on managerial leadership through a broad survey of theory, research and practice of leadership in formal organizations. The topic of leadership effectiveness is at the core of this class.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4605. Organizational Effectiveness. 3-0-3 Units.

Investigates formal organizations as social instruments and the means by which such organizations can become more effective. Topics include organization structure, the effects of structure, organizational growth, and the effects of environment and technology on organizational processes.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibility, MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4609. Character, Ethics & Leadership. 3-0-3 Units.

Designed to integrate theories of leadership presented in MNGT 3051 with the insights of ethical philosophy. This class draws upon research showing that the best predictor of follower behavioris leader behavior. Various schools of ethical thought are reviewed, but the focus is on the leader's position as a role model, whose behavior will affect that of organizational participants.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4610. Managing a Diverse Workforce. 3-0-3 Units.

This course examines issues confronting managers of a diverse workforce and issues related to managing and being a member of an increasingly diverse workforce. Diversity-related issues with management implications to be discussed include social identity, socialization, gender, ethnic diversity, disability, and sexual orientation. Practices which can help organizations to accommodate and benefit from diversity will also be examined.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4612. Managing Effective Teams. 3-0-3 Units.

This course provides a structured approach to better understand how teamwork contributes to organizations, the conditions that make interactions between people and groups highly effective, and how to best put this effectiveness to work. Team-related issues from both theory and practice to be discussed include how to avoid limiting pitfalls of teams, how to create a collaborative climate for team performance, the development of team members, and how to motivate team members.
Prerequisites: BUSA 3351 and MNGT 3051 and Upper Division Eligibility.

MNGT 4700. Independent Study Management. 0-0-3 Units.

Supervised, in-depth individual research and study of one or more current topics in Management in conjunction with an associated major project. Student will be required to prepare a formal report and presentation of the topic research and project.
Prerequisites: MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4701. Strategic Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Represents the capstone course in business. Presents theory and practice of strategic decision making within organizations in a case method format. Topics include environmental analysis, organizational direction, strategy formulation and implementation, strategic control, strategic management theory, research and concepts, environmental influences on business, and secondary research methodology. Students will be required to prepare and deliver an oral team analysis of a publicly-traded company, its industry, and its strategy. Must be taken at DSC in the student's final semester.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MNGT 3051, MARK 3010, FINC 3056, OPMT 3251, BUSA 3701.

MNGT 4800. Special Topics in Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines current, relevant topics in the field of management. Each special topics course will cover a new current topic.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MNGT 3051.

MNGT 4900. Management Internship. 0-0-3 Units.

Provides students with on-site work experience in Management through a coordinated academic internship with a pre-approved employer. A portfolio chronicling the work experience, a project relating relevant academic literature to the Management Systems internship experience, and a final presentation encompassing the entire internship experience are required to receive academic credit.(F,S,M)