Science in Management & Administration (BSMA)
Bachelor of Science in Management & Administration
at Gordon State College is designed to prepare students for a career in
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
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of the program is 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:
1. Familiarize students with basic concepts of
management, marketing, finance, and administration.
2. Engage students to critically explore a path of
integrative studies relating core management concepts with related areas of
service in business and to the community.
3. Develop students' competences in written,
verbal, and visual communication.
4. Equip students students with
self-actualization skills, enabling them to understand and pursue their
individual roles in contributing to the economy and their communities.
REQUIREMENTS: The Bachelor of
Science in Management & Administration (BSMA) requires students to complete
coursework that will uniquely integrate a business oriented core with the
liberal arts and sciences. Specifically, the program requires 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.
Associate of Science in Business Administration.
The Associate of Science in Business
Administration is designed for the student wishing to complete a two-year
core in the Business discipline. With the Associate of Science in
Business Administration, the student may continue on for their Bachelor of
Science in Management and Administration or move into the workforce.