Brenda E. Johnson, PhD

Professor of Business

Department of Business & Public Service
Office Telephone Number: (678) 359-5210                    

Division Telephone Number: (678) 359-5219
Office:  Richard B. Russell Hall, #308                              

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Bachelor of Science in Management & Administration (BSMA)

The Bachelor of Science in Management & Administration at Gordon State College is designed to prepare students 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.

Courses:  Course Descriptions

Advisement Worksheet:   BSMA Advisement Worksheet

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Mission 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. 


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Spring semester classes begin Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  Spring 2018 Schedule

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