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In Georgia, students can study management through programs at the associate, bachelor's, master's and, though less common, doctoral degree levels. Undergraduate certificate and diploma programs are also available. These degrees and certificates are often found in business administration programs but are also sometimes offered through the fields of human resources, information systems and managerial sciences. Below are ten of the largest colleges and universities in Georgia currently offering management programs; a comparison table showing each schools' specific degree programs and tuition information is also available.
Chattahoochee Technical College
Chattahoochee Technical College offers certificate, diploma and associate degree programs to suburban Atlanta students from its Marietta campus. Both a diploma and associate's program in business management are available through the school. The associate's degree requires 64 credit hours for graduation and includes general education courses in English, math and art in addition to required business courses such as macroeconomics, leadership and financial accounting. The diploma program consists of 49 credit hours mainly culled from the business core and features few general education courses.
Columbus State University
Columbus State University offers three different bachelor's programs that may be of interest to management-minded students at its Columbus campus. The human resources track of the management degree trains students specifically for careers in human resource and is developed jointly with the Society for Human Resource Management. The main management degree, on the other hand, offers broader education for students interested in management positions in other areas of business. Finally, the management information systems major heavily incorporates computer and electronic systems into its curriculum and is designed for students interested in database and operations management.
Located in Atlanta, Emory University offers a number of management programs, including certificate programs that are geared toward the working professional as well as degree programs designed to fit nearly any schedule. The certificate program in essentials of human resources management prepares students to assume leadership positions in today's globally competitive marketplace. The school also offers a Certificate in Essentials of Management, in which students concentrate on several different components of managing including communications, delegating and leading change.
Emory's Bachelor of Business Administration teaches the fundamentals of business theory and practice. Classes range from finance and marketing to process and systems management. All students are required to choose a concentration within the BBA program. Possible concentrations include accounting, international business or business law. Finally, Emory also offers an Master of Business Administration through its Goizueta Business School, which can be taken full or part-time. Both the part-time and the full-time MBA programs offer internship opportunities, which allow students to put into practice the theories and principles learned in the program.
Georgia State University
Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is one of the leading research institutions in the southern United States. GSU offers over 250 degree programs, including a Bachelor of Business Administration in Managerial Sciences. Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree program can expect to take courses such as business intelligence and modeling, project management and managing human resources. Prospective degree candidates will be encouraged to choose a concentration within the program in order to maximize their career opportunities. Georgia State also offers an MBA program in several concentrations, including a professional MBA, executive MBA and global partners MBA. Original research is a key component of all of these masters degrees.
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology (or Georgia Tech, as it's more commonly known) has offered degree programs to interested students from its Atlanta campus since 1885 and offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in General Management for individuals interested in a career in management. The program focuses on courses such as management statistics, legal aspects of business and technical communication. The university also offers an Executive MBA in Management of Technology, which is designed to give added academic qualifications to business professionals.
Kennesaw State University
Originally founded in 1963 as Kennesaw Junior College, Kennesaw State University became a four-year institution in 1976 and today offers bachelor's, master's and certificate programs to over 33,000 students at its Kennesaw campus. A bachelor's program in management is offered through the Coles College of Business, offering specific tracks in human resource management and development, operations management, international management and entrepreneurship. Kennesaw State also offers an Executive Master in Business Administration program, which trains students for management and leadership positions in the corporate world. Classes include principles of leadership and managing human capital.
University of Georgia
The state's largest institution of higher learning, the University of Georgia is located in Athens with over 35,000 individuals currently attending classes. The school's Terry College of Business offers a bachelor's program in management, which is designed to train students in modern tactics for leading contemporary organizations. Coursework includes classes in operations management, fundamentals of business and business ethics. The University of Georgia also offers a doctoral program in management, which is aimed specifically at individuals interested in academic careers in management education.
University of North Georgia
A 4-year, public school with a campus in Gainesville, the University of North Georgia offers a bachelor's degree in technology management that is designed to give students the adequate credentials for supervisory roles in business and industry. The program consists of 120 credit hours and requires students take courses in business law and technology, applied accounting and managerial and business communication. Further upper level elective courses include managerial statistics, foundations of programming and global management strategies.
University of West Georgia
Located in Carrollton, the University of West Georgia offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including a bachelor's program in management, to over 12,200 students. Individuals graduating with the management degree at West Georgia have gone on to careers in consulting, supervision and small business management. Students enrolled in the program are encouraged to join the university's management club, as well as the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society.
Valdosta State University
Valdosta State University awards certificate, associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from its Valdosta campus near the Florida border. The school's bachelor's program in management trains students for careers such as branch managing, sales strategies and human resource administration. The 120 credit hour program requires 78 of those credit hours come from business core courses, with the rest being divided between general education classes and electives.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type & Setting||Management Programs Offered||Tuition Fees (2015-16)|
|Chattahoochee Technical College||2-year, public; large suburb|| Diploma in Business Management,
Associate of Applied Science in Business Management
|$2,682 (in-state); $4,818 (out-of-state) undergraduate*|
|Columbus State University||4-year, public; midsize city|| Bachelor of Business Administration in Management,
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems
|$6,011 (in-state); $16,585 (out-of-state) undergraduate*|
|Emory University||4-year, private not-for-profit; large suburb|| Certificate in Essentials of Human Resources Management,
Certificate in Essentials of Management,
Bachelor of Business Administration,
Master of Business Administration
| $46,314 undergraduate*
|Georgia Institute of Technology||4-year, public; large city|| Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in General Management,
Executive Master of Business Administration in Management of Technology
| $12,204 (in-state); $32,396 (out-of-state) undergraduate*
$15,644 (in-state); $30,064 (out-of-state) graduate*
|Georgia State University||4-year, public; large city|| Bachelor of Business Administration in Managerial Sciences,
Master of Business Administration
| $8,974 (in-state); $23,542 (out-of-state) undergraduate*
$9,004 (in-state); $24,502 (out-of-state) graduate*
|Kennesaw State University||4-year, public; large suburb|| Bachelor of Business Administration in Management,
Executive Master of Business Administration
| $6,060 (in-state); $16,636 (out-of-state) undergraduate*
$6,740 (in-state); $10,565 (out-of-state) graduate*
|University of Georgia||4-year, public; midsize city|| Bachelor of Business Administration in Management,
Ph.D. in Business Administration (Management)
| $11,622 (in-state); $29,832 (out-of-state) undergraduate*
$10,750 (in-state); $26,348 (out-of-state) graduate*
|University of North Georgia-Gainesville||4-year, public; small city||Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Management||$3,103 (in-state); $9,874 (out-of-state) undergraduate**|
|University of West Georgia||4-year, public; fringe town||Bachelor of Business Administration in Management||$6,143 (in-state); $16,717 (out-of-state) undergraduate*|
|Valdosta State University||4-year, public; small city||Bachelor of Business Administration in Management||$6,297 (in-state); $16,871 (out-of-state) undergraduate*|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator **University of North Georgia - Gainesville website