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Management

Major Information

This major emphasizes the integrative nature of the management discipline in planning, organizing, leading, and controlling contemporary profit and non-profit organizations. The program includes the study of both qualitative and quantitative contributions from the management sciences to provide the student with modern analytic concepts, tools, and techniques that can be used as aids to managerial decision- making. Various teaching methods are used in an effort to bring reality to classroom considerations of relevant business problems. The student who wishes to major in management can select one of four options.

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration: Management

Concentrations:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management 

Sample Occupations

  • Retail Store Manager
  • Personnel Manager
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Personnel Specialist
  • Compensation Administrator
  • Employee Benefits Analyst
  • Job Development Specialist
  • Personnel Administrator
  • Employee Training Instructor
  • Compensation/Benefits Administrator
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Small Business Owner                                 
  • Management Consultant
  • Operations Manager
  • Account Executive
  • Branch Manager

Sample Work Settings

  • Insurance Agency 
  • Retail Store 
  • Bank/Financial Institution   
  • Consulting Firms
  • Restaurant/Food Service 
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Health Services/Hospital Administration   
  • Public Utilities
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Wholesalers/Distribution
  • Small Businesses

Sample Employers

  • Gulfstream
  • Home Depot
  • Bank of America
  • Wal-Mart
  • Enterprise-Rent-a-Car
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Delta
  • Southern Company
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Lowe’s
  • Lockheed Martin
  • BB&T
  • Norfolk Southern
  • IBM
  • J.B. Hunt
  • Nolan Transportation

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Academic Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2

bit.ly/focuscareer

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $18

http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

National Association of College and Employers  (NACE) 

http://salary.com 

Professional Organizations

American Management Association 

www.amanet.org

Society of Human Resource Managers

www.shrm.org

Decision Science Institute

www.decisionsciences.org

American Production and Inventory Control

www.apics.org

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

Society of Human Resource Management

Southern Hospitality Executives

Enactus

Delta Sigma Pi

Professional Tips

These areas are highly valued by employers who seek candidates that have developed skills and abilities in the following areas.  See the naceweb.org website to explore more.

  • Career and Self Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology

Résumé Tips

  • Bachelor of Business Administration: Management
  • Include minors, emphasis areas
  • List special technology skills, including certifications in Excel or Access; Tableau, SAP
  • Mention any certifications in the hospitality or management fields (SHRM)
  • Write about relevant experiences that are tied to the Career Readiness areas (mentioned above)
  • Include a variety of experiences that show strengths / skills valued by employers
  • Limit to one page, unless there are 10+ years of professional work experience (military, or after college)

Last updated: 7/26/2022