Department of Business
In order for the Business Administration Department to grow to its full potential, the following
steps need to take place:
1. The Business Administration Department needs to become the School of Business.
2. Promote more marketable degree programs and options.
a. Offer all of the required MBA courses and transition courses and a selection of
electives online over the next three years (included in the draft master schedule
for business courses). Requires course development.
b. An undergraduate degree in Accounting and undergraduate and graduate
concentrations in Accounting need to be developed.
c. Undergraduate and graduate concentrations in Finance need to be developed
d. Develop a program that allows our students to experience another country and
international business as part of their degree requirements.
e. Increase management electives to include leadership.
f. Work with IET to develop undergraduate options in quality (Green Belt) and
g. Develop articulation agreements with accredited DTAE schools to increase
enrollment in the BAS in Management.
h. Develop online courses to enable prospective BAS students throughout Georgia to
take business courses.
3. Hire additional faculty to the fulltime faculty positions to fill existing and projected needs
(expanded curriculum, online delivery of courses, scholarship, and student focus)
a. The new Business Administration position (recently approved) needs to be filled.
b. The open Management position needs to be filled with a full-time tenure-track
c. The temporary Marketing position needs to be filled with a full-time tenure-track
d. A full-time Accounting position (Ph.D.) needs to be created and filled. The target
for this is 2008.
e. A full-time Finance position (Ph.D.) needs to be created and filled. The target for
this is 2009..
4. Strengthen accreditation status
5. Secure full ACBSP accreditation, with no no