Management

About Management

The field of management involves overseeing people, businesses and organizations with the goal of ensuring that resources are used properly and efficiently. Managers work in a variety of fields including retail, industry, hospitality, production, human resources and more and are essential figures in the success of these organizations. Many managers go on to successfully open and operate their own businesses.

Management at Valdosta State University

The management program at Valdosta State, part of the university’s esteemed Langdale College of Business, boasts a top-notch faculty whose members are nationally recognized in their fields. Students work closely with professors in and out of class and also have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their field by participating in the Valdosta State Co-op Program and completing internships. All students are invited to join the award-winning organization Students in Free Enterprise, and students who excel in the major may be inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, an honor society for top business students. Management students have the unique opportunity to experience the business world overseas by accompanying faculty members on an annual trip to Germany. During the four-week trip, students learn about German culture and various aspects of business and take field trips to major German corporations.

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

About the Management Curriculum

B.B.A.

Students in the management program hone their critical thinking skills, develop an appreciation of diverse cultural perspectives, and learn how to address policy disputes and deal with social issues. The program in management is designed to prepare students for careers in business management and focuses on key areas of management education, including organization behavior and development, human resources management, information systems, operations management and small business management. Management majors who seek additional specialization may pursue the Certificate Program in Human Resources or Healthcare Administration during their undergraduate studies at Valdosta State. Upon graduation, all management students are prepared for careers in business management or to continue their studies in graduate school.

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Careers*

  • Benefits administrator
  • Branch manager
  • Business analyst
  • Compensation manager
  • Consultant
  • Distribution manager
  • Employment relations manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Executive team leader
  • Hotel manager
  • Human resources administrator
  • Human resources manager
  • Information systems manager
  • Leadership development specialist
  • Manager
  • Manufacturing supervisor
  • Operations manager
  • Project manager
  • Property manager
  • Recruiter
  • Restaurant manager
  • Retail store buyer
  • Retail store manager
  • Sales manager
  • Sales strategist
  • Small business manager
  • Staffing specialist
  • Training specialist

 *Some career possibilities may require additional degrees or certifications.

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