Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - General Management

Students with a broad interest in business and management activities and operating problems would profit from the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program. The program builds upon knowledge of the functional, environmental, behavioral, and legal aspects of business and provides analytical and conceptual tools for analyzing complicated problems. It prepares the student for business and managerial responsibilities and decision making. The large number of elective hours allows the student to tailor a program to his or her individual educational objectives. Students must complete a concentration of electives in one of the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategy and Innovation

The new BS Business Administration degree replaces the BS Management degree previously offered by the College of Business. Starting summer 2011, all new freshmen and transfer students will be admitted to the B.S. Business Administration (BSBA) degree as the B.S. Management (BSM) degree will no longer be offered to new students. Current Tech students who submit change of major forms to join the College of Business after January 17, 2011 will have the BSBA degree, as the BSM degree will no longer be available to new change of major students. Current BSM students can change their majors to BSBA, but are not required to change majors.

Change of Major Policy

The College of Business requires a 2.3 cumulative GPA for any non-College of Business students requesting a change of major to Business Administration if the student has completed sixty credits (junior standing) or more. There is no GPA requirement for freshmen and sophomores (less than sixty credits) requesting a major change. This policy was approved by the College of Business faculty in April 2007. All students seeking a major change to Business Administration must attend a "change of major" meeting. Contact the College of Business Undergraduate Program Office for dates and times of upcoming meetings.

Current Georgia Tech students who submit change of major forms to join the College of Business after January 17, 2011 will have the BS Business Administration degree, as the BS Management degree will no longer be available to new change of major students. Students who submit change of major forms before January 17, 2011 will have the BS Management degree. BS Management students may choose to stay in the BSM degree or may change into the BSBA degree. Once a student changes majors to BSBA, he or she cannot return to the BSM degree.

The BSBA and BSM degrees have different degree requirements. Students joining the BSBA degree must complete all BSBA degree requirements, including one of the newly approved management concentrations and several other courses not currently required of all BSM students. Current BSM students MUST attend a change of major meeting to change their majors to BSBA so they understand the requirements of the new degree which are different than the BSM requirements.

Current BSM students who decide to continue pursuing the BSM degree should review previous Georgia Tech catalogs and the College of Business website to see the BSM requirements.

APPH 1040Sci Foundation of Health2
or APPH 1050 Sci of Phys Act & Health
Core A - Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
or MATH 1712 Survey of Calculus
Core B - Institutional Options
CS 1301Intro to Computing3
or CS 1315 Intro Media Computation
Core C - Humanities
Any HUM 6
Core D - Science, Math, & Technology
Lab Science 4
Lab Science4
MATH 1551
MATH 1553
Differential Calculus
and Intro to Linear Algebra
or MATH 1711 Finite Mathematics
Core E - Social Sciences
Select one of the following:3
United States to 1877
United States since 1877
American Government
Government of the U.S.
US Constitutional Issues
ECON 2105Prin of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2106Prin of Microeconomics3
Any SS3
Core F - Courses Related to Major
ACCT 2101Accounting I3
ACCT 2102Accounting II3
MGT 2106Legal Aspects-Business3
MGT 2200Information Technology 3
MGT 2250Management Statistics3
MGT 2255Quant. Anlys. for Bus.3
Major Requirements
LMC 3403Tech Communication3
MGT 3062Financial Management3
MGT 3101Organizational Behavior3
MGT 3102Mgt Hum Res-Reg Environ3
MGT 3300Marketing Management I3
MGT 3501Operations Management3
MGT 3599Career Develmnt Workshop 1
MGT 3660International Business 3
MGT 3659Foundations of Strategy3
General Management Concentration
Select six of the following: 1,2,3,618
Security Valuation
Mgt of Fin Institutions
Fundmnt Real Estate Dev.
Derivative Securities
Leadersip-Changing Env
Marketing Research
Management of Technology
Prins of Commercial Law
Intl Business Law
Business Ethics
Tech Law And Ethics
Legal Aspects Real Est
Adv Concepts-Int'l Bus
Mgt in Healthcare Sector
Technology Strategy
Emerging Technologies
Mangn Prod Serv Tech Dev
Business Taxation
Adv Managerial Acct
Fin Report & Analysis I
Fin Report & Analysis II
Fin Analy&Rpt-Tech Firms
International Accounting
Audit&Fin Control Sys
Advanced Fin Reporting
Sem-Advanced Accounting
Ethics & Accounting
Systems Analysis& Design
Bus Data Communications
Electronic Commerce
Bus Process Analy&Design
Database Management
Corporate Restructuring
Fncl Mkts Trading&Struct
Fixed Income
International Finance
Entrepreneurial Finance
Management Consulting
Gend, Race, Ethn Org Behav
Entrepreneurship Forum
Serv Lead Values Systems
Social Entrepreneurship
Personal Sell& Sales Mgt
Strategic Brand Mgt
Adv&Prom: Integ Mktg Comm
Services Marketing
Digital Marketing
Consumer Behavior
Database & CRM Strategy
International Marketing
Operations Resource Plan
Operations Strategy
Global Operations
Service Operations Mgt
Supply Chain Modeling
Special Topics
Special Problems
Non-MGT Electives
Non-MGT Electives 46
Free Electives
Free Electives 510
Total Credit Hours122

Pass-fail only allowed for Free Electives.


MGT 4803 must have a title of Business Analytics, or Business Forecasting, or Business and Government Regulation, or Business Programming, or Corporate Governance, or Employment, Benefits, and Compensation Law, or Innovation and Entrepreneurial Behavior, or International HR, or Law for Entrepreneurs, or Leadership: Managing Professionals, or Management of Healthcare Operations, or Legal Issues in Sports Management or Managerial Economics, or Motivation and Rewards, or Project Management, or Sales Management.


Students may not use both MGT 4191 and MGT 4192 towards the General Management Concentration


Minimum grade of C required.


Any courses except for MGT or ACCT.


Maximum 3 credit hours of internship; Maximum 9 credit hours of undergraduate research; Maximum 3 credit hours of Special Problems/Independent Study.


Complete five classes from five different clusters. Complete one additional class from any cluster.

International Plan

The International Plan degree option is available to all College of Business undergraduate students. This option has been specifically designed to increase the international competence of our students through foreign language instruction, selected international courses, overseas residential experience, and a capstone, culminating course. This international competence is characterized by a graduate's ability to communicate in a second world language, discuss substantively the major international socioeconomic processes, assimilate into foreign lifestyles and work environments, and communicate with confidence the specifics of management and business in a global context. Given the ever-increasing pace of globalization of business, this option should help students prepare for the business world of the future. All College of Business students should seek advising through the College of Business Undergraduate Programs Office.