Oct 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Augusta University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Augusta University Catalog

James M. Hull College of Business


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Dean: Richard Franza
Location: Allgood N108
Phone: 706-737-1418

About the College

The James M. Hull College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and offers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree and the Master of Business Administration degree. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration degree may choose to major in Accounting or choose a concentration in one of several areas:  Healthcare Management, Financial Services, or Digital Marketing.  Students may also choose a unique group of six business electives in lieu of a concentration to “customize” their BBA for a specific job or industry, with input from their academic advisor and program faculty. Additionally, the college offers a minor in Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics, as well as undergraduate certificates in Analytics and Hospitality Administration, and a graduate certificate in Business Administration.

The Hull College of Business provides a high quality, student-focused education that prepares students to excel in their fields of study and become leaders on a global stage. The programs are highly desirable and develop graduates that are highly recruited. The faculty members advance scholarly understanding and improve the professional practice of our disciplines through collaborative research and service.

James M. Hull College of Business

Career & Academic Planning (CAP) Center
Location: Allgood Hall N112
Phone: 706-737-1560

The college’s Career and Academic Planning Center provides a comprehensive range of services to help Business students reach their academic and career goals. The Center is a student-friendly environment that provides students with academic resources such as computer stations, printing stations, study space, a fax machine, and a copier.

Accreditation

The Hull College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Honor Societies

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB international. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB. More information can be found at www.betagammasigma.org.

Minors

Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E may not be counted as coursework in the minor.

Scholarships

Over $100,000 is awarded in scholarships annually and business major students are eligible for all Hull College of Business scholarships. Interested applicants should visit the Hull College of Business website for more information.

Transfer Students

Students transferring into the Hull College of Business Bachelor of Business Administration program are only allowed to transfer up to three Business Core Courses and no more than two Concentration courses as approved by the College.  Students transferring into the Master of Business Administration program are only allowed to transfer up to three required courses towards the degree as approved by the College.

Certificate Programs


 
Certificate in Analytics
Certificate in Hospitality Administration

Undergraduate Programs


 
Bachelor of Business Administration

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Business Administration focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. This program prepares individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.  This program offers students the opportunity to “customize” their degree.

Career Opportunities:

This concentration prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in the business community upon graduation. Some graduates pursue management training programs that prepare graduates for the challenges specific to a particular organization or industry. Other graduates pursue careers in hospitals, governmental agencies, or non-profit organizations, or choose to start an entrepreneurial venture or join a family business. Due to the solid foundation provided by this curriculum, career opportunities are endless.

Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Digital Marketing

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Digital Marketing provides a marketing foundation with a focus in digital marketing. This concentration emphasizes the application of digital marketing methods and technologies in the marketing function necessary to operate a business or hold leadership positions in business organizations.

Career Opportunities:

This concentration prepares students for careers in the digital marketing field, particularly in the arena of social media.  Graduates may pursue positions such as social media marketing specialist, search engine optimization (SEO) marketing specialist, Internet marketing specialist, digital content specialist, digital marketing coordinator or director, or digital account executive.

Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Services

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Services is focused on the design and delivery of advice and financial products to individuals, businesses, and government.  Our students learn the language of finance and how to gather and analyze information, solve problems, and make suitable recommendations. 

Career Opportunities:

This concentration prepares students for career opportunities in banking, personal financial planning, investments, real estate, and insurance.

Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management is designed to help students develop the skills needed to manage the human and fiscal resources of healthcare facilities.   Students will develop decision-making skills to plan and coordinate healthcare department activities, communication skills to work with diverse interest and policy groups, and critical-thinking skills to comply with government regulations, adhere to health care standards, and implement strategic policy decisions in a complex and constantly changing environment.

Career Opportunities:

This concentration prepares students for managers in businesses such as hospitals, physician offices, outpatient and long-term care facilities, home care facilities, laboratories and diagnostic facilities, pharmaceuticals, monitoring and diagnostic equipment sales, scientific research and development, information technology, and insurance.  The three primary areas of career opportunities include providers (facilities), payers (insurance and government), and suppliers (pharmaceutical, IT, and medical device companies).

Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting

Program Description:

The accounting program provides significant exposure to courses in business, finance, and management, and is designed to give students an understanding of the theory of accounting as it is used in our society. Bachelor level students are given a broad background of accounting classes to provide the basic tools to pursue an accounting career. Should a student want to specialize in specific areas, he or she would need to pursue a Master of Accountancy program that allows specialization in audit, taxation, or systems.

Career Opportunities:

The Knox School of Accountancy program prepares students for careers as professional accountants in private, public, or governmental organizations. In addition to the pursuit of an accounting career, an accounting education provides excellent background for non-business professions such as law, and is helpful for advancement to top level management. Students are highly encouraged to participate in internships and experiential opportunities to increase their marketability upon graduation.

Graduate Programs


Certificate in Business Administration
Master of Business Administration

Program Description

The MBA degree program will provide advanced business education beyond the baccalaureate level and prepare students to assume responsible management and professional positions in private and public organizations. The curriculum has been designed to provide breadth of exposure to business administration disciplines rather than specialization in any single discipline. To accommodate students who have part-time or full-time careers, Hull MBA courses are offered online or in the evening, with face-to-face and hybrid formats.

Admissions Procedures and Requirements

Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information: augusta.edu/admissions/graduate/mba.php

GPA Requirement

Hull MBA students are to maintain a 2.8 GPA or higher to remain in good academic standing, but will require a 3.0 for graduation.

Time Limitation

All requirements for the Hull MBA degree must be completed within 5 consecutive years.

Dual Degree Programs

MD/MBA Program  

DMD/MBA Program  

PhD/MBA Program  

Programs

Bachelor of Business Administration

Certificate

Master of Business Administration

Non-degree

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate