Georgia Southwestern State University’s College of Business and Computing strategically prepares students to be personally and professionally successful in life and their desired business career. It places great importance on excellent faculty teaching, serving the community, and the standards of honesty, integrity, respect, and accountability. All of the business programs carry the AACSB accreditation. Business, History, and Political Science students share a building that provides excellent resources to encourage and support their education.
Students can acquire a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, Human Resource Management, Accounting, Management, Information Technology, or Computer Science. Graduate students can obtain a Master of Business Administration and Master of Computer Science. Many students need financial assistance to begin or continue their educational path. The College of Business and Computing offers these scholarships: Human Resource Management, Accounting, Mauldin & Jenkins Accounting, Belford, James Deriso, Rotary/Willis Shiver, Rotary/E.H. Kinnebrew, Sr., Wheeler/Parker, and Jeff Singley Cash Scholarship. Internships are an essential part of the educational process and give students hands-on and applicable experience. There are numerous internship opportunities for business students at places like the Governor’s Office, City of Americus, Americus Welcome Center, Americus Downtown Development Authority, and Gammage Print Shop, to name a few.
The education process involves more than just the classroom, and the College of Business and Computing, along with the university, provides numerous resources to promote success. The Office of Career Services offers career development, planning, and coaching along with connecting students with employers, career fairs, learning events, and anything needed to best prepare students to step into their future. Many clubs and organizations exist to help students get involved, make connections, serve the community, and grow in their knowledge and experience. One of those clubs is ENACTUS, where a team of students works with faculty to create projects that economically impact the community, compete in a national competition, and can even make it to the ENACTUS World Cup finals. Another group is Beta Gamma Sigma, which is a business international honor society and is the highest honor for a business student to receive.
There are also sports, religious, media, Greek, and other honor’s clubs and organizations that business students can get involved in to widen their experiential education. The Center for Business and Economic Development helps students gain advantageous experience while they, along with faculty and staff, offer research, consulting, training, and management services to businesses, governments, and economic agencies in the surrounding area. The Student Affairs Division of Student Engagement and Success works together with the university to make sure students get the most of their experience through interaction, involvement, volunteering, and community outreach.
Those who cannot attend classes on campus, need to work while pursuing an education, or have other life obligations, can still obtain an excellent education through the College of Business and Computing’s online degree programs. These include the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, the Master of Business Administration degree, Master of Science in CS, and an Online Graduate Certificate in CIS.