Albany State University - College of Business

Introduction

Albany State University, a historically black institution in Southwest Georgia, has been a catalyst for change in the region from its inception as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute to its designation as a university. Founded in 1903 to educate African American youth, the University proudly continues to fulfill its historic mission while also serving the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population. A progressive institution, Albany State University seeks to foster the growth and development of the region, state and nation through teaching, research, creative expression and public service. Through its collaborative efforts, the University responds to the needs of all its constituents and offers educational programs and service to improve the quality of life in Southwest Georgia.

The primary mission of Albany State University is to educate students to become outstanding contributors to society. Offering Bachelor’s, Master’s and Education Specialist degrees and a variety of non-degree educational programs, the University emphasizes the liberal arts as the foundation for all learning by exposing students to the humanities, fine arts, social sciences and the sciences. Global learning is fostered through a broad-based curriculum, diverse University activities and the expanding use of technology.

A leader in teacher education, nursing, criminal justice, business, public administration and the sciences, Albany State provides a comprehensive educational experience with quality instruction as the hallmark of all its academic programs. The University embraces the concept of “students first” as a core institutional value. The University advocates the total development of students, especially the under served, and provides a wholesome academic environment in which students can study, learn and develop through their interaction with fellow students, faculty, staff, administrators, visiting scholars and community leaders.

Consistent with the core mission of the University System of Georgia, Albany State University exhibits the following characteristics:

  • A supportive campus climate, necessary services, and leadership and development opportunities, all to educate the whole person and meet the needs of students, faculty and staff;
  • Cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in the faculty, staff and student body, supported by practices and programs that embody the ideals of an open, democratic and global society.
  • Technology to advance educational purposes, including instructional technology, student support services and distance education;

Collaborative relationships with other System Institutions, state agencies, local schools and technical institutes, and business and industry, sharing physical, human, information, and other resources to expand and enhance programs and services to the citizens of Georgia.

With other state universities in the University System of Georgia, Albany State University shares:

  • A commitment to excellence and responsiveness within a scope of influence defined by the needs of an area of the state, and by particularly outstanding programs or distinctive characteristics that have a magnet effect throughout the region or state;
  • A commitment to a teaching/learning environment, both inside and outside the classroom, that sustains instructional excellence, serves a diverse and college-prepared student body, promotes high levels of student achievement, offers academic assistance, and provides developmental studies programs for a limited student cohort;
  • A high quality general education program supporting a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and professional academic programming at the baccalaureate level, with selected Master’s and Education Specialist degrees, and selected Associate degree programs based on area need and/or inter-institutional collaborations;
  • A commitment to public service, continuing education, technical assistance, and economic development activities that address the needs, improve the quality of life, and raise the educational level within the University’s scope of influence;
  • A commitment to scholarly and creative work to enhance instructional effectiveness and to encourage faculty scholarly pursuits, and a commitment to applied research in selected areas of institutional strength and area need.

While Albany State University shares much in common with other state universities, it is dedicated to preparing leaders for under served populations and is committed to the following distinctive purposes:

  • Providing quality educational experiences for under served populations in the region, state and nation;
  • Promoting and preserving the historical and culturally distinctive traditions which define African American culture;
  • Offering of a comprehensive array of programs in health care services, community development, human disabilities, cultural enhancement, business and economic development, international trade and entrepreneurship;
  • Graduating marketable students not only through technologically advanced academic programs but also through undergraduate research, studies abroad, internships, service learning and developmental pre-professional experiences;
  • Improving the quality of life of African-American males via the educational, research, intervention and service programs coordinated through the Center for the African-American Male.
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B.S. in Accounting

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 USA Albany

The Accounting program is designed to train students to be professional accountants. Courses in the program build a rich knowledge of accounting theory and practice on both private and public levels. Students are provided with a sound understanding [+]

The Accounting program is designed to train students to be professional accountants. Courses in the program build a rich knowledge of accounting theory and practice on both private and public levels. Students are provided with a sound understanding of the practical and the theoretical aspects of Accounting concepts and procedures. Developing critical thinking and communication skills are also emphasized in the program. Students are encouraged to sit for the certification exams at the completion of the program. UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS Below are the current admission requirements for ASU undergraduate first-time freshmen and transfer students with less than 30 transferable semester hours. MINIMUM TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Critical Reading : 430 Mathematics: 400 Writing: Not considered American College Testing (ACT) English – 17 Mathematics- 17 Science Reasoning: Not Considered Reading: Not Considered Applicants must meet the University System of Georgia’s College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) requirements for regular admission. The high school curriculum is the cornerstone of the University System of Georgia (USG) admissions policy. The high school requirements must be met by all freshman applicants and transfer applicants with less than 30 transferable semester hours. 4 Units of English 4 Units of Mathematics 4 Units of Natural Science 3 Units of Social Science 2 Units of the same Foreign Language Minimum High School CPC grade point average: 2.22 (ASU ADMISSIONS DOES NOT ACCEPT COMPASS IN LIEU OF THE SAT OR ACT FOR FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN) [-]

B.S. in Business Information Systems

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 USA Albany

The Business Information Systems program provides professional preparation for persons who are interested in the coordination, facilitation, and expedition of information systems within an organization. Emphasis is placed on skills necessary [+]

The Business Information Systems program provides professional preparation for persons who are interested in the coordination, facilitation, and expedition of information systems within an organization. Emphasis is placed on skills necessary for the design, development, and support of information systems, ranging from office automation systems, management information systems, decision support systems and expert systems. Students are trained to develop technological solutions to meet the needs of business and industry. UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS Below are the current admission requirements for ASU undergraduate first-time freshmen and transfer students with less than 30 transferable semester hours. MINIMUM TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Critical Reading : 430 Mathematics: 400 Writing: Not considered American College Testing (ACT) English – 17 Mathematics- 17 Science Reasoning: Not Considered Reading: Not Considered Applicants must meet the University System of Georgia’s College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) requirements for regular admission. The high school curriculum is the cornerstone of the University System of Georgia (USG) admissions policy. The high school requirements must be met by all freshman applicants and transfer applicants with less than 30 transferable semester hours. 4 Units of English 4 Units of Mathematics 4 Units of Natural Science 3 Units of Social Science 2 Units of the same Foreign Language Minimum High School CPC grade point average: 2.22 (ASU ADMISSIONS DOES NOT ACCEPT COMPASS IN LIEU OF THE SAT OR ACT FOR FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN) [-]

B.S. in Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 USA Albany

The Supply Chain and Logistics Management (SCLM) program is designed to allow learners to develop a deep understanding of SCLM principles and theory; and to develop their skills in an exciting field through an integrated learning process that allows [+]

The Supply Chain and Logistics Management (SCLM) program is designed to allow learners to develop a deep understanding of SCLM principles and theory; and to develop their skills in an exciting field through an integrated learning process that allows them to build experiences inside a virtual global company used to simulate a complete Supply Chain and Logistics Management environment. UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS Below are the current admission requirements for ASU undergraduate first-time freshmen and transfer students with less than 30 transferable semester hours. MINIMUM TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Critical Reading : 430 Mathematics: 400 Writing: Not considered American College Testing (ACT) English – 17 Mathematics- 17 Science Reasoning: Not Considered Reading: Not Considered Applicants must meet the University System of Georgia’s College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) requirements for regular admission. The high school curriculum is the cornerstone of the University System of Georgia (USG) admissions policy. The high school requirements must be met by all freshman applicants and transfer applicants with less than 30 transferable semester hours. 4 Units of English 4 Units of Mathematics 4 Units of Natural Science 3 Units of Social Science 2 Units of the same Foreign Language Minimum High School CPC grade point average: 2.22 (ASU ADMISSIONS DOES NOT ACCEPT COMPASS IN LIEU OF THE SAT OR ACT FOR FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN) [-]