Business Management Diploma

Program Description

The Business Management program is designed to prepare students for entry into management positions in a variety of businesses and industries. Learning opportunities will introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement in management.

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin Campus and Henry County Center
  • Major Code: MD12
  • Award Level: Diploma
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 4 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 48

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

First TermChoose One: (Required)
COLL 1500 ORCollege Success and Career Exploration3
COMP 1000Introduction to Computers3

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I3
Choose One Math below:
MATH 1011 ORBusiness Math3
MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics
MGMT 1100Principles of Management

Second TermChoose One:
EMPL 1000 ORInterpersonal Relations and Prof Development2
PSYC 1010Basic Psychology(3)
MGMT 1105Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 1120Introduction to Business3

Third TermMGMT 1110Employment Rules & Regulations3
MGMT 1115Leadership3
MGMT 1125Business Ethics3
MGMT 2115Human Resource Management3

Fourth TermACCT 1100Financial Accounting I4
MGMT 2125Performance Management3
MGMT 2215Team Project3
Guided electives6

Specific Occupational Courses (6 hours)
ACCT 1115Computerized Accounting3
BUSN 1410Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications4
BUSN 1420Database Applications4
BUSN 1430Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications4
LOGI 1000Business Logistics3
MGMT 2120Labor Management Relations3
MGMT 2130Employee Training and Development3
MGMT 2135Management Communication Techniques3
MGMT 2140Retail Management3
MGMT 2150Small Business Management3
MGMT 2200Production/Operations Management3
MGMT 2220Management-Occupation Based Instruction3
MKTG 1100Principles of Marketing3
MKTG 1130Business Regulations and Compliance3

Gainful Employment Information

More Information

Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.

Work Environment

Human resources managers are employed in nearly every industry. They work in offices, and most work full time during regular business hours. Some must travel to attend professional meetings or to recruit employees.

How to Become a Human Resources Manager

Candidates need a combination of education and several years of related work experience to become a human resources manager. Although a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for most positions, some jobs require a master’s degree. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills.


The median annual wage for human resources managers was $99,720 in May 2012.

Job Outlook

Employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need more human resources staff to oversee and administer their programs. Very strong competition can be expected for most positions.

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Program Faculty
Michael Cook, Program Coordinator
Jennifer Edwards, Instructor
Christi Ellington, Instructor
Tahesha Wade, Instructor
(770) 412-4410

Career and Academic Planning
CAP Center
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107