Business Management & Leadership (AMGT), Bachelor of Science

At Dunwoody College of Technology, the Business Management & Leadership program is a bachelor’s completion program designed for graduates of technical colleges who have earned an AAS or AS degree or equivalent. Graduates are well-positioned to move into managerial or other senior positions or start their own businesses in a variety of technical industries. Students take business and management courses such as managerial accounting, quality systems, leadership, and entrepreneurial/marketing management.

The degree is also designed to enhance business soft skills such as communication, business writing, and human relations. Courses are taught by faculty members who have extensive industry experience along with the appropriate degrees and certifications in their field of expertise.

All courses are distance learning. As such the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs considers this to be a distance learning program, which may affect the benefits of some veterans. 

Credential Earned: BS
Length of Program: 2 years (4 semesters)
Classes Offered: Evening and Distance Learning
Available Starts: Fall Semester; Spring Semester
 
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills applicable to management of a technical business. 
  • Communicate clearly using business and management terminology. 
  • Apply human resource standards to manage in a professional environment. 
  • Value diversity and inclusion in today's global business climate. 
  • Examine the consequences of failing to adhere to the concepts of inclusion in the global business climate. 
  • Use computer technology and software in a business environment. 
  • Apply ethical and professional behaviors to business. 
  • Demonstrate leadership skills needed to manage people and processes. 
  • Apply mathematical skills to interpret, understand, and communicate quantitative data. 
  • Evaluate the importance of world economic systems. 
  • Solve problems individually and in a team environment. 
  • Apply customer service and marketing skills in a business setting. 
  • Complete the process of identifying, gathering, measuring, summarizing, and analyzing financial data. 
  • Evaluate the importance of synergy in management. 

Admitted students to Business Management & Leadership (AMGT) can transfer up to 40 technical and 15 Arts & Sciences credits. A transfer evaluation is required. Not all credits may transfer into the degree program.

Transfer Credits55
General Requirements
MATH2250Statistics3
WRIT4001Capstone Writing3
Humanities3
Social Sciences3
General Elective5
Technical Requirements
MGMT3110Principles of Management2
MGMT3130Managerial Accounting2
MGMT3141Research for Business4
MGMT3211Project Management2
MGMT3230Strategic Planning2
MGMT4230Management Information Systems I2
AMGT3211Project Management Practicum2
AMGT3230Strategic Planning Practicum2
MGMT4110Leadership2
MGMT4120Leading Organizational Change2
AMGT4112Leadership Practicum2
AMGT4120Leading Organizational Change Practicum2
MGMT3220HR/Employment Law2
MGMT4130Entrepreneurial/Marketing Management2
MGMT4140Managerial Economics2
MGMT4210Capstone Research4
MGMT4220Negotiation & Conflict Resolution2
MGMT4240Applied Management Capstone4
MGMT3120Quality Systems2
AMGT4220Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Prac2
AMGT4110Human Resources Practicum3
Total Credits121
 

The following sample academic plan demonstrates how a student's schedule might look on a semester-by-semester basis, including elective courses. Your actual degree plan may differ from this sequence, depending on whether you start in the fall or spring semester, what transfer credits you may have (if any), and which Arts & Sciences courses and electives you take and when you take them.

The sample academic plan is for informational purposes only. To determine your academic plan, please meet with an academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
MGMT3110 Principles of Management 2
MGMT3130 Managerial Accounting 2
MGMT3141 Research for Business 4
MGMT3211 Project Management 2
MGMT3230 Strategic Planning 2
MGMT4230 Management Information Systems I 2
General Elective 2
 Credits16
 Total Credits16
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SpringCredits
AMGT3211 Project Management Practicum 2
AMGT3230 Strategic Planning Practicum 2
MGMT4110 Leadership 2
MGMT4120 Leading Organizational Change 2
MATH2250 Statistics 3
WRIT4001 Capstone Writing 3
General Elective 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits17
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallCredits
AMGT4112 Leadership Practicum 2
AMGT4120 Leading Organizational Change Practicum 2
MGMT3220 HR/Employment Law 2
MGMT4130 Entrepreneurial/Marketing Management 2
MGMT4140 Managerial Economics 2
MGMT4210 Capstone Research 4
MGMT4220 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution 2
 Credits16
 Total Credits16
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
SpringCredits
AMGT4110 Human Resources Practicum 3
AMGT4220 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Prac 2
MGMT3120 Quality Systems 2
MGMT4240 Applied Management Capstone 4
Humanities 3
Social Sciences 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits17

Descriptions

MGMT3141 | Research for Business | Lecture (4 Credits)

Introduction to the basics of research design, and the quantitative and qualitative methods used in addressing policy-relevant research questions. The course has two major goals: 1) Enhance passive literacy of quantitative and qualitative research methods; 2) Develop active skills and apply techniques to original policy studies.

MGMT3230 | Strategic Planning | Lecture (2 Credits)

Examine the strategy of the business unit and analyze the issues central to a firm’s short and long term competitive success. Investigate various models and approaches to designing and conducting strategic planning.

MGMT3211 | Project Management | Lecture (2 Credits)

Examine management concepts through the lens of the project life cycle. Identify various techniques of work planning, control and evaluation used to achieve project objectives.

MGMT3110 | Principles of Management | Lecture (2 Credits)

The contemporary supervision and operations management challenges stemming from changing organizational structures, complex environmental conditions, new technological developments, and increasingly diverse work forces. Focuses on critical issues in supervising, managing, and leading in an organization.

MGMT3130 | Managerial Accounting | Lecture (2 Credits)

Introduction of the fundamentals of managerial accounting for reporting, decision making and control of transactions, financial statements, strategic and operational planning to facilitate ethical behavior of the managerial accountant.

MGMT4230 | Management Information Systems I | Lecture (2 Credits)

The ways in which management and information services influence business strategies, communications technology, information systems analysis and design; issues arising out of the rapidly evolving field of information systems, and a general overview of IT compliance.

MGMT4110 | Leadership | Lecture (2 Credits)

Multidimensional study of leadership related to contemporary issues, privileges and responsibilities through an exploration of historical leaders, leadership styles and philosophies to recognize the traits, skills and values of a leader.

MGMT4120 | Leading Organizational Change | Lecture (2 Credits)

Examine the competencies and skills required to successfully lead organizational and personal change in the business world.

MGMT4210 | Capstone Research | Capstone (4 Credits)

The research portion of an industry(field)-specific capstone project of student's choice; present a comprehensive project within a field of study, that draws on the relevant components of previous course work.

MGMT3220 | HR/Employment Law | Lecture (2 Credits)

Analyze the role of the human resource professional as a strategic partner in managing today's organizations. Examine key functions such as recruitment, selection, development, appraisal, retention, compensation, and labor relations. Workplace safety, employment laws, legal rights and responsibilities are incorporated.

MGMT4130 | Entrepreneurial/Marketing Management | Lecture (2 Credits)

Entrepreneurial and marketing management fundamentals of planning, strategy, management and issues using skills and competencies needed to generate new ideas to develop a successful business.

MGMT4140 | Managerial Economics | Lecture (2 Credits)

Apply managerial economic decision making in the areas of mathematics, statistics, economic theory, accounting, finance, marketing, and human behavior.

MGMT4220 | Negotiation & Conflict Resolution | Lecture (2 Credits)

Strategies and tactics for conflict analysis, assessment and negotiation using exercises and simulations to successfully manage negotiations and conflict.

MGMT4240 | Applied Management Capstone | Capstone (4 Credits)

The written portion of an industry (field)-specific capstone project of student's choice; present a comprehensive project within a field of study that draws on the relevant components of previous course work.

Prerequisite(s): MGMT4210 And WRIT4001

MGMT3120 | Quality Systems | Lecture (2 Credits)

Basic quality concepts, including the concepts of Total Quality Management (TQM), ISO9000, and LEAN/Six-Sigma concepts.

AMGT4220 | Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Prac | Practicum (2 Credits)

Apply negotiation and conflict resolution methodology through the use of hands on case studies and projects. Strategies and tactics for conflict analysis, assessment and negotiation created and monitored by students.

Prerequisite(s): MGMT4220

AMGT4110 | Human Resources Practicum | Practicum (3 Credits)

Carry out an in-depth investigation of a variety of Human Resources topics. The course will be project based; each student will identify an HR project relevant to his/her chosen field of study.

Prerequisite(s): MGMT3220

AMGT3230 | Strategic Planning Practicum | Practicum (2 Credits)

Apply strategic planning management methodology through the management of a project on an assigned case study for the purpose of integrating information and skills learned in previous courses.

Prerequisite(s): MGMT3230

AMGT3211 | Project Management Practicum | Practicum (2 Credits)

Apply project management methodology through the management of a project on an assigned case study for the purpose of integrating information and skills learned in previous courses.

Prerequisite(s): MGMT3211

AMGT4112 | Leadership Practicum | Practicum (2 Credits)

Application of leadership theory and methodology through the use of a case study and project for the purpose of integrating information and skills learned in previous program courses.

Prerequisite(s): MGMT4110

AMGT4120 | Leading Organizational Change Practicum | Practicum (2 Credits)

Apply organizational change theory and methodology through the management of a project on an assigned case study for the purpose of integrating information and skills learned in previous courses.

Prerequisite(s): MGMT4120