Students admitted to a graduate program in the College of Business must satisfy the required foundation courses. Foundation courses may be waived if the student completed an undergraduate equivalent with a grade of at least a "C." If foundation courses are needed, the student has the option of enrolling in an equivalent course and earning a grade of at least a "C" or by demonstrating competency through an approved foundation module.
Required Foundation Courses for the MBA Program:
Principles of Accounting I
Required Foundation Courses for the MMIS Program:
Principles of Accounting I
College-level Economics or Business Finance
Required Foundation Courses for the MAac Program:
Principles of Accounting I and II *
Intermediate Accounting I *
Intermediate Accounting II *
Cost Accounting *
Advanced Cost Accounting *
Principles of Taxation *
* The College of Business does not offer foundation modules for these courses. Students will need to find approved equivalents through a college course.
Foundation Module Information:
The College of Business has approved the use of self-paced, competency-based foundation modules for use in satisfying four of the required foundation courses. The purpose of these modules is to introduce students to the language, principles, and processes of accounting , economics , finance , and statistics so they will be prepared to succeed in the MBA program at GC. Students may work at their own pace and complete the module as quickly as they choose. After mastering the material, students are required to pass an exam on the module content. Students must earn an 80% or higher on each module exam in order to satisfy the foundation requirement. Students may only take an exam two times. If the student does not score an 80% or higher on one of the two attempts, the student will be required to complete an equivalent undergraduate course to fulfill this foundation requirement.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Students should have their transcript(s) evaluated by the Director of Graduate Programs in Business to determine which foundation modules they need.
Please contact Ms. Lynn Hanson, the Director of Graduate Programs in Business, by phone at 478.445.5115 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the modules. Ms. Hanson will then provide you with a syllabus for each module needed. The syllabus includes the required materials for the module, the contact information for the faculty supervisor of the module, the required objectives for the module, and exam information.
There is a charge of $200 for each module. This fee is payable to the GC Business Office before the exam for the module can be taken. The receipt for payment must be brought to the exam. You will also have to purchase the required materials for the module (i.e., textbook, CD, study guide).
Because the modules are self-paced, you can take the exam when you feel you have successfully mastered the material. The module exams are administered by the Director of Graduate Programs in Business on scheduled dates throughout the semester. You must contact Ms. Hanson to schedule an appointment to take the exam.
The exams will be given on scheduled dates in Macon, Milledgeville, and Robins Air Force Base. You must be a civilian base employee or active-duty military to take the exam at Robins AFB. (If you already have base access, you will be able to take the test at RAFB.) You will need to contact Ms. Hanson to schedule your exam.
If you don't score at least 80% on the first exam, you are allowed to take the exam a second time at no charge. If you do not score at least 80% after the second attempt, you will be required to complete an equivalent course to satisfy the foundation course. It will not be permissible to take the test more than two times.
You will be notified by email as soon as the faculty supervisor has graded your exam. If you successfully pass the exam, a certificate of completion will be mailed to you. A copy of this certificate will be placed in your student file.
It is important to make sure you complete courses that are pre-requisites first. For example, if you need both Accounting and Finance, you should complete Accounting first since it is a pre-requisite for Finance. If you need Economics and Finance, you should complete Economics first. Please contact Ms. Hanson if you have questions about the order in which you should complete the modules.
No course credit will be awarded for the modules since they are not actual courses. The modules are designed to provide students with the foundation knowledge that is needed prior to beginning the 6000-level required MBA courses.
Because the modules are exclusive to College of Business at Georgia College and are not actual college courses, it is not likely that you will be able to transfer them to other colleges for foundation credit.
All required foundation courses or modules must be completed before you enroll in 6000-level graduate courses.
Each syllabus has information on the required materials for the module. If a textbook is required, the ISBN number is provided for you on the syllabus. You will need to find a textbook source online to order the book. In most cases, you can perform a search using the ISBN number. The Accounting Principles I module requires a business set. The Accounting syllabus has a link for you to use to order business set.
Each module has an assigned faculty supervisor. There is contact information for each faculty supervisor on the syllabus provided to you when you sign up for the module. The supervising faculty member can provide some assistance with module content, but the contacts should be limited because the modules are self-study.
You do not have to be admitted to the graduate program prior to beginning the modules. You may begin the modules before applying to graduate school if you wish. Please keep in mind that these modules are exclusive to Georgia College; therefore, if you decide not to apply to a graduate business program at Georgia College, you may not be able to use these modules for credit elsewhere.