August 14, 2013
Savannah State authorized to offer online business degree
SAVANNAH—Savannah State University’s (SSU) existing Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree becomes the first to be offered online at SSU beginning this fall. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved the degree program yesterday during its August meeting.
The online degree in management will attract military personnel and other non-traditional students who have some college credit or an associate’s degree and want to earn a four-year business degree while maintaining their professional and family schedules. As such, SSU’s online BBA degree will offer the upper level 60 credit hours required for the management major.
The online degree program is part of SSU’s Complete College Georgia (CCG) plan, which is part of a statewide initiative to increase by 2020 the percentage of Georgians completing college from 42 to 60 percent.
Traditional degree majors in SSU’s College of Business Administration (COBA) include accounting, computer information systems, management, marketing and the recently-established global logistics and international business. Minors are offered in the same disciplines as well as entrepreneurship and creativity. SSU’s COBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the premier accrediting agency for business schools worldwide.
Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s 4,600 students select majors from 25 undergraduate and five graduate programs in three colleges — Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology — and the School of Teacher Education.