A Little About the College of Management:
You could clearly go to the Wikipedia page and find out all you would ever want to know about the my specific college at Georgia Tech.
What it doesn’t tell you is how being a Management major is perceived by the rest of the student body. Management is generally regarded as an easy out for one of the best universities in the country. It does not have the renown associated with any of the College of Engineering majors in terms of difficulty nor does it require as much time from the student as any of the majors in the College of Architecture. Especially if you switched into the major you are looked at as having given up and that you pretty much just want the degree from Tech for the sake of prestige.
What you also don’t know, is that I came in as a Management major. At my high school I took a course called Academy of Finance. It is to this day the class that I have learned the most from and it helped me learn that I do want to be in the business world and that I’d like to do Marketing and International Business (which coincidentally are my two certificates I hope to get at Tech). Academy of Finance is a two semester program that gives information regarding 4 aspects of business: Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Personal Finance and International Business. We did a lot of hands on projects and it fit my personality and ‘ambitions’ very well.
When I looked at where I wanted to go to school, I focused on looking for a school with a great program in International Business. Eventually I knew it would come down between Tech, UGA, and the University of South Carolina (they have a fantastic IB program).
At the time, Tech ranked 35 overall in the nation for all of the universities in the country. And well I can’t find it online (hopefully my mother can call me back with the information) but I believe in 2007, Tech had the #7 position of Best Business Schools of public universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Currently Georgia Tech’s College of Management program ranks as 26th overall in the nation for best business programs (USNWR 2010).
Georgia Tech is great so far although I (and about 95% of my fellow peers) have had ups and downs.
I am planning to concentrate in Marketing with an additional certificate in International Management.