When you choose College of Coastal Georgia’s 100% online BBA, you will find flexibility, academic strength, and the continuous support you need to gain an advantage in business. Whether deciding to return to finish what you started or just beginning the pursuit of a degree, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration is an accomplishment that can lead to a lifetime of success. Business degree graduates are in high demand, and the College of Coastal Georgia prepares graduates to compete and perform at an advanced level.
The Bachelor of Business Administration online in General Business offers adult learners the flexibility and affordability of completing a college degree. This challenging program is designed to provide a strong business foundation in which students can immediately apply knowledge learned in current work environments.
Tailored and designed for the individual student, the BBA Online program provides individual advising to each student so that they achieve the degree in manner that is conducive to the student’s current environment. As coined by Dr. William “Skip” Mounts (Dean, School of Business and Public Management), “concierge advising” is the key to succeeding with this online degree program. In addition to the first-rate curriculum provided by our outstanding faculty, each student is assigned an advisor that will work with them to optimize course schedules that will challenge the student as well as keep in mind the delicate balance of family, school, and work
The following academic programs are offered 100% online through our Coastal Online program.
Bill Garlen is a seasoned management and leadership professional with diverse credentials that combine tactical leadership, corporate executive management, marketing, communications and human resources expertise. Garlen spent years as a business entrepreneur and has a background of achieving success in television, media, music, consulting, corporate, and proprietary business environments. His teaching background includes over 20 years experience in diverse adult education. Additionally, he spent several years in corporate training consulting where he designed, developed and taught courses online and in the classroom. Corporate courses developed include topics in business, management, leadership, marketing, mechanical engineering, real estate, appraisal, adult continuing education, occupational skills, safety and a wide range of computerized applications.
Garlen worked his way from the entry level up to executive management in large corporations, trained as a military officer, owned successful businesses and led a number of volunteer organizations. He served on the Boards of Directors of publicly traded companies. As a board member he served as a lead director, and as chairman of both the audit and compensation committees. He still serves on community boards with Rayonier and the Federal Correctional Institute in Jesup. His knowledge in balancing state, federal and institutional requirements with the practical needs of academic, business and industrial organizations provides him with a unique insight into business, management, and leadership with a unique ability to communicate real world knowledge to his students.
Garlen is a member of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, International Leadership Association, Learning and Development Center of Excellence and Education Technology and eLearning Professionals. At the College of Coastal Georgia he assists in administering and overseeing programs in the School of Business and Public Affairs, supports the development and coordination of the various curriculums in the School, coordinates the use of part-time faculty (recruitment, text selection, and orientation) and assists in assessment activities of the various programs within the school. In addition Garlen serves on the College of Coastal Georgia Curriculum Committee, the Web Oversight Committee, and on numerous faculty and staff search committees.