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Bachelor Degree Programs (B.S. or B.B.A.)

Major: Business Education
Teacher Certification Option

This program leads to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree and to the State of Tennessee Teaching Certificate upon successful completion of the business Praxis Examination.

A person completing this degree is eligible to teach business subjects in junior and secondary high schools and technology centers. The licensed Business Education major will have a minor in business administration and a minor in secondary education.


The Business Education major will be licensed to teach business and business technology courses such as:

  • Accounting
  • Document Creation and Design
  • American Business Legal Systems
  • Administrative Management Systems
  • Internet Navigation and Communication
  • Principles of Business
  • Interactive Multimedia Design Systems
  • Management

Undergraduate students may add a Marketing Education and/or a Business Economics endorsement to the Business/Business Technology certification by successfully completing the Praxis Examination in the respective areas

Major: Business Education
Non-Teaching Option

This program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. Individuals can select a non-teaching option and choose to specialize in training and development in business and industry. Students who select this option earn a business administration minor.

Major: Entrepreneurship
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This interdisciplinary major leads to a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree. The program offers preparation for successful venture creation and implementation and provides opportunities for acquiring the knowledge needed to start a new enterprise.

Courses in entrepreneurship, business plan development, small business management, and new venture creation as well as in business communication, marketing, finance, management, economics, accounting, and information systems are included. The curriculum allows students to interact with successful entrepreneurial professionals.

Work Toward a Graduate Degree

Successful completion of the B.B.A. or B.S. degree provides students with the necessary business core to enter the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or the Master of Business Education (M.B.E.) program following graduation.