The Jennings A. Jones College of Business offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. Each program includes courses for a specific minor. Specified minors cannot be omitted, but additional minors outside the Jennings A. Jones College of Business may be elected. The same courses may not be used to meet degree requirements in more than one major or minor. B.B.A. degrees are accredited by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The following degree programs are offered.
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Degree
Each candidate for a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree must meet the following requirements.
- ACTG 2110, 2120, Principles of Accounting I and II, 6 hours
- ECON 2410, 2420, Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics, 6 hours
- Q M 2610, Statistical Methods I, 3 hours
- BLAW 3400, Legal Environment of Business, 3 hours
- BCEN 3510, Business Communication, 3 hours
- BCEN 4510, Business Report Writing, or
ECON 3210, The Financial System and the Economy, 3 hours
- FIN 3010, Business Finance, 3 hours
- INFS 3100, Principles of Management Information Systems, 3 hours
- MGMT 3610, Principles of Management, 3 hours
- MGMT 3620, Production and Operations Systems, 3 hours
- MKT 3820, Principles of Marketing, 3 hours
- Q M 3620, Statistical Methods II, 3 hours
- B AD 4980, Business Policy, 3 hours
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
Each candidate for a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree must meet the following requirements.
- Business Education major includes required minor in Secondary Education leading to licensure to teach business subjects
- Business Education major with a required minor in Business Administration for students not seeking licensure to teach business subjects
- Economics liberal arts major without a specific required minor
Second Bachelor's Degree
Students seeking a second bachelor's degree should review the catalog requirements for a second bachelor's degree.
All students seeking a second bachelor's degree in business must have completed or complete
Equivalent courses completed at other institutions will not be required for the second bachelor's degree in business. At least 50 percent of the total business hours required for a second degree must be taken at MTSU.
All students must complete or be enrolled in all lower-division requirements prior to enrolling in upper-division business courses. Individual courses may have additional prerequisites. Courses may have additional prerequisites; see the course descriptions in the catalog.
Middle Tennessee State University accepts all transfer college credit from institutions of higher learning. When transcripts are received, an Applicant Transfer Credit Evaluation Form is sent to the applicant identifying how transfer courses equate to MTSU courses.
Applicants should meet with an advisor in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business for assistance in identifying which courses apply toward a business degree. All transfer credits may not meet specific course requirements, but they may be used to meet elective requirements.
The Jennings A. Jones College of Business permits a lower-division transfer course to satisfy a specific upper-division business course requirement after a student successfully passes an MTSU comprehensive examination on the course under consideration.
Approval to take a comprehensive exam is granted by the department chair. The decision is based on a review of the educational background of the student to assess the probability that the student has gained enough knowledge from a similar course or courses to be likely to pass the exam. A proficiency level of 70 percent or higher must be attained to pass such an exam. A copy of the exam results will be retained in the department office. When a student passes such an exam, the department chair will recommend a course substitution using the lower-division transfer course or courses to meet an upper-division course requirement.
Students may attempt the test two times provided at least four months have passed since the last test was attempted. Comprehensive exams are available for the following courses: