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    is part of being at MTSU
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  • Students in business meet potential employers before graduation

Business Administration

A Business Administration major is for students who wish to pursue a general business career but do not wish to select a specific business area. This major combines courses in management, marketing, economics, finance, and business law. It is designed to provide a broad knowledge of the functional areas of a company and how they are connected to one another. The graduate will leave the program equipped with managerial, communication, and decision-making skills. He or she also will have acquired practical computer skills as well as learned how to think creatively and work well with others.

His success benefits clients

His success benefits clients

Adam Snider graduated from MTSU summa cum laude (2010) with an undergraduate major in Business Administration. Adam was named “Outstanding Business Administration Student.” Today, he is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Chattanooga. “The concepts I learned as an undergraduate Business Administration major provided an excellent point of departure for my M.B.A. studies, as well as a holistic understanding of the business world that allows me to succeed professionally,” Adam says. His team of investment professionals manages upwards of $500 million in client assets.

Open doors to employers

Open doors to employers

Every fall semester the Department of Management sponsors “Digging Deeper,” a networking opportunity for Management, Marketing, and Business Administration majors with 25 to 30 employers who visit MTSU. Every spring, the Business Exchange for Student Talent (BEST) career fair hosts area employers who meet with students majoring in Management, Marketing, or Business Administration. Both events allow students to ask questions, explore career paths, and form mentorships.

The following are just some of the popular career choices for a person with a degree in Business Administration:

  • Agency underwriter
  • Appraiser
  • Banker
  • Benefits administrator
  • Biomedical technician
  • Certified financial planner
  • Commercial lender
  • Compliance specialist
  • Construction manager
  • Corporate auditor
  • Corporate travel manager
  • Credit analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Escrow closer
  • Facilities coordinator
  • Forecast analyst
  • Hospitality administrator
  • Not-for-profit manager
  • Retail manager
  • Sales manager


Employers of Management and Marketing alumni and M/M Career Fair participants include

  • American Cellular
  • Automatic Data Processing
  • CalsonicKansei North America
  • Chick-Fil-A Murfreesboro
  • Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.
  • Enterprise
  • Ettain Group
  • Insight Global, Inc.
  • Internal Data Resources
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Modern Woodmen of America
  • Nissan North America

A major in Business Administration leads to a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree and is a good fit for small-business owners, administrative employees in financial institutions, retail managers, entrepreneurs, and sales representatives. The major consists of 24 hours, half of which must be taken in residence at MTSU.

The department also offers the B.B.A. with majors in Management and Entrepreneurship.

Undergraduate minors are available in Marketing and Management, and the department participates in interdisciplinary minors in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Studies.

Graduate students can earn the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), with courses offered in marketing, management, business administration, human resources, and operations. An M.B.A. with a concentration in Concrete Industry Management is offered in conjunction with that department.

Business Administration, B.B.A.

Department of Management 
615-898-2736
Jill Austin, program coordinator
Jill.Austin@mtsu.edu

A major in Business Administration consists of 24 semester hours (50 percent taken at MTSU).

The program below includes an Economics and Finance minor. An alternate business minor may be chosen, but it may require total hours for graduation to exceed 120.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Business Administration, B.B.A., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or /fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following General Education courses are required for this major:

  • MATH 1630 or 1810 (Math)
  • ECON 2410 (Soc/Beh Sci and core course)

College of Business Core (39 hours)

All students must complete the College of Business Core.

Major Requirements (24 hours)

Financial Analysis (3 hours)

Select 3 hours:

  • ACTG 3020 - Managerial Accounting

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ACTG 2120 or ACTG 3000; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Analysis of costs of products and services, recognition of quantitative techniques relating to management objectives, overview of master budgeting, and planning and control techniques. Designed for nonaccounting majors. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 3310 or Accounting majors.)

  • ACTG 3110 - Intermediate Accounting I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ACTG 2110 with minimum grade of C;  ACTG 2125 or ACTG 3000 with minimum grade of C; MATH 1630; GPA of at least 2.00; junior standing; admission into the College of Business; passing grade on departmental admission exam. Introduction to professional accounting standards and financial statement preparation. Review of the accounting cycle. Extensive coverage of time value of money concepts and accounting for and reporting of current assets; current liabilities; and property, plant, and equipment.

  • ACTG 3310 - Cost Accounting  3 credit hours  

    ACTG 3310 - Cost Accounting

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ACTG 2125 or ACTG 3000 with minimum grade of C; MATH 1630; INFS 2200; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Determine costs of products or services, apply quantitative concepts relating to management objectives, prepare master budgets, and perform various techniques for planning and controlling in a business environment.

Management (6 hours)

Select 3 hours:

  • MGMT 3630 - Organization Theory

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; admission to the College of Business. The organization as a system. Emphasis on the external environment, performance measurement, structure (including contingency theory of organization design), bureaucracy, and the impact of behavioral aspects on organization theory.

  • MGMT 3810 - Human Resources Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. The organization, functions, and administration of a human resources management department, including selection, training, placement, promotion, appraisal, pay incentives, and laws affecting the human resource function.

  • MGMT 4680 - Organization Behavior

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Human behavior in organizations. Emphasis on motivation, leadership, communication, group processes, and methods for managing change. Understanding human behavior allows student to learn better employee utilization strategies resulting in a more effective and efficient organization.

 Select 3 hours:

  • MGMT 3640 - Introduction to Management Science

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: BIA 2610; junior standing; and admission to the College of Business. Introduction to optimization techniques used in business decision making, including mathematical programming, linear and integer modeling, network modeling and queuing theory. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

  • MGMT 3705 - Continuous Improvement

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to Jones College of Business; junior standing. Applies Baldrige Performance Excellence criteria and DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) methodology to business process improvement efforts. Examines how continuous improvement projects follow a structured sequence using DMAIC. Emphasis on established critical thinking models to drive continuous improvement.

  • MGMT 3710 - Management of Quality

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. Introduction to design, operation, and control of quality systems; implementation approaches including behavioral and technical issues; strategic importance; quality improvement tools and their use; supplier certification; awards and recognition. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

  • MGMT 3715 - International Sourcing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to the Jones College of Business; junior standing. Theory and practice of developing and managing international supply chains. Emphasis on the unique aspects of international supply chains as contrasted with domestic supply.

  • MGMT 3720 - Supply Chain Distribution

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3620, junior standing, and admission to the Jones College of Business. Focuses on concepts and techniques required to manage the distribution function in a contemporary supply chain. Emphasis on the role of distribution within a supply chain and best practices leading to efficient operational performance.

  • MGMT 3725 - Lean Project Management Principles

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to Jones College of Business; junior standing. Theory and practice of managing projects for services, products, or events. Emphasis on application of lean concepts to project management.

  • MGMT 3730 - Management of Innovation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business. Examines the management of the process of forecasting, acquiring, and integrating emerging technologies into the firm's products/services and processes. Particular emphasis given to rapid prototyping (e.g., 3D printing) technologies for products and services, learning from failure, and idea generation/screening. Course structure may vary.

  • MGMT 3750 - Advanced Supply Chain Strategies

    3 credit hours

    (Same as MKT 3750.) Prerequisites: MGMT 3620; admission to the College of Business. Design, operations, and control of global and local supply chains; implementation approaches including behavioral and technical issues; implementation approaches including behavioral (especially cross-functional) and technical issues; implementation of Plan-Source-Make-Deliver-Return model for supply chains. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

  • MGMT 4700 - Problems in Supply Chain Operations

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business. Current issues in managing modern supply chain operations such as supply chain strategy, capacity management, facilities location, and inventory management systems. Addresses special topics related to the Supply Chain Model: Plan-Source-Make-Deliver-Return. Topics covered and course structure vary.

Marketing (6 hours)

  • Upper-division MKT electives (except MKT 4990) 6 credit hours

Business Environment (9 hours)

Select 3 hours:

  • BLAW 3430 - Commercial Law  3 credit hours  

    BLAW 3430 - Commercial Law

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Legal rights and potential liabilities of business persons. Includes basic law of contracts; UCC; sales; commercial paper; secured transactions and credit; bankruptcy; personal property and bailments; real property; and wills, trusts, and estates.

  • BLAW 3460 - Insurance Law  3 credit hours  

    BLAW 3460 - Insurance Law

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing and admission into the College of Business. Risks covered by the insurance contract, their selection and control; making, constructing, and enforcing the contract; negotiation and settlement of claims; misconduct of agents. Government regulation of the insurance industry. Emphasis on current principles, policies, procedures, and practices in insurance.

  • BLAW 4470 - Real Property Law for Commerce and Agriculture

    3 credit hours

    (Same as ABAS 3140 and FIN 4470.) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Legal rights and limitations of ownership of property, estates, titles, methods of transferring titles, abstract of titles, mortgages, leases, easements, restrictions on the use of property, real estate development, application of contract law to real property, and the role of real estate in the administration of estates. Emphasis on specific application to agricultural businesses and farms.

  • BLAW 4490 - Industrial Relations Legislation

    3 credit hours

    (Same as MGMT 4490 and ECON 4490.) Prerequisite: Junior standing and admission into the College of Business. Economic background and effects of government regulation of labor relations; emphasis on a detailed examination of the National Labor Relations Act as amended or expanded by the Labor Management Relations Act, the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosures Act, and Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act.

  • BLAW 4500 - Employment Discrimination Law

    3 credit hours

    (Same as MGMT 4500.) Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. A detailed examination of the legal rights and responsibilities of employers and employees with respect to fair employment practices; emphasis on significant statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions forming the body of antidiscrimination law.

 

Select 3 hours:

  • MGMT 4710 - International Business

    3 credit hours

    (Same as MKT 4710 .) Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MKT 3820; admission to the College of Business. International organizational structures and managerial processes. Cultural, political, economic, and legal environments of global marketing. World market patterns and international trade theory.

  • MKT 4710 - International Business

    3 credit hours

    (Same as MGMT 4710.) Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MKT 3820; admission into the College of Business. International organizational structures and managerial processes. Cultural, political, economic, and legal environments of global marketing. World market patterns and international trade theory.

  • ECON 4440 - International Economics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites:  ECON 2410, ECON 2420; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Differences between domestic trade and international trade, foundations of international trade, economic effects of free trade and restricted trade; mechanisms of international payments and structure of balance of payments; history and contemporary issues of trade policies and world monetary systems.

 

Select 3 hours:

  • MKT 3930 - Marketing Research

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MKT 3820; admission into the College of Business. Modern research methods and their application in gathering information for marketing decisions. Special emphasis given to the implementation of marketing surveys and experiments.

  • MGMT 3890 - Managerial Decision Making

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Investigates the decision-making processes of business professionals to gain an understanding of how decisions are made. Emphasis on creative problem solving, critical thinking, problem formulation, and decision analysis.

Auxiliary Courses (9 hours)

  • ECON upper-division course 3 credit hours
  • FIN upper-division course 3 credit hours
  • Business elective 3 credit hours

Electives (7 hours)

Total hours in program: 120

 

Curriculum: Business Administration

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

 

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT greater than 25 or MATH 1710. Topics include solving systems of linear equations, Leontief models, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, and probability theory.

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I  3 credit hours  (Math)

    MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or MATH 1710. First of a four-course sequence. Introduces mathematical modeling applied to real-world problems. Sets, functions, inverse models, limits, continuity, first and second order model building, single variable differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse problems (exponential and log models). First and second derivatives used to study the behavior of real-world applications.

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • Natural Sciences (2 prefixes) 8 credit hours
  • ECON 2410 - Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of national income and its fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, role of the banking system, monetary and fiscal policies, and international topics.

  • ECON 2420 - Principles of Economics, Microeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of consumer and firm behavior; the pricing of goods, services, and productive factors; international topics; and an overview of the American economy.

  • Elective(s) 4 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Sophomore

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA)

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (2 prefixes) 6 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • ACTG 2110 - Principles of Accounting I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Financial accounting for proprietorships and partnerships with emphasis on the accounting cycle for service and merchandising organizations. Additional topics include accounting for receivables; inventories; property, plant, and equipment; and current liabilities. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 3000.)

  • ACTG 2120 - Principles of Accounting II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ACTG 2110. A continuation of financial accounting concepts with emphasis on debt and equity structures, the statement of cash flows, and ratio analysis. Managerial accounting topics include job, standard- and activity-based costing, cost/volume/profit (CVP) analysis, and budgeting. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 2125 or ACTG 3000.) [Same as TBR Community Colleges ACCT 1020.]

  • BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1630 or MATH 1810. The application of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data to make business decisions. Topics include measures of central tendency, variation, probability theory, point and interval estimation, correlation and regression. Computer applications emphasized.

  • Elective 3 credit hours

 

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Junior

 

  • MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of the management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling with an emphasis on behavioral science concepts as applied to managing people in organizations.

  • MGMT 3620 - Supply Chain Operations

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Focuses on the integration between supply chain operations strategies/decisions and their impact on other business functions in an organization. Examines operations management concepts using a global supply chain perspective. Covers topics such as inventory management, lean/just in time, project management, and supply-demand matching. Overarching goal of using supply chain operations strategies to develop a business competitive advantage reinforced. This is a writing-intensive course.

  • MKT 3820 - Principles of Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of the functions, processes, and institutions involved in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods and services. Decision making in marketing management introduced.

  • Business elective 3 credit hours
  • FIN 3010 - Business Finance  3 credit hours  

    FIN 3010 - Business Finance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Theory of corporate finance, emphasizing wealth creation, valuation, risk, capital budgeting, and cost of capital.

  • BLAW 3400 - Legal Environment of Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Legal rights and potential liabilities of business persons. Presentation of the dynamic nature of law in responding to the changing social, ethical, political, regulatory, and international environment. Includes the development and nature of the legal system; business crimes; the law of torts and product liability; constitutional limitations on regulatory powers; legislative, judicial, and administrative control of business activity through the laws of business organizations, securities regulations, antitrust laws, employment laws, labor and safety laws, and consumer protection.

  • BUS 3000 - Dale Carnegie Communications and Human Relations Seminar

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and major in the Jones College of Business. Uses the proven content and design of a Dale Carnegie seminar which includes lecture, in-class activities, case studies, reflective exercises, and role-play experiences. Helps students develop self confidence and leadership ability, strengthen ability to relate to and motivate others, enhance ability to communicate effectively, reduce stress, and present a positive attitude.

 

  • ACTG 3020 - Managerial Accounting  3 credit hours  § OR

    ACTG 3020 - Managerial Accounting

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ACTG 2120 or ACTG 3000; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Analysis of costs of products and services, recognition of quantitative techniques relating to management objectives, overview of master budgeting, and planning and control techniques. Designed for nonaccounting majors. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 3310 or Accounting majors.)

  • ACTG 3110 - Intermediate Accounting I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ACTG 2110 with minimum grade of C;  ACTG 2125 or ACTG 3000 with minimum grade of C; MATH 1630; GPA of at least 2.00; junior standing; admission into the College of Business; passing grade on departmental admission exam. Introduction to professional accounting standards and financial statement preparation. Review of the accounting cycle. Extensive coverage of time value of money concepts and accounting for and reporting of current assets; current liabilities; and property, plant, and equipment.

  • ACTG 3310 - Cost Accounting  3 credit hours  §

    ACTG 3310 - Cost Accounting

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ACTG 2125 or ACTG 3000 with minimum grade of C; MATH 1630; INFS 2200; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Determine costs of products or services, apply quantitative concepts relating to management objectives, prepare master budgets, and perform various techniques for planning and controlling in a business environment.

 

  • BIA 3620 - Introduction to Business Analytics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: BIA 2610 or equivalent, junior standing. Corequisite: BIA 3621. Introduction to the concepts and application of data analytics in business. Spreadsheet software and associated analytic tools will be utilized to visualize, model, and analyze business data using a hands-on-approach.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Senior

 

Select 3 hours:

  • MGMT 3640 - Introduction to Management Science

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: BIA 2610; junior standing; and admission to the College of Business. Introduction to optimization techniques used in business decision making, including mathematical programming, linear and integer modeling, network modeling and queuing theory. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

  • MGMT 3705 - Continuous Improvement  3 credit hours  § OR

    MGMT 3705 - Continuous Improvement

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to Jones College of Business; junior standing. Applies Baldrige Performance Excellence criteria and DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) methodology to business process improvement efforts. Examines how continuous improvement projects follow a structured sequence using DMAIC. Emphasis on established critical thinking models to drive continuous improvement.

  • MGMT 3710 - Management of Quality  3 credit hours  § OR

    MGMT 3710 - Management of Quality

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. Introduction to design, operation, and control of quality systems; implementation approaches including behavioral and technical issues; strategic importance; quality improvement tools and their use; supplier certification; awards and recognition. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

  • MGMT 3715 - International Sourcing  3 credit hours  § OR

    MGMT 3715 - International Sourcing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to the Jones College of Business; junior standing. Theory and practice of developing and managing international supply chains. Emphasis on the unique aspects of international supply chains as contrasted with domestic supply.

  • MGMT 3720 - Supply Chain Distribution

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3620, junior standing, and admission to the Jones College of Business. Focuses on concepts and techniques required to manage the distribution function in a contemporary supply chain. Emphasis on the role of distribution within a supply chain and best practices leading to efficient operational performance.

  • MGMT 3725 - Lean Project Management Principles

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to Jones College of Business; junior standing. Theory and practice of managing projects for services, products, or events. Emphasis on application of lean concepts to project management.

  • MGMT 3730 - Management of Innovation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business. Examines the management of the process of forecasting, acquiring, and integrating emerging technologies into the firm's products/services and processes. Particular emphasis given to rapid prototyping (e.g., 3D printing) technologies for products and services, learning from failure, and idea generation/screening. Course structure may vary.

  • MGMT 3750 - Advanced Supply Chain Strategies

    3 credit hours

    (Same as MKT 3750.) Prerequisites: MGMT 3620; admission to the College of Business. Design, operations, and control of global and local supply chains; implementation approaches including behavioral and technical issues; implementation approaches including behavioral (especially cross-functional) and technical issues; implementation of Plan-Source-Make-Deliver-Return model for supply chains. NOTE: Should take with or have completed MGMT 3620.

  • MGMT 4700 - Problems in Supply Chain Operations

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business. Current issues in managing modern supply chain operations such as supply chain strategy, capacity management, facilities location, and inventory management systems. Addresses special topics related to the Supply Chain Model: Plan-Source-Make-Deliver-Return. Topics covered and course structure vary.

Select 3 hours:

  • MGMT 3630 - Organization Theory  3 credit hours  § OR

    MGMT 3630 - Organization Theory

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; admission to the College of Business. The organization as a system. Emphasis on the external environment, performance measurement, structure (including contingency theory of organization design), bureaucracy, and the impact of behavioral aspects on organization theory.

  • MGMT 3810 - Human Resources Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. The organization, functions, and administration of a human resources management department, including selection, training, placement, promotion, appraisal, pay incentives, and laws affecting the human resource function.

  • MGMT 4680 - Organization Behavior

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Human behavior in organizations. Emphasis on motivation, leadership, communication, group processes, and methods for managing change. Understanding human behavior allows student to learn better employee utilization strategies resulting in a more effective and efficient organization.

 

Select 3 hours:

  • MKT 3930 - Marketing Research  3 credit hours  § OR

    MKT 3930 - Marketing Research

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MKT 3820; admission into the College of Business. Modern research methods and their application in gathering information for marketing decisions. Special emphasis given to the implementation of marketing surveys and experiments.

  • MGMT 3890 - Managerial Decision Making

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Investigates the decision-making processes of business professionals to gain an understanding of how decisions are made. Emphasis on creative problem solving, critical thinking, problem formulation, and decision analysis.

 

Select 3 hours:

  • BLAW 3430 - Commercial Law  3 credit hours  § OR

    BLAW 3430 - Commercial Law

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Legal rights and potential liabilities of business persons. Includes basic law of contracts; UCC; sales; commercial paper; secured transactions and credit; bankruptcy; personal property and bailments; real property; and wills, trusts, and estates.

  • BLAW 3460 - Insurance Law  3 credit hours  § OR

    BLAW 3460 - Insurance Law

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing and admission into the College of Business. Risks covered by the insurance contract, their selection and control; making, constructing, and enforcing the contract; negotiation and settlement of claims; misconduct of agents. Government regulation of the insurance industry. Emphasis on current principles, policies, procedures, and practices in insurance.

  • BLAW 4470 - Real Property Law for Commerce and Agriculture

    3 credit hours

    (Same as ABAS 3140 and FIN 4470.) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Legal rights and limitations of ownership of property, estates, titles, methods of transferring titles, abstract of titles, mortgages, leases, easements, restrictions on the use of property, real estate development, application of contract law to real property, and the role of real estate in the administration of estates. Emphasis on specific application to agricultural businesses and farms.

  • BLAW 4490 - Industrial Relations Legislation

    3 credit hours

    (Same as MGMT 4490 and ECON 4490.) Prerequisite: Junior standing and admission into the College of Business. Economic background and effects of government regulation of labor relations; emphasis on a detailed examination of the National Labor Relations Act as amended or expanded by the Labor Management Relations Act, the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosures Act, and Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act.

  • BLAW 4500 - Employment Discrimination Law

    3 credit hours

    (Same as MGMT 4500.) Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. A detailed examination of the legal rights and responsibilities of employers and employees with respect to fair employment practices; emphasis on significant statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions forming the body of antidiscrimination law.

 

  • FIN upper division elective 3 credit hours § OR
  • Upper-division business elective for alternate business minor 3 credit hours §

 

  • MGMT 4710 - International Business  3 credit hours  § OR

    MGMT 4710 - International Business

    3 credit hours

    (Same as MKT 4710 .) Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MKT 3820; admission to the College of Business. International organizational structures and managerial processes. Cultural, political, economic, and legal environments of global marketing. World market patterns and international trade theory.

  • MKT 4710 - International Business  3 credit hours  § OR

    MKT 4710 - International Business

    3 credit hours

    (Same as MGMT 4710.) Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MKT 3820; admission into the College of Business. International organizational structures and managerial processes. Cultural, political, economic, and legal environments of global marketing. World market patterns and international trade theory.

  • ECON 4440 - International Economics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites:  ECON 2410, ECON 2420; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Differences between domestic trade and international trade, foundations of international trade, economic effects of free trade and restricted trade; mechanisms of international payments and structure of balance of payments; history and contemporary issues of trade policies and world monetary systems.

 

  • ECON upper-division elective 3 credit hours § OR
  • Upper-division business elective for alternate business minor 3 credit hours §
  • BUAD 4980 - Strategic Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; must be taken after completion of the business requirements and in the semester in which the student graduates. Development of top management perspective with emphasis on policy and strategy formulation and evaluation through the demonstration of competence in handling multifunctional business problems. Transfer credit not allowed; must be taken in residence.

  • MKT upper-division electives 6 credit hours §

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

NOTE:

*A 2.25 GPA in these courses is required for admission to the Jones College of Business.

§Admission required
 

Dr. M. Jill Austin
Department Chair | Professor
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Dr. Kimball Bullington
Professor
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Dr. Leigh Ann Clark
Associate Professor
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Dr. David Foote
Professor | Interim Associate Dean, College of Business
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Dr. Jackie Gilbert
Professor
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Dr. R. Bryan Kethley
Professor
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Dr. Don Lester
Professor
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Dr. Zhen Li
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Vickie Montgomery
Lecturer
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Dr. Daniel Morrell
Associate Professor
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Dr. Richard T. Mpoyi
Professor
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Dr. John Mullane
Professor
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Dr. Millicent Nelson
Associate Professor
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Dr. Deana Raffo
Associate Professor
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Dr. Kristen K. Shanine
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Sesan Kim Sokoya
Professor | Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Education
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Dr. Thomas Li-Ping Tang
Professor
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Dr. Earl Thomas
Professor
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Dr. Cliff Welborn
Associate Professor
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Dr. Ralph I Williams, Jr.
Assistant Professor
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Jean Wilson
Instructor | Coordinator of Career Planning
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Dr. Jinfeng Yue
Professor
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Business Administration

BUAD 4000 - Senior Seminar
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Senior standing; admission to the College of Business; open to Management, Marketing, or Business Administration majors. (Cannot be substituted for MGMT, MKT, or BUAD courses in these majors or minors.) Designed to facilitate the transition from college to career and enhance the student's personal marketing skills in the job search. Two segments focus on management and marketing skills for the professional environment.

BUAD 4950 - Business Administration Internship
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Senior standing; overall GPA of 2.50; and admission to the College of Business. Student affiliated with an organization on a part-time basis to develop knowledge and experience in the practical application of business theory to actual business problems in a non-classroom situation. Can only be taken one time.

BUAD 4980 - Strategic Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; must be taken after completion of the business requirements and in the semester in which the student graduates. Development of top management perspective with emphasis on policy and strategy formulation and evaluation through the demonstration of competence in handling multifunctional business problems. Transfer credit not allowed; must be taken in residence.

Contact and Student Information

Jill Austin
jill.austin@mtsu.edu
615-898-2736

Lower Division Students, 0-60 hours

Amber Bollinger
Amber.Bollinger@mtsu.edu
615-898-2327 | BAS N245

Jillian Jacobson
Jillian.Jacobson@mtsu.edu
615-898-5294 | BAS N239

Kerri French-Nelson
Kerri.French.Nelson@mtsu.edu
BAS N232

Emily Yttri
Emily.Yttri@mtsu.edu
BAS N241

Upper Division Students, 61+ hours

Paula Calahan
Paula.Calahan@mtsu.edu
615-898-2328 | BAS N243

Amie Donahue
Amie.Donahue@mtsu.edu
615-494-7644 | BAS N2240

Brandie Freeman
Brandie.Freeman@mtsu.edu
615-898-5183 | BAS N244

Travis Tipton
Travis.Tipton@mtsu.edu
615-898-2363 | BAS N246

Gretchen Leming
Gretchen.Leming@mtsu.edu
615-898-5463 | BAS N230B

Department of Management
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1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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