• Business Administration
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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.

Adam Snider

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.

“Digging Deeper,” a networking opportunity

Open doors to employers

Every fall semester the Management and Marketing Department 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

Dr. M. Jill Austin
Department Chair | Professor
jill.austin@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2736
Office | Room N121, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Business Ethics
Business Planning/Strategy
Leadership

Degree Information
D.B.A., Mississippi State University (1986)
M.B.A., Delta State University, MS (1981)
B.B.A., Delta State University, MS (1979)
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Dr. Michelle Beauchamp
Assistant Professor
michelle.beauchamp@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-494-8992
Office | Room N116, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Marketing Research
Principles of Marketing
Retailing

Degree Information
Ph.D., Mississippi State University (2007)
M.B.A., Nicholls State University, LA (2002)
B.S.B.A., Nicholls State University, LA (2000)
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Dr. L. Michelle Bobbitt
Assistant Professor
michelle.bobbitt@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5770
Office | Room N114, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Logistics
Marketing Channels
Marketing Management
Principles of Marketing

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2004)
M.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University (1994)
B.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University (1991)
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Ms. Laura Buckner
Instructor | Coordinator of Internship Program
laura.buckner@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2370
Office | Room N234, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Principles of Marketing
Promotion
Services Marketing

Degree Information
M.B.A., Vanderbilt University, TN (2001)
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University (1984)
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Dr. Kimball Bullington
Associate Professor
kimball.bullington@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-904-8420
Office | Room N131, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box X180, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
New Product Development
Production/Operations Management
Project Management
Supply Chain Management

Degree Information
Ph.D., Mississippi State University (1996)
M.S., Auburn University, AL (1989)
B.S., University of Oklahoma (1981)
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Dr. Leigh Ann Clark
Assistant Professor
la.clark@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-494-8672
Office | Room N102, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Healthcare Management
Human Resources
Law and Ethics in Management
Organization Theory and Behavior

Degree Information
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (2007)
J.D., Emory University, GA (1992)
B.A., Mississippi State University (1988)
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Dr. W. Randy Clark
Associate Professor
randy.clark@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-8953
Office | Room N121, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Business-to-Business Marketing
Marketing Research
Retailing

Degree Information
Ph.D., Georgia State University (2002)
M.M.R., University of Georgia, Athens (1992)
B.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University (1991)
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Dr. Timothy Dunne
Assistant Professor
timothy.dunne@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2736 
Office | Room N121, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Leadership
Negotiation
Principles of Management

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia (2012)
M.B.A., University of Missouri, Columbia (2006)
B.S.B.A., University of Missouri, Columbia (2003)
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Dr. Diane Edmondson
Assistant Professor
diane.edmondson@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5368
Office | Room N150, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Marketing Research
Principles of Marketing
Personal Selling Sales Management

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of South Florida (2008)
M.B.A., University of South Florida (2002)
B.S., University of South Florida (2000)
A.A., Manatee Community College (1999)
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Dr. Troy A. Festervand
Professor
troy.festervand@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2368
Office | Room N222, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box X290, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Industrial Marketing
International Marketing

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (1980)
M.B.A., Stephen F Austin State University, TX (1977)
B.B.A., Stephen F Austin State University, TX (1976)
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Dr. David Foote
Professor
david.foote@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2022
Office | Room N235, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Organization Behavior
Organizational Leadership
Principles of Management

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington (1999)
M.B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington (1993)
B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College, NY (1975)
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Dr. Jackie Gilbert
Professor
jackie.gilbert@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5418
Office | Room N105, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box X162, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Current Issues in Management
Organizational Development

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Houston, Main Campus, TX (1995)
M,B,A,, University of Houston, Main Campus, TX (1991)
B.B.A., University of Texas, Austin (1983)
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Dr. Timothy R. Graeff
Professor
tim.graeff@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5124
Office | Room N118, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box X13, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Consumer Behavior
Marketing Concepts
Marketing Research
Services Marketing

Degree Information
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (1992)
M.B.A., Florida State University (1986)
B.S., Florida State University (1985)
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Dr. Katie J. Kemp
Assistant Professor
katie.kemp@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2346
Office | Room N120, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 429, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Personal Selling
Principles of Marketing
Personal Selling

Degree Information
D.B.A., Mississippi State University (1991)
M.B.A., Austin Peay State University, TN (1981)
B.S.B., Murray State University, KY (1976)
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Dr. DeAnna Kempf
Associate Professor
deanna.kempf@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2997
Office | Room N148, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Consumer Behavior
Principles of Marketing

Degree Information
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington (1995)
MB.A., Indiana University, Bloomington (1989)
B.S., Indiana University, Bloomington (1984)
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Dr. Bryan Kethley
Professor
bryan.kethley@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5882
Office | Room N122, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Algorithm and Heuristic Development
Loss Functions
Production Scheduling
Personnel Selection

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Mississippi (1997)
M.S., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (1988)
B.S., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (1981)
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Dr. Don Lester
Professor
don.lester@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5125
Office | Room N109, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Entrepreneurship
Organization theory
Small Business Management
Strategic management

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Memphis, TN (1994)
M.B.A., University of Memphis, TN (1990)
B.S., University of Memphis, TN (1976)
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Dr. Zhen Li
Assistant Professor
zhen.li@mtsu.edu 

Phone | 615-898-5312 
Office | Room N129, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Management of Quality
Operations Management

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia (2012)
M.B.A., University of Missouri, Columbia (2006)
B.S.B.A., University of Missouri, Columbia (2003)
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Dr. John Lipinski
Assistant Professor
john.lipinski@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2736 
Office | Room N121, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
International Business
Leadership
New Business Development
Strategy

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, PA (2007)
M.B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1997)
B.A., University of Pittsburgh, PA (1993)
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Dr. Vickie Montgomery
Lecturer 
vickie.montgomery@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2736 
Office | Room N121, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Principles of Management
Professional Ethics


Degree Information
Ph.D., Tennessee State University (2001)
M.B.A., University of Georgia (1982)
B.B.A., Lambuth (1978)
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Dr. Daniel Morrell
Assistant Professor
dan.morrell@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-494-7758
Office | Room N103, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Organizational Behavior
Principles of Management

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Columbia (2008)
M.B.A., Western Illinois University (2003)
B.B.A., Western Illinois University (1992)
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Dr. Richard Mpoyi
Associate Professor
richard.mpoyi@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5767
Office | Room N146, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box X48, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Business Policy/Strategic Management
International Business

Degree Information
D.B.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (1997)
M.B.A., Western Illinois University (1991)
B.A., National University of Zaire (1981)
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Dr. John Mullane
Professor
john.mullane@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2747
Office | Room N110, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box X153, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Entrepreneurship
Strategic Management

Degree Information
Ph.D., Arizona State University, Tempe (1993)
B.S., Wayne State College, NE (1983)
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Dr. Millicent Nelson
Associate Professor
m.nelson@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2033
Office | Room N104, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 450, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Human Resource Management
Organization Behavior

Degree Information
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (2003)
M.B.A., Atlanta University, GA (1979)
B.S., Lane College, TN (1977)
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Dr. Melodie R. Phillips
Associate Professor
melodie.phillips@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2388
Office | Room N112, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Entertainment Marketing
Promotion, Advertising and Public Relations

Degree Information
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (1993)
M.B.A., University of Miami, FL (1985)
B.A., University of South Florida (1984)
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Dr. Deana Raffo
Assistant Professor
deanna.raffo@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-494-8713
Office | Room N106, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Leadership Practicum
Leadership Theories & Practices
Principles of Management

Degree Information
Ed.D., Tennessee State University (2003)
E,D,S,, Middle Tennessee State University (1999)
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University (1993)
B.A., Marshall University, WV (1990)
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Dr. Don Roy
Professor
don.roy@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-904-8564
Office | Room N107, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 431, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Principles of Marketing
Product Management
Promotion
Sports Marketing

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Memphis, TN (2000)
M.B.A., Mississippi College (1995)
B.B.A., Mississippi State University (1985)
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Dr. Marc G. Singer
Professor
marc.singer@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5860
Office | Room N136, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box X23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Human Resource Management
Organizational Behavior

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1973)
M.B.A., Cuny Baruch College, NY (1971)
B.B.A., Cuny Baruch College, NY (1968)
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Dr. Sesan Kim Sokoya
Professor
kim.sokoya@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2352
Office | Room N108, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 446, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
International Management
Strategic Management

Degree Information
D.B.A., Mississippi State University, MS (1985)
M.B.A., Eastern Illinois University, IL (1982)
M.A., Eastern Illinois University, IL (1981)
B.S., Eastern Illinois University, IL (1979)
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Dr. Rajesh Srivastava
Associate Professor
raj.srivastava@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2780
Office | Room N121, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
E-Commerce
International Marketing
Internet Marketing
Principles of MarketingSales Force Management

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of North Texas (1996)
M.B.A., University of North Texas (1991)
B.E., Saurashtra University (1987)
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Dr. Thomas Li-Ping Tang
Professor
thomas.tang@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2005
Office | Room N144, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 516, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Compensation
Human Resource Management
Organizational Behavior

Degree Information
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, OH (1981)
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, OH (1977)
B.S., Chung Yuan Christian University (1971)
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Dr. Earl Thomas
Professor
earl.thomas@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2340
Office | Room N152, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 432, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Leadership and Motivation
Managerial Decision-Making
Organizational Behavior
Principles of Management

Degree Information
Ed.D., Vanderbilt University, TN (1984)
M.A.T., Middle Tennessee State University (1974)
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University (1972)
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Dr. Kenneth R. Tillery
Professor
k.tillery@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2342
Office | Room N142, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 480, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Business Policy/Strategic Management
Competitive Management
International Business
Principles of Management

Degree Information
Ph.D., Georgia State University, GA (1985)
M.B.A., Georgia State University, GA (1972)
B.S.I.M., Georgia Institute of Technology, GA (1967)
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Dr. Cheryl B. Ward
Associate Professor
cheryl.ward@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2433
Office | Room N143, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Consumer Behavior
Principles of Marketing

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington (2001)
M.B.A., East Carolina University, NC (1988)
A.B., Morehead State University, KY (1983)
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Dr. William E. Warren
Professor
william.warren@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5576
Office | Room N138, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Marketing Management
Services Marketing

Degree Information
D.B.A., University of Memphis, TN (1985)
M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1962)
B.S., University of North Alabama (1958)
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Dr. Cliff Welborn
Associate Professor
cliff.welborn@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2037
Office | Room N101, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Operations Management
Quality Systems
Supply Chain Management

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Texas, Arlington (2005)
M.S., Auburn University, AL (1998)
B.S., Kansas State University, Manhattan (1988)
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Ralph Williams
Lecturer
ralph.williams@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2825
Office | Room N121, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Managerial Decision Making
New Venture Creation
Principles of Management
Small Business Management

Degree Information
M.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University, TN (2002)
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University, TN (1978)
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Jean Wilson
Instructor | Coordinator of Career Planning
jean.wilson@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2436
Office | Room N305, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Management
Management Decision Making
Senior Seminar
Small Business Management

Degree Information
M.B.A., Western Illinois University, IL (1989)
B.S., Illinois State University (1985)
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Dr. Jinfeng Yue
Professor
jinfeng.yue@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5126
Office | Room N151, Business and Aerospace Building (BAS)
Mail | MTSU Box 75, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Specialties
Management Science
Production and Operations System

Degree Information
Ph.D., Washington State University, WA (2000)
M.S., Washington State University, WA (2000)
M.B.A., University Nebraska Kearney, NE (1995)
M.E., Northwestern Polytechnic University (1989)
B.S., Peking University (1983)
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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 Marketing.

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.

An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program

This map based on the 2013-2014 undergraduate catalog is not a substitute for academic advisement - contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.mtsu.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information. 

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years (see below). NOTE: Learning Support courses will alter the sequences on this map.

Business Administration Academic Map

Department of Management and Marketing
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to www.mtsu.edu/scholarships/ for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1630 or 1810 (Math)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4
ECON 2410* (Soc/Beh Sci)3  ECON 2420*3 
Nonbusiness elective 1  Nonbusiness elective3 
SUBTOTAL14  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or
HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Soc/Beh Sci3 
ACTG 2110*3Prereq: College-level math; ENGL 1010 ACTG 21203Prereq: ACTG 2110
Nonbusiness elective3  QM 2610*3Prereq: MATH 1630 or 1810
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
*2.25 GPA in these courses for admission to Jones College of Business 2.25 GPA overall required for admission to Jones College of Business
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
QM 36203Prereq: QM 2610 INFS 31003 
MGMT 36103  MGMT 36203 Prereq: QM 2610
BCEN 35103  FIN 30103Prereq: ACTG 2120 and QM 2610
BLAW 34003  ECON 32103Prereq: ECON 2410
MKT 38203  ACTG 3020, 3110, or 3310§3Prereq: See catalog
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
MGMT 3640, 3710, 3730, 3750, 3770, 4610, or 4700§3Prereq: MGMT 3620 MGMT 3630, 3810, or 4680§3Prereq: MGMT 3610 for 3630 and 4680
MGMT/MKT 4710 or ECON 4440§3Prereq: See catalog BLAW 3430, 3460, 4450, 4490, or 4500§3 
FIN 3810§*, FIN 4110§*, or UD
business elective§3Prereq: FIN 3010 with min. C (2.00) for 4110 MKT UD elective§3Prereq: See catalog; MKT 3820
MKT 3930 or MGMT 3890§3Prereq: See catalog MKT UD elective§3Prereq: See catalog; MKT 3820
ECON 4570§* or UD business elective§3Prereq: See catalog BUAD 4980§3Taken last semester
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
§Admission required  *Substitute if different minor selected

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1630 or 1810 (Math)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4
ECON 2410* (Soc/Beh Sci)3  ECON 2420*3 
Nonbusiness elective 1     
SUBTOTAL14  SUBTOTAL13 
FRESHMAN SUMMER
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGl 2020, ENGL 2030, or
HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  ACTG 21203Prereq: ACTG 2110
ACTG 2110*3Prereq: College-level math; ENGL 1010 QM 2610*3Prereq: MATH 1630 or 1810
Nonbusiness elective3  Nonbusiness elective3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
Soc/Beh Sci3  MKT 38203 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
2.25 GPA in these courses for admission to Jones College of Business 2.25 GPA overall required for admission to Jones College of Business
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
QM 36203Prereq: QM 2610 MGMT 36203Prereq: QM 2610
MGMT 36103  FIN 30103Prereq: ACTG 2120 and QM 2610
INFS 31003  ECON 32103Prereq: ECON 2410
BLAW 34003  MGMT 3630, 3810, or 4680§3Prereq: MGMT 3610 or 3630 and 4680
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
BCEN 35103  FIN 3810§*, 4110§*, or UD business elective§3Prereq: FIN 3010 with min. C (2.00) for 4110
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
MKT 3930 or MGMT 38903Prereq: See catalog MGMT/MKT 4710 or ECON 4440§3Prereq: See catalog
MGMT 3640, 3710, 3730, 3750, 3770, 4610, 4700§3Prereq: MGMT 3620 MKT UD elective§3Prereq: See catalog; MKT 3820
ECON 4570§* or UD business
elective§3Prereq: See catalog ACTG 3020, 3110, or 3310§ 3Prereq: See catalog
BLAW 3430, 3460, 4450, 4490, or 4500§3  MKT UD elective§3Prereq: See catalog; MKT 3820
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR SUMMER
BUAD 4980§3Taken last semester    
SUBTOTAL3     
§Admission required  *Substitute if different minor selected

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120


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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.