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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.

For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS tab above.

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.