Business Majors

The Jones College of Business Advising Center advises for the following majors.
Choose a major to access the upper division advising forms.  

Accounting, BBA

Accounting is the practice of and knowledge about methods for recording transactions, keeping financial records and performing internal audits. It can also include reporting and analyzing financial information, reporting those findings to management and advising on taxation matters.

Upper Division Forms (advising sheets) - Choose the catalog year you are following. 

Business Administration, BBA

Business Administration is a major for students who wish to pursue a general business career but do not wish to select a specific business area. The student will leave the program equipped with managerial, communication, and decision‐making skills.

An Accelerated Bachelor’s-to-Master’s (ABM) is available for qualified students interested in pursing the MBA. 

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Business Education - Teaching, BS

The Bachelor of Science in Business Education with a Secondary Education minor leads to teacher licensure in Tennessee. Business Education Licensure includes grades 6‐12. This program prepares students to teach business and marketing subjects in high schools, middle schools, career and technical programs, and private educational institutions. Students must take specialty Praxis exams required for each endorsement area.

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Business Education, Non-Teaching, BS

Business Education – Non‐Teaching is a major for students who seek to graduate without meeting teacher licensure requirements. This option integrates a solid business core with specialized instruction in business and corporate communication, technology, and elective opportunities to meet a student’s specialized career goals.

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Commerce, BS

The Bachelor of Science in Commerce integrates solid business knowledge across multiple business disciplines. With the help of an advisor, students choose business electives to meet specialized career goals. This major is ideal for students who have a career and need a degree for advancement in the work place. Due to the specialized nature of this program, currently enrolled students are required to meet with a Jones College advisor before this major can be declared.

Upper Division Forms (advising sheets) 

Economics, BBA

Economics studies how society allocates scare resources. It is comprised of two parts: microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics studies individual firms and consumers and models the decisions they make in various types of markets and other institutional settings. Macroeconomics examines national income, growth, unemployment, and prices that result from the interaction of microeconomic agents.

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Economics, BS

The Bachelor of Science in Economics is a degree awarded in the College of Liberal Arts. Faculty and advising are housed in the Jones College. It shares the required ECON courses of its BBA counterpart without requiring its business core. Any student electing the BS alternative should consult with the department chair to develop an acceptable degree program. Students who plan to pursue a Masters and PhD in Economics are highly encourage to speak with economics faculty early in their educational career.

An Accelerated Bachelor’s-to-Master’s (ABM) is available for qualified students interested in pursing the MA in Economics. Students interested in this oppourtunity are highly encouraged to pursue one of the Mathematics minors. 

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Entrepreneurship, BBA

Entrepreneurship is for students who want to launch or grow a business and for those who are interested in entrepreneurial work in corporations. This major prepares for these challenges and focuses on the development and management of this venture. Students learn key aspects of Entrepreneurship including organizing ideas, requirements, and capabilities necessary for starting and operating a new venture. The required internship provides valuable hands‐on experience.

Upper Division Forms (advising sheets) 

Finance, BBA

Finance is a field that focuses on the financial sectors of modern economies. Students are provided the analytical foundations and an introduction to financial processes and institutions.

An Accelerated Bachelor’s-to-Master’s (ABM) is available for qualified students interested in pursing the MS in Finance. 

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Finance - Real Estate, BBA

Real Estate is a field that focus on the principles of real property ownership utilization and transfer, mortgage financing, brokerage, management, valuation, subdividing and legislation. 

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Information Systems, BBA

Information Systems is where business and technology meet. Students in this major are exposed to opportunities ranging from analytics to creating and managing web applications to designing and implementing network environments.

An Accelerated Bachelor’s-to-Master’s (ABM) is available for qualified students interested in pursing the MS in Information Systems. 

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Management, BBA

Management is organizing work efforts for profit and not‐for profit organizations. Managers lead people and teams to meet the organization’s goals. They develop strategies, make decisions, build consensus, organize and evaluate work, and manage change.

An Accelerated Bachelor’s-to-Master’s (ABM) is available for qualified students interested in pursing the MS in Management or the MBA. 

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Management - Supply Chain, BBA

Supply Chain Management is is simply the Management of the Chain of Supplies from suppliers to customers. SCM activities includes Planning, Sourcing, Making, Delivering and Returning. Everything you wear, eat or drink, sit on or in, read, throw, shoot, kick, and buy or sell comes to you courtesy of Supply Chains.

Upper Division Forms (advising sheets) 

Marketing, BBA

Marketing is the business of promoting and selling products or services, including marketing research and promotion.

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Marketing - Professional Selling, BBA

Professional Selling is a concentration in the Marketing major that prepares students for careers in sales. Courses in this program assist students in developing the skills in areas of excellent oral and written communication, relationship development, self‐ confidence, and critical thinking and problem solving. 

Upper Division Forms (advising sheets)

Risk Management and Insurance, BBA

Risk Management is the practice of identifying and analyzing loss exposures and taking steps to minimize the financial impact of the risks they impose. Insurance is a risk‐transfer mechanism that ensures full or partial financial compensations for the loss or damage caused by events beyond the control of the insured party.

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