Jul 29, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Business


Thomas Payne, Dean
Nat Natarajan, Associate Dean

Departments and Programs

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Business Program Curriculum 

The College of Business offers undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A) degree and to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

The College of Business offers minors in various areas of business which can be earned by both business majors and by students in all majors across campus.  Students may also also pursue Certificate programs in addition to their major or minor choices.  These opportunities allow students to stack their academic credentials to create a more robust college experience which contribute to increased career opportunities. 

 

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Academic content in business majors includes courses in four major categories:

  • General Education (41 credit hours)
  • Business Core (39 credit hours)
  • Major Field of Specialization (27 credit hours)
  • Guided Electives (13 hours)

Total Required for Graduation: 120

Notes:

  • Elective courses are to be selected in consultation with the academic advisor. 
  • MATH 1000 Transitional Algebra and UNIV 1010 College Reading Improvement do not count as credit toward any Business degree, including as Elective.
  • Business students may not take business courses on a pass/fail basis.
  • Business students must complete at least 50% of the upper-division hours required in the major field of specialization at Tennessee Tech University.
  • Business students must earn at least 50% of the business hours required for the degree at Tennessee Tech University.

COB Retention Policy

Any student majoring in the College of Business must have a cumulative QPA of at least 2.0 upon reaching junior status (60 hours) to be eligible to enroll in upper-division (3000- and 4000-level) courses.

A student who does not meet these requirements must make a reasonable effort, in consultation with the advisor, to repeat 1000- and 2000-level courses as soon as the courses are next offered to bring the QPA to a 2.0.

Having met these requirements, the student must maintain at least a 2.0 overall average, as well as a cumulative 2.0 in all business courses.

All repetition of courses shall be in accordance with the university policy governing course repetition as described in this Catalog.

Diversity Program

The College of Business administers a diversity scholarship endowment designed to encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to enter the College and pursue careers in business.

Advisement and Student Support

The College of Business Student Success Center provides academic support for business majors through academic advising services, tutoring, at-risk student support, and graduation planning.

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B.S. in International Business and Cultures

This joint-degree program, shared by the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences, is designed to prepare American and international students for the arena of international relations and trade. Track 1, designed for American students, emphasizes competence in basic and international business, a high level of proficiency in foreign languages, and solidly grounded knowledge of foreign cultures and the world business community. Track 2, designed for international students, offers specialized concentrations in American studies and aspects of American and international business cultures. The capstone course for both Tracks 1 and 2 is a domestic or international internship (IBC 4980 ). Track 1 students  may also choose to spend a semester or year studying abroad in order to improve their foreign language proficiency and deepen their knowledge of foreign cultures.

Graduate Studies and Fast Track in Business

The College of Business Student Success Center provides academic support for business majors through academic advising services, tutoring, at-risk student support, and graduation planning.

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