Jul 18, 2024  
2013-14 Graduate Catalog 
2013-14 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Education, M.B.E.

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Dr. Stephen D. Lewis, Program Director
(615) 898-2902

The Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship  offers the Master of Business Education degree. The M.B.E. offers preparation to teach business subjects at the middle school and secondary school levels, to teach in technology centers and community colleges, or to train individuals in a corporate environment. A flexible curriculum allows students to customize their programs to fit individual objectives. As many as 27 elective hours may be chosen in consultation with an advisor; thus, tailoring a program to fit goals is easy. Advisement for the degree is provided by graduate faculty members in this department.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Admissions are based on a comprehensive assessment of a candidate’s qualifications including Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores or scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and undergraduate and graduate grade point average.

All students in the graduate program will be expected to have at least 24 semester hours of undergraduate business subjects.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php); 
  2. submit three letters of recommendation from professors or professionals that address the applicant’s potential to successfully complete an M.B.E. program;
  3. submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT);
  4. submit official transcripts of all previous college work.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Business Education requires completion of 33 semester hours with no more than 30 percent of the total dually listed as undergraduate/graduate hours.

Candidate must

  1. successfully complete a written comprehensive examination (may be taken no more than twice);
  2. meet licensure requirements to teach business subjects upon completion of the degree or select the non-teaching option.

Curriculum: Business Education

 Candidate must complete 33 hours in the following course of study:

General Option (33 hours)

Research Option (33 hours)


BCEN, FOED, and SPSE electives will be chosen in consultation with BCEN advisor or department chair.

A nonlicensure training and development specialization includes BCEN 5410  and BCEN 5450 . Electives for this specialization will be chosen in consultation with BCEN advisor or department chair.

Program Notes

Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to the completion of 21 credit hours;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.

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