May 21, 2024  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, B.B.A.

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Department of Management  
Jill Austin, program coordinator

A major in Business Administration consists of 24 semester hours (50 percent taken at MTSU).

The program below includes an Economics and Finance minor. An alternate business minor may be chosen, but it may require total hours for graduation to exceed 120.

Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) Program

High achieving students majoring in Business Administration who intend to pursue a master’s degree in Business Administration may apply to participate in the Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) pathway. The pathway allows undergraduate students an opportunity to complete select requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously. Upon successful completion of the ABM Pathway, students must submit an application (including application fee) to the graduate program. Additional application requirements will be waived, and the student will be admitted to the program automatically. For more information about the ABM pathway, see the Graduate Catalog.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Business Administration, B.B.A., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education 41 hours
College of Business Core 42 hours*
Major Requirements 24 hours
Auxiliary Courses 12 hours*
Electives 1-7 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

General Education (41 hours)

General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or /Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following courses required by the program meet General Education requirements:

College of Business Core (42 hours)

All students must complete the College of Business Core  which requires 42 hours with a 2.000 GPA.

Major Requirements (24 hours)

Financial Analysis (3 hours)

Marketing (6 hours)

  • Upper-division MKT electives (except MKT 3010  and MKT 4990 ) 6 credit hours

Auxiliary Courses (12 hours)

Electives (1-7 hours)

Curriculum: Business Administration

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman Fall

Subtotal: 14 Hours

Freshman Spring

Subtotal: 16 Hours

Sophomore Fall

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Sophomore Spring

Subtotal: 15 hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Senior Fall

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Senior Spring

Subtotal: 15 Hours


*A 2.25 GPA in these courses is required for admission to the Jones College of Business.

§Admission required

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