Murray State University Arthur J. Bauern­feind College of Business

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The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business is organized into six distinct departments: Accounting, Computer Science and Information Systems, Economics and Finance, Journalism and Mass Communications, Organizational Communication, and Management, Marketing, and Business Administration. To ensure student success, the college is driven by excellent teaching, conducting ground-breaking research, and serving the community. Bauernfeind CoB is AACSB accredited, a prestigious distinction held by less than 5% of business schools in the world.


A diverse range of undergraduate degrees are offered in Organizational Communication, Business Administration, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing, Economics, Advertising, Graphic Communications Media, Journalism, Public Relations, TV Production, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and Accounting. There are many ways for students to customize their degree to fit their specific needs. Accounting majors can designate a track in Information Systems, Finance, or Financial Planning. Business Administration students can add on an International Business track. Economics students have the option to earn an Economics/Social Studies teaching certificate. Computer Science students can earn a valuable SAP Recognition Certificate, which is highly sought out by companies who utilize this software platform.

A variety of graduate business degrees are also offered. Students can earn a Master of Science in Information Systems, Telecommunications System Management, Economics, Economic Development, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication. Master of Art options include Mass Communications and Organizational Communication. A Master of Business Administration is also offered and features concentrations in Business Analytics, Economic Development, Finance, Global Communications, Health Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, and Accounting. Classes are taught during the day and held in the evenings to accommodate the schedules of working students. All MBA faculty hold a Ph.D. in their field.

Student Life

Seven centers provide students and the community with a wealth of resources: Banking and Finance, Economic Education, Financial Planning, International Business and Trade, Computer and Information Technology, Undergraduate Business Advising, and Economic and Entrepreneurship Development. Students can also attend workshops on topics such as Social Network Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Strategic Planning. Computer Information students can present their research papers at the annual ITERA conference, or join industry-specific clubs, such as Women in Computing and the Association of Computing Machinery. Internship sites have included banks, investment firms, government agencies, and insurance companies. These positions have lead to permanent employment with government agencies, such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Banking System, as well as private sector positions with brokerages, financial accounting firms, and investment banks. Students currently working on a master’s degree may apply for a Graduate Research or Teaching Assistantship.

Online Programs

Online undergraduate business programs in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Logistics and Supply Chain Management make it possible for students to complete their degree, regardless of where they live. The Online Master of Business Administration offers all of the same concentrations as the on-campus program, with the exception of Accounting, which is only offered through face-to-face delivery. Tuition for online programs is the same, regardless of what state the student resides in.

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