Tennessee Technological University stands out as one of the best public universities and is consistently recognized by top publishers. In 2019, U.S. News and World Report ranks Tech among Best National Universities and states graduates leave with the least debt in Tennessee. MONEY Magazine also backs that claim, by recognizing Tech as the #1 public university in Tennessee in its “Best Colleges for your Money” ranking. The AACSB accredited College of Business awards over $200,000 annually, making a business degree an attainable goal.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration students can choose to study Accounting, Business Management, General Management, Human Resource Management, Productions/Operations Management, Business and Information Technology, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Economics, Finance, Marketing, or International Business and Cultures. Students can also enhance their college diploma by earning an Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate. To earn this certificate, students must complete three hours of Innovation and Creative Design, and six hours each of Entrepreneurial Perspective and Evidence components.
A Master of Business Administration and a Hybrid Industry Immersed MBA. The MBA is 30 credit hours and consists of 21-credit hours of core courses and nine hours of electives. Students may pursue their personal interests by selecting any three electives, from courses such as Strategic Human Resource Performance Management, Business Telecommunication Systems, or an International Experience. The Hybrid Industry Immersed MBA focuses on Healthcare, and features Monthly Weekend Super days. These weekend meetings and residencies give students a chance to network with their peers, who are all employed full-time in the healthcare industry. This program also has partnerships with the Nashville Health Care Council, Leadership Health Care, Nashville Business Journal, and Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Students can participate in unique enrichment activities, such as internships, study abroad programs, and the TVA Investment Challenge. The TVA Investment Challenge gives students the power to manage three student-run investment funds. Study abroad opportunities range from summer to semester-long and include faculty-led, as well as work/volunteer programs. Students can choose from 12 student organizations, such as the International Business Association, the MBA Student Association, and the Society for Advancement of Finance and Economics. The Student to Career program makes this transition smoother for students, by offering workshops, guest speakers, and annual events on resume preparation, mock interviews, and networking. Students can also borrow professional clothes for interviews and job fairs through the College of Business Professional Clothes Closet. Students can also compete in the Eagle Works Competition, where they are tasked with designing a solution for a problem. The 2019-2020 theme is Grand Challenge, Rural Reimagined! Students must solve a problem affecting a rural area through the creation of a device, app, process, or website.
The Master of Business Administration program can be completed fully online and features the same rigor as the on-campus program. The Master of Accountancy is the first graduate accounting hybrid program in the state of Tennessee. The MAcc program consists of online coursework and two-weekend residencies. The weekend residencies will include professional development trainings, peer networking, and hands-on application of course material.