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Business Education

Parents or grandparents of today's college student remember fondly their clanky portable Underwood or Royal typewriters. Talk about bells and whistles! As soon as the carriage rattled from one side to the other, the bell sounded and the user grabbed the carriage handle and glided (or flung) it back to the beginning to start a new line. Click, click, click—ding, zip! It wasn't exactly music to the ears, but it got the job done. Technology has transformed business education. Teachers and their tools have changed with the times in order to equip students with the skills and know-how to be knowledgeable consumers, workers, entrepreneurs, and citizens.

She coaches kids for college and careers

She coaches kids for college and careers

Thao Tran King already had her undergraduate degree in business education and marketing from another institution when she learned about MTSU's excellent teacher-preparation program grounded in business education. “There are not that many programs like that out there,” she says. Today Thao is an academy coach at Hillsboro High School, Nashville, where she employs the concept of small learning communities, a teaching technique she learned while taking advanced studies in Business Education at MTSU. Thao also oversees four academies at the school and serves as a link between the school and the business community.

Raiders' Closet

Raiders' Closet

Due to lack of funds, some students do not own the appropriate business attire to make the best impression when appearing at a public event. The Department of Marketing sponsors the Raiders' Closet, which gives faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to donate professional business attire, dry cleaned and on hangers, for disadvantaged students to participate in job interviews, internships, job fairs, and formal presentations.

Business Education encompasses many areas where graduates can find entry-level positions that offer foundational experience and advancement. Examples include

  • Admissions counselor
  • Banker
  • Book/movie reviewer
  • Business developer
  • Community affairs director
  • Computer trainer
  • Copy editor
  • Corporate trainer
  • Customer service professional
  • Event planner
  • Human resources professional
  • Insurance specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Magazine writer
  • Marketing/advertising professional
  • Media buyer
  • Medical clinic worker
  • Multimedia Web designer
  • News analyst
  • Nonprofit professional
  • Office manager
  • Press secretary
  • Public opinion pollster
  • Public relations practitioner
  • Real estate professional
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer
  • Traffic manager
  • Web writer

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Federal Reserve in Nashville
  • Florida Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Health IT Services Group
  • Hillsboro High School
  • Larry Maxwell Inc.
  • Midsouth Bank
  • Montgomery County Schools
  • MTSU Alumni Relations
  • MTSU Enrollment Technical Systems
  • Nashville State Technical Institute
  • Rutherford County Schools
  • Smyrna High School
  • Southeast Financial Credit Union
  • Store Opening Solutions
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wright Travel

For students who want to teach, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Business Education with a teaching option is available. A State of Tennessee Teaching Certificate can be obtained upon successful completion of the business Praxis Exam. The Business Education major will include minors in Business Administration and Secondary Education. A B.S. degree in Business Education with a non-teaching option also is available. Students who select this degree also will earn a minor in Business Administration.

The Department of Marketing also offers majors in Office Management and Entrepreneurship, both leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree.

Undergraduate students can pursue minors in Business Communication and Office Management. The department also participates in an interdisciplinary minor in Entrepreneurship.

A Master of Business Education (M.B.E.) degree is available and is also offered online.

Business Education Non Teaching Business Education Training and Development Business Education Teacher Licensure 


Business Education, Non-teaching, B.S.

Department of Marketing  
615-898-2902
Robert Blair, program coordinator
Robert.Blair@mtsu.edu

Students who seek to graduate without meeting licensure requirements are not required to take the courses for the Secondary Education minor and should complete the requirements below.

The non-teaching option requires 50 percent of the major hours in residence at MTSU.

The program below includes a Business Administration minor. An alternate business minor may be chosen, but it may require total hours for graduation to exceed 120.

Curriculum: Business Education, Non-teaching

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

Freshman

 

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

 

  • MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT greater than 25 or MATH 1710. Topics include solving systems of linear equations, Leontief models, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, and probability theory.

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I  3 credit hours  (Math)

    MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Eligibility to take MATH 1710. First of a four-course sequence. Introduces mathematical modeling applied to real-world problems. Sets, functions, inverse models, limits, continuity, first and second order model building, single variable differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse problems (exponential and log models). First and second derivatives used to study the behavior of real-world applications.

 

  • BCED 1400 - Introduction to Business

    3 credit hours

    Survey of business economic units of our society; the problems of business such as ownership, social responsibility, physical factors, personnel, marketing, and managerial controls. Includes exploration and analysis of business careers.

  • BCED 2320 - Document Production

    3 credit hours

    (BCED 1310 recommended.) Extension and refinement of fundamental manipulative abilities and keyboarding knowledges; development of production capacity through the completion of increasingly involved problems.

  • Natural Sciences (2 prefixes) 8 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Nonbusiness elective 1 credit hour
  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Sophomore

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA)

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • ACTG 2110 - Principles of Accounting I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Financial accounting for proprietorships and partnerships with emphasis on the accounting cycle for service and merchandising organizations. Additional topics include accounting for receivables; inventories; property, plant, and equipment; and current liabilities. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 3000.)

  • ACTG 2120 - Principles of Accounting II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ACTG 2110. A continuation of financial accounting concepts with emphasis on debt and equity structures, the statement of cash flows, and ratio analysis. Managerial accounting topics include job, standard- and activity-based costing, cost/volume/profit (CVP) analysis, and budgeting. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 2125 or ACTG 3000.) [Same as TBR Community Colleges ACCT 1020.]

  • ECON 2410 - Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of national income and its fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, role of the banking system, monetary and fiscal policies, and international topics.

  • ECON 2420 - Principles of Economics, Microeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of consumer and firm behavior; the pricing of goods, services, and productive factors; international topics; and an overview of the American economy.

  • BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1630 or MATH 1810. The application of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data to make business decisions. Topics include measures of central tendency, variation, probability theory, point and interval estimation, correlation and regression. Computer applications emphasized.

  • BCED 2330 - Word Processing Concepts

    3 credit hours

    (BCED 2320 recommended.) Familiarization with word processing equipment, implications, and applications in business operations.

  • BCED 2340 - Microcomputer Word Processing Applications

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: BCED 2330. Advanced word processing and computer applications, including formatting and preparation of lengthy documents such as company newsletters and databases.

 

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Junior

 

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 6 credit hours
  • BUS 3000 - Dale Carnegie Communications and Human Relations Seminar

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and major in the Jones College of Business. Uses the proven content and design of a Dale Carnegie seminar which includes lecture, in-class activities, case studies, reflective exercises, and role-play experiences. Helps students develop self confidence and leadership ability, strengthen ability to relate to and motivate others, enhance ability to communicate effectively, reduce stress, and present a positive attitude.

  • FIN 3010 - Business Finance  3 credit hours  

    FIN 3010 - Business Finance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Theory of corporate finance, emphasizing wealth creation, valuation, risk, capital budgeting, and cost of capital.

  • MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of the management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling with an emphasis on behavioral science concepts as applied to managing people in organizations.

  • MKT 3820 - Principles of Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of the functions, processes, and institutions involved in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods and services. Decision making in marketing management introduced.

  • BCED 3510 - Business Communication

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Keyboarding skills helpful.) A review of the theory and processes in oral and written business communication. Emphasis on the extensive functions of written and electronic communications.

  • BCED 4510 - Business Report Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCED 3510 recommended.) Nature, general function, and present need of reports in industry. Recognizing, organizing, and investigating problems preparatory to writing reports and construction and writing of distinctive business and technical reports.

  • BLAW 3400 - Legal Environment of Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Legal rights and potential liabilities of business persons. Presentation of the dynamic nature of law in responding to the changing social, ethical, political, regulatory, and international environment. Includes the development and nature of the legal system; business crimes; the law of torts and product liability; constitutional limitations on regulatory powers; legislative, judicial, and administrative control of business activity through the laws of business organizations, securities regulations, antitrust laws, employment laws, labor and safety laws, and consumer protection.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Senior

 

  • BCED 4810 - Internship Program  3 credit hours  §

    BCED 4810 - Internship Program

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. A supervised program of related work experience. Provides experiential opportunities for the application of the theoretical concepts learned.

  • BCED upper-division elective§ 3 credit hours

 

  • BCED 4240 - Materials and Methods in Basic Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing. Analysis of objectives, materials, research, and appropriate instructional strategies for developing teaching strategies and delivery systems in basic business courses such as introduction to business, economics, business communication systems, American business/legal systems, business management, and marketing.

  • BCED upper-division elective§ 3 credit hours

 

  • BCED 3010 - Office Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing. Office organization and functions; layout and equipment; selection, training, and supervision of personnel; office automation; planning, organizing, and controlling office services; cost reduction; work simplification.

  • BCED electives 6 credit hours
  • Nonbusiness electives 6 credit hours
  • Nonbusiness upper-division electives 6 credit hours
  • BUAD 4980 - Strategic Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; must be taken after completion of the business requirements and in the semester in which the student graduates. Development of top management perspective with emphasis on policy and strategy formulation and evaluation through the demonstration of competence in handling multifunctional business problems. Transfer credit not allowed; must be taken in residence.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

 

NOTE:

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

 

 

Academic Map

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

Business Education, Non-teaching, B.S., Academic Map  


Business Education, Non-teaching (Training and Development), B.S.

Department of Marketing  
615-898-2902
Robert Blair, program coordinator
Robert.Blair@mtsu.edu

Students who seek to graduate without meeting licensure requirements are not required to take the courses for the Secondary Education minor and should complete the requirements below.

The non-teaching Training and Development option requires 50 percent of the major hours in residence at MTSU.

The program below includes a Business Administration minor. An alternate business minor may be chosen, but it may require total hours for graduation to exceed 120.

Curriculum: Business Education, Non-teaching (Training and Development)

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

Freshman

 

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

 

  • MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT greater than 25 or MATH 1710. Topics include solving systems of linear equations, Leontief models, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, and probability theory.

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I  3 credit hours  (Math)

    MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Eligibility to take MATH 1710. First of a four-course sequence. Introduces mathematical modeling applied to real-world problems. Sets, functions, inverse models, limits, continuity, first and second order model building, single variable differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse problems (exponential and log models). First and second derivatives used to study the behavior of real-world applications.

 

  • ECON 2410 - Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of national income and its fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, role of the banking system, monetary and fiscal policies, and international topics.

  • BCED 1400 - Introduction to Business

    3 credit hours

    Survey of business economic units of our society; the problems of business such as ownership, social responsibility, physical factors, personnel, marketing, and managerial controls. Includes exploration and analysis of business careers.

  • BCED 2330 - Word Processing Concepts

    3 credit hours

    (BCED 2320 recommended.) Familiarization with word processing equipment, implications, and applications in business operations.

  • Natural Sciences (2 prefixes) 8 credit hours
  • Nonbusiness elective 1 credit hour

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Sophomore

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 6 credit hours
  • ACTG 2110 - Principles of Accounting I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Financial accounting for proprietorships and partnerships with emphasis on the accounting cycle for service and merchandising organizations. Additional topics include accounting for receivables; inventories; property, plant, and equipment; and current liabilities. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 3000.)

  • ACTG 2120 - Principles of Accounting II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ACTG 2110. A continuation of financial accounting concepts with emphasis on debt and equity structures, the statement of cash flows, and ratio analysis. Managerial accounting topics include job, standard- and activity-based costing, cost/volume/profit (CVP) analysis, and budgeting. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 2125 or ACTG 3000.) [Same as TBR Community Colleges ACCT 1020.]

  • ECON 2420 - Principles of Economics, Microeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of consumer and firm behavior; the pricing of goods, services, and productive factors; international topics; and an overview of the American economy.

  • BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1630 or MATH 1810. The application of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data to make business decisions. Topics include measures of central tendency, variation, probability theory, point and interval estimation, correlation and regression. Computer applications emphasized.

 

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Junior

 

  • BUS 3000 - Dale Carnegie Communications and Human Relations Seminar

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and major in the Jones College of Business. Uses the proven content and design of a Dale Carnegie seminar which includes lecture, in-class activities, case studies, reflective exercises, and role-play experiences. Helps students develop self confidence and leadership ability, strengthen ability to relate to and motivate others, enhance ability to communicate effectively, reduce stress, and present a positive attitude.

  • MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of the management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling with an emphasis on behavioral science concepts as applied to managing people in organizations.

  • MKT 3820 - Principles of Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of the functions, processes, and institutions involved in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods and services. Decision making in marketing management introduced.

  • BCED 3010 - Office Management  3 credit hours  §

    BCED 3010 - Office Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing. Office organization and functions; layout and equipment; selection, training, and supervision of personnel; office automation; planning, organizing, and controlling office services; cost reduction; work simplification.

  • BCED 3510 - Business Communication

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Keyboarding skills helpful.) A review of the theory and processes in oral and written business communication. Emphasis on the extensive functions of written and electronic communications.

  • BCED 4510 - Business Report Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCED 3510 recommended.) Nature, general function, and present need of reports in industry. Recognizing, organizing, and investigating problems preparatory to writing reports and construction and writing of distinctive business and technical reports.

  • BLAW 3400 - Legal Environment of Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Legal rights and potential liabilities of business persons. Presentation of the dynamic nature of law in responding to the changing social, ethical, political, regulatory, and international environment. Includes the development and nature of the legal system; business crimes; the law of torts and product liability; constitutional limitations on regulatory powers; legislative, judicial, and administrative control of business activity through the laws of business organizations, securities regulations, antitrust laws, employment laws, labor and safety laws, and consumer protection.

  • FIN 3010 - Business Finance  3 credit hours  

    FIN 3010 - Business Finance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Theory of corporate finance, emphasizing wealth creation, valuation, risk, capital budgeting, and cost of capital.

  • Nonbusiness elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Senior

 

  • BCED 4810 - Internship Program  3 credit hours  §

    BCED 4810 - Internship Program

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. A supervised program of related work experience. Provides experiential opportunities for the application of the theoretical concepts learned.

  • BCED upper-division elective § 3 credit hours

 

  • BCED 4200 - Problems in Business and Marketing Education and Entrepreneurship

    1 to 3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing; consent of department chair. Individual research, reading analysis, or projects in contemporary problems and issues in a concentrated area of study under the direction of a faculty member. This course may be taken only twice.

  • BCED 4410 - Managerial Media Presentations

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCED 2330 recommended.) Skills needed to make business presentations. Emphasis on the communication process, audience analysis, planning, presentation design, delivery, and appropriate hardware and software.

  • BCED 4660 - Corporate Communication

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCED 3510 recommended.) Research and analysis of case studies of significant research; case studies in business communication; communication policies, principles, and procedures from the executive's viewpoint.

  • Nonbusiness electives 9 credit hours
  • BCED UD elective 3 credit hours
  • BCED elective 3 credit hours
  • BUAD 4980 - Strategic Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; must be taken after completion of the business requirements and in the semester in which the student graduates. Development of top management perspective with emphasis on policy and strategy formulation and evaluation through the demonstration of competence in handling multifunctional business problems. Transfer credit not allowed; must be taken in residence.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

 

NOTE:

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

Academic Map

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

Business Education, Non-teaching (Training and Development), B.S., Academic Map  


Business Education, Teaching Licensure, B.S.

Department of Marketing  
615-898-2902
Robert Blair, program coordinator
Robert.Blair@mtsu.edu

Business Education majors receive preparation for teaching business subjects in junior and senior high schools, technology centers, and community  colleges. The Business Education major who is licensed to teach will have a minor in Secondary Education, and will be licensed to teach all business courses as outlined under the section below titled Teacher Licensure Requirements.

Curriculum: Business Education, Teacher Licensure

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

Freshman

 

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

 

  • MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT greater than 25 or MATH 1710. Topics include solving systems of linear equations, Leontief models, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, and probability theory.

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I  3 credit hours  (Math)

    MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Eligibility to take MATH 1710. First of a four-course sequence. Introduces mathematical modeling applied to real-world problems. Sets, functions, inverse models, limits, continuity, first and second order model building, single variable differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse problems (exponential and log models). First and second derivatives used to study the behavior of real-world applications.

 

  • BCED 1400 - Introduction to Business

    3 credit hours

    Survey of business economic units of our society; the problems of business such as ownership, social responsibility, physical factors, personnel, marketing, and managerial controls. Includes exploration and analysis of business careers.

  • BCED 2320 - Document Production

    3 credit hours

    (BCED 1310 recommended.) Extension and refinement of fundamental manipulative abilities and keyboarding knowledges; development of production capacity through the completion of increasingly involved problems.

  • Social/Behavioral Science 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences (2 prefixes) 8 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

Subtotal: 32 Hours

Sophomore

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA)

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • BCED 2330 - Word Processing Concepts

    3 credit hours

    (BCED 2320 recommended.) Familiarization with word processing equipment, implications, and applications in business operations.

  • ECON 2410 - Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of national income and its fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, role of the banking system, monetary and fiscal policies, and international topics.

  • ECON 2420 - Principles of Economics, Microeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of consumer and firm behavior; the pricing of goods, services, and productive factors; international topics; and an overview of the American economy.

  • YOED 2500 - Planning and Assessment

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Completion of 45 semester hours and admission to Teacher Education. Offers preparation for planning instruction, assessing student learning, and understanding how classroom assessment and standardized testing should impact instruction. Introduces education policy, professionalism, and theory which informs students as they enter and practice the profession. Field experience required.

  • ACTG 2110 - Principles of Accounting I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Financial accounting for proprietorships and partnerships with emphasis on the accounting cycle for service and merchandising organizations. Additional topics include accounting for receivables; inventories; property, plant, and equipment; and current liabilities. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 3000.)

  • ACTG 2120 - Principles of Accounting II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ACTG 2110. A continuation of financial accounting concepts with emphasis on debt and equity structures, the statement of cash flows, and ratio analysis. Managerial accounting topics include job, standard- and activity-based costing, cost/volume/profit (CVP) analysis, and budgeting. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 2125 or ACTG 3000.) [Same as TBR Community Colleges ACCT 1020.]

  • BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1630 or MATH 1810. The application of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data to make business decisions. Topics include measures of central tendency, variation, probability theory, point and interval estimation, correlation and regression. Computer applications emphasized.

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Junior

 

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • BLAW 3400 - Legal Environment of Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Legal rights and potential liabilities of business persons. Presentation of the dynamic nature of law in responding to the changing social, ethical, political, regulatory, and international environment. Includes the development and nature of the legal system; business crimes; the law of torts and product liability; constitutional limitations on regulatory powers; legislative, judicial, and administrative control of business activity through the laws of business organizations, securities regulations, antitrust laws, employment laws, labor and safety laws, and consumer protection.

  • MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of the management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling with an emphasis on behavioral science concepts as applied to managing people in organizations.

  • BCED 2340 - Microcomputer Word Processing Applications

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: BCED 2330. Advanced word processing and computer applications, including formatting and preparation of lengthy documents such as company newsletters and databases.

  • BCED 3510 - Business Communication

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Keyboarding skills helpful.) A review of the theory and processes in oral and written business communication. Emphasis on the extensive functions of written and electronic communications.

  • BCED 4250 - Innovations and Problems in Administrative Business Services and Technology

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing. (BCED 2330 recommended.) Instructional strategies in office technology including objectives, testing, audio-visuals, course content, basic programming, and standards.

  • BCED 4340 - Integrated Administrative Technology

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: BCED 2330; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Development of necessary skills for administrators of word processing centers. Word processing feasibility, development, and implementation for business using a total information processing concept. Students have the opportunity to develop a thorough knowledge and refine skills using a variety of software applications.

  • BCED 4510 - Business Report Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCED 3510 recommended.) Nature, general function, and present need of reports in industry. Recognizing, organizing, and investigating problems preparatory to writing reports and construction and writing of distinctive business and technical reports.

  • MKT 3820 - Principles of Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of the functions, processes, and institutions involved in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods and services. Decision making in marketing management introduced.

  • YOED 3000 - Classroom Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: YOED 2500 with grade of B or better and admission to Teacher Education. Introduces a variety of classroom management strategies and techniques that will foster a positive learning environment in the classrooms. Provides an overview of behavior management models, theories, and research as a foundation for classroom practice. Facilitates, through the use of field experiences, the analysis of school-wide policies/procedures and insight on real life classroom management expectations of the first-year teacher.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Senior

 

  • FIN 3010 - Business Finance  3 credit hours  

    FIN 3010 - Business Finance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Theory of corporate finance, emphasizing wealth creation, valuation, risk, capital budgeting, and cost of capital.

  • YOED 4020 - Residency I: Grades K-12

    6 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program; successful completion of YOED 2500, YOED 3000, YOED 3300 with a grade of B or better; overall grade point average maintained at a minimum of 2.75; grade point average in the major at a minimum of 2.50; and senior standing. A school-based clinical experience in a problem-based learning format in art, drama, music, or physical education.

    NOTE: All students must obtain a grade of B or better in this course to move forward to Residency II.

  • YOED 4400 - Residency II  12 credit hours  

    YOED 4400 - Residency II

    12 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program; successful completion (with grade of B or better) of YOED 2500, YOED 3000, YOED 3300, YOED 4020,YOED 4030, or YOED 4040; passing score(s) on the specialty area exam(s) of Praxis II; overall grade point average maintained at a minimum of 2.75; grade point average in the major at a minimum of 2.50; and senior standing. A full-day, full-semester supervised teaching experience in a public school classroom. Pass/Fail grading.

  • BCED 4240 - Materials and Methods in Basic Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing. Analysis of objectives, materials, research, and appropriate instructional strategies for developing teaching strategies and delivery systems in basic business courses such as introduction to business, economics, business communication systems, American business/legal systems, business management, and marketing.

  • BCED 4710 - History and Foundations of Business and Marketing Education

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Developments, aims, principles, and present status of business education; organization and evaluation of the business education curriculum; administration and supervision of business education.

  • Elective 1 credit hour

Subtotal: 28 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

 

NOTE:

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

Teacher Licensure Requirements

 

Business Education

Business Education majors will be licensed to teach all courses in the business and business technology areas. Students must take specialty Praxis exams required for each endorsement area.

Business/Business Technology

By completing the Business Education major as outlined, one is automatically licensed to teach the following courses: Accounting I and II; Administrative Management Systems; American Business/Legal Systems; Automated Accounting; Business Economics; Computer Productivity Applications; Database Design/Management; Desktop Publishing; Document Creation Design; Electronic Commerce/Web Page Design; Financial Planning; Information Management Systems; Interactive Multimedia Design; International Business/Marketing; Internet Navigation Communication Systems; Keyboarding; Keyboarding Applications; Management; Networking Essentials; Personal Computing; Principles of Business; Programming; Programming Applications; Spreadsheet Applications.

Marketing Certification

Business Education majors can be licensed to teach marketing education by completing the marketing education Praxis examination.

NOTE:

Licensure requirements are subject to change by action of the State Board of Education; those graduating should consult a business education advisor. Secondary education courses are changing to meet new state standards. Students should consult their advisors before registering for secondary education courses.

Students who have not had keyboarding in secondary school must take BCED 1310.

Academic Map

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

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Business Communication and Education

BCED 1310 - Keyboarding
3 credit hours

Development of manipulative ability; information essential to effective use of a computer keyboard; rapid and controlled application of ability and information to communication problems involving personal correspondence and simple business materials.

BCED 1400 - Introduction to Business
3 credit hours

Survey of business economic units of our society; the problems of business such as ownership, social responsibility, physical factors, personnel, marketing, and managerial controls. Includes exploration and analysis of business careers.

BCED 2010 - Career Decision Making
1 credit hour credit

Skills in and knowledge of the career decision-making process; aspects of career development theories; how interests, skills, and values relate to career choices; and information about how educational options and career clusters are organized.

BCED 2020 - Job Search Communication
1 credit hour credit

Skills needed to efficiently and effectively search for a job, create professional resumes and career materials, use social media for job search purposes, and job interviewing skills.

BCED 2030 - Workplace Etiquette and Protocol
1 credit hour credit

Provides students with workplace etiquette skills needed during the job-search process and throughout their careers. Topics will include nonverbal and interpersonal communication skills, table manners, protocol, and other career-related skills.

BCED 2320 - Document Production
3 credit hours

(BCED 1310 recommended.) Extension and refinement of fundamental manipulative abilities and keyboarding knowledges; development of production capacity through the completion of increasingly involved problems.

BCED 2330 - Word Processing Concepts
3 credit hours

(BCED 2320 recommended.) Familiarization with word processing equipment, implications, and applications in business operations.

BCED 2340 - Microcomputer Word Processing Applications
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: BCED 2330. Advanced word processing and computer applications, including formatting and preparation of lengthy documents such as company newsletters and databases.

BCED 3010 - Office Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing. Office organization and functions; layout and equipment; selection, training, and supervision of personnel; office automation; planning, organizing, and controlling office services; cost reduction; work simplification.

BCED 3510 - Business Communication
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Keyboarding skills helpful.) A review of the theory and processes in oral and written business communication. Emphasis on the extensive functions of written and electronic communications.

BCED 4200 - Problems in Business and Marketing Education and Entrep
1 to 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing; consent of department chair. Individual research, reading analysis, or projects in contemporary problems and issues in a concentrated area of study under the direction of a faculty member. This course may be taken only twice.

BCED 4240 - Materials and Methods in Basic Business
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing. Analysis of objectives, materials, research, and appropriate instructional strategies for developing teaching strategies and delivery systems in basic business courses such as introduction to business, economics, business communication systems, American business/legal systems, business management, and marketing.

BCED 4250 - Innovations and Problems in Administrative Business Ser
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing. (BCED 2330 recommended.) Instructional strategies in office technology including objectives, testing, audio-visuals, course content, basic programming, and standards.

BCED 4300 - Professional Meeting, Event, Exhibition, and Convention
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: LSTS 3530. Introduces students to the meetings, events, exhibitions, and conventions (MEEC) industry.  Explores the core issues of the MEEC industry from the fundamentals to the contemporary trends.

BCED 4340 - Integrated Administrative Technology
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: BCED 2330; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Development of necessary skills for administrators of word processing centers. Word processing feasibility, development, and implementation for business using a total information processing concept. Students have the opportunity to develop a thorough knowledge and refine skills using a variety of software applications.

BCED 4350 - Records Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Equipment and systems used for information storage, transmission, and retrieval. Filing, microfilming, tape processing and storage system design, form usage, and other information management functions in the office included.

BCED 4410 - Managerial Media Presentations
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCED 2330 recommended.) Skills needed to make business presentations. Emphasis on the communication process, audience analysis, planning, presentation design, delivery, and appropriate hardware and software.

BCED 4510 - Business Report Writing
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCED 3510 recommended.) Nature, general function, and present need of reports in industry. Recognizing, organizing, and investigating problems preparatory to writing reports and construction and writing of distinctive business and technical reports.

BCED 4570 - Meeting, Event, Exhibition, and Convention (MEEC) Pract
3 credit hours

Completion of all minor required courses (including LSTS 3530 and BCED 4300). Provides students with practical work experience in the Meeting, Event, Exhibition, and Convention industry.

BCED 4640 - Issues and Trends in Office Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCED 3010 recommended.) Significant research of emerging problems in office management: group dynamics, workplace issues, ethics and diversity information processing, and problem solving.

BCED 4660 - Corporate Communication
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCED 3510 recommended.) Research and analysis of case studies of significant research; case studies in business communication; communication policies, principles, and procedures from the executive's viewpoint.

BCED 4670 - International Business Communication
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Provides students with a theoretical and practical framework for understanding and conducting effective international business communication. Emphasis on the analysis and development of international business communication processes.

BCED 4710 - History and Foundations of Business and Marketing Educa
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Developments, aims, principles, and present status of business education; organization and evaluation of the business education curriculum; administration and supervision of business education.

BCED 4810 - Internship Program
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. A supervised program of related work experience. Provides experiential opportunities for the application of the theoretical concepts learned.

BCED 4850 - Digital Communication for Business
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: BCED 3510; admission into the College of Business. Offers skills needed to create digital communication for business with emphasis on the writing process, digital tools, planning, design, collaborating, copyright and fair use, and technical aspects of digital writing.

BCED 4900 - Dimensions in Professional Development
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Emphasis on job acquisition process, time management, effective listening skills, oral and nonverbal communication competencies, dictation management, and assumption of professional responsibility for participative management activities.

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