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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.

Hillsboro High School academy coach Thao Tran King

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 Business Communication and Entrepreneurship 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

Dr. Martha Balachandran
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Dr. Robert B. Blair
Professor
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Kay Blasingame-Boike
Lecturer
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Patrick Geho
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Dr. Viriginia Hemby-Grubb
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Dr. Rhonda G. Henderson
Associate Professor
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Dr. Stephen D. Lewis
Department Chair
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Brock A. Patterson
Instructor
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Dr. Sherry J. Roberts
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Dr. M. Wayne Rollins
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Dr. Vincent W. Smith
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Dorothy S. Warren
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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 Business Communication and Entrepreneurship 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 


An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program

This map based on the 2013-2014 undergraduate catalog is not a substitute for academic advisement - contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.mtsu.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information. 

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years (see below). NOTE: Learning Support courses will alter the sequences on this map.

Business Education–Non-Teaching Academic Map

Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

Click here for printer friendly academic map.

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1630 or 1810 (Math)3  Soc/Beh Sci3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
BCEN 14003  BCEN 23203 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or
HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
ECON 2410* (Soc/Beh Sci)3  ECON 2420*3 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
ACTG 2110*3Prereq: College-level math; ENGL 1010 ACTG 21203Prereq: ACTG 2110
BCEN 23303Prereq: BCEN 2320 recommended QM 2610*3Prereq: MATH 1630 or 1810
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
*2.25 GPA in these courses for admission to Jones College of Business 2.25 GPA overall required for admission to Jones College of Business
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
BCEN 35103  BCEN 4510§3Prereq: BCEN 3510 recommended
BCEN 23403Prereq: BCEN 2330 MKT 38203 
MGMT 36103  MGMT 36203Prereq: Junior standing
BLAW 34003  BCEN elective3 
BCEN 3010§3  BCEN elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
BCEN 4240§ or BCEN UD elective§34240 offered fall only Nonbusiness UD elective3 
Nonbusiness UD elective3  Nonbusiness elective3 
INFS 31003  BCEN 4810§ or BCEN UD elective§3POD required for 4810
Nonbusiness elective3  Nonbusiness elective1 
FIN 30103Prereq: Junior standing BUAD 4980§3Taken last semester
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 
§Admission required §Admission required

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN SUMMER
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
ENGL 1020 (Comm)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
MATH 1630 or 1810 (Math)3  ECON 2410* (Soc/Beh Sci)3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or
HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
BCEN 14003  ECON 2420*3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
ACTG 2110*3Prereq: College-level math; ENGL 1010 ACTG 21203Prereq: ACTG 2110
BCEN 23203  BCEN 23303Prereq: BCEN 2320 recommended
Soc/Beh Sci3  QM 2610*3Prereq: MATH 1630 or 1810
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
*2.25 GPA in these courses for admission to Jones College of Business 2.25 GPA overall required for admission to Jones College of Business
JUNIOR SUMMER
BCEN 35103  MGMT 36103 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
MKT 38203  BCEN elective3 
BCEN 23403Prereq: BCEN 2330 MGMT 36203Prereq: Junior standing
BCEN 3010§3  FIN 30103Prereq: Junior standing
Nonbusiness elective3  INFS 31003 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR SUMMER
BCEN 4810§ or BCEN UD elective§3POD required for 4810    
SUBTOTAL3     
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
BCEN elective3  Nonbusiness elective3 
BCEN 4240§ or BCEN UD elective§34240 offered fall only Nonbusiness UD elective3 
Nonbusiness elective1  Nonbusiness UD elective3 
BLAW 34003  BUAD 4980§3Taken last semester
BCEN 4510§3Prereq: BCEN 3510 recommended    
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12 
§Admission required §Admission required

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120


Graduation information may be accessed here.



Business Education–Non Teaching (Training and Development) Academic Map

Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

Click here for printer friendly academic map.

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1630 or 1810 (Math)3  Soc/Beh Sci3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
BCEN 14003  BCEN 23303 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or
HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
ECON 2410* (Soc/Beh Sci)3  ECON 2420*3 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
ACTG 2110*3Prereq: College-level math; ENGL 1010 ACTG 21203Prereq: ACTG 2110
BCEN elective3  QM 2610*3Prereq: MATH 1630 or 1810
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
*2.25 GPA in these courses for admission to Jones College of Business 2.25 GPA overall required for admission to Jones College of Business
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
BCEN 35103  BCEN 4510§3Prereq: BCEN 3510 recommended
Nonbusiness elective3  MKT 38203 
MGMT 36103  MGMT 36203Prereq: Junior standing
BLAW 34003  BCEN 4450§3Offered spring only
BCEN 3010§3  Nonbusiness elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
BCEN 4660§3Prereq: BCEN 3510 rec.; offered fall only BCEN 4410§3Offered spring only
BCEN 4200§3POD required Nonbusiness elective3 
INFS 31003  BCEN 4810 or BCEN UD elective§3POD required for 4810
Nonbusiness elective3  Nonbusiness elective1 
FIN 30103Prereq: Junior standing BUAD 4980§3Taken last semester
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 
§Admission required §Admission required

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN SUMMER
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
ENGL 1020 (Comm)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
MATH 1630 or 1810 (Math)3  ECON 2410* (Soc/Beh Sci)3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or
HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
BCEN 14003  ECON 2420*3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
ACTG 2110*3Prereq: College-level math; ENGL 1010 ACTG 21203Prereq: ACTG 2110
BCEN 23303  BCEN elective3 
Soc/Beh Sci3  QM 2610*3Prereq: MATH 1630 or 1810
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
*2.25 GPA in these courses for admission to Jones College of Business 2.25 GPA overall required for admission to Jones College of Business
JUNIOR SUMMER
BCEN 35103  MGMT 36103 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
MKT 38203  Nonbusiness elective3 
Nonbusiness elective3  MGMT 36203Prereq: Junior standing
BCEN 3010§3  FIN 30103Prereq: Junior standing
BLAW 34003  INFS 31003 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR SUMMER
BCEN 4810 or BCEN UD elective§3POD required for 4810    
SUBTOTAL3     
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
BCEN 4660§3Prereq: BCEN 3510 rec.; offered fall only BCEN 4410§3Offered spring only
BCEN 4200§3POD required BCEN 4450§3Offered spring only
Nonbusiness elective1  Nonbusiness elective3 
Nonbusiness elective3  BUAD 4980§3Taken last semester
BCEN 4510§3Prereq: BCEN 3510 recommended    
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120


Graduation information may be accessed here.



Business Education–Teacher Licensure Academic Map

Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

Click here for printer friendly academic map.

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1630 or 1810 (Math)3  Soc/Beh Sci3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
BCEN 14003  BCEN 23203 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or
HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  YOED 25003Prereq: See catalog; Adm. to Teacher Ed
ECON 2410* (Soc/Beh Sci)3  ECON 2420*3 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
ACTG 2110*3Prereq: College-level math; ENGL 1010 ACTG 21203Prereq: ACTG 2110
BCEN 23303Prereq: BCEN 2320 recommended QM 2610*3Prereq: MATH 1630 or 1810
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
*2.25 GPA in these courses for admission to Jones College of Business 2.25 GPA overall required for admission to Jones College of Business
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
BCEN 35103  BCEN 4510§3Pre: BCEN 3510 rec.
BCEN 23403Prereq: BCEN 2330 MKT 38203 
YOED 30003Prereq: YOED 2500 MGMT 36103 
BLAW 34003  BCEN 4340§3Prereq: See catalog; offered spring only
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  BCEN 4250§3Prereq: See catalog; offered spring only
    Elective1 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
BCEN 4240§3Offered fall only YOED 440012Prereq: See catalog
BCEN 4710§3Offered fall only    
YOED 40206Prereq: See catalog    
FIN 30103Prereq: Junior standing    
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL12 
§Admission required

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN SUMMER
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
ENGL 1020 (Comm)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
MATH 1630 or 1810 (Math)3  ECON 2410* (Soc/Beh Sci)3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  BCEN 14003 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or
HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  ECON 2420*3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
ACTG 2110*3Prereq: College-level math; ENGL 1010 ACTG 21203Prereq: ACTG 2110
BCEN 23203  BCEN 23303Prereq: BCEN 2320 recommended
Soc/Beh Sci3  QM 2610*3Prereq: MATH 1630 or 1810
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
*2.25 GPA in these courses for admission to Jones College of Business 2.25 GPA overall required for admission to Jones College of Business
JUNIOR SUMMER
BCEN 35103  YOED 25003Prereq: See catalog
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
MKT 38203  BCEN 4340§3Prereq: See catalog; offered spring only
BCEN 23403Prereq: BCEN 2330 BCEN 4250§3Prereq: See catalog; offered spring only
MGMT 36103  FIN 30103Prereq: Junior standing
YOED 30003Prereq: YOED 2500 BCEN 4510§3Prereq: BCEN 3510 recommended
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR SUMMER
BLAW 34003     
SUBTOTAL3     
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
BCEN 4710§3Offered fall only YOED 440012Prereq: See catalog
BCEN 4240§3Offered fall only    
Elective1     
YOED 40206Prereq: See catalog    
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12 
§Admission required

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120


Graduation information may be accessed here.

Business Communication and Entrepreneurship

BCEN 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.

BCEN 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.

BCEN 2010 - Career Decision Making
1 credit hour
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.

BCEN 2020 - Job Search Communication
1 credit hour
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.

BCEN 2030 - Workplace Etiquette and Protocol
1 credit hour
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.

BCEN 2320 - Document Production
3 credit hours
(BCEN 1310 recommended.) Extension and refinement of fundamental manipulative abilities and keyboarding knowledges; development of production capacity through the completion of increasingly involved problems.

BCEN 2330 - Word Processing Concepts
3 credit hours
(BCEN 2320 recommended.) Familiarization with word processing equipment, implications, and applications in business operations.

BCEN 2340 - Microcomputer Word Processing Applications
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: BCEN 2330. Advanced word processing and computer applications, including formatting and preparation of lengthy documents such as company newsletters and databases.

BCEN 2900 - Entrepreneurship
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: BCEN 1400 recommended. The mechanics and operational skills needed for organizing and operating an enterprise.

BCEN 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.

BCEN 3510 - Business Communication
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business and 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.

BCEN 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.

BCEN 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.

BCEN 4250 - Innovations and Problems in Administrative Business Ser
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing. (BCEN 2330 recommended.) Instructional strategies in office technology including objectives, testing, audio-visuals, course content, basic programming, and standards.

BCEN 4340 - Integrated Administrative Technology
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: BCEN 2330; BCEN 2340; 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.

BCEN 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.

BCEN 4410 - Managerial Media Presentations
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCEN 2330 recommended.) Skills needed to make business presentations. Emphasis on the communication process, audience analysis, planning, presentation design, delivery, and appropriate hardware and software.

BCEN 4450 - Training Strategies for Business Systems and Technology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Junior standing; admission into College of Business. (BCEN 4410 recommended.) Corporate learning specialist activities such as design, development, delivery, and evaluation of learning programs for a business environment. Focuses on adult learning theories with emphasis on professional learning activities related to innovative corporate educational programs.

BCEN 4510 - Business Report Writing
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCEN 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.

BCEN 4520 - Instructional Strategies in Marketing Education
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Techniques of teaching with emphasis on problem-solving and demonstration procedures. Emphasizing teaching-learning evaluation.

BCEN 4600 - Organization and Administration of Marketing Education
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Organizing marketing education programs at secondary and postsecondary levels; emphasizes youth organizations, techniques of coordination, and administrative procedures.

BCEN 4620 - Business Plan Development
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: BCEN 2900; MGMT 3650; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Development of a comprehensive business plan detailing all facets of a proposed venture with an emphasis on using the plan for loan acquisition and venture implementation.

BCEN 4640 - Issues and Trends in Office Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCEN 3010 recommended.) Significant research of emerging problems in office management: group dynamics, workplace issues, ethics and diversity information processing, and problem solving.

BCEN 4660 - Corporate Communication
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCEN 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.

BCEN 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.

BCEN 4680 - Diversity in the Workplace
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Emphasis on developing skills essential for working effectively with a diverse work force in global and domestic settings, incorporating the value of diversity into organizations, and building multicultural work teams.

BCEN 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.

BCEN 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.

BCEN 4850 - Digital Communication for Business
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: BCEN 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.

BCEN 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.