Snapshot of Management Majors

Recently, the Department of Management reimagined our degrees, class mix, and learning experiences to focus on the skills and knowledge that best meets the needs of employers and sets our graduates up for success. These specialty degrees are tailored to certain career areas.

  • Management with a Leadership focus
  • Human Resource Management concentration
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship

If you would like to learn more about one of these focused degrees, please reach out to the faculty member listed below. We are happy to answer your questions.

BBA in Management
(Leadership Focus)

  • Students develop strong people and leadership skills to complement technical knowledge in management through self-assessments and practice.
  • Our majors learn and practice “how” to lead based on the behaviors of the best leaders.
  • Experiential learning projects and high-impact practices connect students to current business challenges.
  • Guided electives build skills in leading change/innovation, leading teams, global mindset, and decision making/problem solving.
  • Our majors become career-ready through participation in IGNITE career planning program, College to Career course, and development of Digital Portfolio to showcase your best work.

Learn more about Management with a Leadership focus

Email: Dr. Deana Raffo at deana.raffo@mtsu.edu or
Dr. Leigh Clark at la.clark@mtsu.edu

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Essential Leadership Skills

 

BBA in Management
(Human Resource Management concentration)

  • Our program is aligned with Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) guidelines for HR skills that are most relevant to early-career HR professionals.
  • HRM-specific courses prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills to become certified human resource management professionals.  
  • Experiential learning projects and hands-on use of HR technologies in classes provide students with opportunities to gain relevant expertise and to develop practical skills.
  • Our majors become career-ready through participation in IGNITE career planning program, College to Career course, and development of Digital Portfolio to showcase your best work.

Learn more about the Human Resource Management concentration

Email: Dr. Kristie Abston at Kristie.Abston@mtsu.edu or
Dr. Timothy Moake at Timothy.Moake@mtsu.edu

Pros of Earning a Degree in HR Management

HR Manager is One of the Most Promising Careers

 

BBA in Supply Chain Management

  • Students have opportunities to meet, network, and work with executives from leading SCM organizations in the middle Tennessee area.  
  • Over half of the US population resides within 650 miles of Nashville, creating a hub of SCM companies in middle Tennessee. Our location provides good opportunities for SCM internships and full-time employment of our graduates.
  • Hands-on use of SCM tools and company SCM data for analysis in classes provides students with opportunities for real-world class projects.

Learn more about Supply Chain Management

Email: Dr. Kimball Bullington at Kimball.Bullington@mtsu.edu 

MTSU Announces New Supply Chain Management Degree

Supply Management Degree Programs

 

BBA in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Students gain marketable experience through a required internship/applied experience course.
  • An annual Business Plan Competition provides $25,000 in prize money.
  • Funded competitions for real world projects are completed in courses.
  • Entrepreneurs share their experiences and advice with students by speaking in classes and offering internships.
  • The major is listed as the most affordable entrepreneurship program in Tennessee according to University HQ (20th in the country) in 2021.
  • Middle Tennessee is one of the best places for entrepreneurship in the country due to its growing population which provides opportunities for entrepreneurship graduates.

Learn more about Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Email: Dr. Joshua Aaron at Joshua.Aaron@mtsu.edu 

The Benefits of an Entrepreneurship Degree