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My BBA has led to a rewarding life for me and my family. I worked in a Fortune 500 Company while attending Martin Methodist. Now I’m a Regional Manager for that same Fortune 500 Company and enjoy my success.
My experience in the international workplace after graduation mirrored those in the classroom. Martin Methodist has a multicultural student population, and the classes helped me understand the global business environment. Now I’m even visiting some of the countries my fellow students were from.
My BBA allowed me to rise in my company while also giving me the flexibility to spend time with my wonderful family and with the community I love.
The Martin Methodist BBA opened a world of career opportunities for me. My family and I now have a better life.
I always dreamed of running my own business. My Martin Methodist BBA gave me the tools and encouragement to do that. I established and now operate my own grass-fed beef company.
About Your BBA
The Johnston School of Business was founded in 1994 to provide a focal point for the Business Program of the College. The school is named in honor of Mr. Daniel Webster Johnston, a highly respected Nashville business person and trustee of the prior Martin Methodist College now The University of Tennessee Southern.
The University of Tennessee Southern BBA Program offers a major in Business Administration, coordinated by Pat Ford, and is a 121 credit hour program composed of General Education Core courses (49 hours), Common Professional Core (Major) Courses (45 hours), Emphasis Area (Minor) Courses (21-24 hours in Accounting, Management, or MIS), and various electives. Courses are offered at the main campus in Pulaski, Tennessee.
The BBA program offers several areas of emphasis that allow students to focus course studies in a specific area of business. Each emphasis area is directed by a Master/Lead Teacher. Students interested in an emphasis area within the School of Business should consult the appropriate Master/Lead Teacher listed below:
- BBA, Accounting
- Dr. Alice Burkins – email@example.com
- BBA, Management
- Mr. Pat Ford – firstname.lastname@example.org
- BBA, MIS
- Ms. Nan Wakefield – email@example.com
- Mr. Pat Ford – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vision, Mission, & Learning Goals
Vision Statement, Mission Statement, and Program Learning Goals
BBA Vision Statement:
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program will be recognized within the 13 counties comprising the south central Tennessee region as the leading undergraduate business program that prepares men and women for successful careers in business, government and non-profit organizations.
BBA Mission Statement:
The BBA provides a rigorous and relevant business educational experience for the development of managers.
Located in rolling hills of Pulaski, Tennessee, we are a community of inclusive learners that focuses on making ethical decisions while creating sustainable value for a dynamic, internationally competitive marketplace. The BBA curriculum affords learners many opportunities to study independently and in teams while building analytical, problem solving, and communication skills.
The BBA program has a Common Professional Core (CPC) of business courses leading to a major in Business Administration. CPC courses include accounting, economics, marketing, management, finance, operations, global business, ethics, analytics, strategy, and business law. Students may choose from Accounting, Management, or Management Information Systems as a business emphasis area.
Our mission is achieved by using a blend of traditional classroom learning experiences, on-line experiences, service learning, internships, and other assignments in several course formats. Professors are chosen for their academic and professional business experience. Students learn through traditional academic methods and through experiential learning flowing from internships and mentorships.
The free enterprise market system is emphasized and studied along with its functioning within domestic and international stakeholders’ environments. Courses challenge students to integrate problem solving, strategic decision making, technology, ethics, communication skills and a global perspective for successful managerial roles.
Program Learning Goals:
Students will demonstrate the ability to:
- Show proficiency in the Common Professional Core areas.
- Apply an ethical framework to business problems.
- Communicate effectively through written and oral expression.
- Apply and analyze Common Professional Core knowledge areas within the context of business cases.
*BBA Candidates must complete all Class and Programmatic Assessment Requirements within the Division of Business in order to graduate.
BBA Admission Requirements
BBA Program Admission Requirements
The University of Tennessee Southern seeks to admit and provide an outstanding, private educational experience to students that have exhibited academic excellence and want to be involved in making a difference.
Students may be considered for admission to UT Southern at the beginning of any academic term. Prospective high school students are encouraged to apply as early as possible in their junior and senior years. For admission to The University of Tennessee Southern students must fulfill at least two of the following requirements:
- A composite score of 18 or above on the ACT or 750 or above on the SAT
- Graduate from high school with a 2.25 grade point average, or
- Rank in the top 50th percentile of their graduating class
Students who do not meet two of the previously stated requirements should contact an admissions counselor to determine if they may be offered admission to the College by the Vice President for Campus Life and Enrollment Management if special circumstances exist. These students may be required to take a reduced class load during their first semester of attendance. Such students also will be subject to placement testing, and required to take appropriate coursework to overcome any apparent deficiencies.
For more information, contact Tyler Cox, at 1.800.467.1273 or email@example.com.
Connect With Admissions
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Director of Admissions
VP of Enrollment
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Common Professional Core “CPC”
Common Professional Core Courses (CPC)
BBA Candidates must complete the Common Professional Core Classes and at least one Emphasis Area’s course requirements.
BBA Candidates are advised to pay particular attention during their freshmen and sophomore years to the following GEC Courses as they are prerequisites for junior and senior level business courses. Please check your recommended schedules (Management, MIS, Accounting).
About Your Emphasis Area
BBA Candidates must complete the Common Professional Core Classes and at least one Emphasis Area’s course requirements. The following links will provide each Emphasis Area’s course requirements and a recommended schedule by year and semester for BBA Candidates to complete degree requirements in 8 semesters.
Recommended BBA Schedule
Recommended Schedule for BBA Candidates
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Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition and Financial Aid
For detailed information regarding tuition cost, contact Emma Hlubb in Financial Aid at 931-424-7366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you have submitted your application for the BBA program you may complete a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Make sure to add UT Southern’s school code: 003504
CAMS Portal Log in http://portal.www.utsouthern.edu/
Moodle Portal Log in http://portal.www.utsouthern.edu/
IT Downloads – For information on downloading Microsoft Office, getting email credentials, etc. https://www.utsouthern.edu/students-it/
Warden Memorial Library For Library hours, EBSCO and other databases, etc.: https://www.utsouthern.edu/academics/library/
For Library General Information:
The University of Tennessee Southern FIREHAWK Book store
The University of Tennessee Southern FIREHAWK Merchandise Store
Email and CAMS Credentials Please contact Cedrick Nkulu in the IT Office in Martin Hall or at email@example.com. The IT Office can assist you with CAMS and email login information or issues.
Additional Needed Information
- Current Semester Course List
- Registration Form for Current Semester
- Academic Calendar and Important Dates
Admissions: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions for Admissions. Need advising today? Let us know.
Registrar’s Office: Contact the Registrar at email@example.com.
Financial Aid: Please contact Emma Hlubb at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions for Financial Aid. You will need to:
- Complete FAFSA www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Complete Entrance Counseling www.studentloans.gov
- Complete Master Promissory Note (MPN) www.studentloans.gov
- To qualify for Federal Financial Aid you must be enrolled in at least 6 graduate hours a semester
- Sign an award letter from the Financial Aid Office
Business Office: Please contact Lydia Ball email@example.com with questions for the Business Office.
- Student Federal Authorization Form completed and returned
- Payment of fees
Student ID Cards: Have a valid student ID (your card is good for four years)
- See Brynn Wade in the Christian Life Center (Gym) to get your ID firstname.lastname@example.org
- Replacement cards are $25
Parking Permit and Mailbox (for on-campus candidates): Please see Josie trevarthen in the Justice Center outside of the Johnston Building or at email@example.com
- Parking Permit has been obtained with accurate housing status
- Mail box is obtained (if applicable)
Student Housing: For housing inquiries, please contact Sarah Catherine Richardson, Director of Residential Life at (662)279-9288, firstname.lastname@example.org
UT Southern Student Handbook and Honor Code: Click here
Meet Your Professors
Meet Your Professors – Open to view a list of current BBA Professors
Sigma Beta Delta
Honoring Our Brightest BBA Candidates at UT Southern!
The Sigma Beta Delta motto is Wisdom…Honor…Aspirations.
The mission of Sigma Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. Sigma Beta Delta was established to honor students who have attained superior records in business programs in schools and colleges with regional accreditation.
Sigma is the initial letter of the Greek word , which means wisdom. Wisdom is knowledge gained over time, analyzed and used with discernment. Wisdom is not merely information, but allows one to acknowledge information, consider its validity and relevance, and then incorporate into one’s own life what is appropriate.
Beta is the initial letter of the Greek word , which signifies honor. Honor is a personal quality of the highest value. Honorable persons are held in esteem, considered to be trustworthy, and admired by others because they live a life that is worthy of such recognition. Honorable persons have chosen to live a life that is bound by integrity and ethical decision-making. They respect others and are willing to provide leadership to the benefit of humankind.
Delta is the initial letter of the Greek word , which signifies the pursuit of meaningful aspirations. Persons of wisdom and honor must aspire to a course to achieve their objectives, for goals without action are no more fulfilling than action without goals. To aspire toward the fulfillment of one’s goals to serve humankind and develop personally and professionally will lead to a life of meaning and satisfaction.
The University of Tennessee Southern is committed to the principles of equal opportunity as defined under Federal and State law and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, national/ethnic origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its admission policy, programs, or activities, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other College-administered programs, or employment practices and programs.
The University of Tennessee Southern is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
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