Dr. Gary F. Young, Dean

The School of Business Administration, consistent with the mission of the University, provides programs of professional education in business in an environment which encourages students to develop a broad understanding of the forces which shape contempora ry society. The faculty conducts research in business and administration and, through appropriate programs of public service, attempts to facilitate activities of private and public sector organizations.

More specifically, the objectives of the School include the following:

1. To provide quality educational opportunities which
(a) equip graduates for successful careers in business or public service,
(b) prepare graduates to enter graduate school,
(c) prepare MBA and MAc graduates for middle and upper-level management positions and appropriate professional certification,
(d) prepare graduates of master's programs for study at the doctoral level,
(e) enhance understanding by interested, non-business students of the role and function of business firms within contemporary society;
2. To promote intellectual endeavors by faculty that, in aggregate and over the long-term, are reasonably balanced among
(a) basic research,
(b) applied research, and
(c) instructional development;
3. To provide service programs for individuals and organizations in the public and private sectors of West Tennessee and contiguous states which
(a) enhance the quality of life and facilitate economic development in the region,
(b) promote understanding of the management process, develop managerial skills and encourage application of information systems technology, and
(c) increase understanding and appreciation of the economic and institutional foundations of a free society.


The School of Business Administration offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with majors in accounting, administrative services, economics, management, and marketing. A two-year certificate program is also offered in administrati ve services.

Students not enrolled in the School of Business Administration may be permitted to complete a minor in business administration; however, they may not earn more than 25 percent of their total course requirements in the School of Business Administration.

The minor consists of the following courses: Economics 201-202, Finance 301, Accounting 300 or Accounting 201-202, Management 301, Marketing 301, and Business Law 201.


The Business Administration Building includes a state of the art computer classroom and computer lab facilities for both classroom instruction and independent student activity. The building also includes a conference room and Graduate seminar room.


Business administration majors participate in the following student organizations: Alpha Kappa Psi, Economics Club, Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Phi Chi Theta, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Beta Gamma Sigma, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), and American Prod uction and Inventory Control Society (APICS).

Membership in these organizations provides opportunities for leadership and interaction with faculty and fellow students who have a strong interest in an area of business. Some of these organizations are service oriented and provide assistance to the faculty and to other students. Phi Chi Theta is recognized nationally.


Students interested in working one semester and attending school the succeeding semester must have the following qualifications: sophomore status and a cumulative grade point average of 2.30. Hours earned through cooperative education credit may be used a s free electives. Students have earned cooperative education credit in a variety of accounting, banking, and management locations. For additional information, contact the Director of the Cooperative Education Program. Other experiential learning opportuni ties are encouraged with businesses and other organizations.


Academic credit, as well as pay, is available for supervised work experience. Previous students have interned with accounting firms, health care providers, importers, manufacturing companies, and retail stores.


Academic Requirements
Business Administration majors must pass 30 hours before enrolling in Accounting 201. At least a grade of C must be earned in prerequisite accounting and business law courses before advancing to the following course.

Transfer Credit

If a student transfers credit in business administration courses which are classified as upper division courses at this University but were taken as lower division credit or taken at a two-year institution, these courses will either be repeated or other u pper division business courses will be taken to replace them. Students may also elect a proficiency examination.

A minimum of 50% of the business courses required for graduation must be taken at UT Martin.


Students preparing for admission to a school of law may complete the degree requirements in a business major. The Law School Admissions Test should be taken during the student's senior year.

Required Achievement Examinations

Students graduating from the School of Business Administration are required to participate in comprehensive tests in their majors as specified by the University.


All students enrolled in the School of Business Administration are expected to complete a General Education Requirement, a School of Business Administration Common Courses Requirement, and the requirements of a major selected with the assistance of a Scho ol of Business Administration faculty advisor. The format for this program of study is shown below with specific course requirements indicated. Courses numbered in the 100 and 200 series are normally taken during the first two years of study. Courses in t he 300 and 400 series are upper division courses and are not open to students who have not attained junior or senior standing in the University.

In addition to the general requirements for a bachelor's degree listed , the following specific curricular requirements for a B.S.B.A. in one of the majors in the School of Business Administration must be satisfied. Additionally, transfer students should be aware of the following requirements.

1. A minimum of 50% of the business courses required for graduation must be taken at UT Martin.
2. A student wishing to graduate with honors must earn at least 60 semester hours from UT Martin.

Non-Business Required Courses

Eng 111-112 6 Hours
Laboratory Science (Chosen from astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics) 4
Math 140, 160, 210 9 Hours
Comp Sc 201 3 Hours
Comm 230 3 Hours
Pol Sci 220 3 Hours
Phil 140 3 Hours
Behavioral Sci (Chosen from Psych 110-120 or Soc 201-202) 3 Hours
Humanities electives (Chosen from Art 110, 210-211; Dance 110-111, Fine Art 310, Music 111-112, Theatre 110-111, Rel St, Literature, Phil, or For Lan) 6 Hours
Non-Business International elective (Chosen from Agric 410, Agric Econ 335, Anthro 201, Anthro 400,
CRM 205, Geog 381, Hist 200, Hist 342, Hist 482, Hist 485, Phil 301, Pol Sci 321-322,
Pol Sci 341-342, Rel St 301, Geog 461-462, Soc 400, Soc 433) 3 Hours

Non-Business Electives 15 Hours
Total Non-Business hours 58

Business Administration Common Course Requirements
Acct 201-202 6 Hours
Bus Law 201 3 Hours
Econ 201-202 6 Hours br> Fin 301 3 Hours
Mktg 301 3 Hours
Mgt 301, 310, 490 9Hours
Total Common Business Hours 33
Major Requirements 36Hours
(See your respective major requirement)

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN END-USER COMPUTING The certificate program is designed for individuals who wish to enhance their current fields of study by specialized study in End-User Computing. In order for the credit to count toward the Certificate in End-User Computing, a student must earn at least a "C" in each of the following courses:

Course Requirements for the Certificate Hours
Comp Sc 201 3
Inf Sys 212 1
Inf Sys 213 1
Inf Sys 222 1
Inf Sys 223 1
Inf Sys 232 1
Inf Sys 233 1
Inf Sys 310 3
Inf Sys 361 3
Inf Sys 491 3 ____ Total 18