The School of Business Administration offers two master's level non-thesis programs of graduate study: the Master of Accountancy (MAc) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Both programs are open to any holder of a baccalaureate degree from a four-year college or university, regardless of the undergraduate field of study, and provide the theoretical and conceptual foundations for those who may later pursue a doctoral degree.

The MAc program is designed to prepare students for professional accounting careers in public practice, industry, and government. In addition, this program will satisfy the 150 hour requirement to sit for the CPA examination in the State of Tennessee and will facilitate successful performance on the CMA, CIA, and other professional accounting examinations.

The MBA is designed to prepare individuals for responsible managerial positions by providing background in the major functional areas of business operations. Curriculum emphasis is placed on the development of managerial generalists. The MBA is a widely recognized professional degree targeted toward those who occupy or aspire to mid-level and senior-level positions.

Both programs are geared for the part-time student, and consequently most classes are offered at night. While sufficient courses are available each term for a student to be enrolled full-time, the timing, sequence, and amount of offerings are dictated by the needs of those progressing through the program as part-time students.

Currently, there are more than 20 graduate faculty members in the School of Business Administration.

Master of Accountancy 30 Hours Required

Six of the following courses (18 semester hours) should be selected with the advice and consent of the Student's advisor:

Accounting 701 Advanced Topics in Auditing
Accounting 711 Accounting for Managerial Decisions
Accounting 721 Advanced Topics in Cost Accounting
Accounting 731 Advanced Topics in Income Tax
Accounting 741 Advanced Problems in Accounting
Accounting 751 Nonprofit Accounting
Accounting 780 Accounting Internship
Accounting 791 Accounting Theory
Accounting 799 Individual Readings/Research in Accounting
Elective Courses Four (12 hours) non-accounting courses should be selected with the advice and consent of the Student'S advisor.
In addition to the above requirements, a MAc graduate is required to have earned credit at either the graduate or undergraduate upper division level in at least the following:
Intermediate Accounting - 1 year
Cost Accounting - 2 courses
Income Tax - 2 courses
Auditing - 2 courses
Information Systems - 1 course
Advanced Financial Accounting (including consolidations and partnerships) - 1 course
Master of Business Administration 30 Hours Required
The student must take each of the following required courses:
Accounting 711 Accounting for Managerial Decisions
Economics 710 Managerial Economics
Finance 710 Corporate Financial Management
Management 710 Organizational Theory and Design
Management 720 Statistical Tools of Quantitative Analysis
Management 790 Strategic Management and Business Policy
Marketing 710 Marketing Strategy

Elective Courses The student may choose any 700-level course offered by the School of Business Administration unless specifically excluded in the course description.

Course offerings and course descriptions can be found in the Business Administration section of the catalog (pages 181-187). Courses are offered in accounting, business administration, business law, economics, finance, information systems, management, and marketing.