Jennings A. Jones College of Business, Middle Tennessee State University

Introduction

About the school

The Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University seeks to provide a positive, creative environment for educating students, supporting the middle Tennessee community, and contributing to intellectual pursuits. The Jones College has one of the largest full-time faculties accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business with over 3,800 majors and 125 faculty. Located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, MTSU has enjoyed dramatic growth over the past decade and is now the largest undergraduate enrollment  institution in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

The Jones College seeks to prepare students for productive careers and future academic endeavors by developing skills in the areas of problem analysis and resolution and effective communication. An undergraduate program of study within the College incorporates a chosen business field built upon a strong general studies background. Graduate programs allow professional study in several disciplines. Increasing curricular emphases at both levels include computer technology usage, ethical business considerations, and international business issues.

Mission

The Jennings A. Jones College of Business seeks to provide the intellectual foundation for our students' life-long learning and success. Drawing students extensively from the regional population with an increasing emphasis on national and international diversity, the Jones College utilizes traditional and technology-based pedagogies to create a positive teaching/learning environment.

In addition to a sustaining emphasis on quality teaching and learning through classroom research, student professional organizations, and advisory activity, the faculty of the Jones College also contributes to business, professional, and civic affairs through public service and intellectual pursuits.

The Jones College commits to quality, accessibility, and value as guiding principles.

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Programs

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Master

Master of Business Administration

Full time September 2016 USA Murfreesboro

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Graduate students in the Master of Business Adminstration program may choose from several elective courses in the Management and Marketing Department including human resources management, production/operations management and marketing. The University offers a Master of Business Administration degree which requires courses in the Departments of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Computer Information Systems, and Management and Marketing. Courses are offered in human resource management, production/operations management, business administration, marketing and entrepreneurship. Students majoring in management, marketing, business administration, and entrepreneurship must take the following types of courses to complete their degrees: General studies courses General business courses (15 courses) Major requirements Non-business electives Complete information about degree requirements can be found in the MTSU Undergraduate catalog. Students are encouraged to see their advisor to discuss degree requirements. Students should complete an upper-division form by the second semester of their sophomore year. [-]

MSc

Master of Science Accounting and Information Systems

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Murfreesboro

The Department of Accounting offers the Master of Science in Accounting and Information Systems with accounting as the primary field. The MS program is a very flexible evening program. [+]

The Department of Accounting offers the Master of Science in Accounting and Information Systems with accounting as the primary field. The MS program is a very flexible evening program. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to take a balance of accounting and information systems courses; however, there is significant flexibility in the requirements to allow a student's program to be specialized to the extent desired for particular career goals. Six credit hours can be taken in areas outside of accounting. These may be in other business disciplines or in nonbusiness areas such as Aerospace or Psychology. This flexibility should allow M.S. students to better match the courses taken with their varied interests and backgrounds.The mission of the Master’s of Science Degree in Accounting is to provide a flexible and focused program that prepares students for professional jobs in accounting and other related fields. The program is designed to offer students opportunities to obtain knowledge in non-accounting areas to support their career development. Fulfilling this mission requires that faculty enhance and broaden their skills through academic and professional research, service to the profession, and educational development.The Department of Accounting offers the Master of Science in Accounting and Information Systems with accounting as the primary field and courses for the Master of Business Administration degree. A minor in Accounting is offered for students seeking a master’s degree other than the M.B.A. The Accounting Graduate Coordinator serves as advisor for students choosing Accounting as their primary field.Students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to take a balance of accounting and information systems courses; however, there is significant flexibility in the requirements to allow a student’s program to be specialized to the extent desired for particular career goals.The prerequisites for a student seeking an M.S. degree in the department are the same as those required for the M.B.A. degree, plus instruction in international business. A recent graduate of an AACSB accredited program would normally possess an adequate background in these prerequisites. A student electing accounting as a primary field must complete an additional 18 hours of prerequisites including Financial Accounting and Reporting I and II, ACTG 3110 and 3120; Cost Accounting, ACTG 3310; Accounting Systems, ACTG 4510; Federal Taxes I, ACTG 4530; External Auditing I or Internal Auditing, 4620 or 4640. To be admitted to the M.S. program, a student must meet one of the following:GPA x 200 + GMAT = 950 or Upper Division GPA x 200 + GMAT = 1,000International students must comply with the following provision: For undergraduate degrees from foreign institutions where a grade point average cannot be clearly established but where that work is thought to be equivalent to domestic grades of B or higher, admission eligibility may be determined by the GMAT score. A score of at least 450 is required for unconditional admission under such circumstances. Preparatory work taken in institutions with grading systems paralleling that of most United States institutions must conform to a B average.The Master’s of Science in Accounting and Information Systems with an Accounting concentration fulfills the requirements to sit for the CPA exam in Tennessee.... [-]


Master of Science in Engineering Technology and Industrial Studies

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Murfreesboro

The Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Studies offers the Master of Science degree in Engineering Technology and Industrial Studies with thesis and non-thesis options and concentrations in Engineering Technology, Occupational Health and Safety, and Industrial Relations. [+]

The Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Studies offers the Master of Science degree in Engineering Technology and Industrial Studies with thesis and non-thesis options and concentrations in Engineering Technology, Occupational Health and Safety, and Industrial Relations. Under the Engineering Technology concentration, the degree requires the student to select courses, as approved by the graduate advisor, that provide the student with a technical area of specialty. Currently, typical technical areas include manufacturing, environmental safety, computer integrated manufacturing, electronics, drafting and design, and quality control. Other technical areas can be designed to meet the student's individual needs, if approved by the graduate advisor. A minor in Industrial Studies is also available at the graduate level. [-]