Feb 25, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business

Dean:  William T. Rupp
Location: Kimbrough, 104
Phone: 931-221-1283
e-mail: morrowla@apsu.edu
Website: www.apsu.edu/business


To promote the continuous development of a learning environment, through excellent teaching and faculty research, which challenges students to push beyond the textbook, explore the limits of their capabilities and discover their individual passions.

Value Statements

  1. We value excellent teaching and learning.
  2. We value excellent research.
  3. We value experiential learning.
  4. We value reflective learning that leads to productive citizenship.

Admission Requirements

Students majoring in business will receive the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

The admission requirements for the freshman and sophomore level (1000–2999) courses are the same as the University admission requirements. Before enrolling in junior and senior (3000–4999) business courses, business majors must have earned junior standing (60 hours) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 and have completed the following courses with a grade of C or better: COMM 1010 , ENGL 1020 MATH 1530  (or MATH 1810  or MATH 1910 ), ACCT 2010/201L , ACCT 2020 , ECON 2010 , and ECON 2020 . All exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the Dean of the College of Business. Students seeking exceptions must have their College of Business advisor’s approval before submitting the request to the Dean. A transfer student must first have his/her transcript reviewed by the College of Business advisor. Accepted freshmen and sophomore level courses transfer as lower level courses.

Students enrolled in the BBA program who plan to take courses from another institution for transfer credit to APSU must secure prior written approval from the College of Business and the Registrar on the Course Approval Form (found on the Registrar’s website).

Business minors and non-business majors must meet the specific course prerequisites, and may earn no more than 30 hours of credit offered by the College of Business.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are listed below:

  • Minimum 39 upper division hours;
  • Minimum grade of “C” in all BBA program and concentration courses;
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA in the following: cumulative GPA courses taken at APSU, courses in concentrations, and courses in minor; and
  • The Major Field Test in Business is required in the senior year.

The Bachelor of Business Administration

The College of Business offers the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with concentrations in accounting, economics, finance, general business, international management, management, and marketing. Minors are not required of business majors.


The BBA CONCENTRATIONS (27 - 30 hours)
General Business
International Management
(30 hours)
(27 hours)
(27 hours)
(27 hours)
(27 hours)
(27 hours)
(27 hours)


Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance

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Bachelor of Business Administration

Non-Degree (Minors, PreProfessional, PELP)

Department of Management, Marketing and General Business

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Bachelor of Business Administration

Non-Degree (Minors, PreProfessional, PELP)