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2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business

Location: Kimbrough, 104
Phone: 931-221-7674
e-mail: ruppw@apsu.edu
Website: www.apsu.edu/business


Our vision is to be recognized as the best College of Business in our region. We will assume a position of innovative leadership within the University through contributing to its continued success and growth.


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 passion.

Strategic Profile

The College of Business has a curriculum intended to capitalize on students’ firm grounding in liberal arts, as well as to establish a thorough understanding of the relationship between theory and practice within the business discipline. Programs of study are regularly reviewed in concert with a variety of constituents to explore the appropriateness and feasibility of new offerings. The research emphasis is primarily applied and instructional. Such efforts are expected to influence teaching. The College’s commitment to service includes contributions to the disciplines, the University, and the community, and offering additional opportunities for enhanced instruction and applied research.

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. Freshmen students are assigned a business advisor.

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 2.1 and have completed ENGL 1010 , ENGL 1020 , MATH 1810  (or MATH 1910  ), ACCT 2010 , ACCT 2020 , and ECON 2010 , ECON 2020 . Any exception to these requirements must be approved by the Dean of the College of Business. Students seeking exceptions must have their advisor’s approval before submitting the request to the Dean. Transfer students must first meet with their advisor in business for a review of their transcript. Transfer credit from community or technical colleges and the associate degree programs at Fort Campbell is limited to the lower division courses. Selected business courses taken at the lower level, which are taught at the upper level at APSU, may be counted for upper level courses by passing a validation exam. For information on the validation exams, contact the Dean. Substitution of a lower division course for an upper division course does not waive the required upper division hours.

Students enrolled in the B.B.A. program who plan to take courses at the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell or at 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. These and all other forms for advising and registration, course substitution, or change in major may be obtained at the College of Business office, Kimbrough 104.

Non-business majors or students with a business minor must meet the specific course prerequisites which include junior standing (60 hours) for all 3000–4999 level business courses and may earn no more than 32 hours of credit offered by the College of Business. Students taking more than 32 hours must meet the upper division admission requirements of the B.B.A. program.

Students majoring in business will receive the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Admission requirements for the B.B.A. program are listed on this page.

  • Minimum 51 hours of coursework must be taken outside the College of Business;
  • Minimum 39 upper division hours;
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA in the following: cumulative GPA courses taken at APSU, courses in major, and courses in minor; and
  • The ETS Field Test in Business taken during the last semester of the senior year.

The Bachelor of Business Administration

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


The B.B.A. CONCENTRATIONS (18-27 hours)
General Business
International Management
(27 hours)
(18 hours)
(24 hours)
(21 hours)
(21 hours)
(21 hours)
(21 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)