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Academic Opportunities

UTC provides quality educational programs that properly prepare you with the knowledge, business skills and professional training for managerial, professional, or entrepreneurial opportunities. The following opportunities are available to all eligible students.

Second Degrees

Joint Degrees

Second Degree Seekers (Post-baccalaureate)

Students who have already earned one undergraduate degree and would like to pursue a second undergraduate degree in Business Administration must apply for admission through Adult Services.

To be awarded a second degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Students are required to meet all specific requirements for the second degree.
  2. Students with a bachelor's degree from regionally accredited college or universities are not required to fulfill any additional general education requirements unless specified under their second major.
  3. In order to earn the second degree, students must complete a minimum of at least 25% of the minimum hours required for the degree at UTC. For 120 hours, this would be a minimum of 30 hours at UTC. These hours are beyond their original degree requirements.
  4. Of the minimum 25%, at least 12 hours must be earned within their major department at UTC. These hours are beyond their original degree requirements.
  5. A grade point average of at least 2.00 is required in these courses.

 

Joint Degree

Would you like to earn a Masters in Business Administration (MBA)? Do you think you have to earn an undergraduate degree in business first? Or that it will take an additional 6, 8 or 10 years? Many students think so, but with careful planning most students can earn their undergraduate degree and an MBA in as little as five years. Any non-business major at UTC, can earn:

  • A Bachelor's degree in any non-business field
  • A minor in Business Administration
  • An MBA degree

While students majoring in business have an edge on the time-line to earning their undergraduate degree in Business Administration and an MBA, students majoring outside of business can meet the same goals in five years.

Non-business majors participating in the College of Business’ “Joint Degree Program” can earn an undergraduate degree in the major of their choice, a minor in Business Administration and an MBA in five years. Even if your selected major does not require a minor or is already in the College of Business, you can still earn your undergraduate degree and an MBA in as little as five years! All it takes is a little planning, lots of motivation and UTC’s College of Business!

Working within their own undergraduate degree requirements, students will strategically utilize their general education requirements, degree requirements and electives to complete the Business Administration minor or take courses that will prepare them for an MBA. Successful completion of the Business Administration minor or select business courses may waive* some students up to 12 hours of required MBA course work.

Students are encouraged to meet with advisers under their program of study and within the College of Business to plan out their goals as early as possible. In some cases, students may need to request substitutions within their program or attend classes during summer sessions to achieve the five year goal.

IF YOU ARE MAJORING IN BUSINESS:

Successful completion of their undergraduate degree may allow students majoring in Business Administration to waive up to 12 hours of graduate course work for UTC’s MBA program. Students majoring in Business Administration are not required to complete a minor and are not eligible for a business minor.

*Requires a "C" or better in the following UTC courses or equivalent from an AACSB accredited school:  BACC 201, 202; BMGT 211, 212; BUSA 335; ECON 101, 102.

IF YOUR MAJOR REQUIRES A MINOR:

Non-business majors who are required to earn a minor as part of their degree requirements may choose to complete the Business Administration minor in preparation of the MBA program.

MINOR REQUIRED (15 hours per semester)

 

Fall Semesters

Spring Semesters

Freshman

MGT 1000 *

MATH 1130 **

Sophomore

MGT 2110 **

MGT 2120

 

ECON 1010 **

ECON 1020

Junior

ACC 2010

ACC 2020

 

MGT 3150

MKT 3130

Senior

FIN 3020

ACC 3350

 

Graduate Course ***

Graduate Course ***

IF YOUR MAJOR DOES NOT REQUIRE A MINOR:

Non-business majors who are not required to earn a minor as part of their degree requirements, may choose to complete the Business Administration minor or only complete specified undergraduate courses.

NO MINOR REQUIRED (15 hours per semester)

 

Fall Semesters

Spring Semesters

Freshmen

MGT 1000 *

MATH 1130 **

Sophomore

MGT 2110 **

MGT 2120

Juniors

ECON 1010 **

ECON 1020

Senior

   

If GPA > 3.0

BUS 5730 ***

ACC 5720 ***

If GPA < 3.0

ACC 2010 ****

ACC 2020 ****

 

NOTES:

*Prerequisite to course required for the minor. 
**Will meet general education requirement for most majors. 
*** Graduate level course. Contingent upon eligibility. 
****Must take BUSA 5730 once accepted to MBA program.

 

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