Each major consists of 24-27 hours of coursework that combine two areas of emphasis. Students have a choice of obtaining either a collateral or a concentration. The collateral option consists of 15-18 hours in the primary emphasis and 9 hours in the secondary emphasis. The concentration option consists of 15 hours in the primary emphasis and 12 hours in the secondary emphasis. There are some exceptions to this structure based on the major.
Students are required to take 75 percent of their major and collateral or concentration coursework in residence at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. A minimum grade of C must be earned in every major course, including the collateral and dual concentration courses. View the course catalog for specific information on major, collateral and concentration course progressions.
The University of Tennessee has one of the leading accounting programs in the nation. The program emphasizes the conceptual and applied understanding of business information and prepares students for careers in accounting and business.
Human resource management majors are in demand in a variety of business sectors, including manufacturing, retailing, banking, transportation, technology, health care, and hospitality, as well as government agencies and non-profit organizations.
Supply chain management majors are in demand in a variety of business sectors, including manufacturing, merchandising, service institutions, transportation, third-party logistics, government and consulting.
Finance majors are in demand in a variety of business sectors, including banking, corporate and public finance, insurance, personal financial planning, real estate, investment banking, and money management.
Public administration majors pursue careers in a wide variety of areas in both the private and public sectors, the latter at the federal, state, and local levels.
An economics major can provide strong foundations in business, public policy, and law. Majors pursue careers in business, consulting, all levels of government, and a variety of other fields.
A marketing education equips students for a wide range of career opportunities across industries. Often graduates begin in sales or retail positions that lead to management roles in advertising, brand management, digital marketing, sales management, product development, promotion management, marketing research, distribution and other related areas.
The fields of opportunity for business analysts are numerous and include economics, finance, market research, e-commerce, engineering, manufacturing, transportation, education, medicine, psychology, agriculture, and computer and social sciences.
Management education enables one to pursue varied career opportunities in organizations. People who move into management positions are generally effective problem-solvers and communicators. They are successful at organizing work and motivating others to accomplish tasks.