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The Contemporary Management Program, designed specifically for working adults, provides the academic credentials and advanced skills necessary for upward mobility in area businesses. This “accelerated” degree program combines reduced in-class instruction with outside assignments; therefore, each 4-credit course meets only one night per week for five weeks plus an additional eight-hour summary session. This unique program design allows working adults to earn a degree in a short period of time while keeping their full-time job. In addition, individuals may receive credit through a portfolio process for prior college-level learning whether in a classroom or on the job. Faculty assessors will review each participant's background and grant credit if applicable.

Because of its fast-paced format, a very high level of maturity and dedication will be required of students in this program. Each student should discuss his/her interest in taking these accelerated courses with a faculty advisor from the business department.


First Year   Hours
MGT 200 Foundations of Business 4
MGT 201 Management Concepts 4
MGT 203 Human Resources Management 4
MGT 205 Marketing in the Global Economy 4
MGT 206 Applied Economics 4
MGT 207 Managerial Accounting & Finance 4
    Electives1 6
    First Year Total 30
Second Year  
ENGL 1010 Composition I 3
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
    Electives1 9
    Directed Elective2 3
    Humanities Elective 3
    Math Elective (MATH 1130 or higher) 3
    Natural Science Elective 3
    Social Science Elective 3
    Second Year Total 30

1The following is a list of four Contemporary Management courses from which you may choose to apply toward satisfying this requirement: MGT 208-Training and Development; MGT 209-Interpersonal Communication; MGT 225-Resolving Conflict/Negotiation. These elective hours may also be obtained through Prior Learning Credit, Cooperative Education, and/or the successful completion of various other courses, and/or by articulating credits earned from a diploma at a TN College of Applied Technology.  For more information, go to , or call toll free 1-866-462-7722 ext. 4332 or 865-354-3000 ext. 4332.

UPDATE: Effective, October 2014, the Tennessee Board of Regents placed a moratorium on the transference of TCAT articulation block credit. Only those students who were enrolled in Fall 2014 are eligible to receive the articulated credit as long as they maintain continuous enrollment at Roane State (excluding summer terms). Students seeking credit for TCAT courses should consult with their faculty advisor regarding prior learning credit.

2Students may take BUSN 1362, BUSN 2390, BUSN 2365, BUSN 2385, CISP 1350 or INFS 1010 to fulfill requirement.

Students pursuing this area of study will be advised by the Social Science, Business and Education Division.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

This program is designed for students who plan to enter the field upon graduation.  Students intending to transfer to a baccalaureate program are advised that they should check with their faculty advisor and the four-year institution regarding specific transfer of courses.

Students in this major must take the MAPP and Business Graduate Exam prior to graduating.

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