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Contemporary Management Program

Contemporary Management Program


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Faster. Flexible. Affordable.

The contemporary management program was designed with working adults in mind. You are busy, but a degree in business could help you change careers or earn a promotion. With Roane States contemporary management program, you can balance work and family while earning a college degree.


Courses can be completed in as few as five weeks. Students have three options.


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Meet twice in person with your instructor, and complete the rest of the course online from home.


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Meet in person with an instructor once a week for five weeks and then attend a Saturday review session.

Video Conferencing

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Take a course through video teleconferencing at a nearby Roane State campus once a week for five weeks and then attend a Saturday review session.

Plus, students may be eligible to receive college credit for their work experience. Roane State faculty will review your background and grant credit if your experience applies to a particular course. For example, if youve worked in accounting for years, then you may be able to receive college credit in an accounting course.


Roane State's contemporary management program offers fundamental business courses in management, human resources and accounting/finance. After finishing the core requirements, you can choose business courses that fit your needs and interests. Whatever courses you choose, you will have faculty who blend expertise with real-world business experience.

Many of the programs courses are offered at each of Roane States campuses, giving students the option to complete classes close to home.


"With the accelerated contemporary management program, I was able to work a full-time job and get my associate degree quickly." - Graduate Tamra Oliver

Tuition at Roane State is about half of four-year colleges, and scholarships are available through the Roane State Foundation and other sources.

Credentialing Requirements

Because management covers such a broad range of interest areas, there is no single certification or license required after obtaining your Contemporary Management degree to make you more qualified for the field.

However, some voluntary function-specific credentials that are recognized by industry include:

Work Settings

Managers are involved in planning, directing, and coordinating activities within an organization. Their work may involve skills in analyzing problems, making decisions, delegating assignments, training and supervising staff, budgeting and coordinating activities, and reinforcing a team environment. Graduates may be employed in various sectors including government, education, and/or private industry, all which require a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments.

Managers work in a variety of work settings such as government agencies, health care facilities, higher education, insurance companies, manufacturing firms, nonprofit organizations, telecommunications, utilities, and wholesalers/retailers. Many also choose to open their own business.


Because the contemporary management program is so broad, one salary figure does not cover all the possibilities. Many working students choose this program because it will help them earn a promotion at their current place of employment. Students interested in starting their own businesses find that this program prepares them to become entrepreneurs, whose salaries vary widely. Whether students want to move into a management role, earn a promotion, or become their own boss, the contemporary management program is a great option because the classes provide valuable instruction while fitting into the schedules of busy working adults.


"Id be happy to answer any questions you have and would love to tell you more about how the contemporary management program can help you grow your career. Contact me anytime."
- Mike Farmer, Assistant professor of accounting/business

Mike Farmer
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4862


The Contemporary Management program is accredited and approved by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a discipline-specific national accreditation agency.

Advisory Board

Schedule & Class Dates

Gloria Drake
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(865) 354-3000 ext. 4827
Business and Management Instructor
Roane County Campus

Bradley Fox
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(865) 354-3000 ext. 4173
Business and Management Instructor
Cumberland County Center

David Rath
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(865) 354-3000 ext. 4333
Business and Management Instructor
Roane County and Oak Ridge Campuses

Graduate Exam

Student Achievement

Student Learning Outcomes and Surveys


Mike Farmer • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4862 • Click name for email address

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