Degree Programs

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with concentration in Management

The BBA degree in Management allows students to specialize in one of three emphasis areas:  Leadership and Organizations, Human Resource Management, and General Management. Each of these areas of emphasis allows students to focus their studies with a curriculum geared toward leadership and management success in a varied array of organizations and occupations.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentration in Management

At the master’s level, we provide courses in the MBA, Executive MBA, and International MBA programs, which support career advancement in management for students with technical and non-technical backgrounds and interests.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration with concentration in Management

The PhD Program in Management develops skilled researchers who can be successful in research-oriented academic institutions.  We have trained doctoral students who were placed as assistant professors in institutions such as Akron, Alabama, Alaska, Brock, Fresno State, Illinois State, Kansas State, Mississippi State, New Mexico, North Texas, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Rutgers-Camden, and UT-Arlington.

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Entrepreneurship Minor (UNDERGRADUATE)

HR MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION (UNDERGRADUATE) 

As of June 29, 2016, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that our BBA Degree in Management with a Concentration in HR Management fully aligns with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 425 programs in 323 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines -- created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013 -- are part of SHRM's Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

Additional Department Offerings (MILE Program, SHRM & IBSO Student Chapters)

1.  MILE Program
Qualifying students can participate in the MILE (Memphis Institute for Leadership Education) Leadership Mentoring Program and 2nd MILE Program, which are designed to provide extra leadership development opportunities.  The MILE Program is sponsored by the Department of Management and is available to all majors in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics.  The MILE Leadership Mentoring Program matches top students, primarily juniors and seniors, with local area business and organization leaders who serve as mentors for one academic year.  The 2nd MILE Program allows students who have graduated from the MILE Program and who have another year before graduation to give back to the college and community by engaging in community service project work and serving as mentors to local area high school or middle school students.  For more information about MILE, please contact Dr. Bob Taylor(rrtaylor@memphis.edu) or browse http://mile-program.com.  You can also view a video highlight of the MILE Program here.

2.  SHRM Student Chapter
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a professional organization dedicated to the professional advancement of human resource (HR) management.  The University of Memphis Student Chapter of SHRM provides innovative programming for students to learn more about the HR profession and network with local HR professionals via professional chapter meetings, seminars, job shadowing, and internships.  Through regular meetings on campus, SHRM student members learn about the importance of career development in the HR field and, upon graduation, leave the University of Memphis with valuable networking contacts and industry knowledge.  Prepare for your HR future, join today!  Contact Dr. Carol Danehower (vdanehwr@memphis.edu) or Dr. Kathy Tuberville (ktbrvlle@memphis.edu) or click here for information on how to join SHRM. Click Here for a SHRM Flyer.

SHRM 2016-2017 Superior Merit Award       #1 in the US Central Division SHRM Student Case Competition
SHRM Student Chapter Competition Team
#1 in the US Central Division SHRM Student Case Competition

3. International Business Student Organization (IBSO)
Our mission is to enhance the ability of FCBE students to perform and conduct business on a global scale with a superior understanding of the many diverse international market and business practices. For the current semester's meeting agenda, click here. For a membership application form, click here. For more information, please contact:

Raqhi Millbrooks
Chief Executive Officer/President
International Business Student Organization (IBSO)
Email: Ibso@memphis.edu

For information about the importance of internships from the University of Memphis, please view this video