Unique Learning Opportunities

Student Managed Investment Funds

Thanks to the generous support of both corporate and individual donors, our students have the opportunity to gain investment experience in managing our three student-run investment funds. The students make real stock purchase and sell decisions, and the research experience our students receive goes well beyond the classroom lecture approach in teaching about risk management and investments. Currently, more than $800,000 is invested in these three student-managed funds.  For more information visit http://www.tntech.edu/cob/smif/.

Study Abroad

Have you ever dreamed of seeing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Tower of London, the Amazon rainforest, the Great Wall of China, the ruins of Athens, or the Great Barrier Reef of Australia? Have you ever imagined business in Japan, Spanish in Costa Rica, or accounting in Australia?  TTU offers students the opportunity to study abroad for a summer, semester, or even a whole year.  The International Student Affairs Office works with universities throughout the world to place interested students in the countries of their choice.  Cost is very affordable, and TTU offers scholarships to qualified students to assist with flight cost.  For more information, visit http://www.tntech.edu/studyabroad/home/.

International Experience Class

Similar to the study aboard, our international experience class allows our students to learn about business in other countries.  A qualified professor (or professors) teaches a course on business in a specific country.  At the end of the course, the class visits the country to learn more firsthand.  There is additional cost to take these classes.  In the past, students have visited Hong Kong, Singapore, and Brazil.  In Spring 2011, accounting students visited London.

Forensics Course

Computer Forensics and Investigations (DS4125) introduces students to the exciting world of digital forensics.  Students learn about the tools, techniques, and environment associated with the field.  Students develop skills and expertise working in a state-of-the-art forensic lab solving case problems using actual forensic methodologies.  These cases often include the use of steganography, cryptography, password cracking, recovery of hidden data or deleted data, and analysis of digital artifacts.  The class is designed to appeal to both the technical and non-technical student.  A basic understanding of computer software is all that is required (DS2810 or equivalent).  This course is relevant to all areas of business, criminal justice, human resource management, computer science, and many others

UBUS 1020

Each new student is required to take a “First Year Connections.”  The course is designed to help our students build  academic, social, and professional connections they need for a successful college career. In this one-credit hour course, students will be introduced to an assortment of University services, academic skills, and friendships that will make their adjustment to the vibrant life of our campus much easier.  In the College of Business, the classes are taught by faculty, staff, and/or alumni who have been a part of the TTU family for many years.  In addition, an upper level student is assigned to each course as a mentor.