Welcome from the Dean

Photo of Dean PayneWelcome to the Tennessee Tech University College of Business!

If you are a prospective student, we want you to share in our rich history, explore our beautiful campus, experience our career-focused degree programs, and become a part of the high-quality educational environment that is Tennessee Tech. As you explore our website, please be sure to focus on our academic programs and our wide variety of career-focused degrees. Our outstanding faculty and staff, AACSB-accredited programs, and professional centers of excellence combine to provide the highest quality education and professional preparation available.

Our outstanding co-curricular activities include internships, professional conferences, preparation for professional certifications, and international travel opportunities. Our innovative Professional Readiness and Leadership Center and EAGLE Communication Program along with our diverse range of professional student organizations will help prepare you for the business world.

To make your education affordable, we award over $200,000 annually in scholarships just for business students. As you review the many College of Business scholarship opportunities, keep in mind that they are in addition to other Tennessee Tech and Tennessee HOPE scholarships.

If you are interested in a graduate degree, our fully accredited MBA Program is designed to provide you with marketable business skills regardless of your undergraduate major. Quality and value are our top priorities; and whether you decide to attend full or part-time, our on-site and online courses provide the same high-quality instruction, relevant course material, and personalized attention expected from an AACSB-accredited Tennessee Tech MBA.

If you are a business manager, entrepreneur, public servant, or community leader, I invite you to examine the outstanding professional services we provide to external organizations. Among other programs, our chairs of excellence, iCube, and Small Business Development Center promote economic development and help businesses expand markets and manage resources more effectively.

Lastly, I encourage our alumni and friends to partner with us by sharing your time, expertise, and resources. You can make a positive difference in the lives of students by supporting our exceptional academic programs and exciting experiential learning opportunities. We invite you to review the opportunities described on the college Alumni Page and partner with us as we invest in faculty and engage students in Professional Readiness and Leadership Center programs, Distinguished Lecture Series presentations, business competitions, internships, professional conferences, and international travel study opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in Tennessee Tech and the College of Business. I would enjoy hearing from you personally and welcome your suggestions as we strengthen our college, support business and economic development, and provide a world class education for our students.


Dean Payne's Signature

Tom Payne, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business


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