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Student Resources

As a student of the College of Business, you have access to a number of resources to enhance your learning experience along the way. 

  • Technology Resources

    Downloads

    You can download many Adobe, Microsoft, and other packages by using your Tennessee Tech login here.


    Student Computer Specifications
    The specifications on the linked PDF above represent the best recommendations for computer hardware and software for students participating in coursework through the College of Business.


    Students, family members, and employees may purchase computers from Lenovo at discounted prices. 

  • Senior Exit Exams

    TTU College of Business Seal Getting ready to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from Tennessee Tech? Make sure you take these required tests.

    When are you required to take the tests?

    How many tests do I have to take?

    Every senior in the College of Business must take TWO standardized tests to complete the requirements for graduation:

    • The ETS Business Major Field Test
    • The California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST)

    Why do I have to take these tests?

    • The State of Tennessee requires students attending state-supported colleges and universities to complete these general education assessments as a requirement
    • Failure to take these tests will result in having your diploma held until this condition is met

    What are these tests like?

    ETS Business Major Field Test

    • Is designed to be a 2-hour test that is administered ONLINE
    • Has 120 multiple-choice questions
    • Has questions about Accounting, Economics, Management, Quantitative Business Analysis, Information Systems, Finance, Marketing, the Legal Environment, and International Issues
    • Mathematical operations do not require the use of a calculator
    • To do your best, you should plan to spend the allotted time on the test
    • Test description and sample questions are available at https://www.ets.org/mft/about/content/bachelor_business

    California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST)

    • Is designed to be a 45-50 minutes test that is administered ONLINE
    • Tests your critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Mathematical operations do not require the use of a calculator
    • To do your best, you should plan to spend the allotted time on the test
    • Test description and sample questions are available at http://www.insightassessment.com

    Why should I do my best on these tests?

    • It is important to you because employers and graduate programs value business knowledge and the ability to think critically and solve problems.
    • Your college degree is worth as much as the university that grants it. By doing your best on these tests, you help raise Tennessee Tech’s institutional score. The better Tennessee Tech’s College of Business looks, the better you look.
    • Your results help the College of Business maintain its AACSB accreditation. The College of Business uses your test results to find ways to improve the business curriculum and programs.
    • TTU benefits from your success. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission awards funding based in part on institutional scores from tests like these.

    Where do I register?

    • Register online beginning Monday, February 24 and no later than Wednesday, March 4 at 4:30pm

  • Organizations

    Student Organizations

    ACCOUNTING CLUB

    Advisor: Leigh Waggoner
    Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in accounting are welcome to attend meetings and become members with the payment of $10 dues. The organization promotes managerial accounting, internal auditing, and governmental accounting and sponsors one to two social events annually. Notices concerning meetings are posted throughout Johnson Hall at the beginning of each semester.

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    ALPHA KAPPA PSI

    Advisor: Lelia Gibson
    This national coed business fraternity uses a rush procedure to obtain members. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate business or industrial technology majors and business minors who have at least a 2.1 QPA may pledge. The chapter sponsors professional speakers, service projects, and social activities.

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    THE ASSOCIATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS (AITP)

    Advisor: F. Stuart Wells
    Advisor: Susan Wells
    Students interested in a career in business computing and information systems may join this organization. In general, Business Management, Option BIT (Business and Information Technology) students comprise the majority of the membership, but freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior business students are encouraged to join.

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    BETA ALPHA PSI

    Advisor: Dan Fesler

    Accounting majors of at least junior standing with an overall QPA of 3.0 and a 3.0 QPA in all accounting courses may become members of this national accounting fraternity. Professional meetings highlighting speakers from such areas as the IRS, the State Audit Department, public accounting firms, and industry are held throughout the year. Tutoring is made available through members of this organization. Beta Alpha Psi members participate in service projects and attend regional and annual meetings.

    BETA GAMMA SIGMA

    Advisor: Curtis Armstrong
    Advisor: Nat Natarajan

    Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools. Inducted as students, BGS members go on to serve in critical leadership roles in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit, and academic sectors. Members currently reside in all 50 U. S. states and more than 190 countries. Membership in this organization represents national recognition of scholastic achievement. Membership is by selection and invitation, and those eligible include students who rank in the upper 7% of the junior class, the upper 10% of the senior class, and the upper 20% of the graduate class. Induction is in the spring semester and students are recognized at an annual induction ceremony and banquet.

    COLLEGE OF BUSINESS STUDENT AMBASSADORS

    Advisor: Julie Galloway

    COB Student Ambassadors are students from all business majors whose activities include assisting at college and university functions; recruiting new students through visits and correspondence; and promoting college spirit through events like Business Foundations meetings, Homecoming activities, etc.

    Ambassadors must be at least sophomores and have at least a 2.5 GPA. New Ambassadors are selected each spring semester by an application and interview process.

    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (IBA)

    Advisor: Lelia Gibson

    This organization is open to all Tennessee Tech students interested in international business, study tours abroad, and study abroad programs. The members of this organization will assist with the annual Window on the World festival. Other activities include field trips to companies that do business globally, special projects involving other countries, and arranging presentations on international business topics.

    MARKETING CLUB

    Advisor: Kate Nicewicz
    The Marketing Club is a service organization open to all marketing majors and business students. The club focuses on career development and job placement in the marketing field. Recruiting occurs in the fall; however, students may join the club at any time. Activities include monthly meetings, guest lectures, fund-raisers, participation in National Marketing Week, and various social events. The Marketing Club has won numerous international honors for business scholarship as well as club activities from the professional division of the American Marketing Association.

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    MBA STUDENT ASSOCIATION

    Advisor: Kate Nicewicz
    Any MBA student may join the association and attend its meetings, which are primarily professional and emphasize such areas as curriculum and professional development. The Association funds a scholarship, issues a bi-annual newsletter, publishes an alumni directory, and hosts social events.

    OMICRON DELTA EPSILON

    Advisor: Sean Alley
    Economics, finance, and agricultural economics majors may become members of this organization by invitation. Juniors and seniors with a 3.0 QPA in at least twelve semester hours of economics courses are considered for membership.

    SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF FINANCE AND ECONOMICS (SAFE)

    Advisor: Mark Melichar
    SAFE is open to all students interested in a finance or economics major. Letters concerning the organization are mailed to students who have declared such majors, but interested freshmen and sophomores are also welcome to join. Activities include guest lectures, a fund-raiser, and social events. The society also helps coordinate the internship program. Tutoring is made available through members of this organization.

    SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MANAGEMENT (SAM)

    All students interested in leadership or business management are encouraged to join SAM. This club focuses on the professional development of its members through guest lectures, fund-raisers, social events, and community service. In the spring, members will also have the opportunity to attend the SAM International Conference and compete in the case competition.

    SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (SHRM)

    Advisor: Tom Timmerman
    SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, is open to anyone interested in Human Resource Management. This organization provides a great opportunity to learn from local Human Resource Management professionals. Internships, scholarships, and online job listings are available. Students enrolled for at least 6 credit hours are eligible to become national members.

  • E.A.G.L.E. Online Writing Tutorial

    The Top Five Tips list explains five of the most common errors in English made by students in the Tennessee Tech College of Business. Explanations and examples in each section are followed by quizzes with answers to test understanding of the concepts.

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  • Eagle's Flight

    Eagle's FlightEagle’s Flight is a program designed to enable undergraduate students to transition from lower division general education coursework into foundational business courses as a ‘learning community’ of students.  As a learning community you will attend at least two classes together and will have additional opportunities for learning support including study skills workshops, career planning sessions, tutoring and study sessions, and other skill building sessions.

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