General Management

About The Program

general management Welcome to the Department of Decision Sciences and Management in the College of Business at Tennessee Tech University. We offer a degree in Business Management with concentrations in four areas: ​General Management​, ​Business and Information Technology​,​​ Business Analytics and Intelligence​, ​Human Resource Management​, and ​Production/Operations​.

Our General Business Management Program will help you firmly grasp these vital concepts, apply them to real work place situations, and become a valuable asset to any company or organization. Unleash your potential by joining the College of Business today!

Degree Information

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management has a specialized curriculum designed to effectively prepare students to succeed in the field of Business Management. Check out what classes you would be taking in our Course Catalog.


Career Opportunities in General Management

Our events are designed to help you forge connections with other management professionals, learn more about the latest ideas in management and take the next steps to grow your supply chain organization or enhance your career. Learn more about career opportunities in General Management »


Engagement Opportunities

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management seeks to build on students' academic endeavors through co-curricular activities. These include student organizations, leadership opportunities, networking opportunities, and internships. Explore the various options available to you as a College of Business student below.


Bloomberg Market Certification ›

BMC is a globally recognized course available for free to TTU students. Successful completion of the BMC signals to prospective employers that you have attained a high level of competency in using the Bloomberg Professional Service and optimized your individual job performance. The BMC course consists of 4 modules: Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income, and Equities. YOU CAN COMPLETE THE BMC AT NO COST at the Tennessee Tech Bloomberg Room 155 in Foundation Hall. Please contact Dr. Alma Nunez for further information.

Bloomberg Market Certification


Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi ›

Alpha Kappa Psi is a national co-ed business fraternity that aims to provide ethical leadership and professional development to its members. To achieve association initiatives, Alpha Kappa Psi sponsors professional speakers, oversees service projects, and hosts social activities. All undergraduate and graduate business or industrial technology majors and business minors who have at least a 2.1 QPA are eligible to pledge. This chapter uses a rush procedure to obtain members.


Study Abroad ›

The College of Business at TTU is proud to offer study abroad programs to its students. We aim to personally customize your trip to best fit your academic and financial needs, location and cultural interests, and desired abroad experiences. Specific to the COB, we have two main study abroad opportunities: 

London Bridge


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Internships ›

Internships play a massive role in departments across the entire College of Business. Featured to the left is PJ Barnes, who recently interned with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center. Below is the testimonial he provided about his internship experience.

“I gained so many personal and business skills over the last year. I have been able to look at the ins and outs of businesses, which has helped me start my own business. I have also developed some more tangible skills like marketing, SEO, website design, photography, and videography. My communication skills have also vastly improved over the last year. Without this internship, I wouldn’t know what a professional, or even business casual workplace would be like. It changed the way I am preparing for after I graduate."

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Student Organizations

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management offers a variety of co-curricular leadership and learning opportunities to qualifying students through student organizations and honors societies. Each organization has a faculty advisor, if not multiple. Therefore, our students can network and collaborate with faculty in and out of the classroom. Please check out their spotlight lights below for more information about them and the contact information for getting involved.

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SAMThe Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the study and application of management theory and practice. The club supports professional development of its members with 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.

COB Student Ambassadors

COB Student Ambassador

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 can be any classification with a preferred 3.0 GPA. New Ambassadors are selected each fall semester by an application and interview process. 


Maggie Battilla and Alyssa Bevacqua at Welcome Back Bash
Established in 2018, the SCPT is a student chapter of the National Center for Public Trust, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The organization is focused on helping you develop a solid foundation for ethical decision making in a professional work environment. Membership is open to any Tech student.

General Management Faculty & Staff


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Curtis Armstrong
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Edwin Baidoo
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Tracy Black
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Grant Clary
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Whitney Cunningham
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Ryan Matthews
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Debbie Pennebaker
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Jim Jenkins
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Jeremy Schoen
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Larry Smith
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Thomas Timmerman
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Allison Toth
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Kyle Turner
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Doc Wells
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Susan Wells
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Jaime Williams
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Seth Williams


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