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College of Business

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College of Business

The APSU College of Business is a teaching-focused business school committed to student success while serving the Clarksville and Nashville metropolitan areas. We strive to push students beyond the textbook and help them explore their passions, in order to empower our graduates to compete in a global economy.

Austin Peay's Business programs will push you beyond the textbook and prepare you to compete in a global economy. 

Our students are applying their coursework knowledge to hands-on experiences, preparing them for real-world business scenarios. When they’re not making history with the first banking program in the state, they’re managing a real $500,000 investment portfolio and building marketing campaigns for local nonprofits.

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We offer a range of programs for students to explore their passions while providing critical resources such as service-learning courses, internships, scholarships and access to a team of professional advisors and a career readiness coach. From day one, we’re committed to helping you grow #FromHereToHired.

Our undergraduate programs include Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Management. We also offer concentrations in Economics, and Hospitality Management.

The Master of Science in Management program is offered completely online. It is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in any field and offers fast-track terms that last just 8-weeks. Convenient online courses enable students to balance graduate studies with work and personal commitments, with an option to graduate in 12 to 24 months. The program also offers a unique concentration and certificate in Responsible Human Resources Management.

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APSU Business academic scholarship dollars awarded in 2022-2023
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APSU alumnus selected for competitive Obama Foundation program

Zac Gillman ('15), an alumnus of the College of Business at Austin Peay State University (APSU), made the list of rising leaders inducted into the inaugural Leaders USA class by the Obama Foundation this summer. The business management graduate was one of 100 professionals selected from diverse backgrounds and organizations to join the highly competitive program to strengthen leaders' development across the country.

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APSU students appointed as College of Business Ambassadors

Austin Peay State University (APSU) has announced the appointment of three exceptional business students to serve as ambassadors to the College of Business for the 2023-24 academic year: Macie Addley, William Martin Jr. and Amber Taylor.

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Patton Foundation hosting 'Shark Tank' style grant competition for APSU students

The Patton Foundation - a springboard for entrepreneurs founded by local businessman Spencer Patton - is launching the Patton Entrepreneurship Grant (PEG) Challenge, a "Shark Tank"-style competition series for Tennessee students with grant prizes worth up to $5,000. Austin Peay State University (APSU) will host the inaugural challenge, which opens with a PEG Keynote from Patton at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 13 at Legends Bank Lecture Hall (Kimbrough Building Room 119).

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