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.
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.
Why choose business?
- Continuously in-demand field. Organizations require business professionals to manage operations, providing students with a fulfilling and secure career path.
- Versatile career possibilities. Our programs prepare students for careers in all major sectors of the market, providing flexible opportunities based on individual interests.
- Marketable skillset. Students develop valuable communication, critical thinking and analytical skills that are applicable to all aspects of life.
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More