Business

The Business Department teaches students both theories and methods, as well as the broader social and historical perspectives of business practices in accounting, finance, marketing, and management.

Business: Faculty and Staff

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS

Dee Birnbaum. 1991. B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.B.A., Baruch College; M.Phil. and Ph.D., City University of New York. (General management, human resource management.)
Pamela H. Church. 1988. Director, M.S. in Accounting Program. B.S. and M.S., University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of Houston. CPA. (Accountancy.)

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

Kayla D. Booker. 2015. B.B.A., M.P.A., Ph.D., Jackson State University. C.P.A. (Accountancy.)
Sujan M. Dan. 2013. B.Tech, Kerala University, India; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University. (Marketing.)
Denis Khantimirov. 2015. B.A., North Ossetian State University, Russia; M.B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D., Old Dominion University. (Marketing.) 
Kelly P. Weeks. 2015. B.A., Rhodes College; M.A. and Ph.D., The University of Memphis. (Management.)
Andrey Zagorchev. 2013. B.S., M.S., Plovdiv University, Bulgaria; M.B.A., Wright State University; Ph.D., Lehigh University. (Finance.)

PART-TIME ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

Jill P. Giles. 2014. B.S. Alfred University; M.B.A. and Ph.D. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. CPA. (Accountancy.)
Milton L. Lovell. 2003. B.S., J.D., University of Mississippi. LL.M., New York University School of Law. CFO and General Counsel, NexAir, LLC. (Accountancy, taxation.)

INSTRUCTORS

Margaret O. Lovell. 2017. B.A., Spring Hill College; M.S., Mississippi State University. (Accountancy.)
Jade O. Planchon. 2012. B.A., Rhodes College; M.B.A., Columbia University. (Finance.)

PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR

Chris Nunn. 2010. B.A., M.S., Rhodes College. Chief Financial Officer, Security Bancorp of Tennessee, Inc. (Accountancy.)

STAFF

Linda Gibson. 2006. Departmental Assistant. B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.L.S., George Peabody College.

The Department of Business offers a major in Business. There are two tracks within the Business major: General Business and International Business. In addition, an Interdisciplinary major is offered in Economics/Business.

Master of Science in Accounting. A more concentrated study of accounting may be undertaken in the M.S. in Accounting Program offered by the Department of Business. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in the Department of Business and/or have taken the appropriate accounting courses can finish the requirements of the M.S. in Accounting degree in two additional semesters of study.

 

Honors in Business

  1. Meet requirements for a major in Business.
  2. Business 495-496.
  3. A substantial research paper in an area of special interest to the candidate.
  4. An oral examination on the research paper.

All honors students must meet eligibility criteria established for the Honors Program.

Requirements for a Major in Business

General Business Track

A total of forty-eight (48) credits as follows:

  1. Business 241, 243, 351, 361, 371, 486.
  2. Economics 100.
  3. Economics 290 or Math 111.
  4. Math 115, 116 or 121.
  5. Two courses from one of the following areas and one course from one of the remaining areas:
    1. Accounting: Business 341, 342.
    2. Finance: Business 452, 454.
    3. Management: Business 463, 466, 467.
    4. Marketing: Business 472, 473, 474.
    5. Business 481.
    6. Business 483.
  6. Recommended: Business 460; Philosophy 206; Computer Science 141, 142; Interdisciplinary 240.

International Business Track

A total of forty-eight (48) credits as follows:

  1. Business 241, 243, 351, 361, 371, 486.
  2. Economics 100.
  3. Economics 290 or Math 111.
  4. Math 115, 116, or 121.
  5. Three courses from: Business 454, 463, 473, 483; Economics 310.
  6. Foreign Language proficiency in or completion of course of study in a modern foreign language through the second full year at the college level.
  7. Recommended: Business 460; Philosophy 206; Computer Science 141, 142; Interdisciplinary 240.

Requirements for a Minor in Business

A total of twenty-eight (28) credit hours as follows:

  1. Business 241, 243, 351, 361, 371.
  2. Economics 100.
  3. Economics 290 or Math 111.