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Management Excellence Program

Bachelor of Science in Management Degree Designed Specifically for Working Adults

Are you ready to invest in your future and advance your career by completing your college degree?

With so much opportunity and growth living within the exciting and robust business world, a
business management degree from TWU can open professional doors that you never thought possible.

Whether you want to jumpstart your career, change your career path, or advance your current career, you can complete your degree, ignite your professional goals and begin an in-demand, rewarding business career - all without putting your life on hold.

TWU’s Management Excellence program will meet your educational objectives with all-encompassing business management courses that fit your busy schedule.

Business Management Degree Benefits

The Goodfriend School of Business at Tennessee Wesleyan is dedicated to your unique needs as a busy, working adult. We understand that your life is multifaceted with several different responsibilities and obligations to uphold. To help you forge your desired career path and maintain your current lifestyle, the Management Excellence Program makes continuing your education as seamless as possible.

You’re in control when it comes to selecting a start date, scheduling business management courses, and choosing where you will attend classes.

    • Start Time. This is not a lock-step program. The business management courses do not have to be taken at a specific time and at a specific location.
    • Class Order. The business management classes do not have to be taken sequentially. You are free to jump in and out of order without penalization.
    • Locations. You can attend your business management classes at any one of TWU’s three locations, Athens, Cleveland and Knoxville, when necessary. If you have to miss class due to a reasonable explanation, you can take the same class the next day at another location without penalization.
    • Class Layout. The business management courses are laid out by differing instruction. Classes are offered in-person, online or through a hybrid approach.

One of the biggest deterrents of finishing a college degree is the uncertainty or perceived inability to afford higher education. At TWU, we’re committed to keeping education costs low and the bachelor’s in business management degree is cost-effective. There are financial options that will fit your unique financial situation and goals.

ME Core and Emphasis classes are only $1000 each.
Learn how you can bundle and save on textbooks below.

This is your degree. Tailor it to your exact career objectives. In addition to the program’s core classes, the Management Excellence program offers five emphases: accounting, healthcare management, human resource management, industrial management and management
information systems.

While an add-on emphasis is not required to complete the program, it is highly recommended.

Business Management Degree Admission Requirements

With previously completed college credit, the Management Excellence Program can help you finish your degree in approximately 16 months.

  • You must be at least 23 years of age.
  • You need to have at least 3 years of work experience.
  • You need to have completed at least 60 semester hours with a minimum 2.0 GPA or an associate degree at a post-secondary institution.

If you don’t meet these requirements, please contact Kimberly Anderson at (423) 746-5285 for more information. Because this program is designed to meet the unique needs of adult students, we can assess your situation and work to create a plan specifically for you.

Upon admission, an admissions counselor will assist with the next steps, including registration and orientation.

How to Apply: Your Path to Success Starts Here

Going back to school and completing your degree is an exciting, life-changing goal, and we commend you for wanting to forge new personal and professional paths. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Applying is quick, easy and free. Ready to get started? Apply online today.

Business Management Degree Start Dates

No matter when you’re ready to start, we are ready for you. There are 11 different start dates throughout the year – you can pick what month works best for you and go from there. Contact an admissions counselor for dates that line up with the application process.

Business Management Degree Emphasis Options

Management Excellence Emphasis Options

Accounting (in-person at Knoxville or Athens)
Healthcare Management (100% online)
Human Resource Management (Hybrid, half in-person and half online)
Industrial Management (Hybrid, half in-person and half online)
Management Information Systems (100% online)

Business Management Degree Emphasis Terms

Emphasis courses in the fall and spring semesters will be offered in an accelerated 7.5-week format. Emphasis courses in the summer term will be offered in an accelerated six-week format.
Emphasis courses in the December term will be offered in a four-week format.

Textbook Bundling for Business Management Classes

Tennessee Wesleyan University is proud to offer textbook bundling for the Management Excellence core program. By bundling books for the program through the TWU bookstore, students will be able to save on the cost of purchasing the required textbooks.

Each semester, the cost of textbooks will be added to your account in the Business Office, similarly to how tuition is charged. The cost per semester for the textbook bundle should be no more than $250. Additionally, the estimated total savings for the program is approximately $1,000 over three semesters.

You can opt out of textbook bundling at any time by contacting the Business Office.