ME Articulation Agreement Reached with Chattanooga State

Information in this story and photo courtesy of Betty Proctor, Chattanooga State Coordinator of Public Information


Articulation Agreement SigningDr. Rebecca Ashford, President of Chattanooga State Community College (left) and Dr. Harley Knowles, President at Tennessee Wesleyan University (TWU), recently signed an articulation agreement between the two institutions. This agreement will allow a smooth transfer into a Bachelor of Science degree at TWU for graduates with an Associate of Applied Science degree in either management or entrepreneurship.


“The TWU degree offers a BS in Management through a program called Management Excellence,” explained Jake Stanford, Department Head and Associate Professor of Business at Chattanooga State.  


“Our 36-hour Management Excellence Program can be completed in approximately four semesters and all courses are accelerated,” said Dr. Martha Maddox, Professor and Associate Dean for the TWU Goodfriend School of Business. “We also offer the following areas of emphasis: accounting, human resource management, healthcare management, and industrial management to complete the degree. Each emphasis has either 18 or 21 hours.”  


Entrance into the TWU program requires students be at least 23 years of age, have three years of work experience, and have completed at least 60 semester hours with a minimum 2.0 GPA or an associate degree, including the AAS in management or entrepreneurship from Chattanooga State. The program is offered in-person, online or through a hybrid approach. 


“The Management Excellence program has helped hundreds of students achieve their bachelor’s degree in a supportive environment and under the mentorship of our highly qualified faculty,” said Dr. Grant Willhite, TWU’s VP for Academic Affairs. “With the recent addition of a completely online path and this partnership between Tennessee Wesleyan University and Chattanooga State Community College, even more students will be able to participate in this transformative program.”


“This gives our students the opportunity to learn without limits,” stated Dr. Ashford of the newest academic partnership for Chattanooga State.


More information, or to apply, visit the ME program webpage.