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MTSU entrepreneurship program ranked in nation’s top 20 for affordability

Dr. Joshua Aaron leads MTSU's Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program as holder of the Pam Wright Chair in Entrepreneurship. (MTSU file photo)

Dr. Joshua Aaron leads MTSU’s Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program as holder of the Pam Wright Chair in Entrepreneurship. (MTSU file photo)

Middle Tennessee State University’s entrepreneurship program has been ranked among the top 20 in the nation in terms of affordability.

University Headquarters (HQ), an independent online resource for prospective higher education students, ranked MTSU 20th nationwide in its Top 100 listing of the Most Affordable Entrepreneurship Colleges for 2021. Among key factors considered in forming the ranking were accreditation, tuition, availability of online classes, and overall educational statistics such as retention and graduation rates.

Students in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business who major in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Department of Management can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration upon successful completion of program requirements.

The program is led by management professor Josh Aaron, holder of the Pam Wright Chair in Entrepreneurship, who said the ranking shows the growth and quality of the program.

“We’re thrilled to get such a ranking as it’s a measure of the ‘bang for the buck’ we offer in terms of quality andaffordability,” Aaron said. “We’re not just teaching students to become their own bosses, what we’re teaching is more about having an innovative mindset to see the broader side of a business or industry, whether it’s for your own business or whether it’s for your position with an employer like Nissan.

“I believe the program is poised for continued success and growth in the future.”

Jones College of Business logoMTSU was the only Tennessee university or college whose entrepreneurship program made the listing. The top ranked college was California State University-Los Angeles.

MTSU’s Department of Management within the Jones College of Business offers courses in human resource management, supply chain management, not-for-profit management, business administration, business innovation and entrepreneurship, and leadership.

The department also offers minors in management, entrepreneurship, leadership studies, not-for-profit management, and business administration. Graduate students in the Master of Science in Management program may choose from concentrations in organizational leadership or supply chain management.

Graduate students in the Master of Business Administration program may choose from several elective courses including human resources management and supply chain management.

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