The Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) degree at Tusculum College is a 45 credit hour program specifically for non-traditional students.

The BSM program curriculum emphasizes the main roles of management, planning, organizing, leading, controlling, while also including all areas of business.

The BSM program provides options for students to enhance their education through available concentrations or minors.  Throughout the curriculum, students will develop, refine and enhance the skills necessary demanded by employers in today’s current business environment, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and decision making.

The BSM program is offered in an asynchronous online format, or in class at three locations, our main campus, Knoxville, or Morristown.

Students can select the best format for them, or they can select a combination of both formats.  The program is designed to allow students to proceed at the pace that fits their lifestyle and responsibilities.

The Tusculum College Business Faculty are highly qualified academically, but also bring their experience from the real world into the classroom to provide an engaging learning environment.




Concentrations offer an in depth study of topics introduced in the foundation course that is part of the Bachelor of Science in Management and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration curriculum. To complete a concentration, students must:

  1. Sign a Declaration of Concentration.
  2. Complete the foundation course in the major (4 hours) before enrolling in concentration courses.
  3. Complete 3 or 4 additional courses (12-16 hours) required for the concentration in any sequence.

Students are not required to complete a concentration. Specific courses offered as part of a concentration may be taken by students to satisfy elective hours or to fulfill the requirement for eight hours of upper division concentration electives, provided that they have completed the foundation course in the major. Students must earn a grade of “C-” or better in the BSOM and BSBA major course serving as the foundation course for the concentration. Grades of “C-” or better are required to earn a concentration. A passing grade below “C-” can be used to satisfy the eight hours of required Tusculum College upper-division concentration hours.

Students may choose minors/concentrations in:

Tusculum College has been approved by Tennessee to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance
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