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College of Business

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College of Business

The APSU College of Business is a teaching-focused business school committed to student success while serving the Clarksville and Nashville metropolitan areas. We strive to push students beyond the textbook and help them explore their passions, in order to empower our graduates to compete in a global economy.

Austin Peay's Business programs will push you beyond the textbook and prepare you to compete in a global economy. 

The College of Business offers programs in four primary disciplines at the undergraduate level, that prepare students for careers in business. Students can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, or Management.

The Master of Science in Management program is offered completely online through the Fort Campbell campus. The program is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in any field and offers fast-track terms that last just 8-weeks. Convenient online courses enable students to balance graduate studies with work and personal commitments, with an option to graduate in 12 or 24 months. 

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Academic Departments


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Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

The Department of Accounting provides the necessary information for evaluating the present and planned activities of complex organizations. Finance can be defined as the art and science of managing money. Finance with a concentration in Economics allows students to learn to critically examine markets, identify trends, pricing scales, and forecasting outcomes.


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Department of Management and Marketing

The objective of the Management major is to expose business students to the challenges and varied opportunities of a managerial career. Marketing will prepare students to gather and interpret data that provides direction for creative solutions to meet the needs of a company or consumer. 

Ilana Cunningham
Ilana Cunningham

I love the College of Business and all of the faculty and staff for encouraging and supporting my dreams and goals. I also appreciate the diligence of our advisors in finding opportunities for students to expand our practical knowledge.
George Leavell
George Leavell ('84)
Co-owner and executive vice president of Wepfer Marine Inc.

The work ethic I developed at Austin Peay allowed me to compete with (my law school classmates). I feel like Austin Peay prepared me to go to the next level, and without the huge burden of debt some of my classmates had.


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APSU collaboration offers free 2022 tax preparation services

The APSU College of Business is partnering again with United Way of Greater Nashville to offer free tax preparation services for individuals earning less than $66,000.

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APSU business faculty set record for journal publications in 2022

"With a record of 15 highly-ranked publications in one year, our faculty are demonstrating that they are leading experts in their disciplines," Dr. Mickey Hepner, dean of the College of Business, said.

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New study abroad program sending APSU College of Business to Argentina

In May 2022, Dr. Brandon Di Paolo Harrison took 10 students to Rosario, Argentina, to study at the Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano campus while also exploring the region's business, cultural and tourist sites.

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