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Bachelor of Professional Studies - BPS | Tennessee State University

Bachelor of Professional Studies - BPS

Major: Professional Studies
Concentration: International Organizational Leadership
Tennessee State University
Credit Hours Required: 120

Program Description

As US firms expand their businesses abroad, many will need skilled professionals who can formulate market entry strategies, provide advice on legal concerns and assist with organizational and administrative issues. Increasing competition and globalization also means that job opportunities will exist for individuals who have a comprehensive knowledge of international business, foreign cultures and languages.

The Bachelor’s of Professional Studies degree is designed as a degree-completion program. Credit hours earned through associate degree programs, other universities, military transfer credits, and/or credit awarded for certifications may be applied toward the 120-credit hours needed to earn the degree.

The degree consists of a common general education core, upper division major requirements and electives, as well as an applied technology concentration combined with elective credits to meet the 120 credit hours for graduation. The bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies provides an opportunity for a seamless transition from the associate degree in order to help meet an individual student’s educational and career goals. Students work closely with their academic advisors in determining their curriculum requirements.

The degree program and the courses that comprise it are offered through a cooperative development and delivery model among TBR institutions. The model provides a platform for TBR institutions to share valuable intellectual resources which enrich program offerings. 

As an online student, you gain access to highly-qualified faculty from both the campus where you are studying to earn your degree as well as other institutions across the TBR system. You gain exposure to a wide range of opinions, philosophies, perspectives and experiences that you might not otherwise obtain. The students in your classes are also from other institutions across the TBR system which further contributes to a unique online learning experience.

Who Should Apply?

This concentration prepares students for challenging career assignments which span across geographies, business lines and cultures.