Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business Early Business Education Outreach

The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business provides a number of opportunities for high school students. Some of the key programs in our outreach to area high schools are described below. Join our e-mail list to receive updates of our outreach programs or contact:

Stephanie Totty
Business Adviser/Off-Campus Student Coordinator 
Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business 
Murray State University 
207B Business Building North 
Murray, KY  42071 
Office Phone: 270.809.4196 
Office Fax: 270.809.3177

Project Leadership

Project Leadership is an interactive leadership workshop for high school students led by Murray State University faculty and staff in conjunction with the Office of Recruitment and the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. Students will have the opportunity to attend various interest sessions, enjoy lunch on campus and interact with other student leaders from the area.

Business Ambassador Program

The Business Ambassadors are a group of students that help recruit prospective students who are interested in one of the many fields of study in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State University.  Business Ambassadors visit high schools, attend campus recruitment events, and assist at area leadership conferences in order inform others about the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business and what it has to offer.

If you would be interested in having the Business Ambassadors visit your high school, please fill out an Ambassador request form Online or contact Ms. Stephanie Totty (contact information above).

Articulation Agreement

The Bauernfeind College of Business has an articulation agreement with the Kentucky Department of Education to allow students who complete a career pathway certificate in Administrative Support or Information Processing with a B average, pass the Administrative Support Skill Standard Assessment or Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification in Word, and enroll at Murray State University to earn six hours of credit. For more information, please refer to the articulation agreement [PDF].

Principals, guidance counselors, or business teachers may wish to use this certifying letter template [Word document]. Certifying letters must be printed on school letterhead. 

Students who qualify for the credit bring the certifying letter and payment method to Stephanie Totty in room 207B of the Business Building on Murray State’s campus. A campus map is available at to help you locate the Business Building. Acceptable payment methods include: 

  • Debit cards 
  • Check (which will be processed as an E-check) 
  • One of the following major credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, or Discover

Periodically check your myGate account after your MSU classes have started to make sure the hours are posted to your record. Keep in mind that it may take several weeks to be processed. If the hours are not posted by the end of your first semester, contact Ms. Totty for additional assistance. 

IMPORTANT: The 2014-15 departmental challenge exam rate is $25 per credit hour (totaling $150 for these six hours of credit). The departmental challenge exam rate is set by the Murray State Board of Regents. As a reminder, the credit will not be added until the student is enrolled in classes at Murray State.

Racer Academy - Dual Credit Opportunities

High School students are able to earn college credit through Murray State in Racer Academy. The Bauernfeind College of Business currently has four courses available for qualified high school teachers to teach as dual credit including:

  • CSC 125 – Internet and Web Page Design (3 hours)
  • CSC 199 – Introduction to Information Technology (3 hours)
  • ECO 140 – Contemporary Economics (3 hours)
  • ECO 190 – Consumer Economics/Personal Finance (3 hours)

For additional information, please see the detailed course offerings in business file - [PDF] and Murray State University's Racer Academy Website, more information on admission requirements, tuition, etc. High school teachers interested in teaching the dual credit classes may apply Online.