Yes, we are AACSB accredited. AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is a global, nonprofit membership organization of educational institutions, businesses, and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education in business.
The program consists of 38 credit hours.
Financial Accounting, Statistics & Probability, and Operations Management. Courses in these areas are required. Typically, these courses or their equivalents will be listed on your transcript that you submit for admission. If you haven’t had one or more of these courses, you simply complete them within your first 2 semesters of the MBA program.
No, but they must be completed within the first two semesters of the program.
Not necessarily. If you have previously earned a Master's degree, then you do not have to take an admissions exam. OR, if you have 7+ years of full-time professional business experience demonstrating progressive responsibility after having earned your bachelor's degree and your undergraduate GPA was a 3.0 or higher, your admission test may be able to be waived. Students can submit a GMAT Waiver Application for consideration once all other admissions materials have been submitted to Graduate Studies.
You will need to complete the application 4 weeks prior to when courses start.
Our cohorts graduate usually around 20-21 months.
No, it will have no indication that you completed your degree online/hybrid or otherwise.
No, you do not have to have a background in banking, but the elective courses are more geared towards the financial service industry.
Our courses are charged per credit hour, so our cost is $588 per credit hour.
No, you do not have to have a background in business, but you will need to take the prerequisite courses if not completed in your undergraduate work.
Is my employer paying for my MBA wherein there is a maximum number of hours I can take per term? This is common; many firms will only pay for 1 course/term. This doesn’t necessarily have to impact your options, but the MBA office needs to know upon admission if this is a situation that applies to you. Pacing students slower than the cohort schedules is possible, but ideally, we would be able to account for this upon admission as there is a cap to the cohort size admitted.
Can I miss Hybrid classes as I may have missed my undergrad class meetings? In short, no. Class meetings are required. We do allow 1 pre-approved by professor, relevant excused absence per term. Appropriate paperwork, documentation and pre-approval is required.
Is there a course that I substantially dread? Sometimes, students who aren’t particularly great in an area, dread that course(s). Remember, if you are admitted, then all evidence points to your capability to succeed in the MBA program. Let your professor know before-hand and work with them and your classmates to set yourself up for success.
Can I take an International Travel Study for 3 hours credit in both the Hybrid and Online options? Absolutely! It will substitute for one of your elective courses. Travel study options (typically 1 per year) will be announced by MBA GA as they occur.
Are there different application materials for the 2 options? Yes. Please see website for info on Hybrid option application steps: http://www.utm.edu/departments/mba/mba.php and online option application steps: http://www.utm.edu/departments/mba/online_mba.php
Is there a cost difference between the 2 options? Minimal. There is a nominal fee difference in the 2 options (per 2018-2019 costs for in-state students: there is an $12/hour premium for online option over Hybrid)—info can be found at http://www.utm.edu/departments/bursar/tuition.php
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You can find course schedules for both Hybrid and Online classes on our website at http://www.utm.edu/departments/mba/online_mba_curriculum.php
Questions can be remitted to, the MBA office @ firstname.lastname@example.org, or 731-881-7208.
Dr. Tommy Cates, MBA Advisor
Hybrid MBA Program
The Hybrid MBA program offered through the College of Business and Global Affairs is open to anyone holding a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university, regardless of undergraduate major. Students complete their coursework through a combination of online and hybrid courses. Students can select either the General MBA or MBA with Agricultural Option.
Open to students in all fields.