You have 2 options as to how you want to complete your MBA—but note: it’s the same MBA—you just have 2 choices as to how you want to complete your degree. Professors and course content are comparable across options. Likewise, learning goals do not differ across options.
You MUST declare which of the following 2 options you’d like to be considered for when you apply through Graduate Studies.
(this option is the modern-day interpretation of a traditional in-class MBA).
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 2016-2017 costs for in-state students: there is an $11/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 Alisha Saleem, the MBA GA @ email@example.com.
Dr. Brandon Kilburn, MBA Advisor
Dr. Ashley Kilburn, MBA Advisor
Applicants may be admitted as degree seeking (Unconditional or Conditional) as listed below. Degree-seeking applicants must meet the university requirements listed above under Types of Admission.
To be considered for admission in the College of Business and Global Affairs (CBGA), applicants must holda bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or be currently enrolled in their final semester for a baccalaureate degree at an accredited American university/college. In addition, applicants must supply a resumé (including work history and educational record), a minimum acceptable GMAT Total Score and official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended. Students not achieving at least a 3.5 score on the Analytical Writing portion of the GMAT Exam must take Business Administration 701 (Research Methods and Communications), English 325/525, or Intensive English levels V and VI during the first term in which they take graduate courses. If the GMAT is taken more than once, the highest GMAT Total Score is used for determining admission and the highest Analytical Writing Score is used for determining whether Business Administration 701 must be taken. All materials should be submitted to the Graduate Studies Office, The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238.
The applicant must:
If the applicant's exceptional professional achievement (to include at least three years of professional experience) clearly demonstrates to the College of Business and Global Affairs Graduate Admission Committee high promise of success at graduate work, then the applicant must:
The applicant must
Your admissions exam may be waivered if you satisfy one of the following:
An applicant in Business can only be admitted as a non-degree student if he or she has already earned a graduate Business degree.
A student who has been admitted to a master's degree program at another institution (whether matriculated or not) and who wishes to take courses for transfer to that institution may be admitted as a transient student upon receipt of an application for admission, application fee, and an official letter from that institution verifying that the student is enrolled in a graduate degree program and is in good academic standing.
The transient classification is valid for one semester only. Enrollment as a transient student in any subsequent semester requires reapplication (no additional application fee required) and an official letter from the applicant's degree-granting institution affirming that the student is enrolled in a graduate degree program and remains in good standing. A maximum of 12 UT Martin graduate semester hours may be accumulated while enrolled as a transient student.
A senior at the University of Tennessee at Martin who needs less than 30 semester hours to complete the requirements for a bachelor's degree and has at least a B (3.00) cumulative average, may take sufficient work for graduate credit to make a combined total of undergraduate and graduate credit hours of not more than 15 per semester, subject to the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies. Business courses may only be taken if a student meets all undergraduate prerequisite course requirements and a minimum score of 500 on the GMAT.
To register for the GMAT or for additional GMAT information, visit the GMAT site at www.mba.com/.
The MBA degree from the UT Martin College of Business is one of the best values in graduate education. We offer outstanding value for the price.
Information on resident and non-resident fees and expenses can be found at the University of Tennesee at Martin Bursar's Office.
A number of Graduate Assistantship positions exist. The positions are awarded on a competitive basis. Contact the Financial Aid for information on available financial aid and scholarships.
Further info can be found: http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/
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.
Online MBA for Financial Services Professionals
Open to students in all fields, The Online MBA is geared toward the financial services industry, and may be of particular interest to professionals with a connection to, or interest in banking and/or financial services.