Accreditation & Awards

The University of Tennessee at Martin undergraduate and graduate business programs are the only programs in west Tennessee outside of Memphis that are accredited by AACSB-International, the internationally recognized accreditor of the best business schools in the world. This is your assurance of quality, rigor, and achievement in obtaining a respected University of Tennessee degree. UT Martin is regionally accredited by SACSCOC.

UT Martin Online MBA receives national rankings

The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Online Master of Business Administration degree program has received national rankings from several sources, including U.S. News & World Report.


The program, which is geared toward the financial services industry and taught entirely online, is nationally ranked #11 by Online Course Report, #13 by, and #14 by The Program is also ranked in the Top 10 in the South of 2016 by, as well as #27 Nationally (Top 8% of schools considered), and #22 among Public schools (Top 15% of schools considered) by

UT Martin Online MBA Program Ranked Highest in Tennessee by U.S. News & World Report

MARTIN, Tenn. – U.S. News & World Report has named the University of Tennessee at Martin’s online Master of Business Administration program the highest-ranked program in Tennessee, according to a recently released list of the best online MBA programs for 2017.


The UT Martin program holds the 36th spot and is one of only four Tennessee institutions to be published in this year’s rankings.


U.S. News & World Report evaluated institutions in the 2016 list based on student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology.


The student engagement category examines how accessible instructors are to online students and how often those students are encouraged to interact with their instructors and classmates. Admissions selectivity evaluates the quality of students who are accepted to begin the MBA program, and the peer reputation category looks at how academics from similar institutions view a UT Martin MBA degree.


The ranking also takes faculty credentials and training into account, examining how closely the credentials of online instructors mirror those of their on-campus counterparts. An institution’s student services and technology capabilities make up the final category, which identifies what types of online technology are available to make distance learning a flexible option for online students. This category also includes services such as career guidance, financial aid resources and student support structures and the extent to which these are made available to online students.


“UT Martin's Online MBA program is highly regarded and surprisingly affordable,” said Dr. Ross Dickens, professor and dean, College of Business and Global Affairs. “It is an excellent combination of quality and value.”


The UT Martin program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


For more information, contact the College of Business and Global Affairs at 731-881-7208 or by email at



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