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, #14 by, and #21 by The program is also ranked #15 in the South, #33 among public schools and #39 overall by, #16 for the 2015 Best Online Programs for Veterans list.


This follows recognition in January by U.S. News and World Report, where the UT Martin program was tied for #18 for the best online MBA programs of 2015, and was the highest-ranked program in Tennessee. The program received the same ranking in the 2016 report, released March 10.

Rankings are calculated differently depending on the source, but common areas of consideration include student engagement; admissions selectivity; peer reputation; faculty credentials and training; and student services and technology. Other factors considered include graduation and retention rates, applicant test scores, number of terminal degree faculty and student indebtedness.


“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).



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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.

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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.

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