Applicant Information

UTM offers 2 delivery options for the MBA: Hybrid or Online. Please note that 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. The following chart demonstrates the main similarities and differences of the 2 formats:

 

  • Hybrid MBA Program Link

    Hybrid

  • Online MBA Program Link

    Online

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Online/Hybrid Comparison Table

Format Online Hybrid
When can I enroll? Spring or Summer Fall, Spring or Summer
When do classes start? Fall, Spring, Summer Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum work experience upon admission? 2+ years post-bac experience upon admission none
Class Size approx. 20 approx. 20-25
Typical Course Load Students follow a pre-set Cohort schedule with 2 courses per semester, taken 1 at a time, back to back (for a total of 6-8 hours per term) students can take anywhere from 1-3 courses per semester for a total of 3-10 hours)
Pace each course is condensed and lasts 4-6 weeks with 2 courses taken each Fall, Spring and Summer semester-long
Schedule Flexibility students follow pre-set schedule from enrollment-graduation student decides when to take courses and how many they prefer each semester
Are Summers required? Yes. The pre-set schedule includes summer (June-early August) No. Hybrid students can choose to take or not take courses during the summer.
Admissions Materials Required Application, $30 fee, GMAT/GRE score or GMAT waiver, official college transcripts, 2 years post-bac work experience requirement, 3 Letters of Reference Application, $30 fee, GMAT/GRE score or GMAT waiver*, official college transcripts, NO work experience requirement
*GMAT waivers require three letters of reference for hybrid students
Electives Elective courses are pre-scheduled to include Sales & Research in Financial Services Industry; Banking & Financial Services; Operations Management students choose electives offered when scheduled; Hybrid electives rotate over time. Can include Operations Management, Investment & Portfolio Management, Human Resources, etc.
International Study Opportunity An international travel study through UT Martin can count for 1 3-hour elective. Travel typically occurs during Spring or Summer semesters. An international travel study through UT Martin can count for 1 3-hour elective. Travel typically occurs during Spring or Summer semesters.
AgEcon Option Available? Not currently available. Yes; students can take 1 Ag Econ course online as an elective, or choose to add the AgEcon Option, which includes 12 hours that count as all elective courses.

 

MBA Admissions

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.

 

Unconditional Admission

The applicant must:

  1. hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  2. have earned a Cum GPA such that 200 times GPA plus the Total Score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) must total at least 1,050 points or if the senior year GPA is used, the sum of senior year GPA times 200 plus GMAT must total at least 1,100 (minimum acceptable GMAT Total Score is 450.)
  3. have a positive review from the CBGA Graduate Admission Committee

 

OR

 

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:

  1. hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. have earned a Cum GPA such that 200 times GPA plus the Total Score on the GMAT must total at least 950 points or if the senior year GPA is used, the sum of senior year GPA times 200 plus GMAT must total at least 1,000.
  3. provide a letter of recommendation from his/her most recent employer in addition to the current resumé referenced above. The letter should be sent to the Graduate Studies Office, The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38237.
  4. have a positive review from the CBGA Graduate Admission Committee. A limited number of applicants meeting this criteria will be admitted on a competitive basis.

 

Conditional Admission

The applicant must

  1. hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university AND
  2. * have earned a Cum GPA such that 200 times GPA plus the Total Score on the Graduate Admission Test (GMAT) must total at least 1,050 points or if the senior year GPA is used, the sum of senior year GPA times 200 plus GMAT must total at least 1,100 AND
  3. have a positive review from the CBGA Graduate Admission Committee. Admission Reqts for Business & Public Affairs / Admission Reqts for Education and Behavioral Sciences

*GMAT/GRE Waiver

 

Your admissions exam may be waivered if you satisfy one of the following:

  1. If you have previously earned a Master's degree, then you do not have to take an admissions exam. OR,
  2. If you have 7+ years of full-time professional business experience after earning your Bachelor's Degree that demonstrates progressive responsibility AND your undergraduate GPA was a 3.0 or higher, your admission test may be able to be waived.

 

Non-Degree Seeking

An applicant in Business can only be admitted as a non-degree student if he or she has already earned a graduate Business degree.

 

Transient Students

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.

 

Seniors Taking Graduate Course Work

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.

 

GMAT or GRE Registration

To register for the GMAT or for additional GMAT information, visit the GMAT site at www.mba.com/.

Go to GMAT Website

Go to GRE Website

 

UTM Graduate Studies Admission Application

US Application

International Application

 

MBA Cost & Financial Aid

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.

 

Financial Aid

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/