Online MBA

Applicants for the online MBA program must have at least one-year of work experience after obtaining a bachelor’s degree, unless they meet one of the exceptions below:

  • Military members/veterans with less than one-year of full-time work experience are exempt from this requirement.
  • Applicants with less than one-year of full-time work experience after obtaining a bachelor’s degree will be considered for the online MBA program, with approval by the MBA coordinator.
  • Applicants who reside outside of Tennessee or beyond a 100-mile radius of Martin, TN may be considered for the online MBA program without full-time work experience.

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Program Overview

For individuals with an undergraduate degree and at least one-year of full-time work experience who are seeking to advance their careers, the UT Martin Online MBA is an outstanding choice. Open to students in all fields, the Online MBA is cohort-based, with approximately 25 students per cohort who help keep each other motivated. Students normally complete the Online MBA in approximately 18 months.


Students only need access to a computer and the internet to complete the required coursework wherever they are. No trips to campus are required, since all coursework is provided online. Faculty use a variety of technology in the process of teaching the courses. For example, students may view and listen to recorded lectures and watch as faculty work through examples and problems. Discussion boards, email, virtual classrooms and virtual group meeting rooms are used by students for interacting with other students and faculty. Exams and other assignments are completed and submitted online. The UT Martin library provides students with online access to journal articles and a variety of other periodicals and materials.


Achieving national recognition through high levels of quality and affordability, UTM's totally online MBA was ranked 42nd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, 2022.


The UT Martin MBA program is accredited by AACSB International, and courses are taught by full-time faculty, not adjuncts.

Program Objectives

To provide practicing professionals and others with a fully accredited University of Tennessee MBA that is high quality, convenient, and practitioner-focused. The program is designed specifically for full time employees, delivered online with personalized instruction by UT Martin graduate faculty. The cohort program provides focus through a series of 4-5 week courses.


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Course Program

The following courses are required for the MBA program:

  • MGT 710 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • FIN 710 Corporate Finance
  • BLAW 711 Business Law and Ethics
  • ECON 710 Managerial Economics
  • MKTG 710 Marketing Strategy
  • ACCT 711 Managerial Accounting
  • MGT 730 Analytics and Operations Management
  • MGT 790 Business Policy and Strategy
  • Two Elective courses: Any 700-level courses offered by the College of Business and Global Affairs, unless specifically excluded in the course description.

MBA Learning Goals

Graduates of the M.B.A. program will be able to demonstrate:

  • effective written and oral communication,
  • effective leadership and teamwork,
  • an understanding of the integrated nature of business functions,
  • critical and analytical thinking in decision-making, and
  • an understanding of ethical dimensions in business decisions.

The program develops a range of relevant skills and knowledge including:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership
  • Technology
  • Regulation
  • Business Ethics
  • Financial Analysis
  • Human Resources
  • Economic Trends
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity and Innovation