UT Martin Regional Centers offer hybrid MBA program

The University of Tennessee at Martin Regional Centers will offer a hybrid Master of Business Administration degree beginning in fall 2020. The MBA program will be hosted at all five UT Martin Centers in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley, Selmer and Somerville.

The 30-credit hour AACSB-accredited MBA program will include five Saturday class meetings per semester with the rest of the program being offered through Canvas, UT Martin’s online course-delivery platform. The hybrid MBA program is designed to be completed in 18 months and will teach fundamental management techniques from finance and marketing to strategy and organizational theory.

For the fall 2020 semester, students will meet Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 14 and Dec. 5. If potentially disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the courses will be taught through a distance learning platform.

Applicants must include a current resume´ and official transcripts from all institutions attended. The GMAT or GRE test is not required if the applicant holds a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or a GPA of 3.0 their senior year of college. Those interested can apply at https://businesscas.org/apply/.

According to Erica Bell, director of the Office of Regional Centers and Online Programs, the hybrid MBA program creates an accessible learning experience through the university’s regional centers.

“We are reaching a different target market with the hybrid MBA program. With this program, we are able to provide additional opportunities for working professionals who need to stay in their local community, in addition to supporting local business and industry,” Bell said.

Dr. Christie Chen is the MBA coordinator and adviser for each participant in the program.

For more information, contact Bell, at ebell@utm.edu.

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