Overview

Applicants
59
Acceptance Rate
92%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.15
Average Age
26

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
465 - 590
GPA
2.94 - 3.39

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
28

89.3
Full-time
43
Female
18
Underrepresented Minorities
10.7
Part-time


Students Say

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga College of Business is offers a fast-paced, accelerated MBA program with an international component and a focus on group projects, not to mention being the only AACSB-accredited program in the area. With four required electives and two capstone courses (in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship and New Ventures), and an optional accompanying graduate certificate in Data Analytics (through the Big Data Analytics and Research Center), the relatively young school is growing in name and offerings and is “excellent about staying up with current trends.” “UTC is on the forefront of business advancement,” says a student. The Online Professional MBA is taught by the same professors that teach on-campus, and these students say there is “always an opportunity to communicate with classmates and the professors.”

The professors are “helpful” and “teach the classes to where it makes sense to those even without business backgrounds.” They are “always reachable and eager to help and make sure you understand the material.” Faculty “treat the students very much like peers . . . everyone is treated as an equal and we share a common goal of growth.” Although some say that “it can be difficult at times to get into certain classes,” the administration does a “good job of making sure that you have the correct classes, and they will do what they need to do to aid in your education.” Administrators “are invested in the success of their students and have their institution’s best interests at heart.”


Concentrations

Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration

Certificate Programs

Analytics and Information Management
Human Resources


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview


Graduates Employed by Region


Students Say

Many students in the MBA program are already employed and so are mainly looking to “move their education to the next level,” and these “very similar career goals . . . inspire a camaraderie.” Still, the school’s “connection to important local corporations” is one of its strongest assets, and the College of Business Center for Career Development hosts business expos, recruitment sessions, and luncheons to help further these connec- tions. “Chattanooga is a great town!” says a student. “The area here is thriving with new businesses like Amazon, Volkswagen and other smaller start-up companies.” Top employers of recent UTC grads include BlueCross BlueShield, Unum, TVA, Decosimo and Company, and Volkswagen.

Prominent Alumni

General B. B. Bell
Four-Star General in U. S. Army

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jul 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$12,118

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$5,362

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
44%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
24%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
58%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
23%

New Students Receiving Loans
40%

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$770
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,665

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
149
Part Time
67%

In State
88.0%
Out of State
12.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
5

Demographics

6.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
6.00%
International

45% female
55% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Classes are composed of small student bodies that are all centrally located in the College of Business building, and this proximity makes it easy to make acquaintances and “facil- itates participation in extracurricular school activities.” There is “a good mix between older students that have been working for years and younger students that graduated less than two years ago.” Though most here have quite busy lives outside of the class- room, “students have always been friendly” and “it’s extremely easy to create a group of friends who will work with you on every assignment you share.” “Most of my fellow students are professionals in different industries and are extremely approachable,” says one student. “I have more acquaintances from my classes than from my place of employ- ment.” Chattanooga is “a great city to live in. It is beautiful and has a good atmosphere.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Bonny Clark
Graduate Program Liaison

Address
Graduate School, Department 5305
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
United States

Phone
4234254666

Fax
423-425-5223

Email
Bonny-Clark@utc.edu


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