Overview

Applicants
9
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.09
Years Work Experience
1
Average Age
26

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
550 - 550
GPA
2.8 - 3.4

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
26

100
Full-time
38
Female
15
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Offering part-time and full-time hybrid MBA options, as well as an online degree, University of Tennessee at Martin is a friendly, flexible, and low-key place to get a quality business education. The character of the MBA is largely defined by the fact that “UT Martin is a small campus and small school,” which encourages relationships and networking within the College of Business. One of the many goals of the MBA curriculum includes developing strong communication and teamwork skills, and “the program requires regular engagement with faculty and fellow students” through both classes and group projects. A current student enthuses, “I love that my professors know my name and connect with me on a level deeper than just academics.” The MBA curriculum is focused on the principles of general management, kicking off with a series of core courses in accounting, management, economics, and other key areas, followed by electives. Within the business school, “all professors are good, some are excellent,” including strong faculty in finance, management, and other areas.

When students analyze the costs and benefits of pursuing an MBA, the numbers come out in favor of a UT Martin degree. At this state-run school, “the tuition cost is extremely low for an AACSB-accredited degree.” Plus, many recent graduates are “offered a graduate assistant position,” which helps cover the cost of their education in exchange for working with a UT professor. Convenience and flexibility are also key factors for local professionals. The school offers a hybrid program in Martin, which can be completed either full-time or part-time. MBA candidates attend classes 5 Saturdays per semester, while completing the remainder of the class online, while maintaining full-time employment during the day. While MBA students have a lot on their plate, “academically it is appropriately rigorous, but not too overwhelming for a working adult.” Hybrid students can also opt for an MBA with Agricultural Option, which includes taking online Agricultural Economics courses in lieu of MBA elective courses.

In addition to its hybrid program, University of Tennessee—Martin operates a twenty-month fully online MBA for working professionals, whose schedules require the “flexibility of online classes.” This program is principally directed at financial services professionals, though coursework covers all important business areas, from marketing to ethics. In the online program, students “usually watch recorded lectures and attend live meetings with the professor and the class once a week.” In contrast to the hybrid program, the online curriculum is entirely “cohort-based,” which means students complete the core “one class at a time” and in tandem with the same group of students throughout the program. While they do not benefit from face-to-face networking, online students “regularly work with students in workgroups from all around the US using video chat, email, and other collaboration tools.” Students describe the experience as “relaxed but challenging,” and say, “The professors are willing to go above and beyond to keep the students engaged.” When it comes to running the online group, the “administration is absolutely excellent,” and they help to “keep us on track” throughout the course of the year-and-a-half program.


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Description

Career Overview


Graduates Employed by Region

56%
South
17%
Midwest
11%
Mid-Atlantic
6%
Northeast
6%
Southwest
6%
West

Students Say

Outside of Memphis, UT Martin’s College of Business offers the only AASCB-accredited MBA program in West Tennessee. Even though the campus is located in the small town of Martin, students benefit from the strong University of Tennessee brand name, as well as the extensive alumni network across the many UT campuses.

There is a university-wide Career Employment and Placement Services at the Student Success Center. This office typically assists undergraduate students in making career choices and applying for jobs. However, it does also have regional job opportunities for MBA graduates.

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$20,976
Tuition (Out-State)
$33,136

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$473
Tuition (Out-State)
$793
Fees (In-State)
$79
Fees (Out-State)
$79

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$2,800
Academic Expenses
$1,500

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
34
Part Time
59%

In State
71.0%
Out of State
29.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
3

Demographics

36.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
14.00%
International

43% female
57% male

Campus Life

Students Say

UT Martin’s traditional MBA programs attract ambitious professionals from the local region. Hybrid students represent “a good mix of twenty-somethings who are just out of undergraduate work, and career progressives in their thirties who are taking the next steps for success.” Students visiting campus for hybrid courses have all the benefits of life in a small college town, which offers a relaxed and affordable environment for work and study. While they have access to the many clubs, organizations, and activities on the larger UT Martin campus, “as a graduate student, its pretty much just class and nothing else.” A current student says, “My only extracurricular involvement is serving as a chap- ter adviser for my fraternity.”

Though they may not meet face-to-face, online students still benefit from contact with their classmates—a group of “successful, intelligent, dependable, helpful, working pro- fessionals.” Coming from Tennessee, as well as the greater United States, students in the online program have “very diverse work experience” and make great contributions to their cohort.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Ashley Kilburn
MBA Coordinator

Address
109 Business Administration Building
Martin, TN 38238-5015
United States

Phone
731-881-7208

Fax
731-881-7241

Email
mba@utm.edu


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