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University of Memphis Distance MBA

We at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis have adopted a model of operation that considers members of the business, government, and not-for-profit communitites to be our customers; our students to be our products; and the faculty and staff our employees who produce the product. We strive to satisfy our customers by producing holistically developed and customer-tailored students. The Fogelman College is highly research active and fully accredited by AACSB. We offer a full-range of undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree programs.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Online
In-State Tuition (Total) $22,968
Out-of-State Tuition (Total) $27,291

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Work Experience, Recommendations

Admission Information

Admittance to the professional MBA program at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics is not terribly selective, and the admissions requirements are fairly standard. Applicants to the school's professional MBA program must submit the following materials: a completed application (either online or via mail); an official copy of undergraduate t...Admittance to the professional MBA program at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics is not terribly selective, and the admissions requirements are fairly standard. Applicants to the school's professional MBA program must submit the following materials: a completed application (either online or via mail); an official copy of undergraduate transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (even if you did not graduate); a copy of your current resume; a statement of personal interest; a 1,000-word essay answering one of the acceptable questions provided on the school's admissions website; two letters of recommendation; and an official GMAT or GRE score report. Interviews and previous work experience are optional. In addition to the above documents, international students whose primary language is not English must also provide an official score report for the TOEFL (minimum score: 550, paper-based test; 213, computer-based test).

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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 410
Percent International Students 40%
Total Full-Time Faculty 124
Full-Time Faculty 83%

Student Life

The school is located in the midtown area of Memphis, which “is great for students because there are a lot of social establishments nearby” offering “a lot of things for stu­dents to do recreationally.” Of course, there are the well-traveled destinations like Graceland (check out Elvis’ gaudy yellow and black rec room), Sun Studios, and the famous Beale Street, with its string of live-music joints and soul food. And the National Civil Rights Museum, located at the old Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr., assassinated in 1968, is a haunting must-see for tourists and locals alike. Overall, “The University of Memphis, like the city of Memphis, is greatly underrated,” one student says. Since “Most graduate students work and commute,” little time is left for a social life out­side of the classroom, but there’s a foundation for friendship and networking among the “outgoing” and “friendly” individuals that attend Fogelman. Though some think “The school could put more effort into organized activities for students outside of class,” the “busy” nature of the student body doesn’t lend itself to much free time anyway, so com­plaints are few. Everyone is in agreement over the variety of backgrounds provided by their classmates: “The graduate population is very diverse, which makes things more interesting.” “You have a great opportunity to meet people from various backgrounds (educational and ethnic),” another student says.

Career

Some students say the program needs better ties to “big industries” to provide those stu­dents seeking out new or nonlocal careers with better job prospects. Fortunately for the students looking to stay in the area (and there are many), “There are several excellent companies in the area, also, that recruit heavily,” and since the student body is, as one student puts it, “not nearly as competitive as I expected,” everyone is “very supportive” and happy to help each other land available positions. Another boon to the school’s local reputation is the recently formed partnership with the Leadership Academy. The part­nership, known as the Community Internship, gives MBA students the chance to team with Leadership Academy fellows on projects designed to benefit the community.

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Students Say

Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis is a no-non­sense professional MBA program designed for working people “from all walks of busi­ness life” who are looking to further their careers but who don’t have a lot of time or energy to waste. The school has a solid reputation among locally-based businesses like FedEx. One student holds Memphis in such high regard that she has two degrees from there: “The University of Memphis is where I received my BBA in accounting. I liked my experience there, and I knew that an MBA from there would open many doors in the company that I work for.” Students say their “very knowledgeable” professors “present concepts completely” and help them relate the course material to practice. “Each of them has done extensive research in their field and [is] noted to be among the best in the country for their area of expertise.” Another student says: “Every professor is interested in the development of each student into future managers and business leaders.” The administration does not receive the same ringing endorsement, however. Some take issue with the allocation of funds in certain areas. One student was succinct and blunt: “Solid professors, good aca­demic experience, but really bad administration that spends money” excessively. Some students also have difficulty with course selection and enrollment; many required or desired classes are offered only once per semester under limited enrollment, and these courses “often conflict with each other.” Since pretty much all of the courses take place in the evenings to accommodate the vast majority of students who have day jobs, there’s very little leeway in terms of scheduling. But these night classes also give part-time and full-time students the opportunity to interact with each other through “small classes and heavy teamwork,” something not found in a lot of MBA programs. “A lot of projects are team-based, so you get to know classmates very well.” One student takes away warm feelings about the camaraderie he felt at the school: “I have a new set of best friends. I never thought it was possible after reaching age 40.” In keeping with the no-frills approach to the program, however, the facilities tend toward the sparse side. Several students expressed disdain for the academic buildings and equipment and spoke of the need for “more technology in the classroom.” One student said the classrooms “need better seating. The desks were made for 4th graders.”

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Degrees Awarded

MBA: 33-45 credits (15 months to 6 years); Executive MBA: 41 credits (17 months); International MBA: 51 credits (22 months); MS in Business Administration: 33 credits (15 months to 6 years); MS in Accounting: 30-54 credits (12 months to 6 years); MA in Economics: 33 credits (15 months to 6 years).

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    FedEx Institute of Technology FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management Wang Center for International Business Education and Research Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research

  • Research Facilities:

    FedEx Institute of Technology FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management Wang Center for International Business Education and Research Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research

School Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: FedEx, Smith&Nephew

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Other 56% $90,500
Marketing / Sales 44% $70,500
Other 22% $70,000
Consulting 11% $50,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 79%
Three Month Employment 16%
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