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University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Graduate School Part Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time

Program Information

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 57% accepted out of 164 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 27
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.29
  • Average Years Work Experience: 4
  • Out of State Application Fee: $30
  • In State Application Fee: $30

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Optional: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Admission Information

Applicants to the MBA program at UTC must be admitted to the UTC Graduate School. Admittance is based on a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7. Students must also be admitted to the MBA program by the College of Business Admissions Committee with two official copies of transcripts for all academic work completed after high school and an official GMAT ...Applicants to the MBA program at UTC must be admitted to the UTC Graduate School. Admittance is based on a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7. Students must also be admitted to the MBA program by the College of Business Admissions Committee with two official copies of transcripts for all academic work completed after high school and an official GMAT score report, or alternatively achieve a minimum score of 1000 on the GRE with at least a score of 400 on the verbal section and 500 on the quantitative section. All applicants must achieve a minimum score of 450 on the GMAT. Students who do not meet the above-mentioned qualifications may still earn conditional admission. International students whose first language is not English must submit an official score report for the TOEFL (minimum grade required: 550, paper-based; 213, computer-based; 79 Internet-based) or the IELTS (minimum score 6.0).

The Princeton Review

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 280
Percent International Students 2%
Total Full-Time Faculty 14
Full-Time Faculty 89%

Student Life

UTC has “a beautiful campus in a beautiful city,” and “the school is well integrated with the local community.” For some, student life “is very fulfilling on both an academic and a social level,” yet others feel “there are no social activities or networking opportunities for graduate students outside of school.” Many students work full-time and may have fami­lies, which keep them from fully utilizing the school’s extracurricular activities. They “come to class and go home.” One student notes, “Classes are offered around a working schedule, but outside of that not much is offered.” A grad student who has attended some school activities and clubs still feels “left out” as the school seems to be more “focused on undergrads.” Another student agrees, “There are no graduate student clubs or associa­tions for business students.” For those who can stay on campus a little longer, there is a “great,” “new fitness center,” which “is open to students, faculty and alumni.”

Career

Chattanooga is a good place to be these days. “The city is growing so much and attract­ing so many talented professionals.” This growth can “only benefit the school.” There is already a strong trend of “local businesses willing to partner with us.” “The school has the greatest number of business resources and is located in a town known for entrepre­neurship. The linkages between the school and the business community are strong and are continuously growing.” The school has several well-honed systems in place to assist students in their job pur­suits. Annual reports, job postings, an annual career fair, and recruitment interview ses­sions help students prepare and search for their future career. The surrounding Chattanooga community “offers an excellent opportunity for connecting graduate stu­dents with local business executives.”

The Princeton Review

Students Say

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offers students “quality academic programs in a great city.” The school’s focus on current events keeps students in the business school “really up-to-date” and “relevant” to “the global business world.” The ability to “adapt to current business trends” allows students to obtain “the most realistic view of the business world today.” A recently built Bloomberg lab is a “great resource” for MBA students. Classes push students to achieve both as individuals and as part of a team. “The required group project for almost every class is a great tool for honing group skills, communication, and offers networking opportunities.” Working students find the school’s MBA schedule very accommodating. They note the flexible schedule and the administration’s ability to adjust “to a changing business envi­ronment,” as important factors in melding their work schedule and education schedule. Some students wish the workload was a little more challenging but others agree with this student’s comment that “UTC not only challenges me to push my limits, but also does so in a way that I enjoy it and know it will be put to good use one day.” Praise is given to the “very strong” finance department, which possesses several professors who are “an [asset] to the program” and also maintains strong working “relationships with local busi­nesses.” This is a major benefit for those entering the workforce. Another student notes the MBA program’s strength of creating a well-rounded graduate saying, “I have acquired skills that help me in management, ethical decision making, strategy develop­ment, and presentation skills. I have become a better person and a better, more mar­ketable employee as a result of my education at UTC.” On the whole, students in UTC’s MBA program are satisfied with their professors, who “bring real work experience and examples to class.” Professors have such “a love for their fields” that one student says they are “trying to sell students” on making their class your concentrations. The “real world experience” taught in these lessons creates engag­ing classes. “Many professors don't just teach from a textbook, they teach from experi­ence.” The “years of experience in their fields” definitely “show.” The administration functions efficiently. They keep “everything running very smoothly” and show a “dedicated commitment to the success of each executive MBA student.” The “friendly” and “focused” students are “hard-working” and always “ready to take on a challenge.” At least one student would like to see more focus on creating a sense of stu­dent “unity” within the MBA program. There was a “desperate” need for a new library, which has been answered. A new “state of the art” building is currently being built.

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Lupton Library Tax Resource Room located in the College of Business Building

  • International Student Support Groups:

    http://www.utc.edu/StudentOrgs/InternationalStudentOrganization/

  • Research Facilities:

    Lupton Library Tax Resource Room located in the College of Business Building

  • Study Abroad:

    Mexico - UPAEP

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Tennessee—Chattanooga College of Business Administration include:

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

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