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East Tennessee State University College of Business 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: 77% accepted out of 70 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.3
  • Average Years Work Experience: 3
  • Out of State Application Fee: $25
  • In State Application Fee: $25

Admission Considerations

Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

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

Optional: Work Experience, Recommendations

Admission Information

Applications to the College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University are considered on a rolling basis. Applicants must submit the following to the Graduate Admissions Office: official copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work; standardized test scores (GMAT for the MBA or MAcc, GRE for the MPA); TOEFL score...Applications to the College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University are considered on a rolling basis. Applicants must submit the following to the Graduate Admissions Office: official copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work; standardized test scores (GMAT for the MBA or MAcc, GRE for the MPA); TOEFL scores (where applicable); a personal statement; letters of recommendation; and a resume. Applicants to the MPA program must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. All applicants are presumed to be competent with computers and math literate through calculus.

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 71
Percent International Students 10%
Total Full-Time Faculty 54
Full-Time Faculty 100%

Student Life

East Tennessee State University is located in Johnson City, a small Appalachian city close to both the North Carolina and Virginia borders. The surrounding area, dubbed the Tri-Cities region, also includes Bristol and Kingsport; the charming town of Abingdon, Virginia, is also not too far afield. The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, offering plenty of opportu­nities for hiking, climbing, skiing, and nature walks. The Tri-Cities area is a rising force in the health care industry, with a developing biotech industry that could bring big players to the region. With more than 14,000 students (about 2,200 of whom are graduate students), the ETSU campus has the population to support a busy social scene. MBAs report, “There is a very good social scene, with Thursday nights being the night that most students go out to the clubs. There are not a lot of clubs in the area, but there are many places that one can go and have a beer if they so choose.” Students try to find time to support their men’s basketball team, the ETSU Bucs. ETSU has expanded in recent years, adding several new buildings, including a fitness cen­ter (students love the “fully-equipped athletic facility”). Not all MBAs take the time to enjoy the ETSU campus, however; they note that “the school is a high commuter school. This leads to a low participation level in on-campus clubs” and other activities. Those who do participate recommend the school’s several national honor societies. One student touts “the university organization called ‘President’s Pride.’ Through this organization, I am able to socialize with other students, faculty, administrators, and [members of the] community by volunteering for university/community functions.” Through its Adult, Commuter, and Transfer Services (ACTS) Office, ETSU assists its many nontraditional students in adapting to student life. ACTS staff advises students on the nuts and bolts of registration, direct them to the campus’s various tutoring services, and help parents find child-care services. This last one can be a problem for MBAs, who typically attend evening classes.

Career

The Career Placement and Internship Services Office at East Tennessee University serves the school’s entire undergraduate and graduate student body. The office hosts recruitment vis­its from various companies, sponsors and participates in career fairs, maintains online job boards and resume books, and offers counseling in interview skills, job search, career match, and resume writing. Recent on-campus recruiters included New York Life, Norfolk Southern, Wachovia, and Wells Fargo. Students are aware that “Johnson City is a small town, which limits the amount of recruiting that is done on campus.” Even so, many “believe that [the] school could improve by really showing students what is available out there and helping them find jobs when they get done. It is there right now [at the Career Placement and Internship Services Office], but a student really has to push to find it.”

The Princeton Review

Students Say

There aren’t many choices at the College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University—the small program maintains only three business and three technology depart­ments (accounting, economics/finance, management/marketing)—but for those who are interested in a general purpose business degree, ETSU delivers. In addition to the traditional MBA, the school also offers an MAcc (master’s of accounting), and a graduate certificate in business administration for “those who seek a basic under­standing of business administration but who may not be able to make the commitment of time, effort, and money required to seek a master’s degree.” MBAs at ETSU feel that “The administration and faculty here are very student-oriented. Most have set times when they are available outside of class; others excel and really go the extra mile both in class presentation and in their availability to those students that require extra instruction.” Overall, “The program is very well-organized and runs smoothly. The program has been staffed administratively to be a success. Everyone is focused on their cus­tomer—the student.” Professors are regarded as “very knowledgeable in their fields, and many of them are widely recognized as great scholars.” One student writes, “Most of them have a work background that can lead to some very good discussions in class, and [the pro­fessors present] the applications of the concepts in the real world through their stories.” Faculty members are also “easy to work with and understanding about personal matters that can arise.” ETSU students are “a very diverse and accepting group. All of us have dif­ferent ideals and political and social backgrounds.” Another student concurs: “We are like a family at ETSU. You go through the same classes with pretty much the same group of stu­dents. We are all interested in each other’s success. There is low competition.” Most students agree that the school does “a very good job of getting the student prepared with the knowl­edge that is needed in the workplace, but there is just so much that can be taught in the class­room setting.” Many students have full-time jobs, and say “true learning from the classroom is applied to the jobs that are obtained after school.” Across the board, students love that “The school is large enough to offer remote-learning facilities, and classes are generally available at convenient times for working adults.” Most of all, however, students appreciate that professors “show a major interest in students’ ability to understand the work.”

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Bureau of Business and Economic Research

  • Research Facilities:

    Bureau of Business and Economic Research

  • Study Abroad:

    Germany - Hochschule Bremen France - Euromed Marseille England - University of Westminster - London Spain - Universitat de Valencia

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of East Tennessee State University College of Business and Technology include:

Pal Barger - Food Services

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $10,000

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Eastman Chemical

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
General Management 50% $30,000
Human Resources 10% $30,000
Marketing / Sales 10% $38,000
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