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Tennessee Technological University College of Business Administration Full Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time

Program Information

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 70% accepted out of 151 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.35
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 533
  • Average Years Work Experience: 4
  • Out of State Application Fee: $25
  • In State Application Fee: $25

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations

Also Considered: Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Optional: Extracurricular Activities, Work Experience

Admission Information

To be admitted to Tennessee Tech's MBA programs, you need an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. A minimum GMAT score of 450 is also required. In addition, students must meet a computer efficiency requirement, and competency requirements in accounting, business law, economics, finance, marketing, managements, and statisti...To be admitted to Tennessee Tech's MBA programs, you need an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. A minimum GMAT score of 450 is also required. In addition, students must meet a computer efficiency requirement, and competency requirements in accounting, business law, economics, finance, marketing, managements, and statistics. Students who did not major in business can fulfill these competency requirements through college coursework or through pre-MBA, self-study courses.

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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 188
Percent International Students 5%
Total Full-Time Faculty 18
Full-Time Faculty 100%

Student Life

Thanks to the flexible scheduling and affordable tuition price, Tech draws a fairly diverse group of students, who “range in age from 20s to 50s. The majority are working professionals intent on getting a good education.” Within the business school, there is a “very social life with frequent pizza sessions in class and [an] end-of-the-semester outing.” In fact, “students at Tech tend to bond together. They study together, hang out together, and go out together.” Acurrent student writes, “One of the things I like best about Tech is that the school is just small enough to encourage a tight group of people. When you go out, everybody knows your name.” To add to the appeal, “the campus is beautiful with buildings easily accessible on foot,” and is located in the “darling, small town” of Cookeville, Tennessee, seventy miles from Nashville.

Career

Tennessee Tech’s Career Services Center serves the entire campus community, including the business school. Throughout the year, the center hosts on-campus interviews and career fairs. A recent career fair drew large employers such as AFLAC, Axciom Digital, Honda, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 21st Mortgage Corporation, Denso, Alstom, Lennox, Greystone Healthcare Management, Regions Financial Corporation, Sonoco Products Company, Schneider Electric, Enterprise, Unifirst Corporation, Central Intelligence Agency, and State Farm Insurance. A number of these employers were specifically seeking MBA graduates. According to the business school literature, Tennessee Tech is usually successful in placing all candidates who are seriously seeking employment after graduation.

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Students Say

Tennessee Technological University offers a flexible, affordable, and student-oriented MBA, designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Tech’s MBA is a general management program, with an emphasis on practical and interactive learning through research, case studies, computer simulation, business mentoring, workshops, consulting assignments, field trips, and more. “Professors encourage professional growth by designing classes to build teamwork among students in a global atmosphere,” while simultaneously weaving appropriate co-curricular experiences into the MBA. For example, students pursuing a concentration in finance have the opportunity to manage a real investment portfolio during their studies. Students also have the opportunity to augment their education by working at the school’s external-focused centers, designed to transfer technology and knowledge from the school community to the business world. These centers include the Business Media Center, the J.E. Owen Center for Information Technology Research, and the Small Business Development Center. With a name like “Tech,” it’s not surprising that the school is also “leading the way in combining education and technology.” At Tech, the classroom experience is top-notch and professors “go out of their way to make the material interesting.” If you have questions, doubts, or just want to talk over a concept, you’ll find professors are “ surprisingly accessible.” In fact, at this small school, “it is easy to get to know your professors and administration” as both the faculty and staff take a genuine interest in the student experience. Acase in point, a current MBA candidate shares, “Tennessee Tech extended a warm welcome when I applied to the MBA program. The director . . . met personally with me and helped me develop a strategy both for classes chosen and handling homework load.” On that note, busy professionals should keep in mind that, despite the prevalence of “very cool and easy-going professors,” Tech is “very demanding in terms of course deadlines.” If your work schedule suddenly changes or you don’t have time to visit campus for class, “TTU also runs an excellent distance program that has the feel and personal touch of a campus degree.” A current online student shares, “I feel as though Tech is also spending lots of time to improve their DMBA website. They just recently released a new version for the DMBA and it is getting better and better.” Another adds, “The MBA program support staff have been very help to me as a distance student. They have hand-carried paperwork that needed signatures from person to person for me so that I didn’t have to take a couple of days off work in order to travel to the university.” Whether online or in the classroom, one thing unites all of Tech’s MBA offerings: “This school provides a very high quality education at a very reasonable price.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • International Student Support Groups:

    Various international student clubs and associations http://www.tntech.edu/international/

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    http://orgs.tntech.edu/lambda/info.html

  • Minority Support Groups:

    Minority Affairs Office http://www.tntech.edu/bcc/

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Offered on a need basis by request

  • Study Abroad:

    Rennes, France: Rennes International Business School Sittard, The Netherlands: Hogeschool Zuyd Liege, Belgium

  • Women Support Groups:

    Women's Center http://www.tntech.edu/women/

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Tennessee Tech University College of Business include:

Cass Larson - Tennessee Valley Authority

Victor Widiasana - FedEx Corporation

Allen Washburn - Dynetics

Jennifer Sturm - U.S. Department of Defense

Aaron Anderson - BBS, AT&T

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