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Application and Admissions Requirements for the MBA and MAcc Programs

Application Requirements

Applications are accepted by UTC's Graduate School at any time. However, to insure adequate time for consideration, your application should be complete at least four to six weeks prior to the term for which you seek admission.

To complete your application you must submit the following:

APPLICATION

Complete an online application at the UTC Graduate School's web site.

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

Submit to UTC's Graduate School official transcripts from each college or university attended.

APPLICATION FEE

Pay a $30 one-time, non-refundable application fee. ($35 for international student applications).

PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION

Provide proof of your immunization records to Student Health Services.

GMAT or GRE SCORES

Take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

 

Admission Criteria

 

Admission to the MBA & MAcc Programs is based on the following:

BACHELOR'S DEGREE Have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution (any major is acceptable).
GPA

A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7, or a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 undergraduate hours

OFFICIAL GRADUATE EXAM SCORE

(Either GMAT or GRE)

MUST HAVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Official GMAT Overall Score of 450 or Higher
  • Official GRE Overall Score* of 296 or Higher AND Minimum Section Scores of 146 on Verbal & 144  on Quantitative
    • Score requirements for the old version of the GRE (taken prior to August 2011)- Official Overall Score of 1000 or Higher AND Minimum Section Scores of 400 on Verbal & 500 on Quantitative.

NOTE: GMAT or GRE scores more than five years old cannot be considered.

*Overall GRE Score consists of the combined scores of the GRE Quantitative and Verbal Sections

 

ADMISSION PROCESS 

The admission process has two parts-

Step One - Admission to the UTC Graduate School must be achieved. Admittance to the UTC Graduate School is based upon a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7, or a GPA of 3.0 in the senior year.  If you do not meet this requirement, you may be considered for conditional admission if you meet the program requirements below. 

Step Two - Admission to the College of Business Graduate Programs must be achieved. 

To be accepted into the MBA or MAcc programs, a student must complete all of the following:

  1. BACHELOR'S DEGREE: Have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution (any major is acceptable).
  2. GRADUATE EXAM SCORE (Either GMAT or GRE)
    • GMAT SCORE OF 450 OR HIGHER: Have an official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score of 450 or above.
    • GRE SCORE OF 296 OR HIGHER: Have an official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 296 or above, a minimum verbal section score of 146 and a minimum quantitative score section of 144.
  3. ADMITTED TO UTC GRADUATE SCHOOL: Be granted admission to UTC's Graduate School based on a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7, or a GPA of 3.0 in your last 60 undergraduate hours.

Admission by exception

If after taking the GMAT or GRE, the student does not have the required test scores to meet admission requirements, he/she can request to be considered for admission by exception. (If the request is approved, the student's admission would likely be conditional.) 

  • Please contact Michael Owens, Assistant Dean, or Elizabeth Bell, Director of Business Graduate Programs, to inquire about this process at (423) 425-4210.
  • To considered for admission by exception, complete the ADMISSION BY EXCEPTION request form and return to the College of Business Graduate Programs Office.
  • Please be aware that there is no guarantee that a student will be admitted.

 

GRADUATE EXAM INFORMATION

TAKING THE GMAT OR GRE

The GMAT & GRE are offered as computer based tests. On average the exams can be completed in about four hours. Upon completion of the exam, you will be given an unofficial score report. Official scores will arrive two to three weeks after the exam date.

GMAT:

  • Offered on a regular basis at Pearson Professional Centers throughout the country.
  • To register at the Chattanooga testing center call (423) 485-8524 or visitwww.mba.com

 GRE:

  • Offered on a regular basis at Prometric test centers throughout the country.
  • To register at the Chattanooga testing center call (423) 894-6249 or visitwww.ets.org
PREPARING FOR THE GMAT OR GRE

To prepare for the content of the exams, you can:

  • Find several GMAT or GRE preparation books at local bookstores. The preparation books include sample test questions, preparation tips and skill building problems.
  • Sign up to take an online preparatory course. UTC's Continuing Education has reasonably priced GMAT & GRE online prep course offered on a regular basis.
  • Kaplan offers GMAT & GRE preparatory classes.

 

International Applicants

International applicants apply for graduate admission through UTC's International Student Services Office.

 
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