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Application and Admission Requirements

Executive MBA

To complete your application you must submit the following:

APPLICATION 

Obtain and complete an application from UTC's Graduate School. You may pick up an application in person (Race Hall 103) or apply online.

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).Note: GMAT or GRE waivers may be available for applicants with significant, relevant work experience or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants interested in pursuing a waiver should contact the Assistant Dean, Michael Owens at 423-425-5250.

RESUME/VITA

Provide a current resume or vita.

RECOMMENDATION

Submit a recommendation from your employer (preferably your direct supervisor). The recommendation should include acknowledgement of the required time commitment (half days Friday and a 10-day international trip).

 

Admission Requirements

Admission to the EMBA program is based on the following:

GPA

A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7, or a GPA of 3.0 in the senior year.

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 1000 or Higher AND Minimum Section Scores of 400 on Verbal & 500 on Quantitative

NOTE: GMAT or GRE waivers may be available for EMBA applicants with significant, relevant work experience or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants interested in pursuing a waiver should contact the Assistant Dean, Michael Owens a 423-425-5250.

INTERVIEW

Interview with Michael Owens, Assistant Dean for the College of Business. (Contact Michael Owens at Michael-Owens@utc.edu or 423-425-5250 to set up an interview.)

COMMITTEE REVIEW

A committee of faculty and administrators will review all qualified applications to select the students who will be admitted to the upcoming EMBA class.

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 visit www.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 visit www.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.
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