About Us

"We engage students, inspire change
and enrich the community."

This is the living vision of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a public university located on a 321-acre metropolitan campus in Chattanooga, Tennessee. UTC is part of the University of Tennessee System (UT System) and is distinguished as the only university in the System to offer a 100% online MBA program. This program complements the University's Flexible MBA program, its more than 50-year old campus MBA, that has been renamed and updated to offer 100% face-to-face or a mix of face-to-face and online course options.

UTC was founded in 1886 as then-private Chattanooga University with the motto of "We shall achieve." Today, the University serves almost 12,000 undergrad and graduate students, on campus and online. UTC has received national recognition for the strength of its business and engineering programs. Its strong relationships within the region promote numerous partnerships in experiential learning through cooperative education, internships, clinical experiences and applied research projects. UTC was the only public university in Tennessee to be named a 2016 College of Distinction. The accolade, based on rankings in the four categories of Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community and Successful Outcomes, speaks to UTC's continuing institution-wide journey to excellence.

Within UTC, the College of Business is a top-ranked, AACSB-accredited school that is committed to providing students with the tools and support they need to be academically prepared and business world ready. UTC College of Business faculty members are experts in their chosen fields and create learning environments that bridge the theoretical and practical pillars of business. The curriculum includes a heavy dose of real-world learning.

The College seeks to meet the evolving needs of business through new program development and our students and faculty are engaged in applied research that impacts the area's business community. The College of Business has approximately 1,800 undergraduate and 300 graduate students and offers 9 degree programs, including the 100% Online MBA, the Flexible MBA, the MAcc program, and a graduate certificate program in Business Analytics.

Our Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center offers career development support including resume reviews, interviewing assistance, job listings, networking opportunities, and more.

Hear from our students and faculty why UTC's MBA is a great fit for you.