MBA Admissions

It's easy to get started.  The admissions process is the first step towards earning the degree you've been dreaming of, and we're here to help. Click the links below to learn more about requirements for MBA degree programs in UTC's Gary W. Rollins College of Business.

Wondering about GPA or MBA course requirements for admissions? Have questions about admission requirements for the MBA that can't wait? Please call or email us! 423-425-5708 or cobgraduate@utc.edu

 

 

Your next steps to a brighter future are listed below.

 

ADMISSION CRITERIA

Consideration for admission to the 100% Online MBA & Flexible MBA Programs are based on the following:

You must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (any major is acceptable) or foreign equivalent and be in good academic standing at the last institution you attended.

To be considered for degree regular admission, applicants must meet one of the following requirements from a regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent. All GPAs are based on a 4.0 point scale and are cumulative including all undergraduate courses completed; the last two years of undergraduate coursework are equivalent to approximately 60-70 semester hours or 90-100 quarter hours.

  • 2.70 minimum GPA for all undergraduate work taken for the baccalaureate degree or
  • 3.00 GPA for the last two years of undergraduate academic coursework or
  • 3.00 GPA for 30 or more semester hours undergraduate credit after earning the first bachelor's degree or
  • 2.70 GPA for the last two years of undergraduate coursework and a 3.00 GPA on fewer than 24 hours graduate coursework or
  • 3.00 GPA for 24 or more graduate hours or
  • An earned master's degree or higher-level degree with at least a 3.00 GPA.

Applicants must have one of the following unless qualifying for a GMAT waiver:

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

  • Official GMAT Overall Score of 450 or Higher
  • Official GRE Minimum Section Scores of 146 on Verbal & 144 on Quantitative
  • Due to the current COVID-19 situation in the U.S. and the closure of testing centers, ETS (GRE) and mba.com (GMAT) will be offering their exams via at-home live-remote-proctoring. The Rollins College of Business will accept the home-proctored versions of the GRE and GMAT Tests as part of an Online MBA or Flexible MBA application.

GMAT/GRE waiver requests will be considered for applicants who meet one of the waiver criteria listed below. Applicants will make the waiver request during part 2 of the application process (completing the MBA program application) and at that time must also select the waiver option they believe they meet.  Meeting the below criteria does not guarantee a GMAT/GRE waiver.  

To be considered for a GMAT waiver, applicants must have earned a:

  • Previous graduate degree or higher with a 3.0 cumulative GPA* or higher; OR,
  • 3.25 cumulative undergraduate GPA* plus 5 years of professional work experience; OR,
  • UTC undergraduate Business major or other AACSB university Business major with a 3.0 cumulative GPA* and 3.2 cumulative GPA* within an AACSB business major (defined as upper level courses in business).

ADDITIONAL WAIVERS OPTIONS AVAILABLE THROUGH 12/31/2020:

  1. Completion of an undergraduate degree in mathematics, engineering, computer science, nursing, physics, or chemistry with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  2. Completion of the UTC Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics (four courses) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

* Note: Applicants must have a degree conferred prior to UTC determining they meet any waiver involving a GPA. Any applicants currently working on coursework toward their degree will not be considered for a waiver or admission until after a final official transcript is submitted indicating degree conferral.

Note: Admissions criteria described are minimum requirements for MBA program consideration. These minimum MBA admissions requirements do not guarantee acceptance into a specific graduate degree program or the UTC Graduate School.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Submit the following requirements for the MBA degree program to complete your application:

For your program of choice, complete both parts of the online application: 1) UTC Graduate School application, 2) MBA program application (choose 100% Online or Flexible)  

(See the bottom of the page for links to these applications.)

Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended (even those from whom transfer credits were earned) to UTC's Graduate School.

To expedite the receipt of official transcripts, UTC recommends the use of an electronic transcript submission service such as:

If mailing official transcripts, they must be mailed directly from the institution to:

The Graduate School
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Department 5305
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Pay a $35 one-time, non-refundable application fee. ($40 for international student applications). This fee is paid when completing the online application.

Provide proof of your immunization records to University Health Services.

NOTE: This is for full-time Flexible MBA program students only. 100% Online MBA applicants are not required to submit these records. Once admitted and during the advising process, part-time Flexible MBA students may request to be waived from this requirement.

Take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and report the scores to UTC. Your scores will be reported electronically to UTC if you select UTC as a recipient. UTC’s Institution number is 1831.  Testing times can fill up during busy times of year; schedule your exam allowing several weeks to study and two to three weeks for the exam to be reported to UTC.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation in the U.S. and the closure of testing centers, ETS (GRE) and mba.com (GMAT) will be offering their exams via at-home live-remote-proctoring. The Rollins College of Business will accept the home-proctored versions of the GRE and GMAT Tests as part of an Online MBA or Flexible MBA application.

International student applicants (not U.S. born or naturalized citizens) have additional application requirements detailed in the International Student Application Guide on the UTC International Student Services Office web site.

Note: International student applicants must submit admission materials to the UTC International Student Services Office.

 

GRADUATE EXAM INFORMATION

The GMAT & GRE is 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

NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 situation in the U.S. and the closure of testing centers, ETS (GRE) and mba.com (GMAT) will be offering their exams via at-home live-remote-proctoring. The Rollins College of Business will accept the home-proctored versions of the GRE and GMAT Tests as part of an Online MBA or Flexible MBA application.

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

  • Find several GMAT or GRE preparation guides at local or online book retailers. The preparation books include sample test questions, preparation tips and skill-building problems.
  • Use any number of third-party online study guides and preparatory classes.  Some include Kaplan, Princeton Review and Magoosh.

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MBA Application Dates and Deadlines 

Applications and documents submitted after the Regular Admission Deadline will be considered for admission based on eligibility and program space availability.  It is strongly recommended that interested applicants submit all application materials no later than the Regular Admission Deadline.

 
  For This Semester Start Submit Application By Order Transcripts By Take GMAT or GRE Test By
Early Admission

Fall 2020

Starts

Aug. 17, 2020

May 30, 2020  May 30, 2020  Jun. 13, 2020 
Regular Admission

Fall 2020

Starts

Aug. 17, 2020

 
Jun. 27, 2020  Jun. 27, 2020  Jul. 4, 2020
Early Admission

Spring 2021

Starts

Jan. 4, 2021

Oct. 23, 2020  Oct. 23, 2020 Nov. 6, 2020
Regular Admission

Spring 2021

Starts

Jan. 4, 2021

 
Nov. 20, 2020  Nov. 20, 2020 Nov. 27, 2020
 Early Admission

Summer 2021

Starts

May 12, 2021

Mar. 1, 2021  Mar. 1, 2021    Mar. 13, 2021
  Regular Admission

Summer 2020

Starts

May 12, 2021

 
Mar. 29, 2021  Mar. 29, 2021    Apr. 12, 2021