Requirements for Admission

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited school or program
    State and federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own. Click here for a list of states where Tennessee Technological University is authorized to offer online degrees. If you do not see your state listed, you will be unable to enroll in any online programs offered by Tennessee Tech.
  • 2014 Deadlines

    • Last day for International Applicants to Apply for Summer 2014 Admission: March 1
    • Last Day for International Applicants to Apply for Fall 2014 Admission: May 1
    • Last day for US Applicants to Apply for Summer 2014 Admission: May 3
    • Last Day for US Applicants to Apply for Fall 2014 Admission: August 1
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Satisfactory test scores on EITHER the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT--minimum required score of 450) OR the General Record Exam (GRE--minimum required score of 146 Verbal Reasoning and 150 Quantitative Reasoning). Applicants may request to waive the standardized test requirement if they have completed an advanced terminal degree or master's degree with a substantial quantitative component. This waiver is not guaranteed and the request must be made in writing.
  • Minimum Formula Score of 1,000 [(GPA x 200) + GMAT] or 1,050 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Statement of Computer Proficiency - Students must be proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software including the integration of all three.
  • For students with a native language other than English, a minimum score of 550 (213 computer-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Transferring Credit Hours

As many as 9 semester hours may be transferred from other AACSB accredited schools. Credit will not be allowed for courses taken more than five years prior to application to Tennessee Tech. Each request for transfer credits will be evaluated by the MBA director on a case-by-case basis.

Preparing for the GMAT

Many students have inquired about how to prepare for the GMAT. Although there are many greats books and programs available to help you prepare, we have found that Khan Academy provides an excellent course available for free. To begin navigate to

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