Hybrid MBA FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to take the GMAT/GRE?

Perhaps not. Our admissions matrix includes professional work experience, graduate, and undergraduate education in assessing a candidate's eligibility for admission.


2. What supplemental documents are required for admission to the hybrid MBA?

Students who wish to be considered for the hybrid, industry-immersed MBA option must submit the following additional documentation, directly to the Office of MBA Studies:

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose/Cover Letter
  • Three (3) professional references (ex. former employers, supervisors, co-workers, professors and/or faculty members or administrators.

3. What is the deadline for admission to the program?

Applications that are submitted by July 1 are guaranteed for processing for the following fall semester start date. We will accept all supporting and supplemental documentation (official transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, resumes, cover letters and references) through August 1. Applications submitted after the July 1st deadline may be processed, but it is not guaranteed.

4. How do I apply for the hybrid program/which application should I submit?

Students who wish to be considered for the industry-immersed MBA program should submit the same online application used to admit students for the traditional MBA program. However, students should indicate on the application that they are interested in the industry-immersed program, by checking the box denoted with HYBR. Students will then be contacted by the Office of MBA Studies with a request to submit supplemental documentation (see question 2).

5. What if I cannot attend all of the weekend meetings associated with the industry-immersed MBA program?

Cases in which students are unable to attend weekend meetings/residencies in Nashville will be handled on an individual basis by the MBA Exceptions Committee.

6. Will I graduate with a Healthcare MBA or a Healthcare Concentration?

Students who enroll in and graduate from the industry-immersed MBA program will receive a traditional Master of Business Administration degree. The industry-focused component of the program pertains to the cohort of students moving through the curriculum together, and the common industry that they are employed in. This allows for working professionals in the program to network within their current industry, without having an MBA with a specific specialization.

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