Master's of Business Administration
The purpose of the M.B.A degree is to offer a professional program preparing graduate students from diverse backgrounds for rewarding careers in organizations. The core area of business studies is broad in scope for the purpose of developing general managerial competence through extensive use of various pedagogies such as case methods, simulations, and research projects. Electives are used to develop special competencies of interest to the student. In the degree, the College seeks to:
- Provide a high level of confidence that will allow the student to cope with uncertainty, communicate effectively, and to make decisions in an increasingly complex and global business environment.
- Provide an awareness and appreciation of the legal, ethical, social, political, and economic environments of business.
- Provide essential competence in administration, as well as an understanding of the administrative process.
- Develop a high level of skill in problem analysis and decision making.
- Provide sufficient competence for making positive contributions to one of the functional areas of a business firm through changing technology within the business context.
Students interested in applying should visit the Tennessee Tech Graduate Admissions website to begin an application.
- Employer Information
The MBA program at Tennessee Tech University includes a practical and an interactive student learning approach. The interactive teaching methods encompass cases, competitive computer simulation, field research, experimentation, applied problem solving, team building exercises, cross-functional activities, scenario planning, business mentoring, workshops, field trips, role playing, primary data collection, feasibility projects, and/or consulting assignments. All of this is designed to make your employees better equipped for the workplace. Enriching the knowledge of employees through education and real-world practice will allow them to be more effective in any company.
The MBA program provides a sound business theoretical foundation–including the latest and most progressive intellectual thinking. Moreover, the theories and tools are applied so as to be relevant to current and futuristic business applications. The program is designed to serve both short-term and long-term needs of all types of private and public organizations. The MBA program recognizes the impact of our global economy, the entrepreneurial demands of society and ethical expectations. In essence, it takes a normative approach that will serve all of your employees. Bringing an enhanced level of knowledge and understanding of multiple business disciplines will improve workplace and customer relations. The Tennessee Tech MBA program is seeking new relationships with employers, where employees can go through the MBA program together and share the experience.
If you or your employees are interested in furthering their professional careers by obtaining an MBA from Tennessee Tech, contact us today about setting up an informational meeting or requesting materials.
- Study Abroad
MBA students have the opportunity to participate in MBA Programs in Belgium, Netherlands, or France with students from around the world, and have the option to participate in shorter travel-study trips (7-10 days) through semester-long courses.
The study abroad experience forever changes views about other cultures and increases interest in working in a business environment that is more diverse or global. The challenge of traveling and/or living abroad increases self confidence and global understanding.
"My time at Tech has presented many enjoyable opportunities however, the study abroad experience is by far my favorite."
- Bailey Womble, Tennessee Tech MBA '20
"I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to study abroad to take that opportunity. The things you learn about other cultures and societies just can't be measured unless you go experience it for yourself."
- Hayden Alexander, Tennessee Tech MBA '19
Tennessee Tech is a part of The Network of International Business Schools (NIBS), a group of business schools from around the world that have recognized that contemporary business education is incomplete without a strong international component. NIBS consists of more than 55 business schools from 18 countries. Members of NIBS allow credit transfers, place a high value on collaboration, and encourage participation in faculty and student exchanges, and joint teaching and research programs.
- Student Life
Distinguished Lecture Series
The Distinguished Lecture Series Program provides students and faculty with an opportunity to interact with prominent executives for an open exchange of views on current issues. Through this vital program, executives are brought into the classroom to offer students first-hand information about the complexities of the business world, while inspiring them to seek new ways to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
The College of Business Student to Career Program provides professional development opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
The program provides one-on-one consultation and assistance with resume, interview prep and follow up, professional dress, and networking. Student to Career facilitates annual programs such as Ticket 2 Ride (T2R), Nashville Career Fair Trip, and Table for 10. The Business Professional Clothes Closet runs out of this program and we facilitate student involvement and registration for the COBBOT Foundation Dinner, Meet the Firms, Distinguished Lecture Series and other professional events.
- Learning Goals and Objectives
Goal 1 - Students will possess a broad integrative knowledge of business disciplines.
Objective 1.1 - Students will demonstrate ability to integrate knowledge of core business disciplines.
Goal 2 - Students will consider ethical dimensions in decision-making.
Objective 2.1 - Students will demonstrate awareness of ethical implications of business decisions.
Goal 3 - Students will possess the necessary knowledge and skills to perform in a professional environment.
Objective 3.1 - Students will demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication skills.
Goal 4 - Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically in addressing business problems.
Objective 4.1 - Students will demonstrate ability for problem solving and decision making.
Goal 5 - Students will demonstrate an understanding of leadership skills and the ability to influence others.
Objective 5.1 - Students will be able to identify effective leadership skills required in diverse situations.
Objective 5.2 - Students will be able to demonstrate leadership skills required in diverse situations.