Master of Business Administration

Tennessee Tech's Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed to prepare students with diverse backgrounds for rewarding careers across all industries. 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.

The MBA Program is designed to allow students to pursue a 100% online program for maximum convenience and flexibility. Faculty experts in the College of Business have nearly twenty years of experience teaching online courses, and although content is delivered online, a student's diploma looks exactly the same as if the courses were taught on campus.

Full-time and part-time programs are available for students to earn their degree at their own pace. Students can finish the 30-hour program in as little as one year, or can self-pace for up to six years for program completion. MBA students receive a high-quality education at an affordable price at Tennessee Tech. The College of Business graduate programs are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. 

The MBA program at Tennessee Tech consists of ten, 3-hour courses for a total of 30 hours:

  • Seven 3-hour core courses (21 hours)
  • Three 3-hour electives (9 hours)

As many as 9 semester hours may be transferred in from other AACSB accredited schools. Credit will not be allowed for courses taken more than five years prior to application to Tennessee Tech.

Now accepting applications for COHORT 3 of the INDUSTRY-FOCUSED MBA program for HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. 

Tennessee Tech's Industry-Immersed MBA was designed specifically with working professionals in mind. It offers an option for industry leaders to pursue their Master of Business Administration, without leaving their current position.

The program, which will combine online course content with monthly weekend meetings in Nashville, leverages the College of Business' strengths and expertise in online teaching and learning, and offers the added value of face-to-face networking with industry colleagues and faculty members.

We are currently enrolling HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS for Cohort 3 of the program. Additional information about the program can be found on the program website, in the brochure linked to the left, or by contacting the Office of MBA Studies at (931) 372-3600 or



Core Classes Include:

Each core course in this group will be required of all MBA candidates.

  • ACCT 6010. Accounting Information for Management Decisions
    Analysis, interpretation, and use of accounting information by managers in directing the operations of organizations. This class does not apply to students in the Accounting concentrations- those students will take a fourth accounting elective.
  • FIN 6020. Financial Management
    Concepts and theories of corporate financial management with emphasis on value-based decision-making, including the financing decision, the investment decision, and relevant special topics.
  • ECON 6050. Analytical Decision Making

    Analytical decision making for business operations including statistics, quantitative methods, and other optimization and simulation models.
  • MKT 6100. Strategic Marketing

    Strategic marketing issues and opportunities that impact both the marketing process and marketing program. Decisions will also consider environmental variables as well as the internal elements of an organization.
  • BMGT 6200. Organizational Leadership

    An examination of behavioral concepts required for effective leadership within business organizations.
  • DS 6220. Management of Information Technology
    Concepts of current components of information technology and their management as it relates to the support of the strategic business plan.
  • BMGT 6950. Business Strategy
    Prerequisites: ACCT 6010, FIN 6020, ECON 6050, MKT 6100, BMGT 6200.
    An integrative capstone course dealing with the formulation and implementation of corporate strategy.

Elective Classes Cover Content Areas Including:

Health care, information security, business analytics, investments, project management, international business, human resources, and banking and financial services.

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