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Haslam’s Full-Time MBA develops both the breadth of business knowledge necessary to be a successful manager and the depth of knowledge in a concentration area to add more direct value to a business unit.


Participating in teams throughout the core of the program allows students to gain leadership skills and learn how to work in team-based settings, which will enable their future careers.

A Haslam Full-Time MBA graduate’s average base salary is approximately $100,000. The Full-Time MBA provides hands-on experience, team-building skills, networking and results for your career on an accelerated timeline at a competitive cost.

Duration: 16 months

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Start Date: August 2022

Immediate Results

Earning a Full-Time MBA degree from the Haslam College of Business takes a significant amount of resources and time but is worth the return on investment. The December 2018/May 2019 MBA class’ average base salary was $99,108.

Supply Chain Leader

The Haslam College of Business is ranked #2 nationally among supply chain graduate programs and #1 for supply chain research globally. Our MBA students have access to hundreds of industry professionals through Haslam’s highly regarded Global Supply Chain Institute, alumni network and world-class faculty.

Team-based Learning

Haslam’s Full-Time MBA program emphasizes small cohorts, career coaching and team building to reflect real-world business dynamics.

An MBA in 16 months

Our curriculum encompasses business knowledge and professional skills, allowing you to develop expertise in one of five concentration areas during your final semester. The Full-Time MBA program also includes a required summer internship, giving you the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned throughout the program while establishing business rapport with key industry leaders.

Class Profile


Confirmed: 51
Male: 65%
Female: 35%
Avg. GPA: 3.41
Avg. GMAT: 673
Avg. GRE Verbal: 157
Avg. GRE Quant: 158
# of Veterans: 11
Avg. Years of work experience: 4.8
In state: 56%
Out of State: 44%

Admissions contact: Ashley Sams

 

What You’ll Learn


The first year of Haslam’s Full-Time MBA builds a foundation of business knowledge and professional skills. The second year develops expertise for specialized interests and goals in a concentration area. Core courses are conducted in teams and students gain real-world knowledge and skills through case competitions, project-based work, a required internship and a global learning experience.

Key Components

Prep Course Week: An optional week of classes providing an overview of accounting, finance, statistics and Excel prior to the commencement of the first semester for accepted Haslam Full-Time MBA students. This program is designed for non-business majors and other students needing a business fundamentals refresher. Prep Course Week fees must be paid before students can participate.

LEAP Week: The first week of the Full-Time MBA program in which you LEAP: learn, engage, assess and present. Team building, presentation and negotiation skills and career development are the focus.

Business Skills Module: A practical skills course covering effective presentation and writing, use of technology-related platforms and career development, including cutting-edge job search techniques, self-marketing and correspondence, and networking.

Case Competitions: The first three sessions of the first year end with an integrated internal case competition reflecting current business issues. Select Haslam teams also compete in external case competitions including SEC, Deloitte, and National Black.

Internship: During the required summer internship, students apply the skills they have learned, develop valuable experience and build their professional network.

Global Business Seminar: At the end the first year, students obtain a firsthand look at the cultural, administrative and economic complexities of conducting business internationally through the Global Business Experience.

In the spring of the first year, students will choose a concentration area from one of five options. Concentration requirements typically include nine credit hours in a student’s last semester of the program and provide a deep dive into a functional area of business.

  • Business Analytics
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation (E&I)
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain Management

Haslam has the #3 ranked supply chain graduate program among public schools and offers multiple dual degrees that are similarly ranked. Candidates must satisfy the curriculum and graduation requirements of both degrees and both colleges. Students withdrawing from one degree program before completion will not receive credit toward graduation in their other degree program, except as such courses qualify for credit without regard to the dual degree program.

  • MBA/MS Business Analytics
  • MBA/MS Engineering
  • JD/MBA
  • MBA/MS Agricultural Economics

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Networking


When it comes to you and your success, we are in it for the long haul. Whether you graduated six months or six years ago, you are a valued member of the UT network and our Haslam Full-Time MBA family. We are here for you and hope that you will continue to be actively involved in the program by sharing your experiences and insights with current students.

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Recruit

If you want to connect your company with current Haslam Full-Time MBA students, you can host an information session, interview for full-time or internship positions, or participate in the fall MBA Job and Internship Fair. Learn More

If you would like your company to participate in an on-campus event, please email Thomas Bates.

Recruitment Guide

“A huge advantage for Haslam’s MBA students who want to work in the CPG industry is the supportive alumni network. There are so many phenomenal graduates within the industry who want to pay it back and help students. Those personal connections are what really made me want to go here for my MBA.”

Dena White vonWerssowetz
Doritos Brand Manager, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division

Student Organizations

TOMBA is the premier professional development organization for MBAs at the University of Tennessee. It is a student-managed organization that serves as an interface between UT MBA full-time students, faculty, alumni, and the community. Its members not only enjoy serving their campus and community, but connecting with each other through mentorship, social,
and intramural activities.

NAWMBA is a not for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of businesswomen as corporate leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs. It seeks to enrich workforce diversity around the world.

Grads to Golf

Grads to Golf is an outdoors and classroom program that introduces young professionals to golf early in their careers and promotes the importance of golf in business. Grads to Golf is open to dues-paying UT NAWMBA chapter members.

Big Orange Consulting’s mission is to enhance understanding of consulting principles and foster connections between the local community, alumni consultants, and the University of Tennessee MBA student population. The organization provides opportunities for members to explore different areasof consulting, practice case interviews with peers, and gain experience in consulting engagements when possible.

The mission of the Association of Graduate Business Veterans is to improve the educational environment for veteran students and build a better understanding between
faculty and students. The organization seeks to build camaraderie and mentoring systems among veteran students.

The Torch Funds allow graduate and undergraduate students at the Haslam College of Business to gain experience managing a portfolio of securities on a live exchange. Students must apply to become Torch Fund managers, and the process is highly competitive. The college’s Carroll, Haslam, LaPorte, and McClain Torch Fund managers have unlimited access to the Masters Investment Learning Center’s resources to manage these funds.

 

Graduate Torch Funds

The Haslam and LaPorte Torch Funds provide Haslam’s first-year MBA students the opportunity to manage a portfolio of securities currently worth approximately $1.6
million combined.

The Graduate Student Senate represents the interests of all graduate and professional students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. As the official voice of graduate and  professional students, the senate provides the opinion of the graduate student body to administrators and works towards the betterment of the graduate and professional student experience on campus.

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Curriculum- Full-Time MBA


Total Program Hours – 48

Fall – First Year Credit Hours
Session 1: 7½ Weeks
ACCT 505 – Financial Accounting 1.5
FIN 505 – Financial Management I 1.5
BZAN 505 – Operations Management 1.5
MKTG 505 – Demand Management I 1.5
BUAD 515 – Business Skills Development I 1.5
Session 2: 7½ Weeks
ACCT 506 – Managerial Accounting 1.5
SCM 505 – Supply Chain Management I 1.5
MKTG 506 – Demand Management II 1.5
BZAN 506 – Prescriptive Modeling 1.5
BUAD 516 – Business Skills Development II 1.5
Total Fall Credit Hours 15
Spring – First Year MBA Core Courses Credit Hours
Session 1: 7½ Weeks
MGT 505 – Leading Complex Organizations 1.5
ECON 505 – Economics of Strategy 1.5
FIN 506 – Financial Management II 1.5
STAT 505 – Quantitative Methods 1.5
BUAD 517 – Business Skills Development III 1.5
Session 2: 7½ Weeks
SCM 506 – Supply Chain Management II 1.5
FIN 507 – Financial Statement Analysis 1.5
MGT 506 – Competitive Strategy 1.5
ECON 506 – Market Forces in the Global Environment 1.5
BZAN 507 – Supply Chain Models 1.5
Total Spring Credit Hours 15

Summer Mini-Term – First Year

  Credit Hours
 

MGT 593 – Global Business Seminar and Travel

3
  Total Mini-Term Credit Hours 3
Fall – Second Year 15 Weeks Credit Hours
MGT 596 Corporate Strategy Capstone 3
MBA Concentration (three, 3-credit hour courses) 9
MBA Elective (one, 3-credit hour course) 3
 

Total Second Year Credit Hours

15

Admissions


All Full-Time MBA and dual degree applicants to the Haslam College of Business must apply through UT’s Graduate School. Candidates should review the graduate school’s admission procedures before applying.

Two references, transcripts, letters of recommendation, GMAT/GRE scores, TOEFL score (if applicable), professional resume or CV, and responses to a set of essay questions are necessary to complete the application. Applications can be submitted with unofficial transcripts; official versions are only required upon admission. Applicants will be considered for an exam waiver on a case-by-case basis pending a full review of the submitted application and interview with the Admissions Director. (GMAT ID: 8GR-KN-71, GRE ID: 1834).

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Requirements

Coursework: Applicants who earned non-business undergraduate degrees are encouraged to take fundamental courses in one or all of the following: accounting, Excel, finance and statistics before entering the program.

GMAT/GRE:  Active duty military and veterans should contact mba@utk.edu to inquire about the possibility of a GMAT or GRE waiver.

English Language Proficiency: Applicants whose native language is not English must score at least 600 or 100 IBT for the TOEFL or 7.5 for the IELTS. Test scores are valid for two years.

Dual Degrees

Applicants for dual degrees (JD-MBA, MBA-MS Agricultural Economics, MBA-MS Business Analytics, MBA-MS Engineering) must apply to both programs. Students interested in entering JD-MBA must also submit a letter of application to the Dual Program Committee before entering their last 28 hours of coursework in the JD and the third semester of the MBA

Letter of Recommendation

In the application, please enter the name and email address of your recommender. When you submit the application, they will receive an email with the recommendation to complete. The admissions committee prefers to see one academic (faculty) and one professional (current/previous supervisor) recommendation.

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Top Traits We Look For:

1. Professional work experience (3+ years preferred)

2. Academic potential (GPA and GMAT or GRE)

3. Proven success working in teams

4. Cultural diversity or international work/travel experience

5. Demonstrated leadership

6. Effective communication skills

Key Dates

October 15 – Priority Admissions Review Date
November 15 – First Round Review Date
January 15 – Second Round Review Date
February 1 – Final Review Date for International Students
March 15 – Third Round Review Date
April 1 – Fourth Round Review Date (based on space availability)
June 15 – Final Review Date

Tuition & Financial Aid


ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST (for students entering Fall 2021)
In-State: $38,875
Out-of-State: $69,574

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Tuition and Estimated Fees Do Not Include:

  • The MBA $1,000 seating deposit (non-refundable and does not apply towards tuition or fees)
  • Graduation fee
  • Estimated travel cost for the Global Business

There may be extra fees required for joining a student association. Tuition and fees are reassessed annually and may increase.

The Haslam Full-Time MBA is fortunate to offer both graduate research and teaching assistantships which provide a university tuition waiver (excluding university and program fees) plus a stipend in exchange for 10 hours of weekly work. Fellowships are also available for exemplary candidates and do not require service.

 

Consideration for both is based on cumulative undergraduate GPA, test scores and employment history and awarded through the application process. No additional forms are necessary.

 

Additional assistantships and fellowships offered through the university have varying eligibility requirements.

There are also several privately funded opportunities that require separate applications by March 15. Candidates must have a completed application to the program in order to be considered. For additional information regarding these scholarships please email the Full-Time MBA director of admissions, Thomas Bates.

 

Learn about federal student loans and other need-based financial aid for graduate students at One Stop Express Student Services. Complete the FAFSA Application for Federal Student Aid.

Haslam offers a full range of support for veterans to apply their benefits to an MBA. Learn more about the programs and fees covered within Haslam or visit UT’s Veterans Resource Center.

Faculty


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For more information contact us.


Thomas J. Bates
Director of Admissions
(865) 974-8918
tbates6@utk.edu

Ashley Sams
Assistant Director of Admissions, Graduate Business Programs
(865) 974-8696
asams6@vols.utk.edu