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Admission Requirements

The Full-Time MBA application requires two references as well as transcripts, GMAT/GRE scores, TOEFL score (if applicable), a resume and responses to a set of essay questions. Official copies of all transcripts and test scores are required before an admissions decision can be rendered (GMAT ID: 8GR-KN-71, GRE ID: 1843) .

Top six traits we look for in our Full-Time MBA candidates:

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

Recommended 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.

Admission Test Options: Either the GMAT or GRE is required and scores are valid for five years. Active duty military and veterans should contact Tom Bates, Director of Admissions, tbates6@utk.edu to inquire about the possibility of a GMAT or GRE waiver. No exemption consideration is available for the MBA/MS in Engineering or the MBA/MS in Business Analytics programs.

English Language Proficiency: For applicants whose native language is not English, the MBA program requires a minimum score of 600 or 100 IBT for the TOEFL or 7.5 for the IELTS. Test scores are valid for two years.

Key Admissions Dates

October 1, 2021: Priority Admissions Review Date
November 15, 2021: First Round Review Date
January 15, 2022: Second Round Review Date
February 1, 2022: Final Review Date for International Students
March 15, 2022: Third Round Review Date
April 1, 2022: Fourth Round Review Date (based on space availability)
June 15, 2022: Final Review Date

***Applications received by the 1st round will be given priority for merit-based fellowships and assistantships.

Class Profile

Learn about our Full-Time MBA class. For more information about what we look for in MBA applicants, check out our requirements section.

Haslam Full-Time MBA Program Class
Total students: 51
Average age: 27
Average work experience: 4.4 years
Undergraduate GPA: 3.4
GMAT score: 680
GRE score: 158 Verbal / 158 Quant
Females 35%
U.S. Minorities: 14%
Non-U.S. citizens: 8%
Int'l Students: 15%
Veterans 22%
Students pursuing dual degrees: 11%