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The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

College of Business Administration

Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    609
  • Program Cost
    $35,640
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    70%
  • Selectivity
    67%
  • Job Offers
    86%
  • Average Salary
    $78,029
  • Top Industry
    Other
Contact Information
504 Haslam Business Building
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-4150, United States
Website

College of Business Administration

About College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee consists of approximately 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, 120 faculty, and 125 staff members with a commitment to developing and becoming Mindful Leaders of Worthy Enterprise. We include our alumni among our constituency and are particularly thankful for the 2,800 alumni who contribute each year and the 500+ who participate in our gift societies. They additionally provide continuing guidance through our college, departmental, and program-based advisory councils. Alumni gifts allow us to provide over 280 scholarships to our students and over 35 chairs and professorships to our faculty. Big Orange, Big Ideas is a slogan we often hear at UT, and we in the College of Business Administration believe we have many big ideas. Among these ideas are our four strategic initiatives – scholarly endeavors where we believe we are or can be true global leaders. In addition our Center for Executive Education (CEE) has served for years as a really big idea. Our window to the business world, CEE is both a source for new ideas and a proving ground for the value of our research. We have many other programs, research centers, and initiatives that go beyond what is expected, and add value to our students, our state, and our greater community. Please take the time to explore the many ideas and programs that make our college a unique and exciting place.

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About The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.06 GPA of All Applicants 3.3 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 40
  • Median 30
  • Middle 80% 12 to 60
Admissions Selectivity
67% College of Business Administration 46% Average Across All Schools

609 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
73% 586
76% 609
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 154
67% 67.0
70% 70.0
Female
30% 30
International
31% 31
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Wait-listed
100% 0
Top Undergrad Majors
  • Accepted
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of Tennesssee Knoxville
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Middle Tennessee State Universityq
  • Wofford College
  • Montana State University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • Interviews Important
$41,171 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • NA
  • NA
  • NA
  • NA
  • NA
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
4% 4
5% 5
680 to 709
9% 9
13% 13
650 to 679
8% 8
6% 6
620 to 649
16% 16
18% 18
590 to 619
19% 19
24% 24
560 to 589
19% 19
20% 20
530 to 559
8% 8
6% 6
500 to 529
8% 8
4% 4
Under 500
11% 11
4% 4
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Other 30%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 25%
  • Manufacturing 16%
  • Financial Services 11%
Deloitte 4
Top Employer
  • Scripps Networks Interactive 3
  • Ernst & Young 3
  • Caterpillar 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
86% College of Business Administration 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
74% 74
64% 63.699022556390986
74% Receive Offers
59% 59
58% 57.85206896551723
59% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
12% 12
21% 21.110859375
12% Receive Offers
18% 18
25% 24.93132867132867
18% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
2% 2
5% 5.492558139534883
2% Receive Offers
5% 5
7% 7.091818181818181
5% Accept Offers
79% Graduates seeking full-time employment
18% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Deloitte 4
  • Scripps Networks Interactive 3
  • Ernst & Young 3
  • Caterpillar 2
  • CROSSMARK 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Finance/Accounting
14% 14
$71,000.00
60K 100K
Marketing/Sales
20% 20
$60,000.00
40K 77K
Operations/Logistics
43% 43
$84,500.00
50K 125K
Other
23% 23
$77,688.00
59K 97K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
25% 25
$100,000.00
65K 125K
Consumer Products
11% 11
$77,700.00
68K 97K
Financial Services
11% 11
$72,500.00
60K 100K
Manufacturing
16% 16
$77,000.00
70K 90K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
7% 7
$58,333.00
50K 65K
Other
30% 30
$60,083.00
40K 78K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
25% 25
$63,950.00
40K 77K
More than one year, up to three years
30% 30
$78,111.00
59K 105K
More than five years
20% 20
$80,000.00
60K 95K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
North America
100% 100
$78,029.00
40K 125K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
9% 9
$112,500.00
100K 125K
U.S. South
65% 65
$68,917.00
40K 105K
U.S. Southwest
7% 7
$91,333.00
72K 125K
U.S. Midwest
19% 19
$78,563.00
65K 97K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Caterpilar 4
  • Y12 4
  • Tennessee Valley Authority 3
  • PolyOne 2
  • Dell 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus 53
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board 69
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 98
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • MBA Women International
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
  • National Hispanic MBA

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$112,896
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $35,640
  • Budget $38,520
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$143,456
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $66,456
  • Budget $60,092
3 Full Tuition Scholarships
$7,538 Average Scholarship Amount 74% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
100% 100
74% 74
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$1,264,535
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy Only to domestic students
  • Max loan guarantee per year $20,500
  • Average post-graduation debt $30,750
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
39 College of Business Administration 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
30% 30
Case study
20% 20
Experiential learning
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Other
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Analytics
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/ME (Engineering)
  • MBA/MSEE (Electrical Engineering)
  • MBA/MSIE (Industrial Engineering)
  • MBA/MSME (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 17
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Continued improvements to 4 year old Haslam Business Building, including both classrooms and team rooms.

Students: Who are my classmates?

11% International Students
28% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
89% 89
Asian American
4% 4
Multiethnic
4% 4
Student Citizenship
North America
89% 89
Asia
11% 11
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Volunteer
  • Women in MBA

Alumni: How strong is my network?

3,650 Living MBA Alumni 1 Countries where alumni clubs exist
1 Active alumni clubs
3% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.