Online MBA Program
Open the door to global connections, strategic insights and new business perspectives from wherever you are with the Online MBA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s (UTK) Haslam College of Business. Our relevant business curriculum is available 100 percent online.
How do you define business leadership? At the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s (UTK) Haslam College of Business, we take a practical approach. When you earn your MBA online at UT Knoxville, you’ll learn to shape business through action using powerful tools to set strategy and drive change in your career—and organization. With a Haslam MBA, you’ll see the bigger picture, and develop street smarts in a business context to drive decisions with a lasting impact.
Designed for today’s business environment, the Online MBA will equip you with an agile skill set that you’ll use to adapt to the unexpected. Threaded throughout our Online MBA curriculum, essential and analytical business tools like Excel, Power BI and Tableau allow you to frame business decisions in the context of data and lead your teams with confidence.
Wherever you are in your industry or career, the Online MBA will prepare you for the next professional step. Complete your degree in a collaborative online environment from wherever you are in the world and join thousands of Haslam alumni in a lifelong network of Volunteers.
- 100% Online
- AACSB-Accredited Business School
- 45 Credit Hours
- No GRE/GMAT Required
- $1,200 Per Credit Hour**Based on 2021-2022 tuition rates
Who Should Attend?
The UTK Online MBA draws on interdisciplinary business principles and our virtual classroom is accessible to students across industries. While many Online MBA students have business degrees, no specific academic background beyond a bachelor’s degree is required to apply to the program.
Our program may be the best fit for you if you are on a leadership trajectory or want to bring valuable business skills to work.
“I want students to understand the context in which they can use their skills. I try to pull in different examples and a broad spectrum of how students can apply analytical tools. They learn critical thinking skills like how to analyze a given situation and make recommendations for improvement.”
Senior Lecturer, Online MBA
Why Learn Online?
When you earn your Online MBA from UT Knoxville, renowned business education meets you where you are. The Haslam Online MBA pairs a practical, hands-on MBA curriculum with the flexibility of earning your degree 100 percent online.
Beyond the benefit of earning your graduate degree without relocating, our MBA makes it possible to return to school without putting your professional development on hold. A part-time pace allows you to progress through the MBA curriculum while balancing your personal and professional commitments.
First-time online learner? No problem. With the full support of UT Haslam faculty and advisors, you’ll have countless resources to ensure your success in the virtual classroom. Between interactive live lectures and remote office hours, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with Haslam faculty, ask questions and solidify course concepts. Even when you’re not in Knoxville, we’re with you every step of the way.
If you’re ready to learn more about earning your degree online, connect with our enrollment team today. Our advisors can help you identify if online learning is the right fit for you, and discuss the independent and social learning components of the Online MBA.
Applied, analytical and actionable, our Online MBA curriculum emphasizes the business tools professionals need to make an impact today. Haslam faculty developed the Online MBA curriculum for the current business environment, and your course instructors will cover relevant firsthand experience and case studies.
The Online MBA curriculum consists of 12 core courses and 3 electives.
T. Allen Pannell, Jr.
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The benefits of earning your MBA online at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are extensive. The Online MBA allows you direct access to our vast alumni network and the flexibility to earn while you learn, since most students choose to work full-time while pursuing their degree. Even better? Across online and residential MBAs, the average return on learning is significant. Median MBA graduate salaries are 77 percent higher than those with just a bachelor’s degree, according to the Graduate Management Admissions Council.
Unlike a traditional, full-time MBA, Online MBA students have the option to earn their degree at a part-time pace. When it comes to your employer, this means that you can start to make an impact and bring best practices to work from day one in your Online MBA program—an immense benefit for your bosses.
Additionally, as a UT Knoxville Online MBA student, your degree is held to the same rigorous standards as our other MBA programs. As a result, graduates of the Online MBA program receive the same diploma as residential MBA students. Since your degree modality does not influence the quality of education you receive from UTK, it is not designated on your diploma or transcripts.
Current tuition for the Online MBA is $1,200 per credit hour based on 2021-2022 tuition rates and does not include additional university fees. Tuition is subject to change each year, as approved by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Board of Trustees.
Students completing the Online MBA at a part-time pace will earn their degree in an average of 32-36 months. Total time to degree completion may vary based on each individual student’s scheduling needs.
“It’s a culture deeply rooted in practice. We train students for the world, for the industry. We try to stay well-connected to reality, and our curriculum does that.”
Bogdan Bichescu, PhD
Associate Professor, Online MBA