The top-ranked College of Business and Global Affairs at the University of Tennessee at Martin is accredited by the AACSB. UT Martin has been recognized by the Princeton Review for 16 consecutive years as a “Best College in the Southeast,” and the business school is listed as one of the Best 294 Business Schools. U.S. News and World Report ranks UT Martin 14th among Public Schools in the South. UT Martin provides quality education at affordable rates. According to Washington Monthly, UT Martin ranks 28th in its “Best Bang for the Buck” category. Through the new UT Promise initiative, students from families earning an income of under $50,000 annually can have their tuition, that is not met by financial aid, fully covered if they meet minimum criteria.
Undergraduate students can obtain the skills necessary to be successful in business careers with a major in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Political Science, International Studies, Marketing, Management, or Information Systems. Students can focus on their personal career goals by choosing a minor in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management Information Systems, Business Communication Information Systems, Legal Studies, or Political Science. The Murray Investment Room provides students with experiential learning opportunities.
The Master of Business Administration is offered as a hybrid program for students seeking a balance between traditional on-campus learning and flexibility in scheduling. This 30-credit hour program consists of courses such as Corporate Financial Management, Legal and Ethical Environments in Business, and Accounting for Managerial Decisions.
Students see the world as their classroom at UT Martin. Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East are all options for students wishing to study abroad. The C.o.B. is currently working on plans to travel to Ireland and Japan for the 2020 Olympics. Students have also previously attended out of town conferences, such as the Tennessee Bankers Credit Conference, Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference, worked the Houston Super Bowl. Students interested in starting a business or assisting local business can utilize the Regional Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center. The Skyhawk Venture Development Workshop series consists of six sessions, and the final night features a business plan competition. Each session will consist of a different guest speaker presenting on a topic related to establishing a successful business, such as cash flow, identifying the target market, and social media branding. Partnerships with local banks also offer students the opportunity to intern. In 2019, a team of students earned 3rd in the Community State Banking Case Competition. Political Science students can intern with the Tennessee Legislature. There are also eight business student organizations, such as the International Club, Professional Business Leaders, and the Pre-Law Society.
The online MBA was ranked 34th nationally by U.S. News and World Report in 2019. Students can select a General Business or Agricultural option. Degree requirements are the same as the hybrid program. The program accepts a new cohort of 20 students each semester and takes 18 months to complete. Students will interact with peers through discussion boards and virtual meeting rooms, complete exams through an online platform, and watch lectures at their convenience.