Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Start to finish in 12 months
100% online option
Accelerated cohort opportunity
Newly revised and integrated curriculum
Career and professional development seminars
Network with other business leaders
Global opportunities—study abroad option

Program Director
Dr. Kim Sokoya
Business and Aerospace 
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Graduate Student Advisor
Allyson Baugh
Business and Aerospace 
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The University offers a Master of Business Administration degree that requires courses in the departments of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Computer Information Systems, and Management and Marketing. There are optional concentrations available in Concrete Industry Management,  Healthcare Management, or Music Business. Jennings A. Jones College of Business is accredited through AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

Andrew C. Rambo Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Andrew Clark (Andy) Rambo by FCM Cares Inc., this one-year scholarship is awarded to an MBA student in the accelerated cohort program of the Flex MBA. The scholarship is for a 12-month period, during which the recipient is expected to finish the MBA program. Recipients must have an undergraduate degree from MTSU, must have been admitted into the MBA program, and must be Tennessee residents. Mr. Rambo was board chair of First Community Bank and board member of First Community Mortgage. To apply, contact

M.B.A. Program Admission Requirements

Prospective students who want to enroll in graduate courses must meet the general requirements of the University and the Jennings A. Jones College of Business for admission. 

  • Online application and appropriate application fee.
  • Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service. (Click here for more information on non-US transcripts.)
  • Official Test Scores of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). 

Priority deadlines for completed applications: Fall - June 1; Spring - October 1; Summer - March 1. Completed application packages received after the deadline will be evaluated based on the date received.

In addition to the requirements of the University and Jones College of Business, applicants must satisfy the following:

  1. An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college;
  2. Completion of required foundation courses (9 hours) or equivalent before enrolling in core courses;
  3. A Minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0
  4. A Minimum GMAT score of 400 or GRE equivalent AND
  5.  A Minimum Index Score of 950, calculated using (GPA x 200 + GMAT (or GRE equivalent)) equals 950 or Upper Division GPA x 200 +GMAT (or GRE equivalent) equals 1000.

Students admitted into the MBA  program  that do not have a background in business education  or  those that think they may need some tutorial courses are advised to use any of the resources listed below. Please note that the program does not require prerequisite courses outside the listed foundation courses below (ACTG 3000, QM 6000 and FIN 3010 or their equivalent).

The following is a list of self-paced online programs that can be helpful to you. Students that think they may need refreshing their knowledge in the functional areas of business such as Marketing, Management, Economics, Finance, Accounting,  Statistics or using Excel are advised to make use  of any  the following resources before taking the core classes.


It is the responsibility of the student to avail themselves of the resources listed above.

Required Prerequisites

 Course Title
Equivalent Substitute Foundation Courses
Course Title
ACTG  3000

Survey of Accounting for General Business

3 ACTG 2110 & 2120 Principles of Accounting I & II 6
BIA  6000 Quantitative Methods Survey 3 BIA 2610 & 3620 Statistical Methods I & II 6
FIN 3010*

Business Finance



Submit Application Materials to

College of Graduate Studies 
MTSU Box 42 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132


MBA Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University


MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25 
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
TOEFL 1466

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