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University of Tennessee-Knoxville Graduate School of Business

Noted as one of the leading business schools in the state, University of Tennessee-Knoxville Graduate School of Business has distinguished itself with reputable career service, high average starting salary and rigorous academic curriculums. On this page specified for University of Tennessee-Knoxville Graduate School of Business, you can also find its complete admissions application information, such as average GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA ranges, average professional experience and acceptance rates for part-time, full-time and executive degree programs offered by University of Tennessee-Knoxville Graduate School of Business.
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Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2018)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) February 1
Application deadline (international students) February 1
Application fee $60

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate (full-time) 66.9%
Average age of new entrants 26
Average undergraduate GPA (full-time) 3.30
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.8-3.7
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 72
Average GMAT score (full-time) 605
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 520-700
Entrants providing GMAT scores 69
Students with prior work experience 58
Average work experience (months) 36

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants (part-time) N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Average age of new entrants N/A
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing GMAT scores N/A
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

Admissions & Enrollment (Executive Degree Program)

Acceptance rate 88.0%
Average age of new entrants 42
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing GMAT scores N/A
Students with prior work experience 19
Average work experience (months) 208

GRE Scores

GRE accepted for admissions No
Percentage of fall 2013 entering class that submitted GRE scores N/A
GRE accepted as alternative to GMAT N/A

Undergraduate Majors


TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test
Mean TOEFL of entering students 600 paper test
98 internet-based test
Median TOEFL of entering students 600 paper test
101 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

Full-time program

Rolling admission based on prior professional work experience, career goals/objectives, academic potential (GPA, GMAT and TOEFL when applicable), references, essays, leadership activities, honors/awards, etc. In-person interviews are encouraged. Application includes: M.B.A./Graduate School Application, $60 application fee, transcripts, GMAT, TOEFL, two letters of recommendation, four essays.

Executive program

Four degree programs with the following admission basis: UG GPA, years of professional work experience, level of experiences/responsibilities (10 yrs minimum for 3 of the programs), essays, references. Non-degree/certification programs (2 1/2 days to 4 weeks) admission based on support from sponsoring organization (time away from work, applied project work within company), job responsibilities.

Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Donna Potts
Full-time program phone (865) 974-5033
Full-time program email [email protected]
Full-time program website http:/​/​mba.​utk.​edu
Executive program phone (865) 974-5001
Executive program email [email protected]
Executive program website http:/​/​thecenter.​utk.​edu
Part-time program phone N/A
Part-time program email N/A
Part-time program website N/A
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program email N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A

* Business School Admissions details based on 2018 data

Business School Career and Salary

Class of 2018

Full-time graduates 70
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 55
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 61.8%
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 80.0%

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 34
Low base salary N/A
Average base salary $95,360
High base salary N/A

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $40,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $75,719
High base salary: U.S citizens $125,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $105,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $115,000
High base salary: Foreign nationals $125,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 12
Low signing bonus N/A
Average signing bonus $14,425
High signing bonus N/A

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,500
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $10,850
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $25,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $16,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $18,000
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $20,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 5
Low other compensation N/A
Average other compensation $5,313
High other compensation N/A

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $1,500
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $5,625
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $11,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $5,000
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $5,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 4
Marketing/sales low salary $40,000
Marketing/sales average salary $60,000
Marketing/sales high salary $77,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 17
Operations/production low salary $50,000
Operations/production average salary $84,500
Operations/production high salary $125,000
Number reporting general management jobs 0
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 5
Finance/accounting low salary $60,000
Finance/accounting average salary $71,000
Finance/accounting high salary $100,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 4
Management information systems (MIS) low salary $65,000
Management information systems (MIS) average salary $81,250
Management information systems (MIS) high salary $95,000
Number reporting consulting jobs 0
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 4
Other occupations low salary $59,000
Other occupations average salary $74,125
Other occupations high salary $97,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting government jobs 0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 7
Manufacturing low salary $70,000
Manufacturing average salary $77,000
Manufacturing high salary $90,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 4
Northeast low salary $100,000
Northeast average salary $112,500
Northeast high salary $125,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 0
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 18
South low salary $40,000
South average salary $68,917
South high salary $105,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 8
Midwest low salary $65,000
Midwest average salary $78,563
Midwest high salary $97,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 3
Southwest low salary $72,000
Southwest average salary $91,333
Southwest high salary $125,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 0
Number reporting jobs located internationally 0

* Business School Career and Salary details based on 2018 data


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