Donnie Ross (right), a policeman with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, completed his UT Martin Master of Business Administration degree online and graduated in fall 2018. He is shown embracing UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver as he crosses the commencement stage.

Online MBA program ranked best in Tennessee

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Tennessee at Martin’s online Master of Business Administration program tied for 34th in the country in the most recent ranking of more than 300 online MBA programs. UT Martin is the top-ranked online MBA program in Tennessee, with the next state institution coming in 70th place.

This ranking is based on a variety of factors, including student and professor engagement in courses; selective admissions processes; faculty credentials and training; available student services, technologies and resources; and the opinion of experts in the academic world. Institutional data was self-reported through statistical questionnaires distributed in the fall of 2018.

UT Martin’s program is also first in the state and 11th overall among the top 30 accelerated online MBA programs for 2019 by UT Martin is the only Tennessee program to be included on this particular list.

The UT Martin MBA program is delivered in both online and hybrid formats with an additional concentration option in agricultural business. The program typically takes only 20 months to complete and is regularly included in national and regional rankings and is accredited by AASCB International.

For more information on the UT Martin MBA program, visit or contact Dr. Christie Chen, associate professor of management and MBA coordinator, at 731-881-7208 or


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