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Admission Guidelines

Application Process:

Obtaining your Master of Business Administration Degree at Tennessee State University begins with a Graduate School application. Fill out the inquiry form, then apply for admission through the BusinessCas website. Once you have submitted all of the following materials, we will review your application.

All applicants are:

  • expected to be competent in oral and written English;
  • expected to satisfy all prerequisite requirements in a particular discipline before enrolling in graduate-level courses in that discipline for credit;
  • expected to satisfy all prerequisites by the time nine hours of graduate-level work are complete

All applicants are required to meet the following admission requirements:

  1. 950 points based on the formula: 200 times 4-year undergraduate GPA plus GMAT score or;
  2. 1000 points based on the formula: 200 times Junior-senior GPA plus GMAT score.  

For example:

An applicant with a 3.2  GPA (for 4 years undergraduate) and a GMAT score of 530 would calculate: 

3.2 (GPA) x’s 200 + 530 = 1170, which meets the 950-point requirement.


To complete your application you are required to provide and take the following documents and steps:

* GMAT/GRE Test Waiver Options: 

The GMAT/GRE test requirement may be waived for applicants who meet at least one of the following:  

  1. Have earned at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA; 
  2. Has 5+ years of professional or managerial work experience (resume required along with documented evidence); 
  3. Has earned a graduate/professional degree; and 
  4. Has 5+ years of U. S. military experience (resume required along with documented evidence). 

Application Deadlines:


Domestic Students International Applicants Residing Outside the U.S.
Fall Admission : July 1 Fall Admission : April 1
Spring Admission : Nov 1 Spring Admission : September 1
Summer Admission : April 1 Summer Admission : February 1
                                   International Applicants Currently Residing Within the U.S
Fall Admission : June 1
Spring Admission :  October 1
Summer Admission : March 1




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