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Flex M.B.A.

A truly flexible and customizable program

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Quick Facts

Flexible learning options for everyone
Engage with expert faculty and classmates in your cohort
Customizable curriculum and 6 concentration options
Everything you need to prepare for leadership
No business degree required

With each passing year, the pace of business accelerates. To stay on top of the latest developments in a marketplace of global connections, big data, and expanding automation, organizations rely more than ever on leaders who plan strategically and address emerging challenges. If you want to make the most of your career opportunities, you need an extensive knowledge of business processes, the technical ability to leverage analytics, and the interpersonal skills to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of an organization.

In this environment, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree has become a vital credential for current professionals who are ready to excel in leadership roles and recent graduates who want to optimize their job prospects. The right graduate program can give you the edge in your career with up-to-date approaches for making decisions about crucial functions within an organization, insights into maintaining efficient operations, and an expansive network of invaluable contacts.

The Flex M.B.A. program from Middle Tennessee State University’s Jennings A. Jones College of Business is an affordable program that conveniently delivers all the benefits of a world-class education. Shaped by input and active engagement from experienced business leaders, our curriculum prepares students for managing real challenges in tomorrow’s workplaces.

Meeting the rigorous standards for accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Jones College of Business provides a deep grounding in principles of accounting, business analytics, management, finance, and much more. But our forward-looking curriculum also emphasizes individualized professional development, experiential learning, and the latest technologies.

Instructors in the Flex M.B.A. program are full-time faculty members who combine academic expertise with years of background in a variety of industries. These educators are enthusiastic about answering student questions and make themselves available to provide individualized attention and guidance.

Earn a general M.B.A., or choose a focus in one of the region’s most in-demand fields. We offer concentrations in Healthcare Management, Strategic Marketing Analytics, Music Business, Legal and Ethical Governance, Risk Management, and Human Resource Management. We prioritize quality education over stuffing your schedule with as many courses as possible. That’s why our Flex M.B.A. requires only 10 courses without a concentration or 12 courses with a concentration*.

*The Music Business concentration requires an additional class, for a total of 13 courses.

Whether you’re an experienced professional interested in updating your skills and taking on new responsibilities or a recent graduate who wants to stand out on the job market, MTSU’s Flex M.B.A. program can help you progress toward your objectives. The curriculum encompasses areas like decision-making in an international business landscape, applications for data analytics, and the latest strategies in finance and marketing. Students build the interpersonal skills they need to reach their goals, learning to present their ideas effectively and navigate interpersonal interactions. The core courses include professional development seminars to cultivate management skills, and an experiential learning capstone requires analyzing a company’s real challenges and presenting your findings to executives. You’ll create a professional portfolio that shows how you’ve applied state-of-the-art tools and techniques to solve business problems. By the time they graduate, successful M.B.A. students at Middle Tennessee State University learn to assess the business environment responsibly, evaluating an organization’s:
  • Global impact
  • Legal impact
  • Ethical impact
  • Internal dynamics
Our courses teach you to:
  • Give compelling presentations
  • Write clearly and persuasively
  • Apply interpersonal skills to work with a team
The program emphasizes critical thinking and essential problem-solving steps, so you can:
  • Define a situation
  • Analyze the situation
  • Improve the situation

The program has increased flexibility with Saturday, evening, and online courses, allowing full-time professionals to balance work and home responsibilities with educational aspirations. There is a sense of community and engagement. Students are excited and energized to be a part of it, and I feel that same energy and support from the faculty.

— Mary Pogue, M.B.A. student
As a student in Jones College’s Flex M.B.A. program, you have the flexibility to take courses on-campus or online by semester to suit your schedule, helping you to succeed in your graduate education even if you’re working full time. The program's flexible learning options include on-campus, online, and a combination of both. One of the most important aspects of any M.B.A. program is connecting with your peers and business leaders. Jones College ensures that online and on-campus students experience the same high-quality education and networking opportunities. You’ll receive personal attention from our tenure-track faculty and participating executives, including expert guidance on your professional development.
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AACSB-Accredited for Business and Accounting

Jones College of Business has served as the foundation for my professional success. The professors are true advocates, allowing opportunities to engage in the industry while completing a degree. My ongoing relationship with Middle Tennessee State beyond graduation continues to sculpt my future and is why I remain True Blue.

—Megan B. Bynum
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