Undergraduate Students in the MBA Program

As a Carson-Newman undergraduate student, you may be eligible to take two graduate courses tuition-free, earning credit toward an MBA degree. Approved students may take a maximum of six graduate hours, with no more than three graduate hours during any one semester. Courses must be taken during the last two semesters of your undergraduate enrollment period. 


You’re ready to begin if you meet the requirements for graduate admission (link to requirements) and the following criteria: 

  1. A minimum of 90 semester hours of undergraduate credit (academic senior)
  2. An approved application for graduation/degree plan on file, indicating a graduation date within two semesters
  3. A copy of the approved application for graduation/degree plan
  4. Minimum GPA requirement of 2.50
  5. A copy of current unofficial Carson-Newman transcript with application

Charges will be computed for the combined number of hours at the undergraduate rate to include overload charges as applicable.


Yes! Visit and login with C-N username and password.

Prior to the first day of class.

If you have completed the e-consent process in C-N Connect, you will be able to access your account statement and submit payment through C-N Connect.

You may pay for each class as you go as long as your payment is submitted prior to the first day of each course.

Yes, the MBA program offers flexible modality.

Transfer student applicaton process:

  1. Complete the free Online Application
  2. Professional Resume (submit to
  3. Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions of higher education
  4. Syllabi for all Graduate courses you wish to be considered for transfer credit (submit to

Once your application and transcripts have been received, an acceptance determination email will be sent to the address provided on your application.

The MBA Program Director will review your transcripts & course syllabi to determine the equivalent transfer credits that can be used toward the C-N MBA degree. A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate credit may be considered for transfer.

Transcript Submission

Please request your official transcripts to be forwarded electronically to, or physical copies may be mailed to:

Carson-Newman University
Office of Adult & Graduate Admissions
C-N Box 72025
Jefferson City, TN 37760

Yes. Up to nine equivalent transfer credits from a regionally accredited graduate program can be considered for transfer towards your MBA degree at C-N. Please provide syllabi for the courses in which you would like to receive transfer credit. The syllabi, transcript, and transfer credit form (which can be obtained from the Registrar’s Office) must be submitted to the MBA director for review and consideration. The MBA director completes the form and submits the approval and request for transfer credit to be awarded.

Because tuition at the graduate level is offered at a tremendous discount, we are unable to offer scholarships to any student, domestic or international. However, after arriving on campus, several international students have been able to obtain graduate assistant positions which offer half-off tuition plus minimum wage for up to 20 hours of work per week. These positions, which are limited and therefore quite competitive, can only be offered to accepted students.

Yes, though international students may only work on campus. There are a sufficient number of positions available to students who would like to work.

Yes, we have many housing options for international students.

No. See the Admission Requirements for more information.