In addition to the common admission requirements for all C-N graduate programs, applicants to the MBA program must meet these minimum qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.50

Applicants will be asked submit the following:

  • Professional resume
  • Official transcripts from institutions of higher education attended

These are some of the factors that may be considered in the admissions decision: 

  • Breadth and depth of work experience
  • Leadership ability — demonstrated and potential
  • Communication skills
  • Extracurricular activities and community involvement

MBA Transfer Checklist

  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