Steps to Follow When Entering the MBE Program

Complete an application form for admission. Application forms are available in the College of Graduate Studies Office, 114 Cope Administration Building, in the back of the graduate catalog, or on-line. Students must have completed 24 hours of undergraduate business courses before enrolling in the M.B.E.

Pay the $25 application fee if paid by mail or in person (online $30) at the Business Office cashier windows in the Student Services and Admissions Center located on the 2nd floor of the Student Services and Admissions Center.

Take your application and fee receipt to the College of Graduate Studies office.

Have official transcripts from each college of university attended sent to:

College of Graduate Studies
Sam Ingram Building
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Have three letters of recommendation sent to the College of Graduate Studies office.

Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Millers Analogy Test (MAT). Normally, the required test score for admission to the program is 380 on the MAT or a satisfactory GRE score. For information on these tests, call Testing Services (615) 898-2863.

Be admitted to the MBE program by the time 12 hours or two semesters are completed (whichever comes first).

For the teacher certification option of the MBE:

  • Send transcript(s) and appropriate documentation to Teacher Certification Analyst, Box 93, MTSU, Murfreesboro, Tn 37132.
  • Include a draft of a resume or a list of jobs, titles, dates, and computer software and equipment knowledge.
  • Request and follow guidelines for entrance to Teacher Education. (Some classes cannot be taken until you have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program.)
  • Two graduate-level coures may be substituted for two of the undergradate education courses.
    • Substitute SPSE 6010 for FOED 1110
    • Substitute SPED 6800 for SPED 3010
    These six hours will count toward the M.B.E. Anyone seeking business licensure for grades 7-12 may take four BCEN courses at the 5000 level. A student seeking teacher licensure could have as many as 24 semester hours of the 33 required by the time teacher licensure requirements are completed.
    Non-teaching majors cannot take more than three 5000-level courses.

File a candidacy form prior to the completion of 24 credit hours.

A written comprehensive exam is taken during the semester in which the student plans to graduate.