Fogelman College of Business and Economics University of Memphis

Fogelman College of Business and Economics University of Memphis

Memphis, TN
student ratio
total students
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average amount to complete degree
July 1
fall application deadline
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4 Departments and Programs
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A flagship public university with a highly rated business college

The University of Memphis has been the flagship public university in Tennessee for more than a century, and the U of M Fogelman College of Business and Economics (FCBE) is recognized as one of the Mid-South's top business schools. FCBE is among the top 5% of business schools worldwide to attain AACSB accreditation.

"US News & World Report" rates its flexible MBA program among the Best Part-Time MBA Programs nationally, while Fogelman's online MBA program has earned Best Online MBA Program status. "GI Jobs" ranks the University of Memphis as a Military Friendly School. "Princeton Review" recently ranked the Online MBA program at Fogelman College among the top 25 in the World.

Among the unique resources for business graduate students at the University of Memphis are:

- The Robert Wang Center for International Business (CIBER), a US Department of Education-funded international business research and learning center.

- The FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management, the sole US center focused exclusively on industrial and academic collaborative research in cycle time issues.

- The Sparks Bureau for Business and Economic Research, one of the largest university-based economic research bureaus in the US.

Other University of Memphis business research centers include the Center for Economic Education, which trains K-12 educators to teach economic literacy, and the Center for Healthcare Economics, which studies healthcare delivery systems and outcomes across Tennessee in partnership with Methodist Healthcare and Le Bonheur Systems.

Overall, the college enrolls about 740 master's degree program students and 75 doctoral students. Some 30,000 alumni offer opportunities for mentorship and professional connections around the world.

Comprehensive and customized graduate level degree programs

Fogelman's six departments--the School of Accountancy; Economics; Finance, Insurance and Real Estate; Management Information Systems; Management; and Marketing and Supply Chain Management--offer graduate programs at the master's and doctoral level. The best-known offerings are Fogelman's Master of Business Administration degree programs, which are tailored to students at different stages of career development and with varying backgrounds.

Other graduate-level programs at Fogelman are the Master of Arts in Economics, the Master of Science in Accounting, and the Master of Science in Business Administration. The PhD in Business Administration offers 6 concentration choices: "Accounting," "Economics," "Finance," "Management," "Management Information Systems," and "Marketing."

Outside the classroom, Fogelman College partners with Memphis-area companies, including Fortune 500 enterprises, to provide students with hands-on learning experiences.

Five Master of Business Administration programs

Fogelman MBA students can choose among five degree programs, all offering the same rigorous 30 credit-hour core curriculum, customized to meet particular needs:

- The professional MBA degree program is a flexible, part-time program composed of evening classes to accommodate full-time, working professionals.

- The online MBA degree program is an award-winning distance learning program designed for professionals whose demanding schedules make it difficult to attend classes in person.

- The international MBA degree program is a 17-month, cohort-based program is designed for aspiring global executives. It provides the opportunity to study abroad or complete an overseas internship.

- The customer-driven MBA program is a unique, 17-month, cohort-based, fully funded program with internships at partner Fortune 500 companies and with an entrepreneurship track designed to help you launch your own business.

- The executive MBA degree program is an intensive, 17-month program focused on leadership development, suited for professionals with at least 5 years of management experience.

For some degree programs, experiential learning credit may be granted for relevant professional experience.

Holistic leadership development

The Fogelman College differentiates itself by providing a unique complete professional program that gives students the tools to achieve personal and professional excellence. Through the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center, FCBE provides training on ethics, healthy living habits, business etiquette, resume building, professionalism, philanthropic activities, and more.

Financial aid and scholarship options

Fogelman College gives more than $500,000 to scholarship recipients each year. In addition, a number of federally funded work-study, graduate assistantships and student employment programs are open to qualified students. For veterans and qualified family members, U of M participates in a number of federal and state benefits programs, including the Yellow Ribbon tuition assistance program. Interested students should contact the Fogelman College of Business and Economics and the U of M Graduate School financial aid office for the most up to date information.

Location & Contact

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN 38152
United States

Dr. Rajiv Grover


Phone: 901-678-3633
Fax: 901-678-4705

Dr. Lloyd Brooks

Associate Dean

Phone: 901-678-4620
Fax: 901-678-3759

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      International Master of Business Administration (IMBA)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 239
    • Doctoral Degrees 12
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 25
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


62% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 361
    • Accepted 227
    • Acceptance Rate 62
    • Enrolled 108
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $35
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline July 1st May 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline September 15th Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT or GRE, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, and personal statement, essay
    • Doctoral's DegreesGMAT or GRE, interview, minimum GPA of 3.4, and 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students645
    • Female Percentage41%
    • Male Percentage59%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students645
    • Part-time Percentage56%
    • Full-time Percentage44%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino2%
    • Black / African American19%
    • White / Caucasian67%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian10%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown1%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty60
    • Full-time Percentage90%
    • Part-time Percentage10%
    • Female Percentage15%
    • Male Percentage85%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchGovernment contracts and tax policy, healthcare economics, monetary policy and interest rates, econometrics, mergers and acquisitions
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$4,332,340