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Graduate Student Advisor

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Work Type: Administrative
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Academic Advising, College of Business

Job Title

Graduate Student Advisor


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$42,114 - $51,870; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Education College of Business; provide program information for the MBA program including the Online MBA program. Serve as liaison to graduate business students from the initial information inquiry stage through the application process; monitor degree requirements and completion of the defined MBA degree program per defined protocol. The Graduate Student Advisor will work with students from the point of matriculation to graduation. The primary role is to provide educational guidance and assistance for students by planning schedules, recommending courses and determining appropriate education solutions. The Graduate Student Advisor will monitor student progression and intervene as necessary to ensure students stay on track for graduation. The Graduate Student Advisor is responsible for the retention of the graduate students and will have ongoing, regular contact with the graduate students to ensure they are aware of available interventions that could help them succeed. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining accurate student records using internal student tracking software to support the retention strategies and evaluate student progress and satisfaction. The incumbent will coordinate the logistics for Executive Education Seminars and graduate student orientation. The Graduate Student Advisor will perform related tasks and special projects as assigned. Note: a flexible work schedule is required to accommodate student requests for advising after traditional work hours.

Required Education

Master's degree, MS in Guidance, MBA or other education discipline. Note: A Bachelor's degree plus three (3) years of directly related progressively responsible experience may be considered in lieu of a master's degree.

Required Related Experience

No experience required with a Master's degree.

Desirable Related Experience

Preference given to candidates with Master's degree. Three years experience in advising college students and adult working students preferred. Candidates familiar with AACSB accreditation standards preferred.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & CV/Resume Required

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: March 28, 2023; for optimal consideration, please apply before March 7, 2023.

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