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Gartner: UT Graduate Supply Chain Program Ranked Third in Nation

September 25, 2014

KNOXVILLE—The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduate supply chain program is ranked third in the United States, according to a report from a leading industry company.

Gartner Inc. placed UT’s program just behind those at Pennsylvania State and Michigan State universities. UT previously ranked 10th. The program is housed in the College of Business Administration.

Last month, Gartner ranked UT’s undergraduate supply chain program third in the nation.

“This ranking, coming on the heels of its sister ranking for the undergraduate program, solidifies the value of our offerings,” said Steve Mangum, dean of the College of Business Administration. “Our faculty and our students should be very proud of both the impact of their work and the value of the program and their degrees.”

Gartner Inc. ranked 44 universities nationwide using research gathered through surveys and interviews of industry professionals and academics. The surveys identified industry sentiment and recruiting patterns, and included information on the university’s program composition, number of students, professors, and scope of curriculum.

The report praised UT for being a program leader in the areas of supply chain brand, scope, industry value and applied work experience.

“Our offerings continue to be solid investments both for the companies who hire our graduates and the graduates themselves,” said Mark Moon, head of the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management.

The undergraduate supply chain program also moved up to third among public research universities and fourth in the nation, according to the recently released 2014 U.S. News and World Report “Best Colleges” rankings.

UT offers a wide spectrum of supply chain programs, including the global supply chain Executive MBA program, the full-time MBA program with a supply chain concentration and the undergraduate supply chain program.

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