University of Tennessee

Haslam Climbs 9 Spots in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

March 14, 2017

The Haslam College of Business MBA program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, jumped nine spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools ranking. The college is now 29th among public universities nationwide and 54th overall. Haslam’s graduate supply chain program was rated sixth among public universities nationwide and eighth overall, a ranking it retained from the previous year’s rankings reports.  

“Our ranking is a tribute to the overall quality of our MBA class and the value that the Haslam School of Business is able to provide in terms of analytical skills and career readiness,” said Stephen L. Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair of the Haslam College of Business. “These factors are leading to quality post-graduate placements for our students upon graduation. We are pleased to see that corporate recruiters and our peers recognized these positive movements. We also are delighted to see our respected supply chain management program retain its strong standing in this year’s U.S. News rankings.” 

According to Robert Morse, chief data strategist for U.S. News, the publication’s rankings are based on expert opinion about programs and statistics indicating faculty, research and student quality. Statistical surveys were sent to more than 1,970 graduate programs and reputation surveys were sent to more than 16,500 academics and professionals during late 2016 and early 2017, Mores said. 


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