Haslam is 27th, up from 30th, among public universities and 45th nationally, up from 48th last year. The college’s supply chain management program held its position as the No. 2 public program and the No. 3 program nationwide.
“Our faculty, staff and students have been working hard to raise the bar at the Haslam College of Business,” says Stephen L. Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair. “We are striving to be one of the top public business schools in the nation, and this latest recognition affirms that we are within striking distance of that goal. More importantly, our research and graduates are creating a strong impact on the business world.”
To compile their rankings, which are now in their 33rd year, U.S. News averaged surveys taken in 2016 and 2017 of deans and senior faculty at business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Participants were asked to rate the quality of programs with which they were familiar on a scale from one to five, with five being distinguished.
Chad Autry, head of the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Haslam, says his area’s specialty rank springs from a commitment to agility and achievement in teaching methods.
“The undergraduate supply chain program’s rank reflects an upward trajectory we’ve been seeing over the past five years,” says Autry, the Fed Ex Endowed Professor of Supply Chain Management. “Every semester we re-evaluate what we are teaching our students—we have to in such a rapidly changing field—and that commitment to preparing them for success has put us in good company on lists like the one from U.S. News.”
UT’s overall undergraduate programs held steady at 46th among public universities and 103rd nationally in the same rankings.
To see the complete list of rankings, visit http://www.usnews.com/education.