University of Tennessee

Haslam MBA Rises to 48th Nationally in Poets&Quants Ranking

December 15, 2020

The MBA program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business moved up one spot, from 49th to 48th, among all full-time master’s programs in the 2020 Poets&Quants Top 100 U.S. MBA rankings. Additionally, the program rose from No. 25 to No. 24 among public institutions. This marks four years of steady advance since the MBA program was first ranked by Poets&Quants in 2017.

Bruce Behn, associate dean for graduate and executive education, says students, alumni and employers have come to expect Haslam to offer a high-caliber, expedited learning experience with a superior ROI.

“The Haslam MBA provides our students with an exceptional educational foundation, including a focus on experiential learning,” Behn says. “This continued ascent in the rankings reflects our full-time MBA team’s steadfast emphasis on recruiting talented students and supporting their path to career and personal excellence.”

The Poets&Quants MBA program rankings list, now in its 11th year, combines the world’s five latest, most influential business school rankings: U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times and The Economist. Each ranking is separately weighted according to Poets&Quants’ estimation of its credibility. U.S. News is given a weight of 35 percent and Forbes 25 percent, while both the Financial Times and Businessweek are given a 15 percent weight. The Economist receives a 10 percent weight.

About the Haslam MBA

The Haslam MBA is a 16-month, residential, full-time MBA program targeted to high-potential professionals who want to acquire a full range of technical skills in a hands-on, applied learning environment. The program offers concentrations in business analytics, consulting, entrepreneurship and innovation, finance and supply chain management. MBA/MS Business Analytics, MBA/MS Engineering, JD/MBA and MBA/MS Agricultural Economics dual degree programs also are available. Learn more at the Haslam full-time MBA program page


Scott McNutt, business writer/publicist,