University of Tennessee

Haslam Now Nation’s Fastest-Growing Public University in Custom Executive Education

May 16, 2017

The Financial Times has ranked the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business as the fastest-growing public institution in the United States for executive education programs since last year. That metric, which measured overall revenue growth from customized programs and repeat business, also places the college at fourth among all institutions nationwide.

Additionally, Haslam maintained its overall rank of fifth among public universities in the U.S. offering custom executive education. The college stayed in 13th place among all U.S. universities and rose nine spots to reach the rank of 36th worldwide.

“Haslam’s graduate and executive education programs consistently earn positive feedback from customers for our responsiveness and ability to make the learning process impactful,” said Bruce Behn, associate dean for graduate and executive education. “This impact is evidenced in the Financial Times’ top rankings for Haslam in the areas of follow-up and facilities for the second year in a row. We are especially pleased to be ranked first in custom executive education program growth for U.S. public universities, and we look forward to the continued growth of these programs in the future.”

The Financial Times’ survey assesses schools based on data reported by companies that have commissioned executive courses, as well as by the schools themselves. Companies are asked to deliver assessments based on: preparation, program design, teaching methods and materials, faculty, new skills and learning, follow up, achievement of aims, facilities, value and future usefulness. Schools are asked to report on: international clients, overseas programs, growth, partner schools and faculty diversity.