University of Tennessee

Haslam Ranks Among Nation’s Best Investments for Business Education

October 3, 2017

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business ranks 26th nationwide for the best return on investment in business education among public universities, according to Forbes magazine.

The ranking compares the first five years of earnings for Master of Business Administration graduates to the opportunity cost of completing their education. Factors such as foregone compensation, tuition and fees were considered as components of the opportunity cost.

The Forbes data showed Haslam’s MBA alumni with a five-year gain of $35,500 in salary after tuition, fees and salary foregone during the program were accounted for. Additionally, Forbes found that Haslam MBA students earned back their educational investment within 4.1 years.

“The Haslam Full-Time MBA program delivers value by teaching applied material and allowing students to complete their degrees in just 16 months,” said Bruce Behn, associate dean for graduate and executive education. “It is an attractive option for talented young professionals seeking to transform their careers.”

Behn added Haslam MBA students build strong business foundations through team-based learning that fosters long-term success in the workplace.

Haslam was ranked 54th among all universities nationwide. The full rankings can be found at: