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U.S. News and World Report Ranks UT Among Top 10 Most Popular Business Schools

May 4, 2014

KNOXVILLE—The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is among the nation’s most popular business schools, according to a recently released ranking from U.S. News and World Report.

Of the 10 schools included in the U.S. News “10 Most Popular B-Schools” Short List ranking for full-time MBA programs, UT ranked sixth nationally and second among public universities. This is the second year UT has been top-ranked in this area.  Last year, UT ranked seventh nationally and fourth among public universities. This particular ranking focuses on the percentage of students admitted to specific schools who choose to attend that school.

The U.S. News Short List, separate from its overall rankings, magnifies individual data points to identify which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas.

“Our faculty and staff expend significant effort in the admissions and placement processes, working very closely with our corporate and business partners to understand what job skills are required and offer our students as many internship and job opportunities as possible,” said Bruce Behn, associate dean for graduate and executive education. “Students see these activities and our high placement statistics, and they know the benefits a UT MBA educational experience will provide them. This appears to be evidenced by their matriculation decisions.”

For the program beginning fall 2013, UT’s full-time MBA program admitted 103 students; 72 (or 69.9 percent) matriculated.

The complete ranking is available at http://tinyurl.com/oacmweg.

In the 2015 U.S. News overall graduate-school rankings, UT’s full-time MBA program was ranked 65th nationally and 37th among public institutions, and UT’s supply chain management graduate concentration was ranked 11th nationally and seventh among public institutions. The rankings are based on several criteria, including alumni assessments, recruiter assessments, placement success of graduates and admissions selectivity.