University of Tennessee

U.S. News ranks Haslam College of Business supply chain program No. 3

September 12, 2016

The undergraduate supply chain management program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business is third in the nation according to rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.

Haslam’s supply chain management program rose two spots in the 2017 rankings from fifth last year. The college’s overall undergraduate programs retained their position of 30th  among public universities and rose two spots to be ranked 48th nationally this year.

“Continued recognition of our top-notch supply chain program by U.S. News and World Report underscores similar honors by industry rankings such as Gartner,” said Steve Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair. “The successes of supply chain, and the gains achieved by the Haslam College of Business broadly, are a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff and students. We will continue to strive for high standards in business education and outcomes that improve the world.”

U.S. News averaged surveys taken in 2015 and 2016 of deans and senior faculty at business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business to arrive at their rankings. Participants were asked to rate the quality of programs of which they were familiar on a scale from one to five, with five being distinguished.

The University of Tennessee’s overall undergraduate programs rose one spot to 46thamong public universities while retaining its rank of 103rd nationally in the same rankings. The heightened status is a result of improvements in graduation rates and average freshman retention rates. Additionally, the university was ranked 66th nationally and 31stamong public institutions on a list of best colleges for veterans.

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