University of Tennessee

UT’s Haslam College of Business Moves to No. 28 in U.S. News Ranking

September 14, 2020

In rankings released by U.S. News & World Report today, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business saw its undergraduate supply chain management program rise to fourth among public schools, up from sixth last year. The program ranked fifth nationally, up from seventh in 2020.

The college also rose to No. 28 among public schools, up three from last year. Among all schools, the college rose to No. 44, up six spots nationally from No. 50 in 2020. Additionally, the accounting program was ranked 52nd nationally and 24th among public schools.

Lane Morris, associate dean of undergraduate studies and student affairs at Haslam and the Ergen Professor of Business, said the 2021 Best Undergraduate Business Programs ranking serves to confirm the tireless efforts of faculty, staff and students.

“The Haslam College of Business offers a top-notch business education to students willing to work hard, dedicate themselves to their studies, and take advantage of the wide array of co-curricular opportunities and support systems available,” Morris said. “The continued recognition of supply chain and this top 30 ranking for our undergraduate business studies is an indication that our efforts to provide world-class educational programs are succeeding.”

Chad Autry, the FedEx Endowed Professor of Supply Chain Management and department head, said the latest rankings build on similar ones from Gartner, Transportation Journal and SCM Journal List that showcase Haslam’s strengths in the area.

“From undergraduate teaching and learning to graduate and executive education, we work hard to make the supply chain management experience unparalleled for students,” Autry said. “Our strong partnerships with industry and deep field-driven expertise mean our students graduate fully prepared for the opportunities in this constantly changing area.”

The current U.S. News rankings are based on peer-assessment surveys sent in spring and summer 2019 and 2020 to deans and senior faculty members at 511 undergraduate business programs accredited by AACSB International. The respondents were asked to rate the quality of all programs familiar to them. The results of these separate surveys are available on The rankings of business specialties, such as supply chain management, also were taken from this year’s peer assessment surveys.


Scott McNutt, business writer/publicist,