University of Tennessee

UT’s Haslam College of Business supply chain program ranked 5th by U.S. News

March 9, 2015

Graduate programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business are among the best in the nation, according to the 2016 U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings released today (Tuesday, March 10).

Haslam’s supply chain management program climbed to eighth in the nation and fifth among publics. In 2014, the supply chain program was ranked 11th in the country and seventh among public schools.

In addition to the specialty lists, Haslam fared well in the MBA rankings. The Best Business Schools report highlights an upward shift for the college’s full-time MBA program, which ranked 32nd among public institutions, a five-spot jump over the 2014 rankings report. The college’s program is ranked 63rd nationally, up from 65th two years ago.

Steve Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair of the Haslam College of Business, said the rankings reflect the college’s and UT’s commitment to becoming a Top 25 institution.

“Our No. 1 priority at the Haslam College of Business is to educate students in an environment that uses quality research and instruction to transform the world of business for the better and inspire innovation across our state and the globe,” Mangum said. “We are honored to be included among U.S. News and World Report’s Best Business Schools, and are pleased at the continued recognition of our supply chain MBA as among the best of its kind in the country.”

All 453 master’s programs in business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International were surveyed by U.S. News and World Report during the 2013-14 academic year to compile the rankings. Schools were evaluated based on a variety of weighted criteria, including peer and recruiter assessment scores, placement success, mean starting salaries of graduates, employment rates in the full-time master’s programs, student selectivity, mean GMAT and GRE scores, undergraduate GPA and acceptance rates.

Specialty rankings, such as the supply chain rank, are based solely on ratings by business school deans and directors of accredited master’s programs from the list of schools surveyed. They were asked to nominate up to 10 programs for excellence in each of the areas listed. Those schools receiving the most votes in each specialty are listed and numerically ranked in descending order based on the number of nominations they received.

The rankings are available in their entirety in the U.S. News Grad Compass at and on newsstands.

About the Haslam College of Business:

The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, founded in 1914, consists of approximately 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Its six departments, nine centers and institutes, four forums and graduate and executive education programs reach across the for profit, not-for-profit and governmental sectors of business, with a heavy emphasis on practical research. ThUniversity of Tennessee,Knoxville, was founded in 1794 and was designated Tennessee’s land-grant institution in 1879.

CONTACT: Tanya G. Brown, Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Haslam College of Business,, (865) 974-1570.