University of Tennessee

UT’s Supply Chain Graduate Programs Ranked Second in the Nation

July 24, 2016

Graduate programs in supply chain management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business are ranked second in the nation, according to a recent report* by Gartner, a leading industry research company.

Haslam’s graduate supply chain programs were ranked third in Gartner’s last report, Top U.S. Supply Chain Graduate University Programs, 2014.** Pennsylvania State held the highest ranking both years, Haslam ranked second and Michigan State University ranked third in 2016. The same schools are also in the top three of Gartner’s ranking for undergraduate supply chain programs.***

“We believe the rankings truly demonstrates the quality of education that our students receive,” said Chad Autry, head of the marketing and supply chain management department. “Gartner’s use of objective data and examination of multiple program dimensions in their assessment seems to cement our position in the upper echelon of the academic field. We believe this assessment will translate into future success for our students and impact on their organizations.”

Gartner ranked 44 universities nationwide on program scope, industry value and program size, gathering data through surveys and interviews of industry professionals and academics.

Haslam tied with several schools in the second highest score for program size and third for program scope. Haslam’s graduates shared the highest industry value score with graduates from MSU and Penn State

“Our supply chain faculty have built strong corporate relationships across multiple industries,” said Steve Mangum, dean of the Haslam College of Business and Stokely Management Chair. “Those relationships help our students gain real-world perspective and experience so they can affect change early on and throughout their careers.”

The supply chain programs at Haslam are consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally by Gartner, U.S. News and World Report, SCM World and Supply Chain Management Review.


*Gartner, Survey Analysis: Top 25 North American Supply Chain Graduate University Programs, 2016, 14 July 2016

**Gartner, Top U.S. Supply Chain Graduate University Programs, 2014, January 2016

***Gartner, Survey Analysis: Top 25 North American Supply Chain Undergraduate University Programs, 2016, June 2016


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