College of Business Administration Graduate Programs Again Nationally Ranked

Graduate programs in the University of  Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration were nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Poets and Quants.

The executive-level MBA programs ranked in the Top 50 among executive MBA programs across North America, according to Poets & Quants for Executives. The programs ranked 45th among all public andprivate universities in North America and 20th among all public universities. 

Poets & Quants is a composite ranking measuring the overall reputation of executive MBA programs by Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and U.S. News & World Report. According to the Poets and Quants website, the ranked executive MBA programs "tend to be among the most innovative of all the MBA programs, a fertile place for imaginative partnerships among business schools and for novel experimentation."

UT's full-time MBA program also was ranked by Poets & Quants as 71st among all public and private universities in the United States and 34th among all public U.S. universities. The program ranked #30 among public institutions in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report.

Most impressively, the college’s graduate supply chain and logistics program continued its upward trajectory in U.S. News & World Report, rising two spots in its 2012 ranking to #10 in the nation and #5 among all public institutions. The program has been listed among the world’s best programs by the publication for six consecutive years. 

U.S. News and World Report ranks graduate programs each spring in a variety of academic disciplines from more than 1,200 public and private colleges and universities. Rankings are based on expert opinions about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research, and students.

"It's an honor to be considered among the world’s best executive MBA programs and recognized for our unique approach to executive MBA education," said Carolyn Cuddy, director of UT's executive-level MBA programs. "Our students are transformed during their time with us, and they continue to transform their organizations and employees well after they graduate."

College of Business Administration Dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair Jan R. Williams said that the rankings speak to the quality of all levels of business programs.

"UT has some of the foremost graduate programs in the world because of our faculty, students, and curricula.  The MBA space is very crowded, and our #30 MBA ranking among public universities in U.S. News & World Report attests to the quality of that program.  We are particularly pleased with the #5 ranking among public universities of our graduate supply chain and logistics programs."  

The UT College of Business Administration’s graduate programs are not alone in garnering impressive rankings for the college. Programs college-wide are ranked by organizations and in publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times, The Princeton Review, Modern Healthcare, EdUniversal, The Journal of Business Logistics, AMR Research, Supply Chain Management Review, Public Accounting Report,  and Forbes.

The five UT executive-level MBA programs currently offered in the college are the Executive MBA for Strategic Leadership, Physician Executive MBA, Aerospace & Defense MBA, Global Supply Chain Executive MBA, and Professional MBA. The complete Poets and Quants rankings are available at ankings.

The 2012 U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings are online at and will b featured in its annual America's Best Graduate Schools guidebook

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