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### U.S. News Ranks UT Haslam 3rd in Supply Chain Management Graduate Programs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ – The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business has once again demonstrated its excellence in academic rankings. The college secured the No. 3 spot among public schools and No. 4 nationally in specialty rankings for the third consecutive year. Notably, Haslam’s supply chain masters programs have consistently maintained a position in the top five for the past five years and in the top 10 for a decade. Additionally, the full-time Haslam MBA program achieved a commendable ranking of No. 22 among public institutions and No. 47 nationally.

Over the years, Haslam’s supply chain masters programs have solidified their presence in the top echelons of academic rankings, showcasing sustained excellence and quality in education.

The success of Haslam MBA students is underscored by their impressive career outcomes, including high placement rates and competitive salaries. In 2022, 95 percent of MBA graduates secured positions within three months of completing their studies, marking a steady increase from 93 percent in 2021 and 87 percent in 2020. The average starting salary for MBA graduates in 2022 stood at \(110,914, reflecting a notable rise from the previous year, while the average signing bonus increased to \)17,608.

Dean ppp[1], who holds the Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair, attributed these rankings to the college’s unwavering commitment to providing a top-tier academic environment.

According to ppp[1], the strong ties with corporate partners and continuous academic research efforts form the foundation of Haslam’s academic excellence. The college ensures that students receive the most up-to-date knowledge and tools from faculty who are experts in their respective fields. Through a combination of academic rigor and practical experience, Haslam cultivates leaders who are well-equipped to excel in the dynamic business landscape.

The enduring success of Haslam’s supply chain management graduate programs in the rankings serves as a testament to the recognition and respect they command among students, alumni, and peer institutions. The popularity of these programs on campus underscores their significance in the academic realm, with the supply chain department being at the forefront of innovation and excellence.

The graduate business rankings by U.S. News take into account various factors such as recruiter feedback, job placement rates, starting salaries, and academic quality indicators to assess the overall standing of MBA programs. Specialty rankings, on the other hand, reflect the opinions of business school deans and program leaders regarding the quality of coursework and concentrations offered.

About Haslam College of Business

At the master’s level, Haslam offers a diverse range of programs including the Haslam (full-time) MBA, Online MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA (offering specializations in Global Supply Chain, Healthcare Leadership, and Strategic Leadership), Aerospace and Defense MBA, Physician Executive MBA, Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in Management and Human Resources, Master of Science in Marketing, Master of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Science in Business Analytics for Working Professionals, Master of Statistics, Master of Arts in Economics, Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Tri-Continent, Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Online, and Master of Science in Business Cybersecurity. The doctoral programs encompass areas such as accounting, business analytics and statistics, economics, finance, marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, organizations, and supply chain management. Notably, Haslam’s programs are recognized as the top-ranked in North America by Gartner.

Haslam’s graduate and executive programs are designed to address real-world challenges through an interdisciplinary approach that fosters the development of analytical and leadership skills. The faculty comprises industry experts, seasoned professionals, and accomplished researchers who ensure that the learning experience directly contributes to the participants’ current and future career growth.

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