The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business premiered at No. 4 overall, and 2nd among public universities in the U.S. News Best Online Graduate Business Programs ranking released this week. The college is ranked 2nd overall and 1st among U.S. public universities for student veterans.
The ranking was based on data from the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Online program. This is the first time the program was eligible to be included in the ranking.
Shay Scott, executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute, said the program’s performance in the rankings reflects the diligent work—including gathering input on program design from senior industry leaders—that went into designing the program and the vision and innovation of the faculty teaching in it.
“It takes a team behind the scenes working with our top faculty to pull together a seamless online experience for our accomplished master’s students,” Scott said. “This ranking is a direct reflection of that effort, which will ensure the program’s continuing relevance and impact.”
Stephen L. Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair at the college, said the ranking underscores its dedication to bringing instruction to students wherever they are located, using the most current tools and thinking available.
“Haslam is already expanding its online offerings with a just-launched online MBA program and additional offerings in the works,” Mangum said. “This ranking indicates that our efforts to meet students’ learning needs now and in the future are well received.”
A Hub for Supply Chain Management
UT’s supply chain management programs consistently rank among the highest nationwide and globally for their industry-relevant curriculum, innovative research and custom programs.
The 2022 U.S. News and World Report undergraduate rankings recognized UT’s supply chain program with the number one spot in the Southeastern Conference. The program climbed two spots to achieve a number three national ranking. The 2023 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate School ranking placed the university’s supply chain management graduate programs third among public institutions and fourth nationally. The ranking marked the eighth consecutive year that UT’s supply chain graduate programs have placed in the top 10.
Gartner Inc., a leading industry research organization based in Stamford, Connecticut, placed UT’s supply chain management graduate programs first and the undergraduate as second among North American programs in 2022. This marks 11 consecutive years that the program has ranked in Gartner’s top 10.
About the U.S. News and World Report Methodology
The online program rankings were based on surveys sent to 224 schools. U.S. News assessed the schools in the ranking based on a variety of objective factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials and services and technologies. The veterans category was reserved for schools that finished in the top half of the best online program rankings, that are certified for the G.I. Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program and that met a threshold of enrolled student veterans.