UT Haslam Supply Chain Graduate Programs Ranked No. 3 Among Publics by U.S. News

March 29, 2022

In the U.S. News 2023 Best Graduate Business Schools Specialty rankings released today, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business Supply Chain Management graduate programs ranked No. 3. among public institutions and No. 4 nationally. This marks the seventh year in a row that the supply chain graduate programs have placed in the top 10.

The U.S. News rankings encompass all Haslam Supply Chain Management graduate programs, including:

John Bell, head of Haslam’s Department of Supply Chain Management and Gerald T. Niedert Professor in Supply Chain Management, said the ranking is indicative of the breadth of expertise the faculty bring to classes and the strong experiential instruction the students receive.

“The supply chain management administration, faculty and staff put every effort into providing an exceptional supply chain management learning experience for all our students,” Bell said. “Our connections with industry and hands-on training prepare them to step into leadership roles in this dynamic and challenging field.”

The full-time Haslam MBA program ranked No. 28 among publics and No. 53 nationally. Coupled with this ranking, several metrics indicate the MBA program attracts outstanding students and rigorously equips them to enter the business world: The recruiter assessment score, reflecting perceived quality of Haslam’s MBA graduates, increased overall from last year. The full-time MBA leads the nation in long-term GMAT score increase, climbing 53 points from 627 to 680 during the five-year period from 2016 to 2021. The average salary plus bonus for Haslam MBAs is now $107,130, compared to $103,788 last year, with supply chain MBA graduates earning some of the top salaries.

Bruce Behn, associate dean for graduate and executive education and Deloitte Professor in Accounting, noted that supply chain represents some of the fastest growing programs in Haslam’s graduate and executive education portfolio, with the MS Supply Chain Management Online now enrolling more than 200 students.

“Our programs attract high-caliber graduate students who thrive in our supportive, energizing environment,” Behn said. “Students emerge from their experience, regardless of the program format, with the skills necessary to make an immediate impact in their careers.”

The U.S. News graduate business rankings are based on surveys sent to all 493 accredited MBA programs. In addition to peer assessments, the rankings consider such factors as recruiter reviews, job placement, graduates’ starting salaries, mean GMAT and GRE scores and more.

About Haslam’s Graduate Department of Supply Chain Management

Haslam offers one of the most comprehensive, forward-thinking and highly regarded supply chain programs in the world, led by faculty recognized for innovative research and curriculum development. Haslam prepares its graduate students with a broad, cross-disciplinary approach to supply chain management. As a result, graduates are recruited by some of the most prominent businesses in the industry. In addition to supply chain management, Haslam offers a comprehensive set of graduate programs, including MBA programs for working professionals, a full-time MBA, specialty master’s programs and executive education short courses. For more information about Haslam’s graduate and executive education programs, please visit our graduate and executive education programs webpage.


Scott McNutt, business writer/publicist, rmcnutt4@utk.edu