The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, rose four spots to No. 26 among public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Undergraduate Business Program rankings. The college came in at No. 39 nationally.
In addition, three Haslam programs were recognized as outstanding in discipline-specific subcategories. The Department of Supply Chain Management held the No. 3 spot nationally and among publics for a second year. The Department of Accounting and Information Management rose to No. 26 among publics and No. 57 overall, while the Department of Marketing made its first appearance in the ranking as a stand-alone department, entering at No. 20 among publics and No. 33 overall. The college’s overall national position of No. 39 represents a 12-way tie with other institutions in an increasingly tight U.S. News ranking.
Lane Morris, associate dean of undergraduate studies and student affairs and John W. Fisher Professor of Innovative Learning, called the rankings a signal that the college continues to experience positive momentum in training students to be ready to contribute on their first day in the business world.
“Haslam undergraduate students have the opportunity to make their mark as leaders in a number of first-class disciplines and take their Vol spirit with them into the real world upon graduation,” Morris said. “Our curriculum is taught by faculty who are leaders in their respective fields. They translate their expertise into a top-notch learning environment for students. This year, we are particularly proud of the recognition the departments of supply chain management, accounting and information management, and marketing have received.”
Stephen L. Mangum, Haslam’s dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair, attributed the rankings to the constant efforts of faculty and staff to provide students with a first-class academic experience and meaningful co-curricular enrichment opportunities.
“Haslam offers an exceptional business education and job possibilities to students who have a passion for business and a willingness to dedicate themselves to their studies and internship opportunities available to them,” Mangum said. “The work done by our faculty and staff to provide our undergraduates with the best possible education is never complete, but we are pleased to see these rankings recognize that mission.”
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Undergraduate Business Programs 2023 rankings are based on surveys taken in 2022 of deans and senior faculty members at 516 peer institutions accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. They rated the quality of all programs with which they were familiar on a scale from one to five, with five being distinguished. By computing a trimmed mean – eliminating the two highest and two lowest scores – U.S. News arrived at average peer-assessment scores for each business program, then sorted and ranked the programs in descending order.
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