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KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee supply chain management/logistics programs ranked #2 in the U.S. as published in Supply Chain Management Review, the industry-s most respected executive-oriented publication. This ranking follows the 2006 U.S. News & World Report rankings in which UT-s undergraduate and MBA supply chain management/logistics programs both were highly ranked for their leading supply chain curriculum.

“These rankings are an excellent reflection of the quality of our students, faculty, curriculum, research agenda, and real-world expertise,” said Sarah Gardial, associate dean of academic programs. “We are proud and honored to be ranked so highly within this esteemed group of peer institutions – although next year we hope to be number one.”

Both academics and practitioners within the supply chain management/logistics field were surveyed for this Supply Chain Management Review published ranking. Supporting UT-s #2 ranking overall, the program ranked #4 nationally among academics, while it ranked #2 among practitioners. Confirmed Dennis Criscuolo of Smith & Nephew: “The University of Tennessee is the gold standard for supply chain management education.”

“With academics valuing research and practitioners valuing curriculum and reputation, we are honored to have excelled on both parameters,” said Ted Stank, head of the Department of Marketing and Logistics. “This speaks to the full continuum of supply chain management/logistics tools that we provide our students and partnering organizations in our undergraduate program, full-time MBA program, executive MBA programs, executive development programs, and collaborative industry forums.”

The University of Tennessee supply chain management/logistics program is not alone in garnering impressive rankings for the college. Also ranked by Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Modern Physician, CPA Personnel Report, Journal of Business Logistics, and U.S. News & World Report are the College of Business Administration-s full-time MBA program, Executive MBA programs, Physician Executive MBA program, and Master of Accountancy program.

Ranking of Supply Chain Education Programs, Supply Chain Management Review:

Penn State Penn State Penn State
Mich. State Tennessee Tennessee
Ohio State Mich. State Mich. State
Tennessee Ohio State Ohio State
Maryland Ga. Tech Ga. Tech
Arizona State Northwestern Northwestern
Iowa State Wisc-Madison Wisc-Madison
Ga. Tech Syracuse Maryland
Northwestern Maryland Syracuse

The mission of the UT College of Business Administration is to provide innovative leadership in management research education and practice. The college consistently breaks new ground with both its scholarship and award-winning, integrated curriculum that is taught within its undergraduate, graduate and nationally recognized executive education programs. The college is fully accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. For more information, visit

Contact: Cindy Raines (865-974-4359)