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KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee’s 17-month, full-time MBA program has been named among the world-s best by Financial Times magazine.

UT-s program is in the top 100 among more than 1,000 MBA programs worldwide.

With a focus on supply chain management and developing entrepreneurial leadership skills, UT’s program earned its strongest mark — 6th among U.S. schools — on alumni value three years after graduation (“value for money”).

The program ranked 4th among public MBA programs in the South and 21st nationally. Among public and private MBA programs, UT’s ranked 8th among those in the South and 55th nationally.

Accompanying data shows UT graduates- success in finding work. 2005 graduates accepted jobs with Fortune 500 companies such as Dell Inc., Citigroup, Procter & Gamble, FedEx Express, and Lowe-s Companies Inc.

-We are honored to be named to Financial Times prestigious list,- said Glen Schuler, MBA program director. -UT pioneered delivering an innovative, concentrated learning format, and our Financial Times rankings confirms that we have designed a program that has responded to our students- and employers- needs.

Financial Times- 2006 Global Business School Rankings ranked only the top 100 programs worldwide. Rankings were based on surveys of business schools and their alumni. Financial Times is a well-respected international business publication.

Several other programs within the College of Business Administration, including the executive MBA programs, physician executive MBA program, undergraduate and graduate accounting programs, undergraduate curriculum and supply chain management/logistics programs, also have been ranked by Financial Times, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Modern Physician, Journal of Business Logistics and U.S. News & World Report.

Complete information about the rankings is available at



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