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KNOXVILLE — The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has one of the nation’s best MBA programs, according to The Princeton Review, a top education service and evaluation company.

The college’s full-time MBA program is listed in the 2011 edition of “The Best 300 Business Schools.” The 300 schools included in the book are not ranked in any order. UT’s full-time MBA program also appeared in The Princeton Review’s 2009 and 2010 listings.

The 2011 survey revealed that students in the 17-month program feel very prepared for life after graduation. They consider the MBA program as “relevant and teaching up-to-date technologies in addition to traditional subject matter” and that its professors are “able to integrate real-world experiences with academic teaching to add value to the learning experience.”

“Over the past several years, we’ve seen significant strength in the college’s business standing,” said Jan Williams, dean of the College of Business Administration. “We believe that our enhanced focus in supply chain management, entrepreneurship and innovation, business analytics, shopper marketing, and international business has been enhancing the college’s status.”

As one student commented, “The entrepreneurship program offers unique hands-on consultation projects as part of the course curriculum.”

The rankings are based on surveying over 19,000 MBA students at the world’s best business colleges.

UT Knoxville’s MBA program was the first in the nation to implement an integrated core curriculum taught by a cross-functional faculty team. The program’s strengths in supply chain management and logistics, a required internship, social-media projects, focus on teamwork, focus on entrepreneurship, in-class speakers and interaction with industry executives make the program stand out.

In addition, students surveyed from UT Knoxville’s MBA program indicated that they are “blessed with a brand-new business school building that is equipped with the latest technology in every classroom; terrific finance resources, including the Masters Investment Learning Center where students can earn Bloomberg certification; and team rooms with 60-inch flat screens for presentation practice.”

For more information about the College of Business Administration, visit http://bus.utk.edu.

C O N T A C T :

Cindy Raines (865-974-4359, craines1@utk.edu)