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KNOXVILLE — The executive-level MBA programs in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration rank in the Top 50 among executive MBA programs across North America, according to the Poets & Quants for Executives ranking. This composite ranking measures the overall reputation of executive MBA programs by considering the latest ratings from Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and U.S. News & World Report.

UT Knoxville’s executive-level MBA programs ranked 45th among all public and private universities in North America and 20th among all public universities. UT’s full-time MBA program recently was ranked by Poets & Quants as 71st among all public and private universities in the United States and 34th among all public U.S. universities.

The five University of Tennessee executive-level MBA programs currently offered are the Executive MBA for Strategic Leadership, Physician Executive MBA, Aerospace & Defense MBA, Global Supply Chain Executive MBA and Professional MBA.

According to the Poets and Quants website, the ranked executive MBA programs “tend to be among the most innovative of all the MBA programs, a fertile place for imaginative partnerships among business schools and for novel experimentation.”

The complete executive MBA rankings are available at

“It’s an honor to be considered among the world’s best executive MBA programs and recognized for our unique approach to executive MBA education,” said Carolyn Cuddy, director of UT Knoxville’s executive-level MBA programs. “Our students are transformed during their time with us, and they continue to transform their organizations and employees well after they graduate.”

The UT Knoxville executive-level MBA programs are not alone in garnering impressive rankings for the college. The College of Business Administration’s executive-level MBA programs, full-time MBA program, undergraduate business curriculum and supply chain/logistics curriculum are also ranked by organizations and in publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times, The Princeton Review, Modern Healthcare, EdUniversal, The Journal of Business Logistics, AMR Research, Supply Chain Management Review and Forbes.

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