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KNOXVILLE—The full-time Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been ranked among the Top 100 U.S. Business Schools by Poets & Quants.

The full-time MBA program, based in the UT College of Business Administration, ranked seventy-eighth among all public and private universities in the United States and thirty-eighth among all public U.S. universities.

The Poets & Quants ranking is a composite of the five major rankings including Financial Times, The Economist, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report. It awards MBA programs for consistency across all five rankings.

The ranking measures the overall quality and reputation of the flagship full-time MBA program at each institution, rather than the institutions themselves. The ranking takes into account surveys from corporate recruiters, MBA graduates, deans and faculty publication records, median GPA and GMAT scores of entering students, as well as the latest salary and employment statistics of the latest graduating class.

Poets & Quants was founded by the former editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek.com.

The complete rankings are available at http://poetsandquants.com/2011/12/08/the-top-100-u-s-mba-programs-of-2011/.

“This ranking is one indicator that we are fulfilling the UT MBA vision of attracting, developing, and placing outstanding students who are well-prepared for successful careers in their areas of expertise,” said Amy Cathey, executive director of the MBA program. “We are pleased to be included among this elite group of universities.”

The full-time MBA program is not alone in garnering impressive rankings for the College of Business Administration. The executive-level MBA programs, undergraduate business curriculum, and supply chain/logistics curriculum also are 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.

C O N T A C T :

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