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The College of Business Administration is among the nation’s most popular business schools, according to a recently released ranking fromĀ U.S. News and World Report.

Of the ten schools included in the U.S. News “10 Most Popular B-Schools” short list ranking for full-time MBA programs, UT ranked eighth nationally and fifth among public universities. This particular ranking focuses on the percentage of students who are admitted and choose to attend.

The U.S. News short list, separate from its overall rankings, magnifies individual data points to identify which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas.

“Our faculty and staff expend significant effort in the admissions process, carefully identifying students likely to benefit most from the UT MBA educational experience and appeal to our corporate partners,” said Stephen Mangum, dean of the College of Business Administration. “Our prospective students, as reflected in their matriculation decision, appear to appreciate that effort and agree with its effectiveness.”

For the program beginning fall 2012, UT’s MBA program admitted 106 students, 71.7 percent of whom enrolled.

The complete ranking is available at the U.S News website.

In the 2014 U.S. News overall graduate-school rankings, UT’s full-time MBA program ranks sixty-seventh nationally and thirty-seventh among public institutions. The rankings are based on several criteria including alumni assessments, recruiter assessments, placement success of graduates, and admissions selectivity.

For more information about the College of Business Administration, visit the website.

For more information about the MBA program, visit the website.


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