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UT’s Haslam College of Business ranks 26th nationwide for the best return on investment in business education among public universities, according to Forbes magazine.

The ranking compares the first five years of earnings for Master of Business Administration graduates to the cost of completing their education, including factors such as foregone compensation, tuition, and fees.

The Forbes data showed UT’s MBA alumni with a five-year gain of $35,500 in salary after tuition, fees, and salary foregone during the program were accounted for. Additionally, Forbes found that MBA students earned back their educational investment within 4.1 years.

Bruce Behn
Bruce Behn

“UT’s full-time MBA program delivers value by teaching applied material and allowing students to complete their degrees in just 16 months,” said Bruce Behn, associate dean for graduate and executive education. “It is an attractive option for talented young professionals seeking to transform their careers.”

Behn added that MBA students build strong business foundations through team-based learning that fosters long-term success in the workplace.

UT was ranked 54th among all universities nationwide.


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