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The full-time MBA at UT’s Haslam College of Business showed the largest gains of all programs ranked in the 2017 Poets and Quants Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs. The program climbed 24 positions to 56th and is ranked 29th among public institutions.

Poets and Quants cites UT’s current upward trend in the rankings published by U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, and Bloomberg Businessweek as the factor that “boosted the school’s standing by a remarkable 24 places.”

Poets and Quants ranking

Mary Goss, director of the full-time MBA program, said UT has consistently delivered quantifiable results that matter to students, alumni, and employers.

“Haslam’s full-time MBA is building momentum in our push to join the top 25 public institutions,” she said. “This windfall of positive rankings news is the result of our MBA team’s important work toward recruiting talented students and delivering positive career outcomes for them.”

The program is designed to produce successful managers with a broad base of business knowledge along with a specialization to deliver direct value for a business unit.


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