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Yellow daisy flowers in front of the Haslam College of Business building

Poets & Quants has placed UT’s Haslam College of Business at No. 32 among public institutions on its list of top undergraduate business programs.

The rankings, released last month, are based on a representative survey of nearly 13,000 alumni as well as school-reported data. Students and colleges across 88 universities were graded on aspects of admissions standards, academic experience, and career outcomes.

Stephen L. Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair at the college, said the ranking illustrates how well the college equips students for the business world.

“Our alumni’s success after graduation is a key measure of our abilities as an educational institution,” Mangum said. “The college’s solid showing in Poets & Quants reflects our commitment to preparing our students for careers in business.”

Lane Morris, associate dean of undergraduate programs and student affairs at the college, was pleased with the ranking.

“The Haslam College of Business undergraduate program provides a quality education to our students,” Morris said. “Internships and engagement opportunities, both with the faculty and our business partners, add real value to the overall undergraduate experience.”

A release from Poets & Quants noted that this was the most competitive ranking since its launch three years ago.

“The competition in the higher tier was fierce, stressing the importance of undergraduate business programs across the board,” said Nathan Allen, project manager for the rankings.

The Haslam College of Business, founded in 1914, consists of approximately 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Its seven departments, seven centers and institutes, four forums, and graduate and executive education programs reach across the for profit, not-for-profit, and governmental sectors of business, with a heavy emphasis on practical research. UT was founded in 1794 and was designated Tennessee’s first land-grant institution in 1869.



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