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The Financial Times has ranked the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business number one in the world for custom executive education facilities and program support, up two spots from 2019.

“A highly personalized, outstanding experience is the standard of quality provided by Haslam’s graduate and executive education programs,” says Bruce Behn, associate dean for graduate and executive education.

“As accomplished professionals, time is a precious commodity for our program participants. Our talented faculty and staff work hard to ensure all aspects of our programs are executed seamlessly, allowing participants to concentrate solely on their personal and professional development. The high marks given to UT by our students and evidenced in this ranking are a validation of these efforts,” he added.

Among U.S. public institutions, the college rose one spot, from fourth to third, and among all U.S. schools, it climbed two spots, from eighth to sixth. The college’s ranking among all schools remained 20th in the world.

This marks the sixth consecutive year that UT’s custom executive education programs have been ranked in the top five among U.S. public institutions by the Financial Times.

The publication ranks the world’s top 80 business schools providing custom executive education and bases its rankings on both individual surveys completed by the schools’ clients and institutional data.

In addition to customized executive education programs, the college offers open enrollment short courses, MBA programs for working professionals, a full-time MBA and several specialty master’s programs.

For more information about UT’s graduate and executive education programs, please visit the executive education programs webpage.


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