The program climbed eight spots, up from eleventh in 2015, to just behind Michigan State and Pennsylvania State. UT received the top ranking overall in logistics.
“This is a huge leap for our program, but not a surprise,” said Chad Autry, head of the marketing and supply chain department. “Our faculty puts out relevant, innovative research and teaches students to make an impact after graduation. Where we were lacking before was industry exposure, but that is rapidly changing.”
The SCM World University 100 surveyed more than 2,000 supply chain professionals, including nearly 200 from Asia and 400 from Europe, who ranked which universities across the globe graduate the best supply chain talent.
Steve Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair of the Haslam College of Business, said the rankings reflect the college’s and UT’s commitment to top-notch and relevant research and teaching.
“Our students very quickly make their mark in industry upon graduation, and businesspeople are taking notice,” Mangum said. “This ranking is particularly validating for our programs since it is voted upon by industry professionals who know first-hand the quality of our student talent and the relevance of our faculty research.”
The Haslam College of Business has approximately 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Its six departments, nine centers and institutes, three 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.
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