UT MBA program makes Businessweek rankings

What a difference a year makes. The University of Tennessee’s full-time Master of Business Administration program is among the best MBA programs in the country, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s recently released 2012 rankings.

UT’s program is No. 60 overall and No. 26 among U.S. public universities that offer full-time MBA programs.

Last year UT did not make the rankings.

“The Businessweek ranking recognizes the overall quality of our full-time MBA program and reflect’s the program’s contribution to the university’s goal of becoming a Top 25 institution,” Annette Ranft, associate dean for academic programs at the UT College of Business, said in a news release.

Topping the rankings is the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, followed by Harvard Business School and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

The rankings are based on a survey of 19,000 new MBA graduates from 114 business schools, a poll of 566 corporate recruiters and an evaluation of faculty research output.

The ranking is evidence that “students and employers are confident in our ability to graduate individuals with the skillsets that students want and employers need,” Jan Williams, dean of the UT College of Business Administration, said in a statement.

Businessweek ranked UT No. 4 for “Good Schools If You Didn’t Ace the GMAT.”

Click here for the complete Businessweek rankings.