School and Ranking Information
Although several schools in the Knoxville area offer business programs, only one of these is a 4-year public school. Based on rankings, school type and student services, the following school is regarded as one of the top schools in the area for studying business:
- Winner: The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is a nationally ranked institution that is the sole 4-year public school in the area with business degree programs. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration.
School Info Chart
|Category||The University of Tennessee at Knoxville|
|Rankings||Tied at #106 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$11,194 (in-state), $29,684 (out-of-state)**|
|Business Administration Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Business Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||321**|
|Most Popular Business Administration Degree Level in 2013||Master's (227 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||68%**|
|Noteworthy||University of Tennessee's undergraduate program in business has been tied for a #51 ranking nationally (2014)*|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville
- The business college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- As of 2014, the Haslam College of Business has been in operation for a century
- The University of Tennessee's business college has more than 120 faculty members who are full-time
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, had a fall 2014 enrollment of more than 27,000 students. Students can choose between over 300 different programs from its total of 11 colleges. The Haslam College of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an MBA.
Some of the core coursework for the bachelor's program includes business law, strategy and information management. Students can pick a major from 9 options, with some possibilities being accounting, finance and marketing. The university's full-time MBA program is intended to have a duration of 17 months. Some required coursework includes innovation, economics and business skills. The full-time MBA also includes an internship as part of the requirements. The professional MBA is designed to accommodate the schedules of those working full-time, offering classes on campus on weekends in addition to online delivery.