The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) College of Business was again ranked among the best business schools in the nation.  With over 3,500 business schools in the world, Bloomberg Businessweek selected only 113 for inclusion in its annual ranking.

“It is an honor to be included in the list of top business schools in the country.  This is a tribute to the quality of students in our business school, the talents and dedication of our faculty, and the support of the Chattanooga business community.  There are many exciting events happening today in the Chattanooga business community, and the UTC business school is proud to be part of that excitement,” said Dr. John Fulmer, Interim Dean, UTC College of Business.

Since 2007, UTC College of Business has held the honor of being ranked one of the top business schools in the country.

Student survey responses are critical for this prestigious ranking.   Reponses from students included:

  • The College of Business offers Corporate Connection Luncheons and a “Meet the Firms” event, and both are very successful.
  • Faculty members are active in local professional organizations and they frequently recommend students to firms.
  • The College of Business has over 100 advisory board members and they aid in placement.
  • The College of Business has an Assistant Dean for External Affairs to assist in career services.
  • A large number of internships are available to COB majors.

According to the survey, firms that hired the most 2010 undergrad business majors at UTC for full time jobs include: Decosimo, Volkswagen, Ernst & Young, Hazlett, Lewis and Bieter, TVA, Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, UNUM, Playcore, US Xpress, Beacon Verification, LBMC, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Chattem, and McKee Foods.

Bloomberg Businessweek surveys students

Student satisfaction is up at each of the 113 schools in the ranking—8% overall—and the number of senior business students with internships and job offers is up as well, according to surveys of more than 86,000 business majors compiled by the magazine.  Forty-six percent of the senior business majors who responded to the survey in January reported having a job offer in hand, up eight percent compared to seniors who responded a year ago.

Bloomberg Businessweek used nine measures to rank these programs, including surveys of senior business majors and corporate recruiters, median starting salaries for graduates, and the number of alumni each program sends to top MBA programs.  Bloomberg Businessweek also calculated an academic quality rating for each program by combining average SAT scores, student-faculty ratios, class size, the percentage of students with internships, and the number of hours students devote to classwork.

Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools” is featured on the following website and includes expanded content, the full ranking and methodology. http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/special_reports/20110303best_undergrad_bschools.htm?campaign_id=bschools_related

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