The Haslam College of Business MBA program fared well in Princeton Review’s The Best 295 Business Schools: 2016 Edition.
“Since the ranking criteria is based on student feedback, it gives a strong picture of the impact we are making on graduates’ lives,” said Trent Thurman, executive director of graduate programs. “It validates that we are delivering an effective program that is valued by both students and employers.”
The guide’s student surveys gave Haslam’s academic experience and the quality and accessibility of its professors ratings above 85. The results also highlight the relevance of course material in the full-time program.
“Professors continue to remain active in their previous fields, so they continue to infuse current lessons learned from industry into their classes,” said one student. “They teach you skills that you can use in the real world.”
Haslam’s career rating was a 94, with a job placement within three months of graduation at 91 percent and an average base salary of more than $75,000.
“[Faculty] are very active in helping find internships as well as providing interview prep and resume writing assistance,” said one student. “They provide a lot of networking lunches, dinners and other opportunities as well as interesting speakers like the CEO of Wal-Mart.”
The guide noted that 25 to 30 percent of the full-time MBA class is international providing “diversity that may be surprising to some,” but that was highly valued by students.
Princeton Review analyzes data from surveys of 22,000 students and administrators to create its annual guide. The full guide can be accessed via its website.