UT's traditional MBA program is compressed into 17 months, with core classes focusing on integrated value chain management. Required classes last from the beginning of the curriculum to mid,March, with the rest of the program open for concentrations. Students can specialize in five areas, including finance and logistics, and combine their MBA with a JD or MS in either engineering or sports management.
The school's strong reputation in supply chain management draws recruiters from around the Southeast, and most graduates take jobs with an operations function--44 percent of the class of 2008 did. While still in school, students socialize around campus in Knoxville. Though there is still a lot of on-campus social life: UT hosts a slew of large student organizations and intramural sports, and MBA students can take part in the football madness that takes grip of campus in the fall.