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UT faculty highlighted in Industry Week: Shopper Marketing is a Supply Chain Partner's Next Marketing Frontier

Shopper marketing has been attracting more and more attention since its inception in the early 2000s. It refers to the complex but coordinated combination of marketing and sales tools that supply chain partners use to engage shoppers. More (PDF)

Posted 1/12/11


UT Knoxville Announces MBA Scholarship in Shopper Marketing

MBA students interested in shopper marketing careers now have one more reason to consider an MBA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. UT Knoxville's full-time MBA program has partnered with UT Knoxville's Shopper Marketing Forum to create an Excellence in Shopper Marketing Fellowship. More

Posted 1/12/11


UT Full-Time MBA Program Again Nationally Ranked

The full-time MBA program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration has been ranked in the Top 100 U.S. Business Schools by Poets & Quants. More

Posted 1/4/11


UT Associate Professor of Logistics Honored by Greater Knoxville Business Journal

Terry Esper, associate professor of logistics in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration, joined the esteemed family of the Greater Knoxville Business Journal's "40 under 40.” The “40 under 40” program, now in its fourth year, annually honors 40 individuals younger than 40 years of age for contributions to their professions and community. More

Posted 12/23/10


Business Students Get Real-World Experience in Marketing Class

For the past 90 years, the Tennessee Valley Fair has been delighting fairgoers in the Southeast. For the past four years, it has been learning a trick or two from a group of students in a senior-level integrated marketing class in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More

Posted 12/17/10


Business Student on Team that Wins National Business Pitch Competition and $25,000

Two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students are the winners of $25,000 and on their way to launching the nation's next big business. mtvU revealed today that Kaliv Parker, a business major, and Aeron Glover, an engineering major, won the 2010 Movers & Changers competition, a national business pitch competition sponsored by mtvU and the New York Stock Exchange. More

Posted 12/17/10


Department of Marketing and Logistics Recognizes Outstanding Faculty

The Department of Marketing and Logistics in UT Knoxville’s College of Business Administration began an annual tradition of recognizing its outstanding faculty through the creation of two new awards. More

Posted 12/8/10


UT Students Compete in mtvU Series

Do University of Tennessee students Aeron Glover and Kaliv Parker have what it takes to turn their idea into the nation’s next big business? You can see for yourself. The first episode of mtvU’s Movers & Changers program is now available online at http://www.moversandchangers.com/. More

Posted 12/2/10


UT Business College is First on Campus to Offer True Semester Abroad

Spring semester 2011 will be a once-in–a-lifetime global immersion experience for 27 sophomores in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration Global Leadership Scholars honors program. For three months, they will be studying, traveling, and interning in England and Scotland.This is the first time on the Knoxville campus that a college is delivering an entire semester of course content abroad. More

Posted 11/23/10


UT Recognized Internationally for Business Education by Eduniversal

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has a strong reputation nationally and internationally, according to the 2010 Eduniversal survey, which ranked the top 1,000 business schools worldwide. More

Posted 11/23/10


University of Tennessee MBA Program’s First Annual Consulting Boot Camp

The consulting industry is not for the weak, although it has experienced exponential growth over the past few years. MBA students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are getting a leg up on how to break into this competitive field. More

Posted 11/19/10


Reflections on the 2010 First TN Foundation MBA Symposium with Bob McDonald, CEO of P&G

“Are you a leader who builds a clock, or are you a leader that tells time?” Some quotes stay with you for a second, maybe even a day or two, but only a select few will be with you for a lifetime. I had the privilege of learning life-changing leadership lessons from one of the great business leaders and humanitarians in America, Chairman, President and CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company, Bob McDonald. More

Posted 11/19/10


Business Majors Win Top Prizes at Fall 2010 Vol Court Competition

Two UT business students are one step closer to success after taking the top two prizes at the 2010 Vol Court Pitch Competition. Kaliv Parker, a sophomore in business, and Aeron Glover, a junior in industrial engineering, came in first place with howstheliving.com. More

Posted 11/12/10


UT Professors Find Mixing Business with Politics Pays Off

A study by two College of Business Administration management professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, found that when firms engage in corporate political activities, such as lobbying and making campaign contributions, they enjoy about 20 percent higher performance. More

Posted 11/12/10


UT MBA Marketing Students Visit Dallas for Extended-Campus Shopper Marketing Experience

Many of the marketing concentration full-time MBA students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently packed up and headed for Dallas, TX.  Their mission – to see first hand how Frito-Lay’s SMART [Shopper Marketing and Retail Testing] Learning Center generated and applied shopper insights. More

Posted 11/10/10


Department of Accounting and Information Management Recognizes Outstanding Donors, Students, Faculty, and Staff

On October 25, the University of Tennessee’s Department of Accounting and Information Management (AIM) hosted its annual Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) Honors Banquet in recognition of accounting program donors, students, faculty, and staff. More

Posted 11/8/10


SunTrust Foundation Gifts $25K to UT Business School

The SunTrust Foundation has gifted $25,000 to the College of Business Administration Finance Department Enrichment Fund at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More

Posted 11/5/10


UT National Defense Business Institute Releases Industry Health Report

The National Defense Business Institute (NDBI) in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's College of Business Administration has published initial findings of an ongoing comprehensive analysis of the health of the aerospace and defense industry. More

Posted 11/5/10


UT Professor Reappointed to Accounting Advisory Group

Joseph Carcello, the Ernst & Young and Business Alumni Professor in UT's College of Business Administration's Department of Accounting and Information Management and the director of research for UT's Corporate Governance Center, was reappointed for a third term to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group (SAG). More

Posted 11/5/10


UT's Lean for Healthcare Course OK'd for Dental Education Credits

The 2011 Lean for Healthcare course offered through the College of Business Administration's Center for Executive Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has received approval to provide dentists with Academy for General Dentistry (AGD) continuing education credits.  The course already is approved to provide physicians and other medical professionals with American Medical Association credits. More

Posted 11/5/10


UT National Defense Business Institute Researches Time as Variable To Constrain Weapon Systems Cost

The National Defense Business Institute (NDBI) in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration is partnering with Monitor Government Venture Services to research “Time as an Independent Variable” or TAIV™ as a tool to help constrain weapon systems cost. More

Posted 11/5/10


UT's Executive MBA Program Gets Top Ranking from The Wall Street Journal

The 2010 Wall Street Journal executive MBA rankings were recently released, and, for the first time, the Executive MBA program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, made this esteemed listing. Only 56 programs were ranked out of more than 700 worldwide. More

Posted 11/3/10


UT Finance Student Reaches Finals of mtvU-NYSE National Business Competition

University of Tennessee students Aeron Glover and Kaliv' Parker, who have developed a company that runs a website for students looking for quality housing worldwide, are among the three finalists in 2010 Movers & Changers competition, a national business pitch competition sponsored by mtvU and the New York Stock Exchange. More

Posted 11/3/10


UT and U.S. Air Force Leadership Honor East Tennessee Companies

The Under Secretary of the Air Force, Erin Conaton, and UT's College of Business Administration recently honored six East Tennessee manufacturing companies for supporting the Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21) Executive Leadership Course. More

Posted 10/29/10


Mike Stahl, Physician Executive MBA Program Director, Talks About use of Distance Learning in UT’s EMBA Programs

More and More, the Executive MBA world is relying on technology in program delivery. Exactly how are programs incorporating technology? The answer varies from program to program, but the following profiles shed some insight into that question. More

Posted 10/29/10


College of Business Administration Hosting First Tennessee Foundation Third Annual MBA Symposium

The College of Business Administration is pleased to host the First Tennessee Foundation Third Annual MBA Symposium featuring Bob McDonald, chairman, president and CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company. McDonald will be speaking on Friday, Oct. 29, from 10:30 am-noon on Values-Based Leadership. More

Posted 10/27/10


UT's Executive-Level MBA Programs Among World's Best

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville's executive-level MBA programs for working professionals rank among the world's best, according to Financial Times' newly released 2010 international rankings. More

Posted 10/26/10


UT Business School Honors Mike Masters in Naming Investment Center

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has honored alumnus Mike Masters, founder of Masters Capital Management, with the naming of the Masters Investment Learning Center. More

Posted 10/26/10


Roehr Awarded 2010 Tennessee Communicator of the Year

Kerry Roehr, senior technologist II for the college, has been honored as the Tennessee Communication Association's 2010 Communicator of the Year. More

Posted 10/26/10


UT Students Rank Tops in the Nation for Passing all Parts of 2009 CPA Exam

University of Tennessee students with a Master of Accountancy degree taking the CPA exam for the first time earned the 11th highest passage rate among all public and private universities nationwide. More

Posted 10/26/10


FMA visits NYC: Student Reactions. More

Posted 10/26/10


UT Experts Share Advice at Entrepreneurial Imperative 2010 Conference

Several experts within the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are teaming up with other local leaders to put on the Entrepreneurial Imperative 2010, a two-day conference on Oct. 26-27 that will feature workshops covering every aspect of how to start and run a business in East Tennessee. More

Posted 10/22/10


UT Business School Gets Top MBA Ranking from The Princeton Review

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has one of the nation's best MBA programs, according to The Princeton Review, a top education service and evaluation company. The college’s full-time MBA program is listed in the 2011 edition of "The Best 300 Business Schools." More

Posted 10/22/10


Three MBA students get chance to develop, start companies as part of new UT program – News Sentinel article

Three MBA students will have the opportunity to take their ideas for new technology-related businesses and start actual companies by the time they graduate from University of Tennessee's College of Business Administration in December 2011. More

Posted 10/22/10


'Super graduate assistantship' offered at Y-12– News Sentinel article

The University of Tennessee, in partnership with Y-12 National Security Complex, a manufacturing facility in Oak Ridge, recently reinvented traditional graduate assistantships by creating the MBA Career Advantage Program. More

Posted 10/22/10


UT Business Students Host Nation’s First Barefoot Run/ Walk On Grass: Raising Money for Samaritan Place

For some, running or walking barefoot in the grass is pure pleasure and it argued to be good for your health. With that in mind, six undergraduates in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, organized the country's first barefoot run/walk as part of a service-learning course taught by Marketing Professor Ernie Cadotte. More

Posted 10/15/10


College of Engineering Collaborates with College of Business Administration to Offer Courses Focused on Engineers’ Needs

The University of Tennessee College of Engineering (COE) and College of Business Administration (CBA) are collaborating to provide business education opportunities to UT engineering graduates. Leading this effort and guiding the business curriculum is Chuck Parke, a 1985 graduate of UT's College of Engineering. More

Posted 10/12/10


CBA Alum Regal CEO Amy Miles Makes Forbes "Power" List

Forbes named CBA alum Regal CEO Amy Miles one of the magazine's "Power Women in the Wings," a diverse list of up and coming women executives from around the world. Miles graduated in 1989 with a degree in accounting. More

Posted 10/12/10


New Leaders at UT Construction Industry Research and Policy Center

The Construction Industry Research and Policy Center (CIRPC) in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, announces two key leadership changes. More

Posted 10-11-10


IAOP Forms Academic Alliance with the University of Tennessee College of Business to Promote Vested Outsourcing

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (lAOP®) has formed an academic alliance with the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration to promote outsourcing. The association and the college’s Center for Executive Education have been working together on a “Vested Outsourcing” program that teaches best-in-class performance based outsourcing. More

Posted 10/8/10


UT's Lean for Healthcare Course OK'd for Continuing Education Credits

The Lean for Healthcare course offered through the College of Business Administration's Center for Executive Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has received approval from the UT College of Medicine to provide physicians and other health care professionals with continuing medical education (CME) credits. More

Posted 10/7/10


Back to Basics

UT faculty team with industry leading publication Supply Chain Management Review on its new series, “Back to Basics.” It’s a look into how excellence in the core logistics and supply chain activities leads to overall business success. More

Posted 10/4/10


UT Launches Knoxville Economics Forum

The Great Recession that began in 2007 has brought increased focus on the performance of the national and state economies.  Now there is a local organization dedicated to an ongoing public discussion of business and economic issues as they relate to East Tennessee. More

Posted 10/1/10


UT National Defense Business Institute Completes Missile Defense Study

University of Tennessee’s National Defense Business Institute (NDBI) and The Monitor Group completed an independent assessment of strategic issues surrounding the current three-nation Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program. More

Posted 9/29/10


Efficiency Remains Top Priority: Study authored by UT faculty and published in Logistics Management

Efficiency Remains Top Priority. This 19th annual study revealed that shippers have not significantly changed how they managed their logistics and transportation activities over the past year. However, they found that the Masters are moving to a more defined organizational structure and are putting more 3PLs to work to help them gain significant cost advantage once the recovery finally kicks in.

19th Annual Masters of Logistics Study authored by Mary Holcomb, UT Associate Professor of Logistics, and co-authored by Professor Karl Manrodt of Georgia Southern University. More

Posted 9/29/10


Ruby Tuesday Sponsors Corporate Governance Center Speaker Series at UT

Locally based Ruby Tuesday has given a $25,000 gift to sponsor the College of Business Administration's Corporate Governance Center 2010-2011 Speaker Series at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More

Posted 9/27/10


DC Velocity and Warehousing Education and Resource Center profiled UT’s William Smith in “Meet the Supply Chain’s Young Blood”

If the recruitment process for supply chain management professionals were conducted like the National Football League draft, then William Smith might be considered a first-round pick. More

Posted 9/21/10


UT Alumni Board of Directors Honor Outstanding Alumni

The alumni board of directors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, honored 12 of its most outstanding members. Four people were honored as distinguished alumni for their years of service and great personal and professional success. More

Posted 9/20/10


UT College of Business Premiers Master's in Business Analytics Degree

UT's College of Business Administration is the first business school in the nation to offer a degree in business analytics. Students learn data analysis and quantitative modeling skills to solve business problems and achieve better business performance. Additionally, they gain knowledge of core business topics, develop communication skills, and solve team-based, real-world business problems. More

Posted 9/15/10


Aspiring Entrepreneurs Get Help, Win Prizes at UT's "Vol Court"

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is once again providing students, faculty and friends the opportunity to learn from entrepreneurs and business experts from across the state on how to start a business and win a prize to kickstart its growth. "Vol Court" is a series of one-hour workshops focusing on how to start a business. More

Posted 9/15/09


College of Business Administration Featured in University’s Latest 30-second Commercial

UT’s College of Business Administration is featured in the university’s latest 30-second commercial. Prominently displayed is the atrium and Masters Investment Learning Center in the college’s technologically advanced Haslam Business Building. More

Posted 9/3/10


UT Launches Program Where Students "Come for an MBA and Leave with a Business"

Imagine being paid to start a business while getting an MBA. That is the concept behind the full-time MBA Entrepreneur Fellow program in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration. The MBA Entrepreneur Fellow program is in its inaugural year; it is the only program of its kind in the country. More

Posted 9/3/10


UT Executive MBA Students Studying for Two Weeks in Chile and Brazil

Students, staff and faculty of the University of Tennessee’s Executive MBA program will visit Chile and Brazil for the program’s international immersion residence period, September 5-17. The two week trip to Santiago and Rio de Janeiro will highlight the challenges and opportunities that businesses face when making the decision to move into an international market. More

Posted 8/30/10


UT Masters Investment Learning Center Stock Market Game Provides Higher Learning To East Tennessee Students

The Knoxville News Sentinelís Newspapers in Education (NIE) program has partnered with the University of Tennessee (UT) Masters Investment Learning Center (MILC) to offer East Tennessee students the opportunity to learn money-management and investments skills. More

Posted 8/25/10


College’s Development Director Becomes UT Chief Development Officer

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has hired a chief development officer for the Nashville area. Seth Reagan has been with UT Knoxville College of Business Administration since February 2007. More

Posted 8/23/10


MBA Students Build Habitat House for Fellow Vol Family

On Saturday, August 28, 60 students and faculty in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will put down their books and pick up their hammers for a building blitz. The Tennessee Organization of MBAs (TOMBA) students are building their eighth annual Habitat for Humanity house. More

Posted 8/23/10


Charlie and Moll Anderson speak about entrepreneurship and the value of UT's entrepreneurship efforts More (Video)


Posted 8/20/10


UT College of Business Administration Ranked Among Nation’s Best

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, joined the ranks of the nation’s Top 50 public institutions, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 undergraduate rankings released today. More

Posted 8/17/10


UT’s Class of 2014

The class of 2014 is among the best and brightest ever. They bring to campus a 3.81 high school grade-point average (GPA) and a 26.5 average ACT score. Forty-one percent of the class enters with a 4.0 high school GPA. To gauge just how much our students have changed, compare the above numbers to those of students who entered UT Knoxville in 2004 with an average 3.45 GPA and 24.7 ACT score. More

Posted 8/17/10


UT Professor Leads Commission on Strengthening Accounting Education

To study and recommend improvements in accounting education, the American Accounting Association (AAA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) teamed to form the Pathways Commission. Bruce Behn, Ergen Professor in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will chair the Pathways Commission. More

Posted 8/16/10


UT logistics faculty interviewed by ModusLink Global Solutions on “Green, Lean and Global Supply Chain Strategies” research

In May I introduced you to a research study conducted at the University of Tennessee entitled “Green, Lean and Global Supply Chain Strategies.” The authors of this research, Dr. Diane Mollenkopf and Dr. Wendy Tate, recently answered some questions that I had regarding their findings. Blog     PDF


UT Business Professors Report on Devastating Consequences for Companies Engaged in Financial Fraud

A study by two College of Business Administration accounting professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, shows that corporate financial fraud doesn't pay. More

Posted 8/2/10


UT Knoxville Hires Memphis-based Development Officer

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has hired a major gifts officer for the Memphis area. Leslie Murphy has more than 10 years of fundraising experience, with most of her career spent in higher education. More

Posted 7/23/10


Faculty discuss Multinational Tax Planning for Supply Chain Facilities; published in Supply Chain Management Review

The objective of this article is to give supply chain managers a basic understanding of the fundamental tax ramifications of international location decisions and to provide a framework for assessing proposed changes put forth by the Obama administration. More

Posted 7/19/10


UT Aerospace & Defense MBA Students Visiting Top Aerospace and Defense Activities in Japan

Students, staff and faculty of the University of Tennessee’s Aerospace & Defense MBA program visited Japan for the program’s international immersion studies, July 10 through 19. The week-long trip to Tokyo and Nagoya highlighted the challenges and opportunities that international business and globalization present to aerospace and defense organizations. More

Posted 7/19/10


UT Alum Jim Brogan Establishes MBA Fellowship in Father’s Honor

Alumnus Jim Brogan of Brogan Financial has established the Beauchamp E. Brogan Investment Fellowship at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration in honor of his father. Beauchamp, a prominent attorney in Knoxville who has since retired, was general counsel and secretary to UT’s Board of Trustees for 25 years. More

Posted 7/19/10


View Tom Mentzer’s Incredibly Impactful Final Video Interview About His Life, Career, and Profession

James Stock, Harvey Endowed Professor of Marketing at the University of South Florida, has interviewed luminaries in the academic disciplines of logistics and supply chain management. In January 2010, Stock interviewed Tom Mentzer, UT’s Bruce Chair of Excellence and Chancellor’s Professor, several months before his passing. More

Posted 7/1/10


High Schoolers Learn About Business Careers Through Summer Program

Twenty-eight high school students from Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina arrived at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Saturday, July 10, for a week-long program that allowed them to explore the world of business and possible business careers. More      Related Knoxville News Sentinal Article

Posted 6/30/10


Do we often make supply chain management harder than it needs to be?
Review of The New Supply Chain Agenda by Dan Gilmore, editor, SupplyChainDigest

When I wrote at the beginning of this piece that this book made me think we often make supply chain harder than it needs to be, that notion came from the five steps Slone, Dittman and Mentzer identify as key to meeting the challenges of the new SCM agenda. More     Book Review by Thomas J. Goldsby (PDF)

Posted 6/28/10


UT Reaches $1 Billion Campaign for Tennessee Goal Ahead of Schedule; Anderson Gift Puts UT over the Top in Campaign

The Campaign for Tennessee, the most ambitious fundraising effort in the 216-year history of the University of Tennessee, has reached its $1-billion goal 18 months ahead of schedule. The gift that put the campaign over the top came from the family of UT Board of Trustees member Charles C. Anderson Jr., CEO of Anderson Media Corp., and his wife, Moll, an author; lifestyle, marketing and communications expert; and TV host. More

Posted 6/23/10


Haslam donates $1M endowment to College of Business Administration

Undergraduate and MBA students will control a $1 million endowment donated by Jim Haslam, founder of Pilot Corp., with the goal of teaching them how to manage investment portfolios. More

Posted 6/17/10


First UT Female Graduate in Statistics Shares Manhattan Project Experiences

The first woman to graduate with a statistics degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, spoke at this year's Secret City Festival June 19 in Oak Ridge. More

Posted 6/17/10


Y-12 and UT Partner to Recruit Top Students to UT MBA Program

A unique partnership between the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and B&W Y-12 promises to attract exceptional students to UT's full-time MBA program and enhance business development efforts at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. More

Posted 6/14/10


Should MBA Students Care About Their Professors' Research? Dean Says ‘Yes’ in Economist Article

Jan Williams, dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and vice chair of AACSB, argues that doing research allows faculty members to stay at the forefront of their subject, and that in turn improves their teaching. “We can’t teach [students] outdated material,” he says. “They’d see through that in a minute.” More

Posted 6/14/10


UT Full -Time MBA Students Give Back to Chile

The University of Tennessee full-time MBA students donated $1,020 to Habitat for Humanity Chile to help rebuild areas affected by the recent earthquake. Sixty four students from the MBA program, who had been planning to spend their spring break in an international immersion experience in Chile and were diverted from landing in the country because of the earthquake, wanted to do something for the area and help the Chilean people. More

Posted 6/2/10


Marketplace Live Wins Brandon Hall Silver Excellence in Learning Technology Award

Marketplace Live Business Simulation received a Brandon Hall Silver Award for Excellence in Learning Technology in the category of Best Advance in 3-D or Immersive Learning Technology. More

Posted 6/1/10


2010 Commencement Recognizes Hundreds of Graduates

Over 450 graduates, their families and friends converged on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to celebrate spring 2010 commencement. The 453 graduates represented the largest group of undergraduates to graduate from the college; the number represented graduates from both spring and summer terms. Of that number, two graduates received commissions as second lieutenants in the United States armed forces. More

Posted 6/1/10


Class of 2010 Gives Back to College

During the spring 2010 commencement ceremony, the College of Business Administration received a special gift from its graduating seniors.  The Class of 2010 presented Dean Jan R. Williams a check in the amount of $13,450, culminating the 2010 Senior Gift Campaign. More

Posted 5/21/10


MBA Program Helps Country Music Star "Shine" in Social Media

UT-Knoxville's MBA program aims to help a country music star "shine" in the social media realm. More

Posted 5/20/10


Allison Impacts Students: Discusses BB&T’s Values-Based Leadership

John Allison, Distinguished Professor of Practice at Wake Forest University's Schools of Business and former chairman and CEO of BB&T, recently guest lectured to UT’s Econ 300: Markets, Capitalism and Ethics class about “Values-Based Leadership.” Allison’s talk focused on the ten principles that BB&T uses to guide its business practice. More

Posted 5/12/10


Alumnus Bob Corker Delivers Commencement Address to UT College of Business Graduates

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee, on Friday, May 14, to deliver the commencement address to graduates of the College of Business Administration. Corker graduated from UT’s College of Business in 1974 with a degree in industrial management. More

Posted 5/10/10


UT Graduate Named Bank of America Chairman

The Bank of America Board of Directors elected UT graduate Charles "Chad" O. Holliday, Jr. as chairman, succeeding Dr. Walter E. Massey. Holliday, 62, has served as a director since September 2009. He is the former chairman of the board of directors of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., a position he had held for approximately 10 years. More

Posted 5/6/10


Amway Endowment Enters its Third Year at UT

Esco Brackett of Athens, TN, is the winner of the third-annual 2010 Amway Endowed Scholarship in Sales Forecasting in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Brackett's scholarship is $2,000. More

Posted 5/6/10


UT Business Alumnus Establishes Scholarship Program for East Tennessee Student

East Tennessee native Roy Harmon remembers how challenging it was to finance his undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. That was his incentive in establishing the Roy L. Harmon Jr. Endowed Accounting Scholarship in the College of Business Administration, to be awarded annually to a deserving undergraduate or graduate student majoring in accounting. More

Posted 5/4/10


Dover Presents Model C-17 to Recognize Educational Relationship

Commander David Glass from Dover Air Force Base presented the Center for Executive Education (CEE) with a C-17 model airplane in recognition of the relationship established by CEE with Dover.  Dover does maintenance on the C-17 aircraft. More

Posted 5/4/10


Professional MBA Program Students, Staff, Alumni, and Faculty in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Students, staff, alumni, and faculty of the University of Tennessee’s Class of 2010 Professional MBA program traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the program’s annual international immersion, May 1 through 8. You can follow the students’ experiences at http://twitter.com/UTExecE. More

Posted 5/3/10


MBA Alumni Network Spring Reception was Held on May 11

The University of Tennessee’s Center for Executive Education MBA Alumni Network held its first Spring Reception. More

Posted 5/3/10


UT’s Third Annual Undergraduate Business Plan Competition Reaches New Heights, Launches Two New Businesses

Forty-two teams competed for $20,000 in prize money and $12,000 in donated services in the third annual Business Plan Competition sponsored by the College of Business Administration Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Two winners already are using their prize money to launch their companies. More

Posted 4/22/10


The Center For Executive Education Announces Several Key Personnel Changes

The Center for Executive Education in the University of Tennessee’s College of Business Administration announces several key personnel changes. More

Posted 4/19/10


University and College Pay Tribute to Faculty, Students, and Staff

The College of Business Administration’s annual Honors Banquet pays tribute to the college’s students, faculty, and staff. More

Posted 4/15/10


UT to Host Student Human Resource Management Conference and Games

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Southeast Regional Student Conference and the “Jeopardy”-style Human Resources Games on Friday and Saturday. More

Posted 4/7/10


UT Alums Inducted Into JA Business Hall Of Fame

Two University of Tennessee College of Business Administration alums are being inducted into the 2010 Junior Achievement of East Tennessee's Business Hall of Fame on April 8 at the Knoxville Marriott, William "Billy" Carroll Jr., president and CEO of SmartBank, and Tim Williams, co-founder and CEO of 21st Mortgage Corp. More

Posted 4/7/10


UT Welcomes Martina McBride: MBA Students Developing Social Media Strategy For Her New CD

Award-winning singer and songwriter, Martina McBride, along with her manager and husband, John McBride, and an entourage of interactive marketing experts recently visited UT as guest lecturers.  Their visit kicked off an applied-learning project for an MBA marketing class, which is producing a social media plan for Martina’s newest CD as part of its course curriculum. More

Posted 4/7/10


U.S. Cellular CEO John E. Rooney Visits University Of Tennessee MBA Program

John E. “Jack” Rooney, president and CEO of U.S. Cellular, and Myra Kruger, founder of Esler Kruger and co-author of the book “The Pursuit of Something Better,” served as guest lecturers at the University of Tennessee Full-time MBA program on Tuesday, March 30. More.    View Presentation

Posted 3/31/10


Internationally Acclaimed Heart Surgeon from India Earns Physician Executive MBA

Acclaimed NRI heart surgeon and budding healthcare economist who has a Harvard background, Dr Mukesh Hariawala recently became one of the first cardiac surgeons in the world to graduate with a unique Healthcare MBA in the US from the top management program designed exclusively for doctors. Samachar.com article

Posted 3/31/10


Book Authored by UT Faculty Shows How to Turn Supply Chain Into a Competitive Weapon

In most companies, the supply chain controls most of the inventory, manages 60 to 70 percent of the cost, is the foundation to generate revenue by providing outstanding product availability, and manages most of the physical assets of the firm. Then why is supply chain excellence the most underutilized competitive tool? More

Posted 3/30/10


UT Alum Earns Prestigious Aerospace Honor

University of Tennessee Aerospace & Defense MBA alum Tim Gray earned the prestigious Aviation Week MRO Laureate Award for process improvements at Hill Air Force Base. Every maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) program in the aerospace industry worldwide was eligible; four finalists competed with Gray for this coveted honor. More

Posted 3/30/10


WUOT-Knoxville Public Radio’s Chrissy Keuper talked with Kate Vitasek about Vested Outsourcing as a new way to do business.

Outsourcing is a more than $6 trillion dollar industry, used by companies all over the world as a way to save time and money. But Kate Vitasek says a new technique could mean better business for everyone. She’s the founder and lead researcher in the concept of “vested” outsourcing at the University of Tennessee’s Center for Executive Education. WUOT-Knoxville Public Radio’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with Vitasek about the concept, which was developed in a research study that was commissioned by the US Air Force. More

Posted 3/29/10


Global Leadership Scholars Visit Berkline

Twenty-five students from the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration’s Global Leadership Scholars (GLS) program recently visited the corporate offices and manufacturing facilities of Berkline in Morristown, Tennessee. More

Posted 3/18/10


National Association of Black Accountants Student Chapter visits Charlotte, North Carolina

The University of Tennessee’s National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Student Chapter hosted a professional development trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, the week of February 22, 2010. More

Posted 3/18/10


Five Drivers of a Sustainable Supply Chain;  by Mary Collins Holcomb, Ph.D.

Uncover key conclusions of the University of Tennessee’s annual study on trends in transportation and logistics, conducted in tandem with Georgia Southern University. More (free login required)

Posted 3/12/10


Making the Business Case for Green;  by Diane Mollenkopf, Ph.D.

In making the business case for green initiatives, companies need to look at revenue levers as well as cost levers. Companies need to integrate with suppliers and customers as well as across internal hierarchies.More (free login required)

Posted: 3/12/10


Dr. Bill Baker Speaks at First Meeting of Management Society at the University of Tennessee

The Management Society at the University of Tennessee held its inaugural guest speaker event on March 2, 2010.  Dr. Bill Baker spoke on the topic of his book, Leading With Kindness. More

Posted 3/8/10


Logistics Industry Grows into Economic Giant – Paul Dittmann interviewed

The third-party logistics industry isn’t sexy, nor does it claim to be. But in two short decades, the industry has grown into a domestic market worth more than $115 billion by saving clients — essentially anyone with a need to transport supplies and products — millions of dollars with smarter, more efficient supply chains. More

Posted 3/8/10


Unique MBA Program for Physicians Attracts Indian Docs

With health care reform a hot button issue in America, it’s no surprise some of America’s top doctors are now considering adding an MBA after their respected MD title. Indiawest.com article

Posted 3/8/10


LEARN, EARN, and RETURN: Give Back to the College that Gave so Much to You

The week of March 1, 2010, is Senior Gift Week. It’s an opportunity for seniors in the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration to give back to the institution that means so much to them. More

Posted: 3/4/10


Faculty Members Relate Experiences During and After the Chilean Earthquake

Three faculty members were stranded in Santiago, Chile, when the February 27, 2010, earthquake hit in the early morning hours: Tara Mohrfeld, full-time MBA program manager of operations and global initiatives; Dick Reizenstein, associate professor emeritus of marketing; and Jack Mills, lecturer and former Procter & Gamble executive. More

Posted 3/4/10


The College -- and World -- Loses A Legend: Dr. John (Tom) Mentzer

Dr. John (Tom) Mentzer, Chancellor’s Professor and Harry J. and Vivienne R. Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business in the Department of Marketing and Logistics at the University of Tennessee passed away in his Knoxville home on Friday morning, February 26. More

Posted: 2/28/10


UT Business Dean Jan Williams is Board Chair-Elect of Premier Business College Accreditation Body

Jan Williams, Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair and dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been elected chair-elect of the board of directors of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accreditation body for business colleges. More

Posted 2/24/10


UT Alum Allen Bell Establishes Endowment in Honor of Mother

Alumnus Allen Bell has established the Julia Bell Accounting Excellence Endowment at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration in honor of his mother.“I hope that this endowment will help others have the same opportunities that my mother provided for me,” Bell said. More

Posted 2/24/10


Senator Corker Talks Reform at UT

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker speaks to business leaders, students and faculty on Monday at the University of Tennessee's James A. Haslam II Business Building. Corker, the Republican from Chattanooga, discussed financial regulatory reform during the speech. More

Posted 2/24/10


UT Vice Provost Appointed President of MBA Roundtable Board

Sarah Gardial, vice provost of faculty affairs at the University of Tennessee, became board president of the MBA Roundtable, the premier organization that provides guidance and leadership for MBA curriculum worldwide. Her term runs from January 2010 through December 2012. More

Posted 2/22/10


Dittmann Discusses Four Steps to Successfully Transforming/ Implementing Your Supply Chain. More

Posted 2/18/10


UT College of Business Administration to Host International HR Conference

More than 350 scholars, practitioners and students from universities across the world will be coming to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, next week for the Academy of Human Resource Development’s (AHRD) 18th annual International Research Conference in the Americas. More

Posted 2/17/10


Dave Patterson, executive director of UT's National Defense Business Institute, discusses Russia’s New T-50 Super-fighter with the funding half of the U.S. F-22 Raptor. More

Posted 2/17/10


UT MBA Director Meets General Wesley Clark

Dr. Andy White was among a group of more than 200 to hear former NATO Commander and U.S. presidential candidate Gen. Wesley Clark speak at the University of Tennessee.  White is director of the Aerospace & Defense Executive MBA (ADMBA) in the UT College of Business Administration Center for Executive Education (CEE). More

Posted 2/17/10


Professional MBA Feb. 16 Info. Session for 2010 Class. More

Posted 2/11/10


Schooled in business: Clayton director finds ProMBA opens eyes to good business sense

Don’t bother ordering biscuits and gravy at the Greenway restaurant at the Clayton Corporate office. It’s not going to happen. That’s a good thing, said Margie Kidd, wellness director at Clayton Homes, Inc., and as of Dec. 11, 2009, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Professional MBA program. More

Posted 2/11/10


Aspiring UT Entrepreneurs: Third Annual Business Plan Competition Now Under Way

Is your "inner entrepreneur" demanding to be set free? Do you want to join that elite group of individuals who have taken ideas and turned them into successful businesses, creating value, jobs, and considerable wealth in the process? If so, the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites you to enter the third annual Business Plan Competition. More

Posted 2/10/10


Joe Carcello honored with Distinguished Achievement Award

Joseph V. Carcello received the 2010 Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (TSCPA) Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award.  Carcello is the Ernst & Young professor in UT’s College of Business Administration’s Department of Accounting and Information Management and the director of research for UT’s Corporate Governance Center. More

Posted 2/8/10


Department of Statistics, Operations, and Management Science Ranked Internationally

The department of Statistics, Operations and Management Science (SOMS) has been recognized for its relevant research and its ability to communicate its ideas to both academics and practitioners. More

Posted 2/8/10


Herman Gray, 2003 Physician Executive MBA graduate, secures national recognition

Herman B. Gray, MD, MBA, has been named one of 17 members appointed to the new Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). More

Posted 2/5/10


UT Instructor Teaches Nation's First Course in 'Vested Outsourcing'

Kate Vitasek, a faculty member in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Center for Executive Education (CEE), is now teaching the nation's only course in "Vested Outsourcing" — a methodology that she developed with the CEE to help companies get a better return on their outsourcing investments. More

Posted 2/5/10


Dream of Starting Your Own Business? Experts Offer Free How-to Seminars at UT

Faculty, staff and students who have dreamed of starting their own businesses are invited to attend Vol Court 2010, a series of free how-to seminars led by experts from across the state. More

Posted 2/5/10


Dan Flint talks to Hallerin Hilton Hill about latest trends in shopper marketing.

The inverview is in three parts. Please click on the following links:.        Part 1        Part 2        Part 3

Posted 2/1/10


LaPorte Gift Benefits Financial Learning in College

Chris LaPorte and his wife Quinita have been longtime supporters of the University of Tennessee. Their most recent gift to UT’s College of Business Administration has significantly enhanced the capabilities of the college’s Investments Learning Center and its students’ financial learning. More

Posted 1/25/10


Distance Education! UT Takes Lean Healthcare Course to Saudi Arabia

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is sending a team of four instructors to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Jan. 23 to teach two customized Lean for Healthcare courses at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center. More

Posted 1/25/10


College Proposes Differential Tuition to Support High-Demand Programs

Three colleges at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, would charge extra tuition per credit hour, under a plan being proposed by Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. The plan was outlined at the UT Board of Trustees' Trusteeship Committee and Executive and Compensation Committee meeting on Jan. 20. If approved by the Board of Trustees in February, the differential tuition program would go into effect at the beginning of the fall semester 2010. More    Read article on WBIR.com

Posted 1/22/10


State Tax Notes Magazine Names UT's Bill Fox to Its All-Decade State Tax Team

State Tax Notes magazine recently printed a list of the most influential people in the state and local tax world during the past 10 years. Bill Fox, director and professor of economics at the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is part of that all-decade team. More

Posted 1/19/10


UT Alum Banner Establishes Townsend and Wachowicz Endowments to Honor Educators

UT College of Business Administration alumna Jennifer Banner has generously established two endowments for the college in honor of two of her former educators, the Richard L. Townsend Excellence Endowment and the John Wachowicz Excellence Endowment. More

Posted 1/11/10


Prepping for Healthcare Reform and UT’s Physician Executive MBA Program Published in East Tennessee Medical News

The size and scope of federal healthcare legislation is far from certain, but providers and medical professionals throughout East Tennessee are preparing for a variety of scenarios nonetheless. The legislation is one of many hot topics in the classrooms of the University of Tennessee's Physician Executive MBA program, where physicians are looking at the issue as both business owners and care providers, said Michael Stahl, director. More

Posted 1/11/10


Berlik Foundation Gift Supports Technology in Haslam Business Building

The Len & Laura Berlik Foundation, Inc., a private foundation dedicated to improve the quality of life in communities important to the Berlik family, has made a generous gift to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration to support technology in the college's James A. Haslam II Business Building. More

Posted 1/6/10


UT Faculty Member Writes About Danger on the High Seas; Piracy Threatens Some of the World’s Most Important Shipping Lanes

Piracy continues to threaten some of the world’s most important shipping lanes. Two defense logistics experts explain the current situation and look at how some governments and private industry are thwarting attacks. More

Posted 1/6/10


UT Knoxville College of Business Administration Alumni Gather for Reception

Alumni from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration gathered at the Nashville Symphony Center on December 1 to hear about college news and spend time with fellow alumni. More

Posted 12/11/09


JIm Ayers Shares Insight with UT Business Students

Jim Ayers’ commitment to higher education is evident in the programs he has established to encourage high school students to continue their education after graduation. More

Posted 12/9/09


UT Alum Joe Crafton Celebrates Family Legacy with Gift to College of Business Administration

Alumnus Joe Crafton, president of CROSSMARK, a leading provider of services to the consumer goods industry, has provided a gift to the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in recognition of the impact UT has had on his family. More

Posted 12/9/09


UT Recognized Internationally for Business Education by Eduniversal

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has a strong reputation nationally and internationally, according to the 2009 Eduniversal survey, which ranked the top 1,000 business schools worldwide. More

Posted 11/20/09


UT Welcomed Top Executives to Campus to Launch Shopper Marketing Forum

A group of top executives from some of the nation's leading companies — including PepsiCo Americas Foods, Wal-Mart, Nestlé, Kimberly-Clark and The Walt Disney Co. — gathered at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to help the College of Business Administration launch its inaugural Shopper Marketing Forum. More    View Video

Posted 11/20/09


Murphy Appointed NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative

The University of Tennessee announced today that Dr. Dan Murphy has been appointed NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative.  Murphy will replace Dr. Todd Diacon, who was named executive director for academic assessment and program support for the University of Tennessee System this summer. More

Posted 11/17/09


UT Partners with Stryker Germany to Offer Lean Operating Room Course

A two-day course designed to help doctors and operating room teams work more efficiently and more cost effectively is being offered for the first time in the U.S. at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. News Release     Course Description (PDF)

Posted 11/17/09


College of Business Administration Honors Alumni

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has honored four alumni and organizations for their extraordinary commitment to the college and their community. The awards were given out at an alumni gala at the James A. Haslam II Business Building. More

Posted 11/12/09


MBA Alumni Network Hosts First Annual Homecoming Event

Over 5000 students have graduated with their MBA degree from UT since the first MBA program was formed in the College of Business Administration in 1968. Since that time, five MBA programs have offered business leaders options in achieving their MBA degree in a format that best suits their circumstances and career goals. More

Posted 11/12/09


Two UT Business Students Named Cosida Academic All-District Second Team

University of Tennessee placekicker Daniel Lincoln (current business student) and center Cody Sullins (recent college alum) were named to the Academic All-District 4 second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. More

Posted 11/10/09


UT's Construction Center Wins $9.3 Million Contract from U.S. Labor Department

The Center part of UT’s College of Business Administration will conduct wage and benefit surveys of construction labor markets throughout the nation. The contract will require the center to add seven permanent wage analysts to its staff. In addition, the center will add six temporary employees to its staff to assist the Department of Labor with implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More

Posted 11/5/09


Strickland to Chair UT College of Business Administration Fundraising Campaign

Michael Strickland, founder and CEO of Bandit Lites, the second-largest event lighting company in the world, has agreed to chair the annual giving campaign for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration. More

Posted 11/5/09


UT's TOMBA 'Rocks the World' by building Seventh Habitat House

For the past seven years, full- time MBA students at the University Of Tennessee, Knoxville, have devoted part of thier fall semester to building houses with low-income families through the Habitat for Humanity program. More

Posted 10/29/09


Congratulations to 2009 University Of Tennessee, Knoxville Alumini Award Recipients

Distinguished campus awards recently were bestowed to five UniversityOf Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administartion alumini. More

Posted 10/28/09


Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley Completes Process Improvement Training at UT

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley participated in process improvement leadership training at the University of Tennessee today, along with more than 20 senior leaders from across the Air Force.Secretary Donley visited to refine his own skills and to see some of the training the university is providing. The Air Force is working to improve key processes to strengthen combat readiness while simultaneously saving scarce tax dollars. More

Posted 10/28/09


Wanted: UT Students to Compete in Global Innovation Tournament

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is encouraging students from all majors to form teams to compete in the Global Innovation Tournament. More

Posted 10/28/09


New Report From UT Details 10 Trends that will Impact Supply Chain Thinking as Companies Revamp Strategies

As others have noted, this brutal recession has causedmany companies to really rethink thier supply chain strategies. But what are the key trend factors that companies need to consider in revamping thier physical supply chains and overall strategies? More

Posted 10/27/09


UT's Executive-Level MBA Programs for Working Professionals Among World's Best

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s, executive-level MBA programs for working professionals rank among the world's best, according to Financial Times' newly released 2009 international rankings. More

Posted 10/26/09


UT Alum Alan Wilson Establishes Scholarships

Alan Wilson, chairman, president, and CEO of spice manufacturing giant McCormick & Co., remembers how much he wanted to attend the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and how tough it was for his family, financially, to help him achieve that dream. More

Posted 10/19/09

Aerospace & Defense MBA Offers “Two-For-One”— Earn Lean – Sigma Green Belt Certification While Earning Degree

Students in the University of Tennessee’s Aerospace & Defense MBA program will now be able to earn their Lean – Sigma Green Belt certification while earning their MBA degree without additional cost. More

Posted 10/16/09

Two New Surveys Confirm: UT's Supply Chain / Logistics Programs Among Best in Nation

The University of Tennessee supply chain management/logistics programs rank #4 in the U.S. as published in Supply Chain Management Review, the industry’s most respected executive-oriented publication. These results are corroborated by a recent University of Dayton School of Business survey that nationally ranks the college’s logistics offerings #2. More

Posted 10/16/09

College of Business Administration Philanthropist Honored by UT Development Council

The University of Tennessee Development Council recently honored a College of Business Administration alum for his loyalty, commitment, and enthusiasm toward the university. More

Posted 10/16/09

College Hosts Seventh Annual Scholarship Reception

The College of Business Administration recently held its seventh annual Scholarship Reception. Over 250 guests, including scholarship recipients and many of their donors, attended. More


Princeton Review Again Names UT Knoxville's MBA Program Among Nation's Best

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has one of the nation's best MBA programs, according to The Princeton Review, a top education service and evaluation company. More


UT's Carcello is only academic named to prestigious 19-member PCAOB inaugural Investor Advisory Group

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has named University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Professor Joseph Carcello one of the 19 members of its inaugural Investor Advisory Group. He is the only academic appointed to the board. More


Ted Stank co-hosts Supply Chain Management Review webinar

Ted Stank discussed supply chain-related executive education programs available in the classroom and online, what the programs entail, and what students can gain. http://www.scmr.com/webcast/Upcoming/2263-Supply_Chain_Education_Opportunities_Online_and_in_the_Classroom.php


UT faculty discuss Vested Outsourcing: A Better Way to Outsource. As published in Supply Chain Management Review

For the past two years, the authors have participated in a University of Tennessee research program funded by the U.S. Air Force to study companies that were employing performance-based approaches for outsourcing. More


Budding Entrepreneurs Talk to Hallerin Hilton Hill About Forming Their Own Businesses
and How the College Helped Pave Their Ways to Success

WNOX Hallerin Hilton Hill Morning Show. More


Students Participate in Campus and Community Cleanup Effort

One hundred and fifty UT freshmen seminar students recently participated in a campus and community cleanup in the UT/Fort Sanders area. More


Five College Alums Named Chancellor's Associates

University of Tennessee College of Business Administation alums have been named to the UT Knoxville Chancellor’s Associates. The group, established in 1972, exists to strengthen the tie between the university and the Knoxville community at large. More


Healthcare Reform:
University of Tennessee Physician Executive MBA Alums Improve Medical Care in Saipan

Two physician leaders from Asia, who met in 2008 as students in the Physician Executive MBA (PEMBA) program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have partnered to improve patient care in Saipan. More


Students Honored in Global Research Competition

A team of students from the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been honored in a young research data mining competition at the Classification and Data Analysis Group (CLADAG) meeting in Catania, Italy. More


Crowe Horwath Alums Contribute to UT College of Business Administration

University of Tennessee alumni from Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., recently established the Crowe Horwath Accounting Excellence Endowment. More


MBA Alum Named COO of Alcon Entertainment

Scott Parish has been promoted to chief operating officer at Warner Bros.-based Alcon Entertainment; Parish is a 1991 graduate of the University of Tennessee’s full-time MBA program. More


Vested Outsourcing: Game-Changing Rules for Outsourcing.

Build Stronger Outsourcing Relationships and Gain Greater Value from Those Relationships.  Published in Supply & Demand Chain Executive. More


Kate Vitasek talks about the Outsourcing Paradox and Vested Outsourcing, the next generation of Outsourcing
in Warehousing Forum and Bonezone.

No matter why a firm outsources, almost all have room for improvement. More in Bonezone. More in Warehousing Forum.


U.S. News & World Report again Nationally Ranks UT Business Program and keeps Supply Chain / Logistics Program in Top-5

The University of Tennessee’s College of Business Administration’s undergraduate program is top-ranked, according to the 2010 U.S. News and World Report. More


Vested Outsourcing: A Genuinely New Concept. DC Velocity viewpoint

Kate Vitasek and her team at the consultancy Supply Chain Visions and the University of Tennessee have a slightly different take on the outsourcing: They say outsourcing is not so much about cost cutting as it is about both parties' interests being perfectly aligned. More


Air Force Leaders Get Efficient Training at UT College of Business Administration. Helps Service Learn “Lean” Processes.

In recent years, the university’s Center for Executive Education — which is part of the College of Business Administration — has partnered with the U.S. Air Force to help the service branch implement the kind of “lean” processes that are widely used to boost efficiency in the corporate world. More


Supply Chain Guru Tom Mentzer Weighs in; Quoted in Supply Chain Digest on relevant trends and issues

Mentzer says: "A number of fundamental global trends will shift the 'new normal' supply chain of the future" More


Business Week Profiles Marketplace Program as Course to Help Students Gain Work Experience

At the University of Tennessee, juniors can participate in a semester-long simulation that has them running a business – from the development phase to producing a product and paying employees. More


Radio’s High Flyer:  College alum Randy Body is Business TN CEO of the Year

BusinessTN CEO of the Year Randy Boyd swings for the fences and builds a multi-million dollar company in the process. More


30 High School Seniors Learn about Business Careers through Summer BETS Program

Thirty high school students arrived at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Saturday, July 17, for a week-long program allows them to explore
the world of business and possible business careers. More


Rise of the Mastered Class: Enrollments are up!

The nervous, the unemployed and the freshly graduated boost the ranks in Tennessee's business schools. More


Associate Dean Alex Miller recognized by DC Velocity as one of 14 2009 industry Rainmakers.

Our 2009 Rainmakers navigated through tough times with hard work, innovation, and determination, and still never stopped giving back. More.


Aerospace & Defense MBA Benchmarks Eperiences Abroad: Website Shares Student Experiences

Twenty-two faculty, staff and students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Aerospace & Defense MBA program went to Japan for their international nine-day study of global business. Their experiences are documented at http://ADMBA.utk.edu. More


Master of Accountancy Graduates Pledge $37,200 to MAcc Excellence Fund

Over the past 31 years, the Department of Accounting and Information Management has graduated over 1,500 students from its top-ranked Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program. With a desire to give back, graduates from the Class of 2008 created the 1-2-3 Program. Since the program's inception, a total of $37,200 has been pledged. More


Faculty Expert Tom Mentzer Is Key Speaker for Webinar on Retail Supply Chain Efficiencies

John T. (Tom) Mentzer, Chancellor’s Professor and the Harry J. and Vivienne R. Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business, shared his knowledge and insights as key speaker for a Journal of Commerce webinar on New Efficiencies in Retail Supply Chains: Putting Productivity to Work in the Downturn. The webinar can be viewed at www.joc.com/supplychain


Study: Modified DDG-1000 Best Option for Future Surface Combatant

The ideal future surface combatant for the Navy is a DDG-1000 destroyer modified with a higher-power radar and ballistic missile defense (BMD) capabilities, according to a University of Tennessee study commissioned by Raytheon that was released last week. More

Article copyright by Inside Washington Publishers; reproduced with permission.(http://www.insidedefense.com)


Senate Confirms College Alum Matthew Donegan to State Board of Higher Education

Matthew W. Donegan, UT College of Business Administration alum and co-founder and co-president of Forest Capital Partners, LLC, was appointed to the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. More


UT's Supply Chain Program Top-Ranked by Leading Research Firm … Again!

The University of Tennessee has one of the nation's strongest supply chain programs in the U.S., according to AMR Research, the leading research firm focused on the global supply chain and its supporting technologies. More


UT Knoxville to Host Disney Keys to Excellence Program on July 21

Businesspeople interested in gathering valuable advice from Disney insiders are invited to register for the Disney Keys to Excellence Program on July 21 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The one-day workshop is being offered through the College of Business Administration's Center for Executive Education. It will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Carolyn P. Brown University Center. More


Former Johnson City Mayor Earns MBA and Supports Program with Generous Gift

After earning his Executive MBA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2008 at the age of 64, Bill F. Breeding Jr., former mayor of Johnson City, TN, felt compelled to give back to the program. More


Dave Patterson, executive director of UT's National Defense Business Institute, testifies before Defense Acquisition Reform Panel of the House Armed Services Committee

Topic: How should Congress assist the Department of Defense in improving its acquisition of weapons and services so that it can meet the needs of the warfighter in the field while still being a good steward of taxpayers’ dollars. Chairman is Cong. Rob Andrews, the ranking member is Cong. Mike Conoway.  Members present were Cong. Cooper (D. TN) and Cong. Coffman (R. CA).  Patterson testified with Dr. Dan Nussman from the Naval Postgraduate School and Mr. Dave Fitch from Defense Acquisition University.    View entire testimony.    Read oral statement.


UT’s Second-Annual Business Plan Competition Launches Two Entrepreneurial Ventures

Twenty-one semi-finalists competed for $20,000 in prize money in the second annual Business Plan Competition sponsored by the College of Business Administration Department of Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Two winners already have used their prize money to start their companies. More


Two Students Receive Forecasting Scholarships from Amway

Carrie Fuller of Franklin and Joshua Leko of Knoxville are the recipients of the second-annual Amway Endowed Scholarship in Sales Forecasting in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More


How to Have a Leaner OR Department (published in OR Manager). Article written by college faculty and alums

There’s plenty of buzz (and confusion) about “Lean health care.” Many wrongly assume Lean is simply applying Toyota lean manufacturing tools to health care. Unfortunately, many approach it that way. At the University of Tennessee, we define Lean health care as “…the application of concepts, tools, and management prescriptions to improve the operating processes that create value for the patient.” More (PDF)


UT Grad Appointed Regal Cinemas CEO

Amy Miles, who graduated in 1989 from UT’s College of Business Administration with an accounting degree, was appointed CEO of Regal Entertainment Group, effective June 30. She succeeds founder Mike Campbell, who will assume the role of full-time executive chairman of the board. More


Distinguished Accounting Graduate appointed to Tennessee Supreme Court

One of the college’s accounting graduates has achieved the pinnacle of her profession in Tennessee. In October 2008, Governor Bredesen appointed Judge Sharon G. Lee to be the newest member of the Tennessee Supreme Court. "Sharon has served with distinction on the Court of Appeals, and I am confident she will bring the same level of honor and integrity to the Tennessee Supreme Court," said Governor Bredesen.  "I am very pleased she has agreed to accept this appointment.” More


Lean Tools and UT Courses Make a Difference in Tough Economic Times

From the front office to the factory floor, Lean initiatives (and more advanced Six Sigma training) can help companies increase production, improve quality and contribute to a more viable bottom line. More


Department of Defense is relying increasingly on Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) and UT to reduce costs and improve outcomes

In the 1990s, the Department of Defense set out to save billions ofdollars by re-engineering defense logistics. The program revolved around an increased reliance on the private sector for the support of military weapons systems and the concept of entering into long-term logistics support contracts, which were based on incentives to achieve specific performance goals. This arrangement DoD later called performance- based logistics, or PBL. More


MSN Encarta article:UT MBA Students are Ready for the World (permission to display from Microsoft Corporation)

UT's MBA students are required to conduct a major team project abroad. More


Dave Patterson, executive director of UT's National Defense Business Institute, discusses recent defense budget announcement, U.S. weapon systems acquisition issues

WNOX Hallerin Hilton Hill Morning Show April 14, 2009. More


UT faculty member weighs need for global currency. More


U.S. News & World Report again ranks college’s graduate programs best in nation

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s supply chain and logistics graduate program continued its upward trajectory in U.S. News & World Report's 2010 graduate rankings.U.S. News & World Report also top-ranked the College of Business Administration’s full-time MBA program. More


College and chancellor pay tribute to faculty, students, and staff

The College of Business Administration’s annual Honors Banquet pays tribute to the college’s students, faculty, and staff. More


Former College Dean, Warren Neel, Named Lincoln Memorial University Interim President

Neel will serve as interim president while a national search is conducted for the university’s 20th president. More


Dave Patterson, executive director of UT's National Defense Business Institute stresses that cancelling defense programs isn't cheap

Defense contracts -- like all other federal contracts -- require that the government pay much of the cost of shutting down what a contract might otherwise have required to continue for years. More


UT Performance-Based Outsourcing: What’s in it for ‘we’? A paradigm shift for more effective, efficient, and profitable outsourcing

A paradigm shift for more effective, efficient, and profitable outsourcing. Posted on Logistics Veiwpoint. More


UT's Supply Chain/Logistics Faculty Lauded for Productivity, Impact of Research

UT’s College of Business Administration has been ranked No. 2 in the world by Transportation Journal for the research done by its supply chain/logistics faculty. More


Two college grads honored with induction into Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

Two college grads, Randy Boyd (1979) and Emmet Vaughn (1959) honored with induction into Junior Achievement of East Tennessee's Business Hall of Fame. More


Days of strong Pentagon budgets are coming to an end. Current strategy could have
dangerous implications. UT faculty member comments.

News page brief: Since 9/11, the Pentagon budgets have been strong, but those days are coming to an end. There is talk of controlling equipment support costs with a "rheostat strategy," the ability to dial up or dial down system performance based on funding availability. This is no answer. UT faculty member comments. More


Dedication of Pugh Classroom Celebrated in Haslam Business Building

Friends, family and colleagues of Will Pugh recently celebrated the naming of The Will J. Pugh Classroom in the College of Business Administration’s new James A. Haslam II Business Building. More


Faculty member talks about how to cut organizational costs without affecting the organization

Faculty member talks about how to cut organizational costs and identifying business “waste” without  affecting the organization on WNOX’s Hallerin Hilton Hill morning talk-radio show. More


Professor Joe Carcello discusses the credit and housing crisis, the bailout package, and Ponzi schemes

Professor Joe Carcello, co-founder of UT’s Corporate Governance Center, discusses the credit and housing crisis, the bailout package, and Ponzi schemes on WNOX’s Hallerin Hilton Hill morning talk-radio show. More


UT Report: No Sign Economy Is Poised for Turnaround

Economic conditions for the state and nation continue to deteriorate with no sign that improvement is coming soon. That, in a nutshell, is the gloomy forecast presented to Gov. Phil Bredesen in the 2009 Economic Report to the Governor, an annual report prepared by the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More


Aspiring UT Entrepreneurs: Second Annual Business Plan Competition Now Under Way

Is your "inner entrepreneur" demanding to be set free? Do you want to join that elite group of individuals who have taken ideas and turned them into successful businesses, creating value, jobs and considerable wealth in the process? If so, the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites you to enter the second annual Business Plan Competition. More


Five Major International Firms Join UT Business Think Tanks
Over 50 Companies Now Are Members

Five large, worldwide companies — BBC Chartering, Colgate-Palmolive, Frito-Lay, Terra Technology, and Volkswagen of America —have joined the Demand and Supply Integration Forums at the at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More


UT faculty address educational needs and payback in today's turbulent economy

Jim Wansley and Michael McIntyre featured on Hallerin Hilton Hill's Morning Show. More (audio file)


UT's Professional MBA Program: $250 million in economic impact

UT's Professional MBA Program: $250 million in economic impact. More (PDF)


James A. Haslam II Business Building Open for Business

A grand opening celebration was held on Tuesday, Jan. 6, for the James A. Haslam II Business Building on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More


Mollenkopf Talks Supply Chain on NPR

From National Public Radio KCRW:  Warren Olney’s To the Point, aone-hour daily national program focused on hot-button issues of the day. Diane Mollenkopf interviewed on supply chain ramifications of current economic climate. More


Dave RamseyDave Ramsey, renowned financial author, TV and radio host, visits UT business students and talks about paying for college.

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John ComptonAlumnus John Compton Provides Legacy to UT College of Business Administration

UT Alumnus John Compton, CEO of PepsiCo Americas Foods, has made a contribution to the college that will enhance state-of-the-art technology in the new James A. Haslam II Business Building. More.


Interview with UT Faculty Member Kate Vitasek

UT faculty member Kate Vitasek discusses Performance-Based Outsourcing (PBO), an outsourcing strategy that focuses on results -  not transactions.  PBO increases profitability and decreases costs by reducing risk across an organization’s supply chain and better defines mutual expectations and compensation against mutually agreed-to goals. More


Senator Howard Baker to Address Full-Time MBA Graduates at Hooding Ceremony

Senator Howard Baker will address full-time MBA graduates at their hooding ceremony on December 12 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event will be special for Baker because his grandson — Daniel Baker, 26, of Brentwood, TN — will be one of the 86 graduates. More


PepsiCo Foundation Awards $350,000 to UT College of Business Administration to Fund Diversity Efforts

The University of Tennessee College of Business Administration received a $350,000 grant from the PepsiCo Foundation to support its diversity efforts. The grant, to be paid over five years, will fund diversity recruitment, retention, and professional development initiatives for its students. More


Book by University of Tennessee Faculty Explains 'PBL,' Pentagon Strategy for Doing More with Less

The Department of Defense is facing a potentially catastrophic challenge: finding a way to meet greater-than-ever demands for weapons system maintenance, repair and overhaul at a time when the defense budget is declining and worn equipment is returning from service in southwest Asia. More


UT Hosts October 24 Aerospace Roundtable

UT College of Business Administration recently hosted editors from Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine; its sister publication, Overhaul and Maintenance; and key aerospace and defense industry leaders for a business roundtable meeting. More


Understanding the Executive MBA Experience: UT’s Amy Cathey discusses how to choose an Executive MBA program

The University of Tennessee is working to shape its communications and curriculum with return on investment in mind for its students. More


Performance-Based Logistics Works! Viewpoint by Associate Dean Alex Miller

Performance-Based Logistics, a strategy for making sure warfighters have the equiopment they need when they need it, works. More


Will PughFriends of Will Pugh Dedicate Haslam Building Classroom in his Honor

Prominent East Tennessee businessman Will Pugh recently was honored with the naming of the Will J. Pugh Classroom in the College of Business Administration’s new James A. Haslam II Business Building. Pugh founded Pugh & Company, P.C. in 1969, one of the area’s largest and most successful accounting firms. More


John BollJohn Boll Joins UT’s College Of Business Administration’s Advisory Council To The Dean

UT MBA alumnus, John Boll, joins UT’s College of Business Administration’s Advisory Council to the Dean. Boll is president of G.A. Richards Group and lives in Ada, Michigan. More


UT’s Executive MBA Programs Rank Among World’s Best

The University of Tennessee’s executive MBA programs are top-ranked according to the esteemed international rankings of Financial Times. Of the 750 executive MBA programs offered internationally, 96 programs were ranked in the 2008 rankings; UT is in this esteemed group. More


Dave RamseyUT Business Students Focus of Fox Business Channel The Dave Ramsey Show

Students from UT’s College of Business Administration will be featured on an upcoming episode of The Dave Ramsey Show, airing on Fox Business Channel, Thursday, October 30, from 8-9 pm EST. More


Paul CastagnaPaul Castagna Receives 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award From UT’s College Of Business Administration

UT College of Business Administration alum Paul Castagna received the college’s prestigious 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Recipients are extraordinary business executives who personify leadership and who are role models for future generations. More


National Survey: UT Grads Sought for Supply Chain Skills

The Global Supply Chain Professional Development Committee commissioned AMR to conduct a cross-industry survey about organizational priorities, gaps, and opportunities in educating supply chain professionals. Of the 167 universities evaluated worldwide, the University of Tennessee (UT) ranked first in a number of professional fields among companies recruiting in North America. More


UT faculty member finds hidden value in a supply chain: stability and the promise of peace in Iraq

In a November 2007 article, UT faculty member and DC Velocity Editor at Large Steve Geary wrote about the role of supply chain initiatives in helping rebuild the Iraqi economy. At the time, Geary was deployed in Iraq, working as a member of a team charged with promoting employment in the war-torn nation. In this follow-up article, he looks at developments in that initiative in the months since he filed his initial report. More


James A. Haslam IIUT College of Business Administration Celebrates Completion of James A. Haslam II Business Building

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has named its new, state-of-the-art business building after Jim Haslam, founder and chairman of the board of Pilot Travel Centers LLC and chairman of the board and president of Pilot Corp. An alumnus of the college, Haslam and his family have been generous supporters of the university and the college. More


College Hosts 6th Annual Scholarship Reception to Honor Donors, Scholarship Recipients. Keynote Speaker was renowned Dave Ramsey


Dave RamseyThe University of Tennessee College of Business Administration hosted its sixth annual Scholarship Recognition Reception on Friday, October 3. The reception brought together 120 scholarship recipients with respective donors who have given so graciously of their time and money.

“We are so grateful for our donors. They have provided $716,630 in scholarship monies to 292 scholarship recipients in the college,” said Chip Bryant, director of development.  “Each year, the reception gives our students the opportunity to personally thank their donors; it’s great to see them interact."

Mike LittlejohnJosh RayMike Littlejohn, a 1973 graduate of the college who established the Mike Littlejohn Scholarship in 1990, spoke to the group about the financial challenges he incurred during college; these challenges motivated him to establish his scholarship so that others would not have to. Littlejohn is a retired branch manager from IBM. Josh Ray, a senior majoring in finance and a recipient of the Mike Littlejohn Scholarship, confirmed the value of his scholarship in helping him complete his education. Upon graduation, Ray will be joining SunTrust.

The featured speaker for the reception was renowned financial author, radio and television host, Dave Ramsey, a 1982 graduate of the college. His inspirational message addressed the importance of giving back and making a difference in the world. He emphasized the importance of the students taking advantage of the opportunity given to them through their donors’ generosity.

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Radio interviews with Frank Glassner, authority on executive compensation, and James Wansley, finance professor at UT, on the nation's current economic situation and bail-out measure.

Glassner Interview     Wansley Interview
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2008 National MBA Case Competition WinnersUT MBA Case Competition Team Places Second in Prestigious National Competition;
Wins $12,000 in Scholarship Money

UT's MBA Case Competition team placed second at the National Student Case Competition in Washington, DC, beating out 28 other teams and winning $12,000 in scholarship money. The case competition, sponsored annually by Chrysler, is one of the most prestigious case competitions for MBA students. More


Betsy and Barrett SimonisUT Graduates Barrett and Betsy Simonis Contribute to UT College of Business Administration

East Tennessee natives and UT graduates Barrett and Betsy Kirkland Simonis established the Barrett and Betsy Simonis Endowed Accounting Scholarship in UT’s College of Business Administration to be awarded annually to a deserving undergraduate or graduate student majoring in accounting. More


Mike and Tiffiny WestMike and Tiffiny Wests' Gift Supports Technology in New Business Building

Knoxville-native Mike West and his wife, Tiffiny, have made a $1 million contribution to the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration to support technology in the college's new James A.Haslam building . More


New UT Institute to Assist U.S. Defense Industry Improve Acquisition, Business Management Issues

UT’s new National Defense Business Institute is the first university-based institute focused on helping the Department of Defense, other government agencies, and the defense industry analyze; find innovative, practical solutions; and improve results to their acquisition and business management programs. More


Donde Ashoms PlowmanUT Management Professor Wins Premier Research Award

Donde Ashmos Plowman, UT’s Flaskerud Professor of Strategic Management, was awarded the Academy of management Best Paper Award for 2007, one of the most coveted research awards in the discipline of management. More


UT College of Business Administration says welcome

Several new people have joined the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration. More


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College's Undergraduate and Supply Chain Management Programs Receive Top National Rankings

The undergraduate program at the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration program is a Top-25 school among top-tier public institutions, according to the 2009 U.S. News and World Report rankings. The college’s supply chain management/logistics program is a Top-5. More


Dr. James PattersonUT Graduate Develops Line of Disposable OB/GYN Instruments; Credits Physician Executive MBA Program for Success

James Patterson, a physician who earned his MBA at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has developed a new line of disposable medical instruments for obstetricians and gynecologists. He credits the UT Physician Executive MBA program for his success. More


Dr. Gary WadhwaUT Executive Education Grad Wins Prestigious Award for Improving Medical Service; Acknowledges UT for Success

New York Oral Surgeon Gary Wadhwa and the Adirondack Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center won the prestigious Robert E. Fox Award for significantly improving service. Wadhwa gives credit to UT’s Physician Executive MBA and Lean Healthcare programs. More


UT Program Improves Plant Profitability; Correlates Equipment Reliability with Lean Implementation to Optimize Results

Already an educational leader in operational excellence, the University of Tennessee Center for Executive Education is launching Establishing Reliability Excellence for Lean Implementation (Lean Reliability), a new program that links the optimization of manufacturing assets and processes to manufacturing plant efficiency. More


Dave PattersonPatterson Will Lead UT’s New National Defense Business Institute

After a long and distinguished career in the aerospace/defense industry, Dave Patterson joins UT’s Center for Executive Education as executive director of its newly formed National Defense Business Institute (NDBI). More


Faculty Member, Steve Geary, Interviews General Norton Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff Nominee

It’s not every day that a snake eater (Special Forces operator) rises to the top of TRANSCOM, the U.S. military’s transportation command. But General Norton Schwartz has done just that. More


Dean Jan  WilliamsDean Jan Williams Awarded Inaugural Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair

This is the first such endowed dean's chair on the UT Knoxville campus. The chair was endowed through the William B. Stokely, Jr. Foundation, which has built an extensive history of support for the college and the University of Tennessee. More


College of Business Administration Announces Changes

UT’s College of Business Administration is underwent several administrative changes effective August 1. More


Finance Faculty Members Endow Enrichment Fund

With a combined gift of $75,000, three faculty members in UT Knoxville's finance department have endowed an enrichment fund that will ensure the continuation and expansion of experiential learning for finance students. More


UT's College of Business Offers Summer Program for East Tennessee High School Students

East Tennessee high school students will have a chance to explore the world of business and possible business careers during a new summer enrichment program sponsored by the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More


Full-time MBA Students Win ORNL's Global Venture Competition and $32,500 to Invest in Their Businesses

Global Venture Group Although their daylight hours are spent as students in the innovation and entrepreneurship concentration in the full-time MBA program, their evenings and weekends are spent building their technology-based businesses with fellow students. Pictured are Joel Riddle, Glenn Swift, Danny Norman, Brad Russell, William Ambrose, Pat Richardson, Ned Morgan, Jyotirmoy Dwivedi (back row from left), Jim Bell, Bryan Moore (in front from left). More


Meredith WrightUT Student, Meredith Wright, Receives First Amway Endowed Scholarship in Sales Forecasting

Meredith Wright, graduating in May 2009, is the first recipient of the Amway Endowed Scholarship in Sales Forecasting in the College of Business Administration. Amway, a subsidiary of Alticor Inc., recently established a $50,000 endowment to support students who either study sales forecasting or who have a specific interest in a sales forecasting career. More


William B. Stokely, Jr. Foundation Creates First Endowed Dean's Chair at UT Knoxville

The Stokely family, through the William B. Stokely, Jr. Foundation, has endowed the deanship of the College of Business Administration. This is the first such endowed dean's chair on the UT Knoxville campus. More


Donors in the Spotlight

College benefits from generosity of alumni and friends. More


Strategic Business Certificate Program Responds to Business’ Needs

After researching more than 3,000 companies and finding a need for educational offerings in strategic-level organizational management, the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration has introduced the new UT Executive Development Certificate. More


College Recognizes Chancellors Honors Recipients

The College of Business Administration recognizes its students, faculty, and staff for their enormous accomplishments and contributions to their university, college, and community and congratulates their recognition as 2008 Chancellor’s Honors recipients. More


College Recognizes Faculty, Staff, and Students

The College of Business Administration recognizes its faculty, staff, and students for their enormous accomplishments and contributions to their university, college, and community and congratulates their recognition as 2008 College of Business Administration Award recipients.   Faculty      Staff and Students


BB&T Joins UT’s Supply Chain Strategy and Management Forum, Bringing the Total to 37 Corporate Sponsors

BB&T’s Supply Chain 360 management team said it has joined the Supply Chain Strategy and Management Forum at the University of Tennessee. More


Amway Funds Sales Forecasting Scholarship in College of Business Administration

The Alticor Inc. subsidiary of Amway has established a $50,000 Amway Endowed Scholarship in sales forecasting. The scholarship focuses on University of Tennessee students who either study sales forecasting or who have a specific interest in a sales forecasting career. More

College Offers Unique Leadership Program for Manufacturing Site Leaders

UT’s College of Business Administration launches Leadership Success for Manufacturing Site Leaders, a unique leadership certificate program for new and seasoned site leaders that provides a comprehensive education in business practices. Based on extensive research with successful plant managers, this program is designed to significantly accelerate site leaders to success. More


'Education Crossroads' Looks at Power of Education

Education will be the key to Tennessee's future economic security, according to a new report released by Tennessee's Comptroller of the Treasury and the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee. More


College of Business Administration Offers New Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management

A new master's degree in human resource management will be offered in the fall of 2008 in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More


UT Report: More Economic Slowdown But No Recession

Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, expect the economy to avoid recession but continue an economic slowdown in 2008. More


Stockbroker-Turned-Fugitive Shares Hard-learned Ethics Lessons

Patrick Kuhse, a one-time successful stockbroker who later found himself in prison for illegal practices,discussed business ethics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Kuhse is a frequent speaker at universities and Fortune 500 companies. He spoke about his experiences as a successful stockbroker who became an international fugitive after committing unethical and illegal acts. He also discussed the "warning signs and preventative techniques to keeping your moral compass pointing north."

His website is http://www.speakingofethics.com/.


Women 3.0: UT Executive and Full-time MBA Programs in Nation's Top 50

WOMEN 3.0 Magazine, a premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for women, has ranked the University of Tennessee executive MBA programs and full-time MBA program in the Top 50 in the U.S. More


Best 290 Business Schools - Top MBA Programs on the Princeton ReviewFull-time MBA program Listed in Princeton Review’s (italics) 2008 Best 290 Business Schools


The University of Tennessee’s full-time MBA program has made the esteemed listing of the Princeton Review’s (italics) 2008 Best 290 Business Schools. Over the course of its three-year survey cycle, Princeton Review collected the opinions of students at over 290 of the best AACSB-accredited MBA programs in the world gathering statistical information on many more to give readers the widest possible information  base for selecting the right business school. UT’s profile can be found at http://www.princetonreview.com/mba/research/rankings/rankings.asp (search for University of Tennessee).


Robert Reich, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Former Director of President Bill Clinton's Economic Transition Team, Spoke at the University of Tennessee More


With Help from the University of Tennessee Center for Executive Education, the Aviation Center Logistics Command at Fort Rucker, AL, Significantly Improved Its Aviation Maintenance Operations, winning a 2007 Shingo Bronze Medallion More


U.S News & World Report and Forbes Nationally Rank Full-time MBA and Supply Chain /Logistics Curriculum

Curriculum continues to raise the bar. More


John T. ("Tom") Mentzer, Ph.D, Honored with the International Society of Logistics 2007 Armitage Medal

First awarded in 2003, the Armitage Medal recognizes outstanding contributions to logistics literature. More


How to Drive Growth and Profitability with a Demand-driven Supply Chain

RR Ronnelley webcast led by Ted Stank, Dove Professor in Logistics and Transportation. More (Event requires free registration.)


For 10 Years, UT’s Physician Executive MBA Has Worked to Improve Patient Care Worldwide

Since its inception, about 250 physicians have graduated, equipped with skills ranging from business plan creation to organizational change. More


Moll Anderson Home Implements UT Students' Marketing Campaign

Students compete for trip to New York City. More


Students Experience Global Reality

Global Reality — virtual global logistics Game tests students worldwide in business strategy. More


College Recognizes Chancellors Honors Recipients

The College of Business Administration recognizes its students, faculty, and staff for their enormous accomplishments and contributions to their university, college, and community and congratulates their recognition as 2007 Chancellor’s Honors recipients. More.


College Recognizes Faculty and Staff

The College of Business Administration recognizes its faculty and staff for their enormous accomplishments and contributions to their university, college, and community and congratulates their recognition as 2007 College of Business Administration award recipients. More.


UT Signs $25 Million Contract with U.S. Air Force

The University of Tennessee's College of Business Administration has signed a contract with the U.S. Air Force worth up to $25 million over the next five years. More


Executive Director Appears on Top-Rated Newstalk Radio Program

Carolyn Cuddy talks about benefits of professional MBA program with show host, Hallerin Hilton Hill. More


Live Webcast: How to Drive Growth and Profitability with a Demand-Driven Supply Chain

Sign up for Live Webcast:How to Drive Growth and Profitability with a Demand-Driven Supply Chain.  March 8; noon EST. Ted Stank, marketing and logistics department head leads discussion. More


UT Hosts Conference to Promote Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs, business people, and civic leaders are invited to Tennessee's Innovation Imperative, a conference about innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Housing, Economy Experts Headlined February, 20,2007,UT Housing Summit

An analysis of the city and state economies was the focus of the 2007 State of Tennessee Economic and Housing Summit, at the University of Tennessee. More


UT Report: State's Jobs, Incomes to Grow in-2007 Despite Economic Slowdown

A slower national economy will temper Tennessee’s growth in 2007, but the state will still generate 31,900 new jobs and personal income will grow 5.5 percent for the year. More


Bottom-line Gains Help Draw Companies Across the Nation to UT’s Executive MBA Programs

By focusing on tangible cost savings and revenue enhancements for companies who enroll their executives, UT’s executive MBA programs have carved a recognized niche. More


AUDIO: Associate Dean Alex Miller Discusses EMBA Rankings and $25 Million Air Force Contract with Hallerin Hilton Hill

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First Tennessee Pledges $500,000 to Establish UT Full-time MBA Symposium

First Tennessee has pledged $500,000 to fund an annual full-time MBA symposium. The symposium will give MBA students the opportunity to move their learning from the classroom to the real world and give them an understanding of how business leaders think and consider issues. More


Alumni Reed and Cathy Keller Establish Fund to Help Students with Global Experiences

Reed and Cathy Keller, alumni of UT’s College of Business Administration, have established the Reed and Cathy Keller Endowed Global Scholarship/Fellowship Fund to help provide students with global experiences. More


University of Tennessee and Aviation Week & Space Technology Join Forces to Bolster U.S. Aerospace Education

The University of Tennessee’s internationally ranked College of Business Administration is partnering with leading aerospace publication, Aviation Week & Space Technology, to strengthen global continuing education for aerospace/defense professionals. More


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Fortune 500 Company Executive Speaks to Business Students as Part of MBA Distinguished Speaker Series

Cummins Filtration, Inc. President Pamela Carter — touted by Diversity and the Bar magazine as "one of the most talented professional women in the country" —spoke at the University of Tennessee as part of the MBA Distinguished Speaker Series. More


Sarah Gardial Attends Prestigious 2006 Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education

Sarah Gardial was one of only 72 women to attend this event worldwide. More


UT’s Global Business Institute Wins U.S. Department of Education Grant to Enhance International Education, Train Local Businesses

University of Tennessee’s Global Business Institute (GLOBI) has received $195,000 in grant monies to enhance international education in UT's College of Business Administration and to provide services and international training to local businesses. More


S. Herbert Rhea is Recipient of 2006 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Business Administration

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Tennesseans See Increases

UT Report: Tennesseans can expect increases in personal income, job opportunities in second half of 2006. More

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College Professor Shares in Prestigious Business Award

Mandyam Srinivasan, Ball Corporation Distinguished Professor of Business, was part of the team that won the prestigious Franz Edelman Award. In only eight months and with less than a $1 million investment, they generated annual U.S. military revenue increases valued at $49.8 million by radically streamlining the maintenance and repair process of the Air Force's largest transport plane, the C-5. The competition is called the "Super Bowl" of business operations research and management sciences. More


Teaming with Possibilities

Norfolk Southern partners with UT to become a global supply-chain partner that can cost effectively move goods worldwide. More

Students Can Get MSMBA in Math/Stats/Management Science Combo

Five-year BS/MS program helps mathematically inclined students fill a business need for analysts, transforming an avalanche of financial data to decision-making models. More


Foreign Language

Dual-degree masters program helps engineering students speak business lingo. More

UT MBA Program Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Supply Chain / Logistics program ranks #10 in country. MBA program ranks #12 in Southeast. More


Executive-in-Residence Program Welcomes Corporate Community To College

Executives share learning and experiences with students. More


AKPSI Honored at Regional Conference

Several students in UT’s Zeta Lambda chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi were honored at the recent Alpha Kappa Psi Southern Regional Conference. The Southern region has 17 chapters and 815 student members. Zeta Lambda was honored as the "Most Improved Chapter."
1. Ashley "Nikki" Hamby received the "Professionalism Award," recognized as the most professional member in the Southern region
2. Jason Coffey received the "Brother of the Year Award." This not an annual award, and it is only given when strict criteria are met. The Brother of the Year is a great leader, outstanding membership motivator, and a model for professionalism. This individual exemplifies the characteristics valued in Alpha Kappa Psi members.


Pan American Hospital Names UT Alumna As President and CEO

Dr. Eneida O. Roldan, a 2003 graduate of the University of Tennessee Physician Executive MBA program, was named president and chief executive officer of Miami-based Pan American Hospital. Since its 1998 inception, the Physician Executive MBA program has had four alumni who, since graduation, have been promoted to CEO and president of four different hospitals. One of Roldan's primary responsibilities will be to help the nonprofit, 146-bed hospital emerge from bankruptcy. "Pan American Hospital has a stalwart future, and Dr. Roldan understands the hospital and its importance to the community it serves," said Rodolfo ("Rudy") Pittaluga Jr., chairman of the board. "She has the devotion, medical training, business experience, and civic commitment to work hard." Roldan, a bariatric physician who has had her own practice for 15 years, has held positions in administrative health care for the past two years. "There is a great deal of work to be done, and I am ready to work with the board of directors, existing management, and medical staff to accomplish this task," Roldan commented.


Accounting Programs Ranked in Public Accounting Report

The College of Business Administration's accounting programs again have made the Public Accounting Report’s (PAR) esteemed annual rankings, reflecting the programs' increased national prominence and impact. The college’s Master of Accountancy program moved up four spots to #16 on the PAR top graduate program rankings list, while the undergraduate accounting program ranked #17 on the top undergraduate programs list. When ranked against public schools, the undergraduate and graduate accounting programs ranked #14 and #13 respectively. There are approximately 170 schools in the U.S. with accredited accounting programs. A complete release with listings of the top- 25 schools is attached. More


NSF Awards Grant to MS/MBA Program

The college's dual-degree, business/engineering, MS/MBA program has received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The funds help students design and market new products.More


International Case MBA Competition Team Wins Award

The University of Tennessee International Case MBA Competition team of Mark Buckingham, Kurt Gellert, Krys Mathis, and Evan Nylander received accolades at the recent Concordia University John Molson School of Business 25th annual MBA International Case Competition in Montreal, Canada. The UT team received one of two Richard Outcault Memorial Team Spirit Awards, sharing the honor with the Indian Institute of Management from Bangalore, India. The award, based upon peer recognition from the 35 competing universities, recognized a team's enthusiasm and support of the other teams. This is the UT MBA program's 11th consecutive year of participation in this competition. Team coaches were Eddie Armbrister, also a member of the 1996 competitive team, and Mark Collins.


PBL Faculty Publish Commentary in Aviation Week & Space Technology

Performance-based logistics (PBL) is a real solution to a real problem, delivering improved performance at a lower cost. More


Program Ranked in Supply Chain Management Review

The College of Business Administration's Supply Chain/Logistics program continues to earn national rankings. Supply Chain Management Review, the industry’s most respected executive-oriented publication, just ranked the program #2 in the country. This ranking follows the 2006 U.S. News & World Report rankings in which UT’s undergraduate and MBA supply chain management/logistics programs both were highly ranked for their leading supply chain curriculum. Click here for complete information.


Aerospace-Specific MBA Crafted

UT has crafted a solution for aerospace professionals seeking to further their knowledge of the industry - an aerospace-specific master of business administration degree program. Click here to read the entire article.


UT Programs Ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 2006

U.S. News & World Report 2006 again ranks UT's undergraduate business program #28 among top-tier, public institutions; #47 nationwide. The college's supply chain management/logistics program ranked #7 among top-tier, public institutions; #10 nationwide. More


Gray Named President of Children's Hospital

Dr. Herman B. Gray, MD, 2003 graduate of UT's Physician Executive MBA program, was named president of Detroit Medical Center's Children's Hospital of Michigan. Gray has been with Children's for nearly 25 years. A pediatrician and child and family advocate, Gray has been honored numerous times for his humanitarian efforts related to pediatric health care, particularly children with special needs. He also has served on a variety of state and national committees and organizations. Gray is the first African-American in the history of the hospital to serve as president. More

Future Looks Dim for Legacy Carriers, Regardless of Cost-Cutting

Associate Dean Alex Miller submits controversial editorial to Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine. More

Logistics Quarterly Defines UT as "The Brightest and Best Ideas in Education"

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Charles C. Anderson, Jr. Receives 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Business Administration

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HRD Students Place in SHRM Games

Congratulations to Jennifer Trask and Rachel Carvell, who placed third in the recent Southeast SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management])games, competing against 12 teams from 10 universities. This is the third year that UT participated and the first time that UT placed. The SHRM games prepare students for the Professional Human Resource Certification exam. The games utilize a Jeopardy-style and are based on its material. Although certification is optional for human resource development professionals, having its designation adds professional credibility and up to an average salary increase of $10,000.

MBA Team Finished 13 out of 135 at Internationally Prestigious
2005 Rice University Business Plan Competition

Sriram Parameswaran, Dawn Sagonias, Pengfeng Xue, Lisa Rogers and Jason Trusley, students in UT’s full-time MBA program, finished 13 out of the 135 schools competing in the 2005 Rice University Business Plan Competition, perceived as one of the most prestigious business plan competitions in the world. UT beat a number of internationally ranked programs, including Harvard, Cornell, University of Georgia, University of Arkansas, and Stanford.

The Rice University Business Plan Competition simulates the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early-stage investors and venture capital firms. UT’s five MBA candidates plan on starting a business based on technology patented by Dr. Igor Alexeff, professor emeritus of UT's College of Engineering Plasma Sciences Lab. As envisioned, the students' company will manufacture and market an advanced, in-line device used in mail and package processing centers for the decontamination of packages from anthrax, SARS, small pox, and other biological and chemical weapons.

Teams attending the competition had the opportunity to meet and network with over 100 venture capital principals, early stage investors, successful entrepreneurs, and/or senior business leaders. At the competition, the UT team found at least four investors who are considering investing in their company, most in the $500,000-$1- million range, who saw the potential for exceptional business development opportunities related to their portfolio of patents.


Supply Chain and Logistics Graduate Program Ranked #10 in U.S.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the UT College of Business Administration's supply chain and logistics graduate program #10 in the country, up three spots from last year, in its recently published 2006 America’s Best Graduate Schools rankings. “We know that we have an exceptional program in the college and are glad that US News & World Report confirms that," said Robert Woodruff, marketing and logistics department head. “Being a top-10 program is beneficial because it helps us attract the best students and faculty and the best companies for hiring our students. Next year, we plan on being in the top- 5!" U.S. News & World Report also ranked UT’s MBA program #88 in the country. Each year the magazine surveys hundreds of public and private colleges and universities to rate the quality of their undergraduate and graduate programs.


Top Docs Recognized

One graduate and one current student of UT’s Physician Executive MBA (PEMBA) program have been named to Cityview magazine’s 2005 Top Docs List Dr. David Gossage (PEMBA 1999) and Dr. Paul Banick (PEMBA 2005). Dr. Gossage was named a top allergist and immunologist; he practices at The Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Center. Dr. Banick was named in critical care. He is a cardiologist with Knoxville Pulmonary Group and is a faculty member at the UT Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville., Tennessee.


TVA Investment Challenge Winners Announced

The TVA Investment Challenge winners have just been announced. The UT team, housed in the College of Business Administration's Department of Finance, delivered an 11.9 percent return to win second place in the three-year contest worth $15,000 in prize money. In addition, the UT team beat the standard and Poor 500 Index for six years straight; only two mutual funds among the thousands of existing funds have compiled a better record. Since the inception of the TVA Investment Challenge program in 1998, the University of Tennessee Investment Challenge teams have earned a total of $115,000. TVA's Investment Challenge program gives students at universities in the Tennessee Valley real-world experiences in financial investment management.


UT Recognized as Leading International Institution

UT Hosts Academy of International Business Conference. More


McNew Appointed Correct Craft CEO and President

Mr. Terry McNew, formerly vice president of Sea Ray Boats, Inc. has accepted the position of CEO and president of Correct Craft, Inc. in Orlando, FL. McNew, who led the operations of three domestic and European Sea Ray facilities employing over 3000 people, earned his Six Sigma Black Belt certification from the University of Tennessee Center for Executive Education. More


Innovative MBA Consulting Class Helps Area Non-profits

Click to hear Hallerin HIlton Hill radio interview on subject


Win Cycle for a Maytag Town

Chuck Parke, 2003 Senior Executive MBA graduate, recently was recognized nationally by the Chicago Tribune for his extraordinary performance as plant manager of Maytag’s Herrin, Illinois plant. Under Parke’s guidance, plant defects decreased over 70 percent, productivity (output per hour worked) jumped 10 percent and plant capacity increased by 50 percent without major investments. More


UT Transforms MBA Program by Introducing BA 593 Coursework to Help Non-profits
and Bring Together Local Business Community

UT transforms MBA program by introducing BA 593, a course which helps non-profits and brings together local business community. According to Bill Johns, vice president of business development for East Tennessee Economic Development Agency (ETEDA), one of the non-profits engaged in the program. ,I value the product evolving from this program, if conducted for a Fortune 1000 Company, in excess of one hundred thousand dollars.” More


Modern Physician Magazine Ranks University of Tennessee
Physician Executive MBA Program As #1

The University of Tennessee Physician Executive MBA program is the number-one ranked MBA program in the country for physician executives, according to Modern Physician magazine. Rankings were based upon five criteria: length of program, tuition cost, days on campus, number of years since program inception, and number of graduates.


James Haslam II Receives 2004 Distinguished Alumnus Award
from The College of Business Administration

Knoxville businessman, James A. Haslam, II , founder and chairman of Pilot Corporation, received the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration 's 2004 Distinguished Alumnus Award at the college's annual Honors Banquet . More


Faculty and Staff Receive Recognition at College's Annual Honors Banquet

Congratulations to the staff and faculty who were finalists for and recipients of awards at the annual college Honor's Banquet. More


UT Team Winner in TVA Investment Challenge

Congratulations to the UT TVA Investment Challenge team, led by Dr. Al Auxier. The team won a $20,000 prize for first place in the three-year contest, delivering an outstanding 53.9 percent return on investment, and another $10,000 prize for its 41.6 percent return in the 2003 contest. Since the inception of the TVA Investment Challenge program, UT's winnings total $100,000. More


UT Knows the Business of Aerospace

Aerospace professionals "flock" to UT for the country's only aerospace-focused MBA program. More


UT Business Professor Among Nation's Most Influential

Dr. Joseph Carcello has been named one of the most influential people in the United states business world. More


In Tough Times for CEOs, They Head to Warren Buffett's Table

Billionaire investor's counsel influences pay, reforms; Berkshires low grade. More


An Integrated Business/Engineering Degree and a Patent

"It's nice to be able to explain to a potential employer you've patented a product. They don't expect to see that out of graduate students," says MBA graduate Ben Jordan. More


Glocker Renovation Sketches Available

Renovation of the Glocker Business Administration building progresses toward reality. Architect sketches of the new facility have been released for public viewing on the college's web site. More


Center Hopes to Sway Public Policy

UT group's research to focus on corporate auditing, other areas. More