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Capital District Physicians' Heath Plan, Inc. (CDPHP)® is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Nancy A. Schuster as its newest medical director; Schuster is a 2009 graduate of the Physician Executive MBA program in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration.  Schuster will provide leadership to and serve as a liaison between the physician community and CDPHP, while assisting with the implementation of the medical management, quality improvement, and resource management initiatives. She brings to CDPHP expertise in leading a hospitalist program, which will enhance CDPHP’s abilities to work collaboratively with area hospitals as they jointly pursue quality care for their members. More

Posted 12/22/11

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. The Poets & Quants ranking is a composite of the five major rankings including Financial Times, The Economist, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report. It awards MBA programs for consistency across all five rankings. More

Posted 12/9/11

UT Student Buffalo Chicken Dip Business Wins Vol Court Competition

The lack of a favorite comfort food found only in their hometown spurred the launch of a new product idea by two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, sophomores that took top honors at this semester’s Vol Court pitch competition. More

Posted 11/23/11

University of Tennessee MBA Program Hosts Second Annual Consulting Boot Camp

Obtaining a job in the management consulting industry at a top-tier firm is about more than just preparing for “case interviews.”   Full-time MBA students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, got a “leg up” on how to break into this competitive field. More

Posted 11/22/11

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Face-off in Final "Vol Court" Session

Seven teams of budding entrepreneurs will square off in the last session of "Vol Court" at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, on the seventh floor of the Stokely Management Center.

The team with the best business idea will receive $1,000 to launch their business, space at the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) business incubator, and mentoring from the College of Business Administration's Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation—a prize package worth more than $5,000. The second place will receive $500. More

Posted 11/16/11

UT MBA Program Receives International Recognition

The full-time MBA program in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has earned a prestigious Eduniversal international ranking.

The MBA program’s dual-degree offering with engineering earned Eduniversal’s inaugural Top 200 Best Masters in Engineering and Project Management Regional Ranking in its 2011 ranking of the world's best masters and MBA programs. More

Posted 11/11/11

UT MBA Students Participate in Fall 2011 Supply Chain Forum

First and second-year MBA students, as well as selected undergraduate supply chain management majors, in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration participated in the college’s Fall 2011 Supply Chain Forum.  With more than 150 executives attending from the forum’s 48 organizational sponsors, UT’s forum is the largest supply chain forum in the academic world.  More

Posted 11/10/11

For UT Aerospace MBA Student, Serving in Military is a Family Tradition

For Patrick Charles Rogers, 42, a student in UT's executive aerospace and defense MBA program, serving in the military is a family tradition.

"I have ancestors with documented service in the Revolutionary War, World War I, World War II and Vietnam," he said. "Further, I have served in Operation Desert Shield, Stabilization Force Bosnia and Operation Iraq Freedom." More

Posted 11/10/11

UT Faculty Discuses The Cost of Tax-Free Online Shopping

When you make an online purchase from a company that does not collect sales tax, you probably don’t think much beyond the roughly 10 percent you just saved.

But if you are economist Bill Fox, you see that tax-free purchase through a different lens. You see that purchase as having the potential to shutter traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, cost Americans jobs, contribute to states’ financial deficits, and breed inefficiencies in the nation’s overall economy.

“Taxes and prices influence behavior,” says Fox, UT economics professor and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research. “The notion is that if we have two similar goods and services that are treated differently for tax purposes, then we are incentivizing the one that is tax-favored.” More

Posted 11/10/11

UT Faculty Comments on Marketing and Branding for Newscast

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Posted 11/04/11

UT to Play Role in Developing Entrepreneurs Statewide

The University of Tennessee will play a significant role in a new state plan to assist aspiring entrepreneurs in creating business proposals and launching their companies, officials announced Thursday. Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said nine Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerators will be established throughout the state to assist Tennessee entrepreneurs. The accelerators will provide mentoring, education and training, strategic and technical support, and assistance identifying sources of capital. More

Posted 11/04/11

UT Faculty Comments on Marketing and Branding for Newscast

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Posted 11/04/11

Faculty Member Comments on Bank Fees

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Posted 11/03/11

UT Full-time MBA Program Invites Prospective Students to Open House on Nov. 15

The University of Tennessee Full-Time MBA program will host an Open House informational session for prospective MBA candidates on Tuesday, November 15.

The session will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Room 402, Haslam Business Building, with registration from 5:45 - 6:00 p.m.

Representatives of this innovative 17-month program will present information on the structure of its integrated, team-based curriculum, the application/admissions process, financial aid and career opportunities. Admission is free, and pre-registration is not required. More

Posted 11/03/11

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, their professions, and their community.

The awards were given out at the college’s third annual alumni gala at the James A. Haslam II Business Building.

James A. Haslam III (“Jimmy”), president and CEO of Pilot Flying J, was honored as the Distinguished Alum of the Year. He is the 22st person recognized with this award, which was given for the first time in 1982. More

Posted 11/03/11

2011 GSCI Advisory Board - What Keeps Us Up at Night

The supply chain arena has become a quagmire of challenges. As the world has gotten smaller, the complexity of the global supply chain has become that much more multifaceted.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Global Supply Chain Institute recently hosted a group of senior executives (VPs of supply chain to CEOs) from 39 companies in its advisory board to talk about the supply chain issues that keep them up at night. More

Posted 11/01/11

UT MBA Student Contributes Art to UT Bookstore

Business and pleasure are one and the same for Clark Ensminger, an MBA student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

A passion for his alma mater and UT football, an artistic background and a budding interest in business are melded together in his new business venture, Tennessee Prints. More

Posted 11/01/11

UT MBAs Extend Campus to Dallas

For its second consecutive year, the full-time MBA program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, took students interested in marketing careers to a two-day applied-learning experience at Frito-Lay in Dallas, TX. The students saw first-hand how Frito-Lay’s SMART [Shopper Marketing and Retail Testing] Learning Center laboratory yields shopper insights; how retailers—including WalMart, Sams Club, Walgreens and Tom Thumb—design and stock their planograms; and how in-store execution impacts product movement. More

Posted 10/28/11

Amway Endowment Enters Fourth Year at UT

Kelly Falter of Knoxville, TN, is the winner of the 2011 Amway Endowed Scholarship in Sales Forecasting in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Falter will receive $2,000. This is the scholarship's fourth year. More

Posted 10/28/11

Romanian Ambassador to Speak to UT MBA Students

The Romanian ambassador to the United States is at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, this week to give a public lecture, talk with students, tour the city, and meet with local dignitaries. At 7:00 p.m. today, Ambassador Adrian Vierita will speak at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy on security issues of importance to the United States and Romania. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. More

Posted 10/27/11

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 2011 Eduniversal survey, which ranked the top 1,000 business schools worldwide.

For the second consecutive year, the college received "three palmes," indicating an excellent business school that is nationally strong and has international links. Palmes substitute for stars, which are typically used in rankings; a multicolored palme is part of Eduniversal’s logo. More

Posted 10/27/11

UT’s Business Education for Talented Students Holds First Annual Reunion

The Office of Diversity Initiatives in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, hosted a reunion for participants in the college’s Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) program. BETS is a one-week summer residential program that introduces high-school seniors from diverse backgrounds to the dynamic world of business; students interact with professionals from business and government both on campus and in their work environment. More

Posted 10/24/11

College of Business Administration Hosts Fourth Annual First Tennessee Foundation MBA Symposium

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, hosted the First Tennessee Foundation Fourth Annual MBA Symposium featuring Richard T. Clark, chairman of the board of Merck. 

Although this was the fourth symposium sponsored by First Tennessee, the MBA Symposium has been held since the late 1980s.  Previous guests have included Indra Nooyi (CEO, PepsiCo), Gerald Ford, Colin Powell, Robert Reich, Warren Buffet, T. Boone Pickens, Tom Johnson (president, CNN), Elizabeth Dole, and Bob McDonald (CEO, The Procter and Gamble Company). This annual event provides a unique opportunity for University of Tennessee, Knoxville, MBA students, and members of the Knoxville community, to learn from a speaker of significant international stature. More

Posted 10/19/11

UT Business Students Host Nation's Second Annual Barefoot Run/Walk On Grass Fundraiser

Running or walking barefoot through the grass is enjoyable but it's also good for your health. With that in mind, six undergraduates in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are organizing the second annual barefoot run/walk 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23, as part of a service-learning course taught by marketing professor Ernie Cadotte. The benefactor is Samaritan Place, a Knoxville-based emergency housing shelter for the elderly. More

Posted 10/18/11

UT Business School Gets Top MBA Ranking from 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 2012 rankings of The Princeton Review, a top education service and evaluation company.

The college's full-time MBA program is listed in the 2012 edition of "The Best 294 Business Schools." The 294 schools included in the book are not ranked in any order. UT's full-time MBA program also appeared in The Princeton Review's 2009, 2010, and 2011 listings. More

Posted 10/17/11

Financial Management Association trip to NYC – a student’s perspective

This year’s trip to New York City was my third visit there and my favorite one to date. It didn't have to do with where we stayed, my flight, the restaurants, the people on the trip, or any other aspect that one usually considers when reviewing criteria for a great trip. While all of these factors certainly added to the quality of trip, they are not what made it the best one for me. No, the enlightening people we got to meet, the feel of being a part of a business trip in NYC, and getting to finally visit the floor of the New York Stock Exchange were the factors that made the trip so great for me. I saw NYC through a different lens this time. I was finally viewing the city from a business perspective, for what it truly is—a metropolis of business activity and opportunity. More

Posted 10/13/11

UT MBA Team is Finalist in National Black MBA Case Competition

The full-time MBA team representing the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's College of Business Administration placed in the top six out of 22 competitors at the 2011 National Black MBA Association Case Competition. The contest, sponsored annually by Chrysler, is one of the most prestigious case competitions for MBA students. More

Posted 10/11/11

UT's Business Dean Jan Williams to Retire; Search Committee Formed

Jan Williams, dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will be retiring June 30, 2012. A search committee has been formed to find his replacement.

Williams became dean of the college on July 2, 2001, but he had served as acting dean since July 2000 when his predecessor, Warren Neel, was named state commissioner of finance and administration by Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist. More

Posted 10/6/11

CSCMP Panel — 20th Annual Study of Trends and Issues in Logistics and Transportation

The research team behind the industry's "20th Annual Study of Trends and Issues in Logistics and Transportation" will host a panel during Track 6 "Current Research and Surveys" at this year's CSCMP Annual Global Conference. Panelists from the companies that conducted and supported the research project — The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Georgia Southern University; Con-way Inc.; and Ernst & Young LLP — will provide an overview of the three specific areas of logistics issues that supply chain practitioners must contend with and overcome. Attendees will also learn from case studies about how firms are addressing these business challenges in a down economy. More

Posted 9/30/11

Pilot Flying J Becomes 48th Sponsor of UT Supply Chain Forum

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Global Supply Chain Institute welcomes Pilot Flying J as the 48th sponsor of its Supply Chain Forum.

With more than 150 executives representing 48 companies currently sponsoring the forum, it is the largest supply chain forum in the academic world. More

Posted 9/28/11

UT Program Hits Home Run with Business Analytics Specialty

The new motion picture Moneyball tells the story of how a general manager uses modern-day analytics and statistics to change the age-old tradition of baseball.

The results were millions of dollars in savings and five trips to the playoffs.

This is the power of "business analytics." It is the focus of coursework being offered in the College of Business Administration’s Department of Statistics, Operations and Management Science (SOMS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More

Posted 9/23/11

Vision for AACSB’s Future: by Dean Jan Williams and AACSB Board Chair. Published in BizEd


Posted 9/17/11

UT Alumni Board of Directors Honors Outstanding Alumni

The UT Knoxville alumni board of directors honored some of its most outstanding members in a gala held September 9 at the Marriott in downtown Knoxville. Three of the four people honored as distinguished alumni for their years of service and great personal and professional success are College of Business Administration alumni. More

Posted 9/16/11

Citizens Bank Tri-Cities Foundation, Ltd. Supports UT’s College of Business and its Bloomberg Program

Citizens Bank Tri-Cities Foundation, Ltd. has committed a leadership gift to the Department of Finance at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to maintain leases on the department’s 12 Bloomberg terminal licenses over the next five years. The value of these benefits to the department totals $1 million. The UT College of Business Administration houses the Masters Investment Learning Center, which operates the Bloomberg terminals for faculty and student research. Hundreds of students receive training on the terminals, located in the Masters Investment Learning Center, each year to utilize Bloomberg’s powerful data analytics. The UT College of Business Administration is among very few business schools with this number of Bloomberg terminals. More

Posted 9/15/11

Moll Anderson was recognized as one of Donna Karan’s ‘Women Who Inspire’

Moll Anderson was recognized as one of Donna Karan’s ‘Women Who Inspire,’ among many notable women including Barbra Streisand, Demi Moore, and Maria Shriver. The college’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is named after Moll and her husband Charlie, a college alum. Moll also is a member of the college’s Advisory Council to the Deans. More

Posted 9/15/11

UT College of Business Again Ranked Among Nation's Best: Supply Chain Program Top-5

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration again is ranked among the nation's best public institutions, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2012 undergraduate rankings. More

Posted 9/13/11

UT MBA Graduate and Donor Jim Brogan is 2011 National Advisor of the Year

UT alum Jim Brogan (MBA 1994) was named the 2011 Advisor of the Year by Senior Market Advisor, the industry's leading print publication for financial advisors specializing in retirement services. The Advisor of the Year is the industry’s most prestigious award and recognizes the top advisor who is successful, trustworthy, committed, ethical, and community-focused. More

Posted 9/09/11

Remembering 9/11: Former Military, Now UT Faculty, Recall the Terrorist Attacks

About twenty minutes before the first plane hit the World Trade Center, Lt. Col. James Cody had taken off from the coast of South Carolina on an F-16 military training mission. An F-16 pilot and squadron commander in the US Air Force, Cody was part of a four-plane formation heading out on a routine training mission over the Atlantic Ocean. More

Posted 9/09/11

UT Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Heizer Award

David W. Williams, assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the Department of Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration, received the 2011 Heizer Doctoral Dissertation Award for best dissertation completed during calendar year 2010. The award is presented by the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. More

Posted 9/08/11

Ruby Tuesday Renews Support of UT Corporate Governance Center

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. has committed $25,000 to the UT Corporate Governance Center. The gift will support guest speakers hosted by the center, formally known as the Corporate Governance Speaker Series Sponsored by Ruby Tuesday, Inc. More

Posted 9/01/11

UT’s NDBI Dave Patterson writes in Defense News: Stop the Musical Numbers Game - Tie U.S. Defense Budget Cuts to Strategy


Posted 8/30/11

University of Tennessee Supply Chain Forum Adds Twelve New Sponsors

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Global Supply Chain Institute welcomes 12 new sponsoring companies to its Supply Chain Forum: APL Logistics, Averitt Express, Bayer Healthcare, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., Dover Corporation, Ernst & Young LLP, Inmar, Martin-Brower, ModusLink, Nestlé USA, Procter & Gamble, and The Walt Disney Company. More

Posted 8/17/11

UT College of Business Pioneers MBA/MS in Business Analytics Dual Degree

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration has introduced a two-year, integrated, dual-degree master's program for students who want to earn both an MBA and a master's degree in business analytics. More

Posted 8/16/11

UT Industry Expert Outlines Reverse Logistics Trends in Supply Chain Management Review (two-part series)


Posted 8/15/11

UT and ESSEC Host Groundbreaking Global Supply Chain Forum in Europe

The Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration co-founded with the ESSEC Business School a groundbreaking event in the European Union (EU) supply chain community. It hosted Europe's first Global Supply Chain Forum for supply chain executives and academics held in Paris, France. More

Posted 8/2/11

UT's Anderson Center Connects Local Businesses with Technology

Local companies have tremendous technology resources and services in their own back yard to help them grow and enhance their efficiency. An event at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will show companies how to access them. More

Posted 7/29/11

Senator Corker Speaks at UT's Knoxville Economics Forum

This summer, politicians are spending a bulk of their time discussing the nation’s fiscal crisis—weighing revenue growth and spending cuts as solutions to the ballooning budget deficit. Front and center in this debate is Senator Bob Corker. More

Posted 7/26/11

UT Knoxville, UT Health Science Center Offer Dual Degree in Pharmacy, Business

How do you cut costs without cutting quality of care? It's a question many health care professionals face in today's health care environment. A new University of Tennessee program, approved by the Board of Trustees in June, aims to develop students who are uniquely equipped to make decisions on key business issues facing the pharmacy today. More

Posted 7/23/11

UT's College of Business Administration Offers Scholarships to Veterans

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is proud to offer financial support to US military veterans admitted to any of the college's master's or Ph.D. graduate programs. More

Posted 7/22/11

Executive Education Programs are focusing on the “hot” Supply Chain Topics; UT Weighs In

Whether they want to get back to the basics, increase their firms’ global presence, or more tightly intertwine their companies’ end-to-end supply chain, today’s supply chain professionals are turning to universities, professional associations, and consulting firms for the education required to achieve those goals. More

Posted 7/21/11

UT Offers Free Electronic Health Records (EHR) Update

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Center for Executive Education in the College of Business Administration is hosting a free Electronic Health Records (EHR) update on Friday, July 29, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to noon in Room 602 of the Haslam Business Building. More

Posted 7/20/11

UT Aerospace & Defense MBA Students Study Global Business in Brazil

Over thirty students and faculty from the Aerospace & Defense MBA (ADMBA) program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration spent nine days studying global business in Brazil. More

Posted 7/19/11

UT Doubles Size of Business-dedicated Career Services Staff

As undergraduate enrollment in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration has grown more than 50 percent over the past five years, the university’s commitment to advising undergraduates in business is keeping pace. As a result, a second business-dedicated career services consultant, Jessica Geist, has joined UT Career Services. More

Posted 7/14/11

UT’s Jan Williams Chairs Premier Business School Accreditation Group

Jan R. Williams, dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has begun a one-year term as chair of the board of directors ofthe Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). More

Posted 7/8/11

UT's Paul Dittmann Selected One of Fifteen DC Velocity 2011 Rainmakers

Paul Dittmann, executive director of UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute, was selected one of fifteen DC Velocity 2011 Rainmakers for advancing the logistics and supply chain management profession. More

Posted 7/8/11

College of Business Redesigns its Global Supply Chain Executive Development Program

For more than thirty-five years, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration has excelled in delivering an internationally renowned executive education supply chain curriculum. Given the dynamic and ever-changing supply chain arena, UT Knoxville has revamped its executive-level curriculum to address today's issues. More

Posted 6/29/11

UT Professional MBA Grads Credit Program with Helping Their Company Win Three Business Awards

Ingenium Professional Services Inc., co-owned by University of Tennessee Professional MBA graduates Mike (2004) and Kathleen Schlitz (2008), has earned its third small business award of the year—the Y-12 National  Security Complex 2010 Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year award. More

Posted 6/29/11

UT's Full Time MBA Program Educates While Helping Community

The full-time MBA program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's College of Business Administration is breaking new educational ground. The program is giving students a unique opportunity to put their knowledge and skills into practice while adding to the long-term value of social cause organizations in East Tennessee. More    UT Daily Beacon Article

Posted 6/29/11

UT Student Wins National Economics Contest

Money is a motivator. But can money be a motivator to learn?

Gregg Rader, a junior in economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, thinks so, and he put his proposal to the test, and won. Rader earned the title of Pearson's Future Economic Insider at the recent National Economics Insider Symposium (NEIS) in Washington, DC. He was one of twelve finalists to compete for the honor. More

Posted 6/23/11

DineTouch and its UT Founders Receive $10K Boyd Venture Fund Grant

DineTouch LLC and its University of Tennessee, Knoxville, student founders Joey Natour and Seth Elliott received the inaugural Boyd Venture Fund grant, worth $10,000. Natour and Elliott both graduated from UT Knoxville in May 2011—Natour with a degree in management (entrepreneurship collateral) and Elliott with a degree in computer science. More

Posted 6/23/11

UT Faculty Member Named To World Trade Magazine's"Fabulous 50 Plus One" Most Influential List

Vested Outsourcing and University of Tennessee, Knoxville, lead faculty member Kate Vitasek made World Trade magazine's prestigious list of people, places, and things influencing the world of trade. More

Posted 6/23/11

High Schoolers Explore Business World through Summer Program

Twenty-nine high school students from all across Tennessee attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus for a weeklong program that allowed them to learn about the world of business and potential business careers. More

Posted 6/17/11

Schumann and Pierce Receive the College of Business Administration’s Inaugural GLS North Star Award

David Schumann, Taylor Professor in Business, and Fred Pierce, director of undergraduate programs, received the inaugural Global Leadership Scholars North Star Award. The North Star Award is the highest recognition and honor given by the Global Leadership Scholars honors program (GLS) in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration. More

Posted 5/20/11

Executive MBA Alum Named Dean of University of Arkansas School of Law

Stacy L. Leeds (Executive MBA Class of 2010) has been named dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law effective July 1, 2011. More

Posted 5/20/11

UT Supply Chain Forum Attendees Discuss Relevant Supply Chain Issues

Supply chain leaders from more than 40 companies converged in Knoxville this past April for the Supply Chain Forum at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to discuss "hot button" issues facing the supply chain industry. The industry consortium hosted a record 146 business executives representing 44 companies across a wide range of retail and manufacturing companies. More

Posted 5/20/11

UT's Global Supply Chain Institute Forms Supply Chain Leaders Advisory Board

The Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has formed an advisory board of senior supply chain executives from thirty companies. Its inaugural meeting is May 31. More

Posted 5/19/11

Oak Ridge Based Pro2Serve Partners with Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Pro2Serve, the Oak Ridge, TN, provider of technical and engineering services has gifted $50,000 to the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the UT Knoxville College of Business Administration. More

Posted 5/18/11

More Educators at the University of Tennessee are Featured in SCMR Article Series

UT faculty team with industry leading publication Supply Chain Management Review on its new series, “Supply Chain Management: Beyond to Basics.” It picks up where our original series of articles from Tennessee—the “Basics of Supply Chain Management” — left off. Among the topics covered in this latest series are successful collaboration, supply chain risk management, strategic sourcing, supply chain finance, and more. More

Posted 5/6/11

UT Student Becomes Finalist in National Economics Contest

Gregg Rader, a junior in economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was recently selected as one of the twelve finalists in Pearson's Insider contest. The Bearden High School graduate will be attending the exclusive National Economics Insider Symposium (NEIS) this June in Washington, DC. More

Posted 5/6/11

UT MBA Student Experiences Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

Full-time MBA student Bruce Lee will be the first to tell you he is not the “typical” MBA candidate. While most students in the program are in their twenties with several years of corporate work experience, Lee, a native of Andong, Korea, who is in his forties, has a diverse entrepreneurial background. More

Posted 5/5/11

UT MBA Program Hosts Speaker on Global Business:
Carlos Represas, Former Chairman of Nestlé Group Mexico

On Friday, April 29, UT’s full-time MBA program is hosting a mini-symposium featuring Carlos Represas, former chairman of Nestlé Group Mexico.  Represas is speaking to the MBA Class of 2011 about his experiences as a global business executive and sharing his thoughts on how today’s business students can become successful leaders in tomorrow’s global business environment. More

Posted 4/28/11

UT Team Wins IANA Logistics and Supply Chain Management Case Competition

A team of four University of Tennessee, Knoxville, undergraduate students recently won the Third Annual IANA Logistics & Supply Chain Management Case Competitionat the University of North Florida. This was the second time UT Knoxville participated in the competition. More

Posted 4/28/11

UT Professor Addresses 10 Management Traps, and How to Avoid Them

If you have fallen into any of these common management mistakes, here is some advice from veteran management advisers on how to recognize and correct them. More

Posted 4/28/11

UT’s Fourth Annual Undergraduate Business Plan Competition Launches Two New Businesses

Thirty- four teams competed for $20,000 in prize money and $5,000  in donated services in the fourth annual Business Plan Competition sponsored by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More

Posted 4/27/11

UT logistics professor on SCMR webinar panel discussing results of 27th Annual Salary Survey: Logistics professionals ready for next step. Free registration required. More

Posted 4/27/11

UT Joins 2011 TVA Investment Challenge

After taking a three-year hiatus, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration is participating in the 2011 TVA Investment Challenge (TVAIC) -- a unique, innovative partnership between TVA and 25 universities in its service area. TVAIC is sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). More

Posted 4/22/11

Demand and Supply Integration: A Key to Improved Supply Chain Performance

With this article on demand and supply integration, scmr.com kicks off a new series from the educators at the University of Tennessee. More

Posted 4/22/11

2011 College of Business Administration and University-Level Honors and Awards

The College of Business Administration recognizes its students, faculty, and staff for their enormous accomplishments and contributions to their university, college, and community. More

Posted 4/21/11

UT Alum Trades in Her Corner Office for a Stethoscope and Dirty Diapers on Undercover Boss

UT College of Business Administration saw one of its own on a recent episode of the hit CBS reality series Undercover Boss. Shelly Sun, co-founder and CEO of BrightStar Care, one of the nation's fastest-growing providers of private healthcare, traveled to the frontlines of her company. She left the comfort of her corner office for an undercover mission to assist a caregiver overseeing four toddlers. More

Posted 4/20/11

Bill Fox Appointed 2011 Chancellor’s Professor

William (Bill) Fox, Stokely Distinguished Professor in Business and director of the college’s  Center for Business and Economic Research, has been appointed a 2011 Chancellor’s Professor. More

Posted 4/20/11

UT Establishes Comprehensive Global Supply Chain Institute

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration is taking its 35 years of experience and reputation as an internationally top-ranked institution in supply chain management and launching a unique Global Supply Chain Institute. More

Posted 4/13/11

I Want My Big Screen TV…NOW! Trends and Challenges of a Global Supply Chain

Most of us never think about supply chain management during a normal week. As long as there is gas at the pumps, milk and bread on the shelves, and a television set in stock when we are ready to buy, we really have no reason to think about the critical processes that get the products to us that we want and need. But what happens when economic and/or social conditions cause dramatic cost increases, or there is an earthquake and tsunami in Asia that disrupt supply chain flows? More

Posted 4/13/11

UT Holds Second Knoxville Economics Forum

The Great Recession may be gone, but it is not forgotten. Economists say it will take years for the U.S. and Tennessee economies to recover. In the meantime, policymakers have begun to identify causes of the crisis and lessons for the future.  More

Posted 4/13/11

Industry Giants Join the University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Forum

Four of the world's corporate giants -- Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Caterpillar and Honeywell -- have joined European logistics giant Geodis as founding members of the Global Supply Chain Forum. The forum is a collaboration between the U.S.-based University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville's College of Business Administration and ESSEC Business School (Paris and Singapore). More

Posted 4/13/11

Industry Week quotes UT faculty members on how to cut cost without cutting people

Many cost-reduction strategies focus on reducing labor costs. It's a strategy that can backfire in a recovering economy. Don't overlook the myriad additional opportunities to contain costs and keep good people. More

Posted 4/7/11

Squish Water Bottles ' Wins Vol Court

Hard plastic or metal water bottles may be a thing of the past if Zach Linn, a senior majoring in retailing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has his way.  Linn's business idea of a squishable water bottle was the winner of the spring 2011 Vol Court pitch competition. Linn won $500 to invest in his business, Squish Bottles.  A second-place prize of $250 was awarded to a team that developed a new online coupon site that connects the support of local businesses to local fundraising causes. More

Posted 4/7/11

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

As kids, being barefoot was one of our unalienable rights: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of fresh grass. Now shoes are as inseparable to our identity as a business card, a benchmark of status and success. When University of Tennessee Marketing Professor Dr. Ernie Cadotte approached student Andy Wyatt in April of 2010 with the idea to put on a charitable race, they decided to pay homage to this institution of innocence and put their best foot forward. That's when Barefoot Benefit was born. More (PDF)    Video

Posted 3/24/11

UT and PepsiCo Partner in Groundbreaking Educational Diversity Initiative

Twenty-two students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's College of Business Administration are spending spring semester 2011 learning about today's globally diverse workplace. This is the inaugural offering of the PepsiCo Diversity Leadership Development Program, a program that prepares juniors and seniors in the College of Business Administration to work in fields or organizations where workplace diversity is a reality. More

Posted 3/24/11

What UT's First Statistics Graduate Did For The 1940s U.S. War Effort, Including Work With Top-Secret Manhattan Project

She kept it under her hat for years, but now, UT’s first statistics graduate discusses how she did her part for the U.S. war effort in the 1940s, including her work with the top-secret Manhattan Project. How’s this for a job description? Manage the compilation of data obtained from a mass spectrometer used to separate uranium-235 from natural uranium and use the appropriate equations to calculate the percentage of uranium-235 obtained. Oh, and this is top-secret, by the way. More.

Posted 3/23/11

UT Faculty Member Rides Over 400 Miles In 24 Hours; Qualifies for World’s Toughest Bike Race

Alex Miller, of New Market, TN, recently rode his recumbent bicycle 409 miles at the Sebring International 24 Hour Bike Race.  Miller earned first place in his age division and tenth overall; there were 280 participants. More

Posted 3/23/11

UT professor in WSJ: An Easier Way to Bet on the Next Facebook

Ramon DeGennaro, a banking and finance professor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, spoke on the recent investing practices of “Angel”. Angel is a new interface company much like Facebook or Twitter that is on the way up. More

Posted 3/17/11

Research is Relevant to Business: BizEd article

A recently published study seeks to counter arguments that much scholarly research is irrelevant to real-world business. In fact, a higher level of research productivity correlates to higher salaries for MBAs, according to co-authors Jonathan P. O'Brien of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York; Paul Drnevich and Craig Armstrong of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa; and T. Russell Crook of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. More

Posted 3/17/11

UT’s Graduate Supply Chain Program Ranked Top-5

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s supply chain and logistics graduate program continued its upward trajectory in U.S. News & World Report's 2012 graduate rankings, rising two spots to #10 in the nation and #5 among all public institutions. More

Posted 3/17/11

UT's Executive MBA Programs Again Nationally Ranked

The executive-level MBA programs in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration rank in the Top 50 among executive MBA programs across North America, according to the Poets & Quants for Executives ranking. This composite ranking measures the overall reputation of executive MBA programs by considering the latest ratings from Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and U.S. News & World Report. More

Posted 3/9/11

MBA alum appointed dean of the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School

Christoph Loch, a specialist in the management of product innovation, is to be the next director (dean) of the University of Cambridge’s Judge business school. He will begin his new job on September 1. More

Posted 3/2/11

UT faculty and alum discuss why women are underrepresented in corporate leadership

A new study shows women are largely underrepresented in leadership roles when it comes to publicly traded companies in Tennessee. In fact, 91% of the more than 600 corporate directors in the study were men, while nearly half the workforce of their companies was comprised of women. More

Posted 3/2/11

5 Steps to improving your 3PL relationships

Members of the University of Tennessee's center for Executive Education share their five steps and a series of tips to improve your outsourcing relationship right from the start. More

Posted 2/24/11

Global Supply Chain Forum Holds Inaugural Meeting

This June in Paris, two internationally ranked universities will bring together world-class industry and faculty leaders to discuss global supply chain issues, opportunities and best practices. More

Posted 2/24/11

UT Re-Designs Executive MBA for Strategic Leadership

There is a new breed of executive MBAs emerging from the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. No longer are the students solely skilled tacticians. They are keen strategists too. More

Posted 2/24/11

Aspiring UT Entrepreneurs: The 4th Annual Business Plan Competition Is On!

Got the next big idea? Think you might have an entrepreneurial streak? Like challenges and the chance to make an impact?  If so, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, housed in the College of Business Administration, invites you to enter the fourth annual Business Plan Competition. More

Posted 2/24/11

UT Students Win in National Accounting Case Competition

A team of four University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students won $5,000 for demonstrating excellence in sustainability accounting. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) awarded the students second place in a national case competition focused on enhancing environmental sustainability practices at a luxury hotel. More

Posted 2/17/11

Kudos to Russell Crook and Marianne Wanamaker during Faculty Appreciation Week

Before entering academia, Russell Crook worked in corporate America. He held positions at American Airlines, U.S. Airways and IBM. He tried to make a difference in each company’s bottom line, but didn’t feel like he was making a difference in the world.

A Tennessee native, Marianne Wanamaker left the state in 2001 to begin her career in management consulting before switching gears and receiving her master’s degree and doctorate from Northwestern University. After being away, she feared she would never return home. But as she tells it, the stars aligned. More

Posted 2/17/11

UT Ph.D. economics alum delves into foreclosure fallout

Upon completing his studies at the University of Tennessee,Nasser Daneshvary taught economics in Vermont and Missouri. Then Keith Schwer, leader of the economics department at the time, invited Daneshvary to take a position at UNLV. Daneshvary soon became chairman of UNLV’s economics department and later associate dean of the College of Business. More

Posted 2/17/11

UT Professor on Advisory Board

Hamparsum Bozdogan, Toby & Brenda McKenzie Professor in Business in UT’s Department of Statistics, Operations, and Management Science, was invited to serve on the international Advisory Board of Istanbul University School of Business(Turkey). More

Posted 2/17/11

Dr. Harold Black Was UGA’s First Black Male Freshman in 1962

In 1962, Harold Black was UGA’s first black male freshman, the only black male student living in a residence hall, and the first black in the College of Business. (story courtesy of Red and Black). More

Posted 2/17/11

UT authors SCMR “Getting Back to Basics” series

Last October, Supply Chain Management Review launched a series of articles on our web site (www.scmr.com) called "Back to Basics." The articles in this series were authored by educators at the University of Tennessee, one of the nation's leaders in logistics and supply chain education. More

Posted 2/10/11

UT MBA Alumni Host Second Annual CPG Boot Camp

UT MBA alum Scott Daniel (JD/MBA 2003) had a vision for giving back to his alma mater.  As the marketing director for baked beans for Bush Brothers and Company, Daniel wanted to help aspiring MBAs prepare for career success in brand management, sales, business analytics, shopper marketing, and other key opportunities in the highly regarded and competitive consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. More

Posted 2/10/11

UT Center for Executive Education Welcomes New Associate Dean

The Center for Executive Education in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's College of Business Administration welcomes Matt Myers as its new associate dean. Myers, Nestle USA Professor in Marketing, has been with UT's College of Business Administration for 10 years. More

Posted 2/10/11

UT Alumnus Russell Lamb Establishes Economics Excellence Endowment

Russell Lamb, a 1987 UT alumnus, has gifted $25,000 to the Department of Economics in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to establish the Economics Excellence Endowment. More

Posted 2/9/11

Packers’ Director of Football Operations is a UT CBA Grad

Reggie McKenzie takes a minute to think about it. He doesn't know how to put it. After all, it's not easy to describe what his job as the Green Bay Packers' director of football operations entails. More

Posted 2/9/11

Aaron Beam, Former CFO of HealthSouth, to Speak Feb. 16 on Corporate Fraud and the Dangers of the Slippery Slope

How does a man who once boasted $30,000 worth of Hermes neckties wind up cutting grass? Beam will tell his tale of getting involved in corporate fraud and going to federal prison. HealthSouth was one of the nation’s most successful health care companies, but when earnings fell short, Beam and others began to "cook the books." More

Posted 2/4/11

UT Professional MBA Program Hosts Information Session

UT's Professional MBA program is hosting an information session for working professionals interested in a weekend-based, 16-month program that allows earning an MBA while continuing to work. More

Posted 2/4/11

Dr. Harold Black (finance) discusses President Obama’s State of the Union proposals on Tennessee This Week

President Obama addressed the nation Tuesday night with his State of the Union. In his speech, he called for greater investments in education, infrastructure and technology, plus a focus on the economy. He also said it was time to get serious about the nation's growing debt. Is the president's ambitious proposals possible without making major cuts elsewhere in the budget? That's the question Gene Patterson puts this week to University of Tennessee professors Dr. Anthony Nownes (political science) and Dr. Harold Black (finance). More

Posted 2/3/11

UT MBA Students Among Team Heading to Texas to Help with Super Bowl XLV

TEAM UT, a group of eight graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, heads to Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday to work behind the scenes at Super Bowl XLV, one of the largest one-day mega-sporting events in the world. More

Posted 1/30/11

UT's Accounting Programs in Top 25 Among Public Universities

The undergraduate and master's level accounting programs in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration have been ranked top 25 in the country among public universities, according to the 2010 Public Accounting Report(PAR). Both programs ranked 21st among programs with comparable faculty sizes. More

Posted 1/30/11

UT Professor Get Things Done With Visual Project Management: Article Published in APICS

Successful project management is characterized by completing tasks in a timely manner while balancing cost and quality requirements. This calls for a disciplined approach. However, in the quest to meet demands, managers sometimes resort to practices that seem to make perfect sense, but are in fact detrimental. More (PDF)

Posted 1/27/11

UT Study Finds Business School Research Raises MBA Students ' Salaries

The value of academic research performed at business schools has been questioned for the past two decades, some even calling it irrelevant to the real business world. More

Posted 1/23/11

UT Center for Executive Education Expands

The Center for Executive Education (CEE) in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes several new individuals. Lea Anne Law joins the center as assistant director, Healthcare Business Solutions programs; Brian Wright joins as contracts and business manager for the center’s National Defense Business Institute; and Mark Bucco is the center’s new operations manager. Susie Hill was promoted to the center’s director of technology. More

Posted 1/23/11

UT Vol Court Offers Entrepreneurial "How-To" Workshops and Cash Prize

Do you have a business idea but don't know how to begin turning it into a reality? The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the College of Business Administration is providing students, faculty and friends the opportunity to learn from entrepreneurs and business experts about the "nuts and bolts" of how to start a business. More

Posted 1/23/11

Leap Welcomed to UT Business Faculty

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration, welcomes Terry Leap as head of its Department of Management. Leap brings almost 33 years of academic experience to UT as chair of the Department of Management at Clemson University and teaching at Clemson, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge campus), and the University of Iowa. More

Posted 1/19/11

UT Supply Chain Program Ranked #2 in the U.S.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, supply chain management and logistics program was ranked #2 among all universities across the United States by Supply Chain Digital. The online publication recognized only five academic institutions. More

Posted 1/19/11

UT Vested Outsourcing major reason attributed for Mega Tech of Oregon company growth

MTO President Scott R. Schroeder attributes the company’s growth to several factors. Among them is MTO’s adoption of Vested Outsourcing. Based on research conducted jointly by the University of Tennessee and the United States Air Force. More

Posted 1/18/11

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

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