Category Archives: University of Tennessee

UT MBA program makes Businessweek rankings

What a difference a year makes. The University of Tennessee’s full-time Master of Business Administration program is among the best MBA programs in the country, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s recently released 2012 rankings.

UT’s program is No. 60 overall and No. 26 among U.S. public universities that offer full-time MBA programs.

Last year UT did not make the rankings.

“The Businessweek ranking recognizes the overall quality of our full-time MBA program and reflect’s the program’s contribution to the university’s goal of becoming a Top 25 institution,” Annette Ranft, associate dean for academic programs at the UT College of Business, said in a news release.

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UT sports top SEC in recruitment spending

The University of Tennessee men’s sports teams aren’t churning out national champions like TENNESSEE+HOME+FIELD.jpgother SEC schools, but the Vols are clear champs when it comes to its recruiting budget.

According to the website, Tennessee’s men’s teams spent more than $1.8 million on recruiting in the 2010-11 year. That’s tops in the SEC by a substantial margin.

Auburn was No. 2 in the 2010-11 budget battle, spending a little more than $1.5 million, according to the website.

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UT institute scores another ‘Rainmaker’

The University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute has added a sixth “Rainmaker.” Logistics trade magazine DC Velocity has named J. Paul Dittmann, executive director of the institute, an industry “Rainmaker,” UT announced today.
Velocity annually honors the most influential people in various areas of the supply chain management profession.
Dittman is the sixth UT faculty member to receive the honor.

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UT student Gregg Rader wins national economics title

All those pundits who think they know how to fix the economy, might want to call University gregg_rader_210.jpgof Tennessee student Gregg Rader for some real insight.

Rader, an economics junior, recently was named Pearson’s Future Economic Insider at the National Economics Insider Symposium held in Washington, D.C. this month.

Rader was was one of 12 finalists who presented their ideas for how to improve the economy to a panel of international experts.

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UT’s executive MBA program makes Top 50

East Tennessee business leaders looking for an executive MBA program don’t have to look far to find one of the best. The University of Tennessee in Knoxville has one of the top executive MBA programs in North America, according to the latest rankings by the Poets & Quants social network.

UT’s Executive MBA for Strategic Leadership program is No. 45 on P&Q’s list of the Top 50 programs. Vanderbilt University is No. 34 on the list.

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Deadline looms for UT Business Plan Competition

The deadline for the fourth annual University of Tennessee Business Plan Competition is less than two weeks away.

UT undergraduate students with the next great business idea have until March 2 to file a concept summary to the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the College of Business Administration.

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UT MBA program makes Poets & Quants Top 100

career02_13783.jpgThe Poets & Quants social network has ranked the University of Tennessee’s full-time MBA program among the Top 100 MBA programs in the country.

P&Q is an online “community of people interested in graduate business school education,” according to its website.

The social network’s rankings are a composite of the international rankings by Financial Times, The Economist, BusinessWeek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.

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UT picks three for Entrepreneur Fellow program

A pair of budding businessmen from Knoxville and one from Marietta, Ga. have been selected for a new University of Tennessee MBA program that will cover the cost of tuition while helping the trio launch new businesses.

Paul Haymore from Marietta and Matt Parton and Brian Mohney from Knoxville are the first pariticipants in the MBA Entrepreneur Fellow program at the UT College of Business Administration. Each will receive $30,000 scholarships to cover costs associated with the three-semester program.

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UT law school earns ‘Best Value’ ranking

Dollar for dollar, law students at the University of Tennessee are getting one of the best legal educations in the country.

The UT College of Law has again been ranked a Top 20 Best Value Law School by preLaw magazine.

The magazine published by the National Jurist will release the final Top 20 rankings for 2010 in October.

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Shhhh! UT center renamed to honor Andersons a notable lack of fanfare, the University of Tennessee said last week that its College of Business Administration’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has been renamed the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The center was named for Charles Anderson, CEO of Anderson Media Corp. and his wife, Moll, author and TV host, whose financial gift put the university’s fundraising effort over its goal.

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