Dean's Message

Dean Jan WilliamsThis fall marks an incredibly exciting time of growth and change for the College of Business Administration. I speak on behalf of the entire faculty and staff of the college in saying thank you for your continued support that has allowed great changes this year.


Development Update

As the opening of our new business building approaches, we all have a visual reminder of the growth of our college and its programs. Your generosity will help our students and faculty continue to excel in this increasingly competitive academic and business environment.




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New Business Building to Open Soon

New business building - view from west side

This fall, the long-awaited new College of Business Administration building will be unveiled, with students and faculty alike eagerly welcoming its opening. Spanning six floors, the building is roughly two and a half times the size of the Glocker building that formerly housed the majority of classes for the college.

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UT Knoxville College of Business Administration Ranks in Top-25

The College of Business Administration’s undergraduate program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently has been ranked among the top-25 business schools at public institutions. According to U.S. News & World Report, the 2009 rankings show the university’s program coming in at 24th, up 12 spots from last year’s spot at number 36. While these ratings are among public institutions, the college also fared well nationally, moving up 15 places from last year’s 58th place to this year’s 43rd.

Also of note is the college’s supply chain management/logistics program, which ranked 5th among public institutions and 7th overall. The program has steadily improved in rankings over the last two years and is nationally recognized for its achievements.

College of Business Administration Announces Changes

The University of Tennessee College of Business Administration is undergoing several administrative changes that went into effect August 1.

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College Alums Honored as Entrepreneurs of the Year

Robert Baron, chairman, president, CEO, and founder of Baron Group of Companies, and Randy Boyd, president and CEO of Radio Systems Corporation, were named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurs of the Year in the Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee region.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program Gives Graduates Opportunities to Succeed

What better way to train budding entrepreneurs than to pair them with those who already have been successful in the entrepreneurial world?

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Alumni Spotlight

Kara LawsonAs you sat and watched the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, you probably didn’t realize you were watching a fellow College of Business Administration graduate. As a 2003 University of Tennessee graduate in finance, Kara Lawson wore orange and white years before donning the red, white, and blue for the United States Women’s Basketball Team.


Faculty Spotlight

Pamela CarterMandyam M. Srinivasan ("Srini") is The Ball Corporation Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Tennessee. He teaches in the Executive MBA Program, the Aerospace MBA program, the Professional MBA Program, the Lean Enterprise Systems Design Institute, and in various other programs run by the Center for Executive Education.


Student Spotlight

Sarah  BowmanUT student athlete Sarah Bowman is making great strides, both on and off the track. As an athlete competing in both Track and Field and Cross Country, Bowman has a growing list of accomplishments including eight Southeastern Conference championships and three All-SEC nods.