August 2011

UT College of Business Administration Open House.

The UT College of Business Administration announces its first Pre-Game Lecture Series before three home football games!

Join fellow alumni and friends of the college for an open house and brief presentation on key topics of interest for business professionals.

Dates include September 3, October 8, and November 5.

Click on the flyer to the left and watch your e-mail for more information closer to game day!

Program Notes

UT and ESSEC Host Groundbreaking Global Supply Chain Forum in Europe

Global Supply Chain.

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.

UT Knoxville and ESSEC are two of the world's supply chain academic powerhouses. UT Knoxville's internationally ranked faculty members include some of the most-published academics on supply chain; ESSEC is a leading European business school and a world leader in executive education with expertise in logistics and supply chain.

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Senator Corker Speaks at UT's Knoxville Economics Forum

Senator Bob Corker.

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.

Senator Corker recently shared his keen insight at the Knoxville Economics Forum, organized by the Department of Economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration, on August 8. The forum is a local organization dedicated to an ongoing public discussion of business and economic issues as they relate to East Tennessee.

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

Parmancy Degree at UT.

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.

The program joins the forces of UT Knoxville's College of Business Administration and the UT Health Science Center (UTHSC) in offering a dual degree leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). It is designed to meet the critical need for pharmacist executives to have the fundamental business skills necessary to operate in the contemporary economic and health care environments.

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UT Doubles Size of Business-dedicated Career Services Staff

Jessica Geist.

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.

Geist received her master’s degree in counseling and student development and bachelor’s degree in personal financial planning from Kansas State University. At UT, she will consult students majoring in accounting, economics, finance, and business analytics. She will work with students in their career development, preparing them for internships and full-time employment, and work with employers and faculty members as part of the process.

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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 U.S. military veterans admitted to any of the college's master's or Ph.D. graduate programs.

The scholarships are part of the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program), which allows degree-granting institutions in the US to fund tuition expenses that exceed the in-state tuition and fee rate. Institutions can waive up to 50 percent of those expenses, and the Department of Veterans Affairs will match the same amount as the institution.

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Upcoming Events

September 1
Career Services Cookout

September 3
Open House in Haslam Business
Building (3:00-5:00)

Pre-Game Lecture (3:30-4:00) by Dr. Bill Fox on Today’s Economy

September 5
(No Classes, Offices Closed)

September 8
SHRM Kickoff

September 9
Consumer Packaged Goods Boot Camp

September 12
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organizational Meeting

September 13
CSCMP Meeting with Proctor & Gamble

September 14
Gaining Admissions into Highly Competitive Graduate Programs

September 15-17
National Association of Women MBAs Conference

September 19-23
State SHRM Conference

September 23
MBA Job Fair

Corporate Governance Center Hosts Luis Aguilar

September 24
MBA Habitat Build

September 25-30
CEE Lean Applied to Business Processes

September 26
Logistics Fair

Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organizational Meeting

September 27
Fall Job Fair

September 29-30
Lean Healthcare for MBAs

For more information on upcoming CBA
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Contact Us

College of Business Administration
Office of the Dean

453 Haslam Business Building
Knoxville, TN 37996- 4140

Phone: 865- 974-5061
Fax: 865- 974-1766

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Alumni Spotlight

Jung Yun.UT College of Business Administration alumna Jung Yun has over 18 years of experience in the areas of finance, investment banking, retail banking, structured finance, and consulting. She is currently the managing director for Yun Capital and Yun Capital Asset Management, and CEO and chairman of Helios Banc. Yun’s experience includes conducting international transactions in countries including the United Arab Emirates, China, Korea, Japan, Colombia, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and the United Kingdom. She also regularly works with heads of states, advising them on economic policies in the areas of currency, developmental banking, mortgages, housing, infrastructure, green technologies, and other areas of need.


Student Spotlight

Phil PayneKingston, Tennessee, native Phil Payne did not have to travel far from home to find his academic niche. The Roane County High School graduate chose to attend UT Knoxville, where he majored in finance and minored in accounting; he graduated cum laude in December 2010. Payne is continuing as a student in UT’s College of Business Administration this fall as a member of the full-time MBA Class of 2012.

Although he graduated with his undergraduate degree months ago, Payne has not taken any breaks from spending hours in the Haslam Business Building.


Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Annette L. Ranft.The UT College of Business Administration warmly welcomes Dr. Annette L. Ranft to her new role as associate dean for academic programs and the Reagan Professor of Business. Prior to joining the faculty at UT, Ranft served as the head of the Department of Management at Florida State University. She also has served on the faculties of Wake Forest University and West Virginia University.

Ranft is an active member of the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of Management, and the Southern Management Association. She currently serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Management and is on the editorial review boards of the Academy of Management Review and the Strategic Management Journal.