The Haslam College of Business, in partnership with the UT Office of Research and Engagement, has launched a new institute to better organize and build aerospace- and defense-related research, education, and training.
Aerospace and Defense MBA News
Leaders from the Haslam College of Business were part of a featured panel discussion at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Science and Technology Forum and Exposition this week.
Governor Bill Haslam has appointed a UT director to a new committee that will advise him on how to support aerospace and defense employers in Tennessee and ways to attract new businesses. Andy White, director of the university’s Aerospace and Defense Executive Master of Business Administration program, is one of ten members on the Tennessee Aerospace and Defense Advisory Board.
As the mystery deepens with Malaysia Flight 370, Andy White, director of the UT Aerospace and Defense MBA program, says the situation is very similar to an incident he remembers from his time in the military. White’s story was featured in several local media outlets this week, including: WATE-TV Channel 6: UT Employee Says Missing Malaysia
After twenty-five years of military service—including multiple tours of duty to Afghanistan and Iraq, playing a role in the Jessica Lynch rescue, and receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism—Troy Boonstra is ready to mark another milestone: his MBA. Boonstra graduates from UT’s Aerospace and Defense MBA program today.
Thirty students and faculty from the UT Aerospace and Defense Master of Business Administration program recently examined challenges and opportunities for aerospace and defense organizations in Brazil as part of a weeklong international study trip. Brazil is the sixth largest economy in the world.
Andy White, director of the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) M.B.A. program at UT, recently spoke with US News about how business schools are training defense executives who can help the military operate more efficiently. Read the story here.
For Patrick Charles Rogers, 42, a student in UT’s executive aerospace and defense MBA program, serving in the military is a family tradition. His ancestors served in the Revolutionary War, World War I, World War II, and Vietnam. Rogers has served in Operation Desert Shield, Stabilization Force Bosnia, and Operation Iraq Freedom.
UT Knoxville Aerospace & Defense MBA alumnus Tim Gray earned the prestigious AVIATION WEEK Laureate Award for process improvements at Hill Air Force Base. The Laureate Awards were given at a ceremony held March 17 in Washington, D.C.
Students in the Aerospace & Defense MBA program at UT Knoxville now will be able to earn their Lean-Sigma Green Belt certification while earning their MBA degree without additional cost. Students who pursue their Green Belt certification will participate in several additional class sessions, involving only minimal additional effort and no additional time away from work.