College of Business Administration News

UT Wins 2014 IANA Supply Chain Case Competition

From left, professor John Bell, Corey Patton, Xiaofan Wang, Heidi Faust, Andrew Currey, and professor Diane Mollenkopf

A team of UT supply chain students has won a national professional organization’s case competition. The team took first place in the Sixth Annual Intermodal Association of North America Logistics and Supply Chain Management Case Competition, which was hosted by the University of North Florida this spring.

Doctoral Candidate Finalist in Prestigious International Competition

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Nastaran Simarasl, a UT management doctoral candidate, is one of three finalists in the prestigious Global Development Awards and Medals Competition. The competition is sponsored by the Global Development Network, an international organization funded by the Japanese government.

Reger Appointed Research Director for Anderson Center

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Rhonda Reger, a professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship has been appointed director of research for the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She will be responsible for fostering and generating external funding to support entrepreneurship research.

Study: Integrating Purchasing, Logistics Yields Better Business Results

Organizations that closely integrate their purchasing and logistics functions deliver better business results, according to a new study from UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute. But the study, involving more than 180 supply chain professionals, also shows that many firms fail to capitalize on this opportunity and have supply chains where purchasing and logistics operate in “silos” with little cohesion.

Check Out the Media Coverage of Spring Commencement

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More than 3,800 students graduated from the university last week. Many of our graduates, speakers, honorees, and programs captured widespread media attention. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Noble Wilford spoke to graduates from the College of Communication and Information, former NPR anchor Ann Taylor spoke to graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences, and financial guru Dave Ramsey spoke to graduates from the College of Business Administration. Read on for an overview of last week’s news.

Financial Guru Dave Ramsey to UT Grads: It’s a Great Time to Be Graduating

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“This is the best time on the planet to be graduating.” That was the message personal money-management expert and national radio personality Dave Ramsey underscored in his message to UT graduates on Friday. Ramsey, who graduated from UT in 1982 with a major in finance and real estate, was the guest speaker at the College of Business Administration’s commencement ceremony.

U.S. News and World Report Ranks UT Among Top Ten Most Popular Business Schools

The College of Business Administration is among the nation’s most popular business schools, according to a recently released ranking from U.S. News and World Report. Of the ten schools included in the U.S. News “10 Most Popular B-Schools” Short List ranking for full-time MBA programs, UT ranked sixth nationally and second among public universities.

Faculty Member Earns National Advisor Award

Debbie Mackey, senior lecturer of management, has been selected as the 2014 National Faculty Advisor of the Year by the Society for Human Resource Management. Mackey was selected from more than sixty nominees nationwide. She is the first person from UT to win this award since its inception in 1997.

Business College Health Care Program Wins International Awards

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The Executive Healthcare Business Program recently won several international awards for its work helping medical teams around the nation improve their services and enhance the patient experience. The program won two of five major awards during the national conference of the Alliance of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, an international association that includes more than 2,200 medical, pharmaceutical, device and continuing education professionals.

Health Care Executive, Entrepreneur Receives Accomplished Alumni Award

From left: Chip Bryant, executive director of development for the College of Business Administration; Gary Pratt, Accomplished Alumnus; Lee Patouillet, associate vice chancellor for Alumni Affairs; and Tom Graves, director of operations for Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Gary Pratt, an entrepreneur and chief executive officer of an internationally recognized health care nonprofit, has received the Accomplished Alumni Award from UT. The 1977 business administration graduate was honored during a UT visit to speak to new venture creation classes Thursday. Lee Patouillet, associate vice chancellor for alumni affairs, presented the award to Pratt.