College of Business Administration 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.

Commencements Feature Notable Speakers, Including Pulitzer Winner

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Alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Noble Wilford will receive an honorary doctorate during this semester’s commencement ceremonies. Wilford, a 1955 journalism graduate, will receive an honorary doctorate of letters and science at the College of Communication and Information ceremony on May 7. He headlines the list of accomplished speakers at this spring’s college ceremonies, which begin May 7 and run through May 10. More than 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees at thirteen college ceremonies this spring.

UT Introduces EMBA For Healthcare Leadership

UT is introducing a one-year Executive MBA in Healthcare Leadership program for health care professionals. The inaugural class will begin in January 2015. Led by student requests, the program is a fusion of the College of Business Administration’s Physician Executive MBA program and its nondegree executive development programming. The Physician Executive MBA program has been ranked the No. 1 preferred MBA program exclusively for physicians by Modern Healthcare/Modern Physician magazine for more than ten years.