A business that simplifies wedding registries for couples is the winner of this semester’s Vol Court pitch competition. Dave Seeman, senior in mechanical engineering and founder of Willow List, an innovative gift registry that uses crowd sourcing to fund gifts, won first place and received $1,000 to move his business forward.
College of Business Administration News
Alumna Janet McKinley has established an endowment to promote an interest in golf among female Master of Business Administration students. The Janet McKinley MBA Golf Endowment will be based in the College of Business Administration. Earnings from the endowment will fund the new Grads to Golf program.
Jan Williams, dean emeritus and professor emeritus of UT’s College of Business Administration, received the John J. Fernandes Strategic Leadership Award, given by the Academy of Strategic and Entrepreneurial Leadership at the Allied Academies Spring 2014 International Conference.
A UT alumna has been honored for her outstanding performance on the CPA exam. Margaret Sharp, of Knoxville, has received the prestigious 2013 American Institute of CPAs Elijah Watt Sells Award. Only fifty-five individuals out of 94,154 test takers, or .05 percent, received this distinction.
A team of students from UT’s College of Business Administration took high honors in the Deloitte Inaugural Supply Chain Challenge, coming in at second place. Members of the UT Master of Business Administration team were Daniel Conrad, Sarah Womack, Rachel Hylton, and Whit Shofner.
The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed accounting professor Joseph Carcello for a story about accounting firm BDO USA LLP and
A team of College of Business Administration students competing in the 2013 TVA Investment Challenge outperformed the market and earned almost $6,000 for its successful performance. The team’s portfolio provided a return of 39.5 percent, above the 32.4 percent return generated by the S&P 500.
Business professionals interested in earning their Master of Business Administration degree while continuing to work are invited to learn about UT’s Professional MBA program on Saturday, April 5.
One of the fastest growing graduate programs at UT has again risen in the 2015 U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings released today. UT’s graduate program in nuclear engineering now ranks fifth among all universities in the nation. The supply chain management and logistics graduate program held steady at seventh place among public universities and eleventh place nationally, the same as last year.
For the seventh consecutive semester, the Boyd Venture Fund is soliciting applications from student-owned companies interested in securing a grant to help grow their businesses. The deadline for application submissions is Monday, March 24. The UT Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation administers the fund. All UT students, regardless of academic discipline or degree program (doctoral, master’s, or undergraduate) are eligible to apply.