College of Business Administration News

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.

UT Hosts Inaugural Manufacturing Executive Summit May 2

Manufacturing is gaining momentum nationwide, creating jobs, and it is expected to grow faster than the overall US economy, according to the latest quarterly economic forecast from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation. The College of Business Administration recognizes this game-changing resurgence and is using its supply chain and manufacturing expertise to shape the industry and inspire change. UT will host the inaugural Executive Summit for Manufacturing Leaders on May 2 in the James A. Haslam II Business Building.

Innovative Wedding Registry Wins Spring 2014 Vol Court Session

From left to right are Myra Hamilton, UT Federal Credit Union; Christopher Saah; David Morehous; Dave Seeman; and Dave Williams, UT Anderson Center.

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.

Business Alumna Establishes Endowment for Grads to Golf Program


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.

Business Dean Emeritus Receives Leadership Award


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.

Alum Earns Award for Being Top CPA Examination Performer

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.

MBA Team Places Second in National Deloitte Challenge Case Competition

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.

UT Team Outperforms Market in TVA Investment Challenge

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.