College of Business Administration News

Seventh Annual Undergraduate Business Plan Competition Underway

Got the next big idea? Think you might have an entrepreneurial streak? Like challenges and the chance to make an impact? If so, the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation invites you to enter the seventh annual Business Plan Competition. The submission deadline is February 24. All undergraduate students on the Knoxville campus—from any college and from any discipline—are eligible.

Google HR Business Partner to Speak February 27

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Justin Angsuwat, a lead human resource business partner at Google, will be on campus on Thursday, February 27, to speak about Google and his career that led him there. The event, free and open to the public, begins at 11:00 a.m. in the Cox Auditorium. It is hosted by UT’s Society of Human Resource Management.

UT Expert: Olympic Infrastructure Investments, Not Venues, Bring Economic Growth

All eyes turn to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics this week as athletes compete to take the gold. But what happens to the city and sporting facilities that have been built for the event once everyone returns home? It’s a question Scott Holladay, an assistant professor of economics at UT, has considered. He’s studied the overall impact of the Olympics on a host city’s long-term growth.

Student Businesses Awarded Boyd Venture Grants

Three entrepreneurial ventures owned by UT students were granted a total of $17,000 by the Boyd Venture Fund. Since the Boyd Venture Fund’s inception in 2011, fourteen student-owned companies have been awarded a total of $104,500 to advance their businesses.

Spring Vol Court Entrepreneurial Workshops Kick Off February 11

A series of workshops that provide faculty, students, and community members with tools to start and grow their own businesses kicks off February 11. The Vol Court spring 2014 program will run through March 25. Workshops will be held from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 103 of the James A. Haslam II Business Building.

UT Students Rank in Top 3 Percent in Nation for Passing 2013 CPA Exam

UT students ranked in the top 3 percent in the nation for their passage rates on the Certified Public Accountant exam, according to recently released numbers. UT students ranked twenty-sixth out of 787 schools among all national programs, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, which recently reported its 2013 CPA examination passage rates for all US universities.

Political Speech Study Receiving National Attention

The tone and content of a politician’s speech affects whether businesses make financial and employment investments in that politician’s state, according to a new study co-authored by Larry Fauver, the James F. Smith Jr. Professor of Financial Institutions in the College of Business Administration.

Full-Time MBA Program Hosts Open House January 16

UT’s full-time Master of Business Administration Program will host an open house for prospective candidates on Thursday, January 16. Representatives from the innovative program will present information on the structure of its curriculum, the application and admissions process, financial aid, and career opportunities.

UT Study: Political Speeches Affect Businesses’ Investments in States

The tone and content of a politician’s speech affects whether businesses make financial and employment investments in that politician’s state, according to a new study from UT. Larry Fauver, the James F. Smith Jr. Professor of Financial Institutions in the College of Business Administration, co-authored the study, which examined gubernatorial speeches in the United States.