College of Business Administration News

Princeton Review: College of Business Administration One of Nation’s Best

The College of Business Administration is one of the nation’s exceptional business schools for its full-time Master of Business Administration program, according to the 2014 rankings compiled by the Princeton Review. The college was listed in the company’s Best 295 Business Schools list, which was published this week. This is the sixth year in a row that the college has received the recognition.

Pershing Yoakley & Associates Names Classroom in Business School

The College of Business Administration has named a classroom in the James A. Haslam II Business Building after Pershing Yoakley and Associates, one of the nation’s largest health care consulting and accounting firms. The firm made a generous leadership gift to the college that will support its technology and its Department of Accounting and Information Management.

Larry Evans Named 2013 Distinguished Accounting Alumnus

Larry Evans, partner at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, has received the 2013 Distinguished Accounting Alum Award from the Department of Accounting and Information Management in the College of Business Administration. Evans received a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1969 and a Master of Business Administration in 1971.

Professor Receives Two Prestigious Accounting Awards

Bruce Behn, head of the Department of Accounting and Information Management in the College of Business Administration and a faculty fellow in the college’s Center for Business and Economic Research, has received special awards from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Accounting Association.

Habitat Nominates College of Business Administration for Excellence in Partnership Award

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity has nominated the College of Business Administration for Tennessee’s Best Excellence in Partnership Award. The college is one of nine Habitat partners in East Tennessee to be nominated for the award and one of sixteen partners to be recognized overall. Award winners will be announced at the Governor’s Housing Summit Oct.7 and 8 in Nashville.

Fall 2013 Vol Court Kicks Off October 1

Got a business idea but don’t know how to turn it into reality? Students, staff and faculty, and community members are invited to attend the fall 2013 Vol Court, which kicks off Tuesday, October 1. The program, which runs through November 5, provides budding entrepreneurs the tools to start and grow their businesses. The final session will be a pitch competition where top presenters or teams will win cash prizes and valuable free business services.

Study: CEOs who Misbehave More Likely Part of Unethical Corporate Culture

Chief executive officers who engage in unethical conduct for their own personal benefit tend to be part of firms that participate in other forms of corporate misbehavior, according to a new study from UT. They also are more likely to lose their jobs and their firms are more likely to experience dramatic declines in value during market downturns, the research shows.

U.S. News: Undergraduate Supply Chain Program Ranked in Top Five

UT’s undergraduate supply chain management and logistics program is ranked fifth among the nation’s public institutions, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 rankings released this week. The program ranked sixth among all institutions nationally, up one spot from 2013, according to the report. It is housed within the UT College of Business Administration. The undergraduate business program also ranked 27th among public universities.

Business Students, Faculty Begin Work on Eleventh Habitat House Saturday

Hammers and nails will replace laptops and books this weekend for more than seventy students and faculty in UT’s College of Business Administration. The Tennessee Organization of Master of Business Administration students (TOMBA) will start building its eleventh Knoxville Habitat for Humanity house on Saturday, September 14.

Public Accounting Report: UT Programs Rank in Top 25

UT’s undergraduate and master’s-level accounting have been ranked in the top 25 in the country among all universities, according to the 2013 Public Accounting Report. Both College of Business Administration programs ranked twenty-fourth among programs with comparable faculty sizes. The Public Accounting Report is the industry’s benchmark publication that annually ranks accounting programs worldwide.