College of Business Administration News

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.

Carcello to Become Executive Director of Corporate Governance Center

Joseph V. Carcello, Ernst & Young and Business Alumni Professor in Accounting, will become executive director of the Corporate Governance Center in the College of Business Administration. His appointment is effective September 15. Carcello, the center’s director of research, will replace C. Warren Neel, who has been the center’s executive director since the two co-founded it in 2003.

UT Approved to Provide Continuing Education Credit for Top Supply Chain Group

UT is the first and only institution approved by the top professional supply chain management and logistics organization to provide continuing education credits for its members. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals recently endorsed UT to offer credits through its Approved Continuing Education Provider program.

Gift Establishes Joint Faculty Fellowships in Business and Engineering

A major gift from two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduates has established the first-ever joint faculty positions between the Colleges of Engineering and Business Administration. Chanaka Edirisinghe, professor of statistics, operations, and management science, is the Heath Faculty Fellow in the College of Business Administration. Rupy Sawhney, a professor of industrial and information engineering, is the fellow in the College of Engineering.