MBA News

Partnerships That Make a Difference: MBA Innovation in Practice Course

Every first-year, full-time student in the MBA program is required to complete Innovation in Practice, a service-learning capstone course in partnership with a local nonprofit organization. This program is an outgrowth of work that UT MBA students have been doing with nonprofits since 2004, and involves up to ten faculty and seventy students every year.

Tom Cervone Returns to UT as Managing Director of Professional MBA Program

Tom Cervone has returned to UT as managing director of the Professional Master of Business Administration program. Cervone is a 2010 graduate of the program, which is based in the College of Business Administration. Since graduation, he has been serving as a leadership development coach for the program.

MBA Fall Class of 2012 Pledges $17,000 to Program

Fall 2012 graduates from UT’s full-time Master of Business Administration program have pledged almost $17,000 to the program—the highest class gift to the program to date. Class members Mary Cathey and Ken Bulthuis led the campaign effort under the College of Business Administration’s annual giving motto, “one gift, any size, every year.”

Bloomberg Businessweek: MBA Entrepreneurship Specialty a Top Program

UT’s Master of Business Administration’s entrepreneurship specialty is among the world’s top programs in that field, according to a recently released ranking from Bloomberg Businessweek. Of the eighty-two schools included in the entrepreneurship specialty ranking, UT’s program ranked fifty-fourth globally and seventeenth among U.S. public universities.

Grad Story: Random Acts of Flowers Founder Earns EMBA, Expands Charity Nationally

Larsen Jay

For four years, Random Acts of Flowers has delivered smiles to the infirm in Knoxville’s hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices by surprising them with free repurposed bouquets. Larsen Jay, the nonprofit’s founder and executive director, wants to take the charity nationally. Through skills he’s learned at UT, he’s poised to do just that. Jay graduates today from UT’s Executive Master of Business Administration for Strategic Leadership program.

Grad Story: With MBA in Hand, Haag Aims to Turn Tragedy into Triumph

As a youngster, soon-to-be MBA grad Andrew Haag was severely injured in a car crash. As the years passed, he realized the experience made him want to go into hospital administration—because he knows that’s a career where he can have a positive impact. Today, Haag takes a major step toward that goal when he receives his MBA from UT.

Bloomberg Businessweek: UT MBA Program Among Nation’s Best

The full-time Master of Business Administration program at UT is one of the nation’s best, according to Bloomberg Businessweek‘s newly released biennial rankings. UT’s program ranked number 60 in the nation and number 26 among US public universities with full-time MBA programs.

Aerospace and Defense MBA Students Study in Brazil

Thirty students and faculty from the UT Aerospace and Defense Master of Business Administration program recently examined challenges and opportunities for aerospace and defense organizations in Brazil as part of a weeklong international study trip. Brazil is the sixth largest economy in the world.

UT MBA Program to Host Open House for Prospective Students

The UT Knoxville full-time Master of Business Administration program will host an open house for prospective candidates from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, in the James A. Haslam II Business Building. Representatives of the seventeen-month program will present information on the structure of its integrated, team-based curriculum, the application and admissions process, financial aid, and career opportunities. Admission is free.