Award-winning singer and songwriter Martina McBride, along with her manager and husband, John McBride, and an entourage of interactive marketing experts recently visited UT Knoxville as guest lecturers. Their visit kicked off an applied-learning project for an MBA marketing class, which is producing a social media plan for McBride’s newest CD as part of its course curriculum.
John E. “Jack” Rooney, president and CEO of U.S. Cellular, and Myra Kruger, founder of the consulting firm Esler Kruger Associates and co-author of the book “The Pursuit of Something Better,” will serve as guest lecturers on March 30 for UT Knoxville’s Full-time MBA Program. Their presentation to MBA students and faculty, local U.S. Cellular leaders and other guests will focus on ethics, leadership and business transformation.
Three UT Knoxville faculty members remain in Santiago, Chile, after a magnitude 8.8 earthquake rocked the nation Feb. 27 and tremors continue to rattle the ground. The faculty members, who are due to return to Knoxville this weekend, have been sharing their experiences of the past week via e-mail. “I thought the building was going to fall down around us. That was by far the scariest moment of my life to date,” said one.
Sarah Gardial, vice provost of faculty affairs at UT Knoxville, has been named board president of the MBA Roundtable, the premier organization that provides guidance and leadership for MBA curriculum worldwide. “I am honored to be appointed board president of this prestigious leadership group and to be associated with such an esteemed group of colleagues,” said Gardial. “Being involved with UT’s MBA program has been one of my most valued academic experiences, and it will be great to share my learning at this new level.”
The UT Knoxville full-time MBA program will host an information session for prospective MBA candidates on Wednesday, Jan 20. The session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the James A. Haslam II Business Building, Room 402. Registration will be at 5:45 p.m.
For the past seven years, MBA students at UT Knoxville have devoted part of their fall semester to building houses with low-income families through the Habitat for Humanity program. The Tennessee Organization of MBAs (TOMBA)’s community service project is featured in a “Volunteers Rock the World!” video now posted on Ready for the World’s Facebook page. This year’s TOMBA Habitat project began in September and took several weekends, but thanks to the video the MBA group made to chronicle its work, you can see the entire construction job, from beginning to end, in just four minutes and 13 seconds.
The University of Tennessee full-time MBA program will host an information session for prospective MBA candidates on Thursday, Nov. 5. The session will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of the James A. Haslam II Business Building. Representatives of this innovative 17-month program will present information on the structure of its integrated, team-based curriculum, the application/admissions process, financial aid and career opportunities. Admission is free, and pre-registration is not required.
The College of Business Administration at UT Knoxville has one of the nation’s best MBA programs, according to The Princeton Review, a top education service and evaluation company. The college’s full-time MBA program is listed in the 2010 edition of “The Best 301 Business Schools.” UT’s full-time MBA program also appeared in The Princeton Review’s 2009 “Best 296 Business Schools” listing.