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  • Purchasing’s Hidden Dilemma: Conflicted Role in New Product Development Costing- January 29th, 2021

    Organizations that want to remain competitive make controlling costs and growing profit margins top priorities. The pressure starts early in the product development process as teams collaborate to drive down launch costs, and it continues throughout the product life cycle as management sets benchmarks for ongoing cost reductions.  Purchasing departments…

  • Managing Director Draws on ADMBA to Lead Aircraft Maintenance Company Through Turbulent Year- January 28th, 2021

    Cam Murphy (ADMBA, ’14) is guiding his family’s aircraft maintenance enterprise, FEAM Aero, through a pandemic and the most tumultuous business era since the Great Depression. He credits his success at keeping his employees working in this fraught atmosphere to the sturdy business infrastructure his father laid and to his…

  • Haslam MBA Rises in Prestigious International Ranking- January 21st, 2021

    In The Economist's WhichMBA 2021 MBA and Business School rankings, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business MBA climbed to No. 19 among public schools, up from No. 22 last year. It also moved from No. 79 last year to No. 54 among all programs worldwide this year.…

  • U.S. Corporate Governance Gets a B- in 2020- January 12th, 2021

    Effective governance is never more important than during a crisis, and COVID-19 has challenged corporate America like never before. Despite – or, perhaps, because of – a pandemic that fundamentally changed how most companies operate, the Institute of Internal Auditors-University of Tennessee’s second annual American Corporate Governance Index shows some…