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  • A Logistics Logjam Is Coming – Are We Ready?- February 5th, 2021

    Two irresistible forces soon will crash together in the Western world: the e-commerce boom and the accelerating population shift to urban areas. When these two trends collide, they’ll create a challenge that United States and European logistics systems currently can’t handle. Because Western systems were built around the needs of…

  • Haslam MBA Tops Nation in GMAT Score Rise- February 4th, 2021

    Many business schools saw sharp GMAT score drops in 2020, after waiving it as an admission requirement because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Despite the challenging environment, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business led the country’s business schools with its GMAT score improvement for the second year. Haslam…

  • Haslam Masters Students Succeed Despite COVID-19 Challenges- February 3rd, 2021

    Pursuing a master’s degree, especially if you are a working professional, requires determination, vision and stamina. Ratchet those requirements up a factor of 10 for attaining a degree during a pandemic. When Covid-19 reached America, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business was forced to adjust its delivery…

  • New EMBA-HL Alumna Is Dedicated to Supporting Her Students’ Capabilities- February 2nd, 2021

    Naomi Anderson just earned her Executive MBA in Healthcare Leadership from the Haslam College of Business, but her relationship with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, goes back to the 1990s when she plunged into UT’s engineering school. Eventually, she changed course and earned her bachelor’s in nursing instead. When she…

  • Marketing Students Analyze Data to Help Family Business During Pandemic- February 1st, 2021

    Each year, the natural beauty of North Carolina’s Outer Banks attracts more than a million visitors. The tourism industry is by far the region’s largest employer, with an annual economic impact of well over a billion dollars. As 2020 began, Twiddy & Company, the area’s leading property management and vacation…

  • 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…