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  • An Unconventional Path: From the FBI to a Master of Accountancy- March 8th, 2021

    As a high schooler, Mekal Smith dreamed of attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, but a friend convinced him not to apply. Years later, he considered himself fortunate when his career with the FBI brought him to Knoxville. Smith majored in psychology at Tuskegee University with an eye on becoming…

  • UT Accounting Department Earns High Marks for Research- March 5th, 2021

    In Brigham Young University’s research rankings of accounting programs for 2020, the department of accounting and information management (AIM) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business received recognition in a number of key areas. The department tied for No. 6 worldwide in archival audit research and placed…

  • Your Home Office May Not Be Deductible – And Other Pandemic-Related Tax Tips- March 2nd, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created some unique — and often challenging — financial circumstances for many taxpayers over the past year. Here are some things to keep in mind as you file your taxes for 2020. Unemployment Benefits Like normal unemployment compensation, unemployment benefits authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief…

  • Ready to File Your Taxes? Learn About Changes Brought On By Pandemic Relief Acts- March 1st, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought changes to nearly every aspect of public life, including U.S. income tax season. Both the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (March 2020) and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act (December 2020) contain provisions that affect taxpayers in a number…

  • Pandemic Prompts Shifts in Retail Marketing Strategies- February 25th, 2021

    When 2020 began, no one could have predicted the extent to which the novel coronavirus would impact so many activities of daily life, including shopping. Stephanie Noble, Proffitt's Professor in Marketing and William B. Stokely Faculty Research Fellow at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, believes many…

  • TennCare Study: Low Uninsured Rate for Children, 12 Years of High Satisfaction among Recipients- February 18th, 2021

    The percentage of uninsured children in Tennessee in 2020 remained low at 2.8 percent, according to a new study by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The study also reports that the satisfaction rate among all TennCare recipients held steady at 94 percent,…

  • Haslam Undergraduate Education Rated in Top 20 for Academic Experience- February 15th, 2021

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business undergraduate program moved up to No. 26 among public U.S. universities in Poets&Quants’ 2021 rankings of top business schools. Among all institutions, Haslam came in at No. 64. Additionally, the college reached the top 20 in the Academic Experience category among…

  • Haslam Teams with Wall Street Journal to Offer UT Free Access to News and More- February 10th, 2021

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business is collaborating with The Wall Street Journal to provide free access to the outlet’s full suite of digital products for all students, faculty, and staff. With the Haslam’s new, school-sponsored site license program, you can activate your free WSJ account at…

  • In School and Sports, Haslam Lady Vol Excels- February 9th, 2021

    Jordan Walker, a graduate-transfer recruit to the 2020-21 Lady Vols basketball team (only the fourth such transfer in UT Athletics history) and an MBA candidate in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, is heir to a family tradition of academic and athletic success. “I come from a…

  • Survey Says Business Leaders Upbeat About Tennessee’s Economy Despite COVID-19- February 8th, 2021

    Business leaders across Tennessee continue to be more optimistic about the state’s economic outlook than the nation’s, according to the most recent survey conducted by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  The Tennessee Business Leaders Survey shows that respondents credit Tennessee’s positive…