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  • Laugh With The Boss: New Research Points to Benefits of Spreading Cheer Up The Chain- July 26th, 2018

    Studies about humor in the workplace often focus on the relationship between leaders and team members, with an emphasis on the leaders’ behavior. That’s a logical approach, says Nancy Scott, director of leadership development programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, but it is only one…

  • Haslam Launches MBA Marketing Campaign to Showcase Top-Ranked Programs- July 23rd, 2018

    A new marketing campaign from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business seeks to let the public know there is more than one format for MBA program delivery and one of them may be right for you. “One MBA, Seven Ways,” which launched in June through Graduate and…

  • Haslam Executive MBA Ranked #1 Worldwide for Program Relevance- July 2nd, 2018

    The Haslam College of Business Executive MBA program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, ranks seventh among public universities nationwide, according to the 2018 Economist WhichMBA ranking. The magazine’s third bi-annual Executive MBA ranking, released today (July 2), rates Haslam’s Executive MBA as 23rd in the world and 14th among…

  • Financial Times Ranks Haslam Third Among Publics for Custom Executive Education- May 14th, 2018

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business is the third most highly-ranked public business school in the country for custom executive education, according to the Financial Times. The college has risen two spots since last year, and also has grown in stature among national and international schools overall.…

  • Creating a Successful National Recruitment and Retention Strategy- May 13th, 2018

    Denise Carpenter, of Haslam's 2017 Executive MBA – Healthcare Leadership OAP, devoted her Organizational Action Project to creating and implementing a recruitment infrastructure. CHALLENGE: For any size organization, employee engagement is an enormous piece of the retention puzzle. Research shows that establishing the employee-company connection—by making people feel valued and part of the…

  • Physician Leadership Symposium Focuses on Health Care Reform- May 7th, 2018

    With health care reform in a state of flux, more than 150 students, faculty and alumni of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Physician Executive MBA (PEMBA) program at the Haslam College of Business gathered to discuss the future of patient care and the health care industry in the United States.…

  • Improving Production Line Capacity- May 6th, 2018

    Sempangi Jones, of Haslam's 2017 Professional MBA class, devoted his Organizational Action Project to improving productivity, eliminating redundancy, and reducing costs by cross-training workers at the Arconic, Inc. plant in Alcoa, Tennessee. CHALLENGE: Aluminum is on a roll with North American auto makers. The drive to build lighter, safer, stronger, and more fuel-efficient…

  • Behn Honored with Faculty Merit Award by Federation of Schools of Accountancy- April 25th, 2018

    Bruce Behn, associate dean for graduate and executive education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, has been awarded the FSA/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award (FSA) by the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. The annual award, created in 1983, honors the outstanding contribution by a faculty…

  • As Commercial and Military Technology Converge, the Aerospace and Defense Industry Changes- April 23rd, 2018

    The Aerospace and Defense industry is changing rapidly as practices from Wall Street are adopted and boundaries between commercial and military technology erode. That’s the message Jeff Babione (ADMBA, ’08) shared while speaking to a group of Haslam College of Business faculty, students and advisory board members during a visit…

  • Redefining the Capacity Utilization Process- April 4th, 2018

    Matthew Bouvia, of Haslam's 2017 Professional MBA class, devoted his Organizational Action Project to aggregating capacity utilization measures at the Edgewell Personal Care Company, where he is a senior industrial engineer.  CHALLENGE: Continual improvement requires real-time results. For manufacturers, having instant access to real-time production line and machine performance data is particularly important…