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  • Joanne Wright, VP at IBM, Speaks at Spring Supply Chain Forum- May 1st, 2018

    Joanne Wright, vice president of enterprise operations and services for IBM, joined the Supply Chain Forum at the Haslam College of Business as a keynote speaker on Wednesday, April 11. Wright addressed the senior executive’s view of challenges in the supply chain, focusing on how disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence…

  • 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…

  • Haslam MBA Team Places Second in 2018 SEC Case Competition- April 19th, 2018

    A team from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business placed second out of 14 teams in the 2018 SEC MBA Case Competition held April 12-14 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. The team, including members Michelle Davis, Carson Hollingsworth, Morgan Sowers and Abbey Wegman, won $6,000.…

  • 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…

  • Trimming Freight Rates Through Transshipping- February 15th, 2018

    Brian Conry (ProMBA '17) developed a more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way for his organization to ship bauxite from Atlantic-based mines to Pacific-based customers. Read about the thesis-like challenge he faced to complete the ProMBA program. CHALLENGE: Bauxite, the main commercial mineral from which aluminum oxide is extracted and aluminum is produced,…

  • Student Startup Grow Bioplastics Awarded NSF Grant- January 30th, 2018

    Grow Bioplastics, a startup by University of Tennessee students, has received a $225,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. The award will fund research and development work on lignin-biomass-based biodegradable plastics for agricultural applications, specifically plastic mulches. Grow Bioplastics’ team, led by co-founders Tony Bova and…

  • Haslam Master’s in Business Analytics Earns Second Nomination for National Award- January 16th, 2018

    For the second year in a row, the Haslam College of Business’ Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) was named a finalist for the UPS George D. Smith Prize presented by the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). “The Smith Prize is the most prestigious award given…

  • Report: Tennessee, US Economies to Continue Growing in 2018- December 19th, 2017

    The Tennessee and national economies will continue to have sustained growth in 2018, according to a report released today by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research. “The economy is on a roll, and growth should continue into 2018 and beyond,” Matt Murray, associate director…

  • Knoxville Mayor Speaks to Haslam MBA Women’s Group- November 27th, 2017

    Madeline Rogero, the mayor of Knoxville, spoke to an all-female crowd of 30 students, staff and faculty members at the Haslam College of Business on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Haslam’s chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) organized the event as part of the “Ladies Leading in Business” speaker…