Haslam College of Business Newsletter

March 2017

Haslam Climbs 9 Spots in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Haslam Climbs 9 Spots in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The Haslam College of Business MBA program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, jumped nine spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools ranking. The college is now 29th among public universities nationwide and 54th overall. Haslam’s graduate supply chain program was rated sixth among public universities nationwide and eighth overall, a ranking it retained from the previous year’s rankings reports. Read More »

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Haslam Tells Scholars of Distinction: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

When the Haslam College of Business’ Supply Chain Management Scholars of Distinction visited the headquarters of Pilot Flying J in Knoxville in February, they got a firsthand impression of how the company operates on a day-to-day basis and how alumni have flourished in that environment. Read More »

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Graduate Students Visit Huntsville, Alabama, Aerospace and Defense Employers

A career orientation trip led by the Aerospace & Defense Business Institute of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business gave 15 graduate students an opportunity to visit some of the nation’s top aerospace and defense industry employers in the Huntsville, Alabama, area on Feb. 23-24. Read More »

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Personal Loss Leads to Research Gains

Researchers from the Haslam College of Business, working with two other East Tennessee institutions, have found a correlation between the life expectancy of metastatic breast cancer patients and a treatment plan based on primary tumor receptors rather than metastatic tumors. Read More »

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Haslam MAcc Students Win Second Place in National Video Contest

In this, their busiest season, tax accountants average 60-80 hours per week of detail-oriented work—work which more than a quarter of Americans avoid until the final two weeks before April 15. Read More »

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Shining the Light Guest Speaker: Wallene Threadgill Leek

The UT Office of Gift Planning invites you to a complimentary information-sharing event at the Richland Country Club in Nashville TN on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Enjoy Breakfast with Alumni and friends as financial professionals answer questions about retirement planning, family wealth, and charitable gift planning. Register Now. Read More »

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Spring 2017
April 14: Spring Recess

April 19: Student Engagement Days

April 28: Classes End

May 5: Haslam Young Alumni Meeting

May 13: Commencement


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Sebastian Soldner Carey Parker Codou Samba

Born in Forchheim, Germany, Sebastian Soldner came to Tennessee when he was two years old. As a sophomore majoring in finance with a collateral in international business, Soldner’s initial love of business came about through reading regularly about the stock market and the business plan competitions he participated in throughout high school. Read More »

Carey Parker is CEO of LHP Capital, LLC, a company that leverages the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) to finance and develop affordable rental housing for families, seniors and people with disabilities. The company has developed more than 11,000 apartment units and currently manages a portfolio of 54 properties in eight states. Read More »

Change has been a constant throughout the life of assistant professor of management Codou Samba. But after living, working and/or studying in five countries and three continents, she hopes to call Knoxville home, as she once did. Read More »


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