2018 Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference took place on UTC’s campus

The UTC College of Business Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship and the UTC E-Club hosted the 2018 Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference (SEEC) on the UTC campus February 16 and 17. Students from UTC and from colleges and universities around the country participated in the two-day event. Students heard from the founders of successful start-up companies, angel investors, attorneys, and digital marketers. Many students also participated in a pitch contest sponsored

Decosimo Success Center prepares business students for employment through Resume Week event

At the start of every semester, the Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center (DSC) dedicates a full week to assisting College of Business students polish their resumes. Business community members from prominent Chattanooga and regional companies are invited to take over the Fletcher Hall student lounge and lend students their expertise by giving their resumes a thorough “once-over”. While providing advice to make these documents more attractive to employers, these

MBA Faculty Profile: Dr. Mark Mendenhall brings years of leadership excellence to UTC’s MBA program

In today’s ever-changing business environment, employers list leadership as one of the most desirable skills for a potential employee. Dr. Mark Mendenhall, who holds the J. Burton Frierson Chair of Excellence in Business Leadership at the UTC College of Business, is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of international human resource management. His areas of expertise are in the areas of global leadership development and assessment, and the

Dr. James Henley to retire from UTC after 27 years

Dr. James Henley, Henry Hart and UC Foundation Professor of Marketing, will retire January 1, 2018 after 27 years of service at UTC. Prior coming to UTC, Dr. Henley also taught for 3 years at Mississippi State University, 5 years at Radford University, 1 year at Pfeiffer College, and 3 years at Southside Virginia Community College. He will complete his career with a total of 39 years in higher

Business LLC Students look back on their first semester at UTC

The 2017-18 Business Living Learning Community students and their Program Director, Jaclyn York, traveled to many businesses and volunteered their time to help others during the Fall 2017 semester. “We are currently in our fifth year and the cohort from this semester has been incredible”, said York, Program Director. “We have had hiring managers and various professionals from companies such as Elliott Davis, Covenant Transport, and PlayCore visit our

Dr. Leila Pratt to retire January 1, 2018 after 43 years

Dr. Leila Pratt, UTC Hart Professor of Economics, will retire January 1, 2018 after 43 years of service at UTC. Dr. Pratt will retire as Emeritus Professor of Economics. It is estimated that over her 43 years of teaching, she has influenced the minds of nearly 12,000 students in her classroom. She is also an influential researcher who has been published in many journals including the Journal of Money

Walden Security’s Mike and Amy Walden present a generous gift to the UTC Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

Gift allows the VEP to continue to help military veterans launch or grow their own business… The University of Tennessee Chattanooga and its College of Business announce a generous bequest of $1 million from Mike and Amy Walden of Walden Security to support the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program. The bequest will create the Michael and Amy Walden Endowed Fund for Veteran’s Entrepreneurship. Their company, Walden Security, also has increased its

College of Business Economics Students Recently Visit Volkswagen Plant in Chattanooga

UTC College of Business Economics Professor Dr. Bonnal recently took a group of economics students to visit the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. Students visited with the Purchasing Department at Volkswagen and also met with the Human Resources Department to discuss internship opportunities,listened to presentations by current interns about their latest projects, and toured the factory to view assembly lines for the latest models of the VW Passat and Atlas.

Chattanooga Professionals Complete 2017 Executive Education Leadership Program

On Wednesday, November 1st, a group of Chattanooga professionals were celebrated as they completed the 2017 UTC College of Business Executive Education Leadership Program. The UTC College of Business Executive Education Center offers area companies a local option for high-quality, powerful leadership learning that provides participants with strategic skills and real-world tools to meet the business challenges of today. The Leadership Program series is delivered in eight sessions over

UTC College of Business Hosted Presentation on ‘The Economic Impact of the Opioid Epidemic’

On Wednesday, October 25th, the College of Business hosted a presentation on ‘The Economic Impact of the Opioid Epidemic’ presented by Curtis Florence of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. This event was sponsored by the CFA Society East Tennessee. The opioid epidemic is a serious public health issue affecting communities across the country. Understanding the economic burden of opioid abuse can help decision makers shape