10 Exciting Fields—Outside of Business—You Can Enter with Your MBA

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Those interested in pursuing an MBA often wonder about the jobs available to them upon graduation. Aside from preparing graduates in the fundamentals of business—sales, finance, mergers, growth, etc.—the degree itself offers the chance to dive into interesting management and leadership roles. At UTC, our MBA graduates are prepared for a wide range of jobs and industries. This degree can open the door to extraordinary opportunities that stretch far beyond the traditional business setting. Those interested in pursuing work outside normal business parameters should

9 Reasons Why 2021 is the Perfect Year to Earn Your MBA

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Going back to school to earn an MBA can help you open the doors to the career you want and get you started on the path to success. While an MBA degree can hold tremendous benefits for students at any point in their careers, there are a number of reasons why 2021 is the right time to go back to school to pursue this valuable degree. If you’ve been

The Inspiring Women with MBAs that You Need to Know

Students who pursue and earn a Master’s in Business Administration are prepared and often poised to do great things in both their careers and their personal lives. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a flexible and adaptable graduate degree program that offers significant insights applicable to nearly every field. It can also provide the skills needed to pursue leadership roles down the line. For many years, MBA programs were largely male

Five Exciting Professional Sports Management Jobs to Pursue with Your MBA

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For many, the thrill of professional sports is palpable. Their lives almost seem to revolve around the successes and failures of their favorite teams. What many might not know is that the business side of the industry can be just as invigorating. The strategic business moves off the field are often just as critical—and potentially as exciting—as the game on the field. Behind every successful franchise lies a team

Recent Rollins College of Business Graduate Launches Fashion Line

Jujuan Lewis has always been skilled at multitasking. The 2019 graduate of UTC’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business earned a finance degree, was SGA president, served as a member of the Chancellor’s Multicultural Advisory Committee and Roundtable, was Kappa Alpha Psi community service chairman and was voted Top Moc. At times, it seemed he was everywhere on campus. Now, Lewis has a launched a career and a fashion

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy drops in on marketing class after professor’s successful Twitter campaign

Social media can be an effective tool to persuade, educate, and spur people to action. Marketing Professor Ryan Russell recently demonstrated that power to his students by using Twitter to persuade Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy to drop by a class via Zoom. Catch the full video here.  It began when Russell asked his students who they would most want to hear as a guest speaker. “Dave Portnoy of

Senior John Crain successfully balances school and military service while gaining real-world business experience

In just four years, John Crain has amassed an impressive amount of real world experience. John, a senior Human Resources major, has taken advantage of numerous opportunities through UTC’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business including a Human Resources internship with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), one of Chattanooga’s largest employers. “The last 4 years have been amazing,” John said. “I have grown as a student, as a man, and

A New Normal: How Remote Work is Becoming More Popular Among College Students and Recent College Graduates

Remote work is becoming more popular for college students while they are earning their degree and after graduation. This change was imminent, but fast-tracked by a global pandemic that forced our workforce to adapt. So why is it growing in popularity? Employers are offering more remote opportunities Chattanooga, Tennessee, is home to some of the fastest internet in the world and was recently named the #1 Best Work-from-Home City

7 Ways Getting an MBA Will Benefit Your Employer

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It’s simple to see that obtaining an MBA can benefit you. Having a higher degree typically means a more extensive skill set, higher pay, and better job opportunities. However, how does getting an MBA benefit your employer? How Will an MBA Benefit My Company? Actually, when you improve your professional appeal, it has a direct impact on your company’s appeal as well, which is something most employers can benefit from equally.

Rollins College of Business Announces Recipients of the Excellence in Research Awards for Fall 2020

Congratulations to the recipients of the Gary W. Rollins College of Business Excellence in Research Awards. The award winners for Fall 2020 are: Navid Aghakhani Sami Dakhlia Dutch Fayard Hemant Jain Nai Lamb David Locander Christopher Plouffe Philip Roundy Nilesh Sah Surani Nishani Vincent Claudia Williamson For more details about their individual publications, visit: https://new.utc.edu/gary-w-rollins-college-of-business-excellence-research-awards The Rollins College of Business Excellence in Research Awards program was established to support