Yearly Archives: 2020

How to Tell Your Boss That You’re Going Back to School for an MBA

Are you considering going back to school for an MBA? One of the questions many working professionals have about going back to school is how to talk to their boss about their plans for self-improvement. Below, you’ll find answers to your top questions about talking to your employer about going back to school for an MBA. Should You Tell Your Employer You’re Going Back to School? In all but the most extreme circumstances, yes, you should tell your boss you’re going back

Z. Lupton Patten Chair in Business Ethics Established in the UTC Gary W. Rollins College of Business

A $1 million gift from the children and grandchildren of Z. Lupton Patten will create an endowed chair in business ethics within The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business. The Z. Lupton Patten Chair in Business Ethics has been endowed through the vision and dedication of the late Fontaine Patten Moore (UTC ’65, Magna Cum Laude, Alpha Society) and the generosity of her sisters,

11 MBA Podcasts Every Student Should Listen To

Podcasts have become the new platform to attract attention across the country and across industries. Nearly a third of Americans report that they listen to podcasts at least once per month. These on-demand channels can cover a wealth of information, with people turning to podcasts for everything from news to entertainment to business strategy. In an effective, rigorous MBA program, every student will need to acquire a wealth of information. They need to equip themselves

UTC’s Veterans Entrepreneurship Program applications are open for 2021

Applications are open today for the 2021 Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) housed in UTC’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business. Now in its tenth year, the VEP offers a highly innovative immersion program built around hands-on learning, personalized interaction, and exposure to inspiring role models. Our mission is to foster the creation of successful, profitable ventures owned by veterans. A team of world-class faculty, distinguished entrepreneurs, and subject matter

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Students are Discovering the Benefits to Online Learning

Online programs started popping up as options about a decade ago. At first, this alternative form of education was met with some skepticism. Now, online learning is not only incredibly popular, but it’s also preferred by many students who want to earn a degree. Listed below are some of the surprising, and often overlooked, benefits of online learning: You Can Earn Your Degree on Your Own Time Traditional degree programs often require you to

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10 Netflix Shows & Movies Every MBA Student Must See

I believe that some movies and shows give us a window to look out at the world in new ways. Peering through these windows, I see the diversity of ideas and culture in the world. I understand why ever-expanding my horizons with an open mind is so critical for personal and professional growth. And I know that I’ve spent my time wisely. I learned something that can make my life better. As an

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8 Essential Skills You Didn’t Know You Get with Your MBA

When you think about business school, an image of stuffy lecture rooms and boring textbooks may pop into your mind. But getting your MBA is an entirely different experience, especially when you get your MBA 100% online. You learn how brands you love are doing what they do to succeed and how you can build your own amazing brand. The MBA skills you get during this time make you more effective at business and life. Check out

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Welcome to the NEW Fletcher Hall

Renovation Project Transforms Interior and Provides a Variety of Spaces for Students This fall, students, faculty and staff in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business returned to a newly renovated Fletcher Hall. The changes made to the building were significant and included demolition and rebuilding the 1st, 3rd and 4th floors. The renovation added a number of new computer labs, updated classrooms and created new collision spaces for

What You Need to Know About Online Networking in the COVID-19 Era

For decades, college students and recent graduates have relied on in-person networking events, conferences and trade shows in order to make valuable connections that will help them launch their careers. Then, the COVID-19 virus arrived on the scene, and large-scale events and mass gatherings were canceled. Now, rather than offering a handshake and a business card, many students and young professionals have been thrust into the world of online networking.

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Debunking 5 Common MBA Myths  

An MBA degree can open the door to a world of possibilities, from higher income potential to a better understanding of how to run your own business successfully. The MBA is also one of the most popular graduate degrees in the United States. Each year, over 180,000 people earn their MBA across the country, and thousands more apply to start their degree program. Yet, in spite of its popularity,

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