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ALL UTC Students: Apply Now for the SMILE Fund

Applications for the Student Managed Investment Learning Experience (SMILE) Fund due Friday, Sept. 27 ALL UTC students from any major are eligible to participate. Visit to learn more and to apply. What is the SMILE FUND? The SMILE Fund is an investment fund at UTC that is led by undergraduate students. The fund, which has grown to have more than $600,000 in assets under management, provides select UTC

Fletcher Hall Renovations Underway: Departments and Offices Relocated

Renovations are beginning in Fletcher Hall, home of UTC’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business. As the 2019-2020 academic year begins, the 3rd and 4th floors of Fletcher Hall are closed for renovation. As a result, academic departments, the office of the dean and some faculty offices have been relocated to Davenport Hall. However, the 1st and 2nd floors of Fletcher remain open with classrooms, team meeting rooms, student

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

UTC College of Business CEO Club Hosts Fourth Annual Elevator Pitch Contest

  The UTC Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO Club) hosted Round 2 of 4th Annual Elevator Pitch Contest on Monday, Oct. 12. The event was part of Startup Week Chattanooga, a multi-day celebration of Chattanooga’s entrepreneurial community. Now in its fourth year, the competition gives contestants the chance to pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges within a 90-second time frame. Nearly 20 students sent in applications

TODAY (Sept. 15): Down With the Dean on the front lawn of Fletcher Hall from 3 to 5 p.m.

Join us for the 3rd Annual Down With the Dean today, Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. on the front lawn of Fletcher Hall. Bring your friends and drop by to enjoy FREE food and drinks, games, and giveaways. Chat with members of the College of Business student organizations, College of Business faculty and staff from the Graduate Office and the Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center. And,

What Is the Value of an Undergraduate Degree?

By Lisa A. Burke-Smalley, PHD, SPHR As a general rule, the unemployment rate for college graduates is far less than those with only a high school diploma, and a bachelor’s degree adds significantly to one’s earnings over the span of a lifetime. For those reasons, and many others, an undergraduate degree can be a good investment, particularly in high demand areas such as science, technology/computer science, engineering, healthcare, and

College of Business offers Online PMBA Scholarship for Veterans and Active Military

The UTC College of Business is a proud to support veterans and active military personnel. In honor of Veteran’s Day, the College of Business announces an Online PMBA Scholarship program for active military or veterans with an honorable discharge. The Military Scholarship provides $4,800 ($400 per course) which is awarded to students in the active military or to veterans with honorable discharge, who meet all other admission criteria.  This

UTC Students in top 10% of the nation with new product ideas

  Four UTC College of Business Students, members of the College Entrepreneurship Organization (CEO) competed over the weekend in the national CEO pitch competition held in Orlando, Florida. The 2-day competition brought together 60 emerging entrepreneurs from as far away as Nova Scotia in a “Shark-Tank” like battle to see who’s idea would win this year’s competition. All students had 90 seconds to make their case in front of

UTC Students Invited to Down With The Dean, Sept. 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. in front of Fletcher Hall

    Now that the academic year is off to a great start, it is time for the annual UTC College of Business “Down With The Dean” event. “Down With The Dean” offers UTC students a chance to kick off the fall semester by dunking the Dean of the College of Business. This year, other College of Business staff and faculty have volunteered to spend some time in the