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Inaugural Business Empowerment Academy Gives Participants the Opportunity to Experience ‘College Life’

The inaugural Business Empowerment Academy in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business, took place June 25-29 on UTC’s campus. The BEA gives participants the opportunity to experience college life for a week while learning about business careers from faculty, local business leaders, and trips to local companies. Additionally, students learn life skills such as business etiquette, leadership, financial literacy, and networking skills to prepare them for the business

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High School Students Participate in 2018 UTC Summer Business Experience

Last week (June 18-22, 2018), high school students from Tennessee, Georgia, and even Germany, participated in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business’ Summer Business Experience.  The program was designed for academically talented rising high school seniors who show an interest in business disciplines. The Summer Business Experience offers the opportunity to interact one-on-one with university professors and successful business professionals through a variety of hands-on workshops, field trips

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Inaugural Vision Hospitality Immersion Program Gives Students Hands-on Experience with Careers in the Hospitality Industry

The Vision Hospitality Group and the UTC College of Business recently hosted a week-long Hospitality Immersion Program for students interested in exploring careers in the hospitality industry. Participants spent a week staying in and visiting Vision Hospitality properties and received hands-on experience in hotel management, operations, food and beverage, and marketing. The students also completed a week-long project in which they worked in teams to plan and budget for

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UTC MBA Featured Faculty Dr. Navid Aghakhani

Are you interested in the Flexible or 100% Online MBA program in the UTC College of Business? We want to give you a chance to meet our faculty through featured faculty articles! Meet Dr. Navid Aghakhani – Management, Business Analytics Dr. Aghakhani earned his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Shahid Beheshti University; M.Sc. in Computer Science from University Malaya; and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Information Systems at the

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UTC MBA Featured Faculty Dr. Lisa Burke-Smalley

Are you interested in the Flexible or 100% Online MBA program in the UTC College of Business? We want to give you a chance to meet our faculty through featured faculty articles! Meet Dr. Lisa Burke-Smalley – Management, Human Resources Lisa Burke-Smalley is Guerry Professor Management.  She earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior/Human Resources and a BS in Public Sector Management (Minor inBusiness) from Indiana University.  Career highlights include former

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Department of Finance and Economics Announces NEW Personal Finance Minor

    Want to gain more confidence in your personal finances? Interested in adding financial literacy to your resume? Try the NEW Personal Finance minor. The Personal Finance Minor is designed to make the study of finance more accessible to students across the campus. The primary goal is to spread financial literacy and disseminate best practices in personal financial decision-making. This 18-hour program has a mix of economics, accounting,

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Application Deadline Approaching for Three College of Business Programs; Two Available to High School Students

Three College of Business programs have an application deadline of May 15, 2018: the Business Empowerment Academy, Summer Business Experience, and Business Living Learning Community. The Business Empowerment Academy (BEA) is a NEW 5-day residential summer program that is free of charge to all participants. The program is open to under-represented students (i.e., Native American, African American, Asian American, Hispanic), first generation college students or students on free or

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UTC College of Business Hosts Annual Student Pitch Competition

The UTC College of Business hosted its annual Student Pitch Competition on Wednesday, March 28. The competition gives contestants the chance to pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges within a 90-second time frame. This year’s competition included two different competition tracks: traditional ventures and social innovation ventures (organizations that address social problems using business). This year’s pitch competition winners included: Traditional Track 1st Place: Grace

Second Annual Night of Networking Event presented by Decosimo Success Center

The second annual College of Business Night of Networking event, presented by the Decosimo Success Center, took place on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The College of Business Night of Networking is a fun event where students and employers were able to make some real connections, seek out internships, find a job, or simply begin networking to learn more about potential careers. We are so thankful for the local companies who continue to

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Chambliss Law Firm Honored Distinguished UTC College of Business Students

Stophel Scholars program connects promising students with Chattanooga business leaders Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. honored the 2017-2018 John C. Stophel Distinguished Students from the UTC College of Business during the firm’s annual Stophel Scholars reception on Thursday, March 1. The reception at the Chambliss Conference Center in Liberty Tower offered the six award recipients the opportunity to meet and engage with members of Chattanooga’s business community. Sharing what

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