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UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast Hosted on Oct. 24 in Conjunction with Startup Week Chattanooga

The 2018 UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast took place on Wednesday, October 24 on UTC’s Campus in conjunction with StartUp Week Chattanooga. The event was hosted by the Gary W. Rollins College of Business Clarence E. Harris Chair of Excellence and was presented by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. UTC students, faculty and staff, as well as Chattanooga community members, heard from Dawson Wheeler and Marvin Webb (co-founders of Rock/Creek). “Webb

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UTC donors join celebration for largest private gift in university history

Alumnus Gary Rollins and his wife, Kathleen Rollins, were the guests of honor as University of Tennessee at Chattanooga faculty, staff and students thanked the couple for the largest philanthropic gift in UTC history. Cheerleaders, members of the marching band and dance team kicked off festivities celebrating the naming of the Gary W. Rollins College of Business after the Rollins gave $40 million to the college. Renaming the college

International Business Experience Course Opportunities: Applications Still Accepted

Studying abroad can be transformational and life-changing. The Rollins College of Business offers a variety of opportunities for international study, with two options for the Spring 2019 semester. Each of these courses are open to undergraduates (with at least junior standing) and graduate students of ALL majors. No foreign language experience needed. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Read more below: Option 1: “Doing Business in Germany and German

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Rollins College of Business Celebrates Graduates of the 2018 Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

The Gary W. Rollins College of Business Veterans Entrepreneurship Program class of 2018 arrived in Chattanooga on Saturday, July 21 to begin what is known as VEP Boot Camp. Now in its seventh year, the VEP boot camp instructors provided participants with a rigorous schedule. Participating veterans received instruction in Leverage, Risk & Guerrilla Action; Business Model Canvas Workshop; Innovation & Creativity; Personal Selling; Financing Your Venture; and many

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Guest Blog: UTC Students Spend Month of July in Paris

  Cadence Ray, a Gary W. Rollins College of Business student, spent the month of July studying abroad in France with a group from UTC led by Dr. Bonnal. During her time in France she experienced countless memorable excursions and provided a journal summarizing her travels. Cadence celebrated the Fourth of July atop the Eiffel Tower after after enjoying the masterpieces held at the Musée d’Art Moderne where she

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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