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An MBA Degree + Graduate Student Career Services = A Winning Combo

By Guest Blogger: Brianna Gill, Gary W. Rollins College of Business Graduate Programs Office At the Gary W. Rollins College of Business at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, we know that earning an MBA degree can help you to advance in your existing career field, transition to a new career, or climb the ladder at your current place of work. But, one of the biggest benefits of earning an

Reinventing Yourself During a Crisis

By Guest Blogger: Brianna Gill, Gary W. Rollins College of Business Graduate Programs Office Life in the time of COVID-19 has undoubtedly thrown a curveball to people worldwide. While this time may seem unsettling and uncertain, it also offers new opportunities to consider while maintaining social distancing and adapting to the newly adopted remote work paradigm. Have you found yourself with some extra time to rethink your career goals?

Addressing Racism and Inequality: A Message From the Dean

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The tragic killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, and the subsequent protests are a wake up call to the reality of racism in this country. To continue watching these all-too-frequent tragedies and not confront the systemic issue of racism is unacceptable. Making statements is not enough. Joining the chorus of voices in protest is not enough. America has been here before and the initial outrage

UTC Gary W. Rollins College of Business announces tuition relief fund for students affected by the COVID-19 crisis

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business has established a tuition relief fund to help business students who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The Gary W. Rollins Tuition Relief Fund is designed to assist business students impacted by the crisis with the cost of tuition, maintenance and fees. Approximately $1 million is available to assist students through the Rollins Tuition Relief

Unboxing the MBA—The Benefits and Considerations of the Most Popular Graduate Business Degree

An MBA, or Master of Business Administration, is one of the most popular graduate degrees for those in the business world who are looking to step into C-suite jobs or upper management positions. For many of these roles, it is the entry point degree. For others, it gives applicants a leg up on the competition in a crowded field. It also helps up-and-coming entrepreneurs gain the skills they need

4 Tips for Completing an MBA While Working

Returning to school as a working professional can seem daunting. Whether you’ve been out of school for 1 year or 30 years, earning a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree is manageable when you take the necessary steps to set yourself up for success. Part of this process includes researching the different options that are available to you at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC) Gary W. Rollins College

Ten Crucial Questions to Ask About Online MBA Programs  

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An online MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree program provides the opportunity to expand your business training without the commitment required for in-classroom instruction. If you’re looking to expand your career opportunities, this additional training may be the key to that. Yet an MBA degree, even one that is entirely online, represents a financial commitment, as well. Before you delve in, there are some key questions to ask yourself

8 Excellent Career Options Made Possible By Earning An MBA

An MBA can be a big step in advancing your career in business. Many roles within the business sector require an MBA to even be considered for a position, and others offer better pay and advancement opportunities when you hold an MBA degree. If you’re considering earning yours, you may be wondering what doors it could open. Here are some of the hottest career opportunities out there now for University

Dr. Linda Pickthorne Fletcher, former Dean of UTC business school passes away

Dr. Linda Pickthorne Fletcher, 82, formerly of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away peacefully April 20, 2020 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born in North Little Rock, the daughter of Edwin and Clara (Stainer) Pickthorne.  From the early age of 2, Linda was raised with a strong paternal influence from her beloved father, Edwin.  Following graduation from high school at the age of 16, having skipped the 4th & 6th

Veteran or Active Duty Military? Earn Your MBA!

  If you’re a veteran or active duty service member, you might have questions about how to best approach earning your Master of Business Administration degree and what resources are available to you at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC). At UTC, we strive to make sure that our active duty service members and veterans feel welcome and are provided with the very best resources we have to offer.