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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Haslam College of Business

Stephen L. Mangum, Dean
Annette L. Ranft, Senior Associate Dean, Academic Programs
Bruce K. Behn, Associate Dean, Graduate and Executive Education
Lane Morris, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Student Affairs
Trent Thurman, Executive Director, Graduate Programs (Non-Executive MBAs)
Kate Atchley, Executive Director, Executive MBA Programs
Joseph Carcello, Executive Director, Neel Corporate Governance Center

William F. Fox, Director, Center for Business and Economic Research
Lynn Youngs, Director, Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Haslam College of Business was originally the School of Commerce, dating back to 1914. Commerce was changed to Business in 1937 and gained college status in 1947. The college-wide MBA program was approved in 1966 and the doctoral program in 1971.

Graduate programs of the Haslam College of Business are designed to prepare men and women to assume positions in the increasingly complex world of business and industry, teaching and research, and government.

Viewing the business firm as operating in dynamic social, political, and economic environments that demand leaders capable of dealing with innovation and rapid change, the college places central importance on development of students’ thought processes and leadership potential. Emphasis is focused on flexibility of mind, receptivity to new ideas, and capacity to adapt one’s reasoning powers. Our objective is to encourage the student to develop the ability to reason analytically and logically, and to develop a commensurate plan of action. Above all else, we strive to instill the irrepressible desire to continue to learn and grow in knowledge throughout the student’s life.

Interdisciplinary partnerships are encouraged among academic units in the college, with other university academic units and with the private sector, enhancing the process of inquiry and critical thinking which is crucial to total quality management. The Haslam College of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Colleges and Schools at Business International and is associated with other leading graduate schools of business as a member of the Graduate Management Admission Council.

The Haslam College of Business offer programs leading to eight advanced degrees:

  • The Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in business administration with concentrations in accounting, finance, marketing, organizations and strategy, statistics, and supply chain management.
  • The Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in economics.
  • The Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in management science.
  • The Master of Arts degree with a major in economics.
  • The Master of Science degree with majors in business analytics, human resource management, and statistics.
  • The Master of Accountancy degree.
  • The Master of Business Administration degree with concentrations in business analytics, entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management, and supply chain management.

A limited number of teaching and other assistantships that require from ten to twenty hours of service per week are available through the departments of the college. Remuneration includes remission of fees and tuition as well as a monthly stipend. Awards are generally made on the basis of scholarship and performance on the appropriate (GMAT or GRE) admission test. Application forms may be obtained in any of the departments. Information on college-administered fellowships is available from the appropriate department or office.

Applications must be received by March 1 for consideration of assistantships and fellowships to be awarded for the following fall term.

Facilities for research and service include the Center for Business and Economic Research and the Center for Executive Education.

Academic Standards

A graduate student in the Haslam College of Business whose grade point average falls below 3.0 will be placed on probation. A student on probation will be dropped from the program unless his/her cumulative graduate grade point average is 3.0 or higher at the end of the probationary period. The probationary period is defined as the next semester’s course work as established by the degree program. 


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Marketing and Supply Chain Management

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