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Welcome from Dean Dooley

Dean Robert Dooley

I am pleased to join the College of Business as its new Dean and as a UTC alumnus I am very proud of the college’s many accomplishments.


Whether you are a prospective student, alumnus, business partner, or friend of the College of Business (COB), I encourage you to explore the website to learn what we have to offer.    UTC’s College of Business is the hub for business education in the Chattanooga region. 


The COB’s nationally ranked academic programs attract students from throughout the state and beyond.   Our exceptional faculty are experts in their chosen field, and are committed to creating a learning environment that bridges the theoretical and practical pillars of business.    The curriculum is infused with a heavy dose of “real world” learning so students can experience firsthand the realities of global business today.  We further enrich the academic experience with opportunities for students to develop leadership capabilities and engage in a wide range of professional development activities.   When you graduate from the college of business, you are “academically prepared and business world ready”. 


In partnership with the business community, the UTC COB seeks to meet the evolving needs of business through new program development such as the Finance for the Future Initiative and iLead. The COB is also a catalyst for management development linking the region’s business community with internationally distinguished speakers from academia and industry who address critical issues in businesses and the economy.   


Thank you for your interest in the College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and we hope to see you soon.

Robert Dooley, Ph.D.