The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Lupton Renaissance Fund Update

UTC MBA Program to Graduate Cleveland Students

An unprecedented partnership between the College of Business Administration at UTC and Maytag Cleveland Cooking Products created to provide an on-site Master of Business Administration (MBA) program for the Cleveland, Tennessee, area will graduate five members of the class at summer commencement exercises on Sunday, August 10 at 2 p.m. in McKenzie Arena. The on-site program provides the same coursework and adheres to the same application and degree requirements offered on the UTC campus.

Since spring semester, 2001, the group has met Tuesday and Thursday nights, according to Kim Gee, executive director of UTC graduate programs. The classes follow the same University schedule as on-campus students. During the first summer session, Dr. Bev Brockman taught Small Business and Entrepreneurship, followed by Business Leadership with Dr. Mark Mendenhall. Dr. Mohammad Ahmadi finished the program with the capstone course Business Simulation, featuring a computer stimulated competitive business environment.

“People have joined the group as the program progressed. Since anyone from the Cleveland area was welcome to join, four of the 16 participants are not Maytag employees,” Gee said.

A new MBA class will begin in January, 2004 at Maytag in Cleveland, and Gee is hoping to start the class with 25 participants. “The people who have expressed interest in the new program are from Maytag, M & M Mars, Cleveland State, Check into Cash, and Bradley Hospital,” according to Gee.

If you live in the Cleveland area and would enjoy the convenience of earning your MBA without the commute, email Kim Gee or call her at (423)425-4210.