The Gary W. Rollins College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga provides an exceptional business education. The well-established dual Business and Accounting AACSB accredited business school will turn 100 years old in 2020. According to alumni surveys, 94% of graduates reported being happy with their Rollins experience.
Students can earn an undergraduate business degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Management, or Marketing. All majors are also offered as concentration areas, as well as additional options in Business Analytics and Human Resource Management. Finance students can complete the Business Track or Investments Track.
Graduate students can earn a Flexible Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy in Professional Accounting, or Master of Science in Data Analytics. The MBA program offers a general track, or concentrations in Business Analytics, Finance, and Healthcare Administration. A Business Analytics certificate The MAcc program gives students the option of becoming qualified in Forensic Data Analytics. The Data Analytics degree is offered in collaboration with the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Data Analytics students can choose a Business or Computer Science track. All graduate programs offer evening courses to meet the needs of students with full-time careers and can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. Graduate students can gain valuable experience through a Graduate Teaching, Research, or Administrative Assistantships. The GA program waives tuition for nine-credit hours and includes a $4,500 stipend per semester.
Incoming freshman can apply to be part of the highly competitive group of Rollins Scholars. This selective program, open to 20 students annually, features special internship and study abroad opportunities, professional development, and networking opportunities, along with a $4,000 per year scholarship. Another great way for students to connect with local businesses is through Bridge Breakfasts and Luncheons, which is through invitation only. Students can also participate in job shadowing or participate in the Trail Guides Mentor Program.
There are 13 additional student organizations, with choices such as the E-Club for students interested in exploring entrepreneurial ventures, and the Trading and Investment Club which manages real-world portfolios. Outreach programs let students give back to the community while building on their business skills. Students can help Veterans launch a business through the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program or show high school students what Rollins is like through week-long summer residencies. Undergraduate students can also manage The Smile Fund, an investment fund benefiting Chattanooga students. Faculty-led study abroad programs include Doing Business in Germany, Doing Business in the Balkans, Cross-Cultural Management in China, Doing Business in Mexico, and Summer in Paris. The Graduate Student Association plans special events specifically for students working on a master’s degree.
The Master of Business Administration has a 100% online option, with the same concentration options as the on-campus program. Students in this program will take seven core courses and a capstone course. The Strategic Management Capstone is a computer simulation where students run their own company via competition with other student-run companies. This online MBA program offers four start dates per year and can be completed in as few as two years.