has been rated one of the nation's 10 best in a survey by the World Resources
"It is appropriate that in Tennessee, where the environment is one
of the cornerstones of economic development, we find a national class program
in environmental management," Warren Neel, dean of the College of Business,
said. "One of the our major attributes is the culture here that encourages
business faculty to work with ecologists and environmental scientists across
Iain Clelland, an assistant professor of management who helped develop
the UT-Knoxville MBA environmental management program, said about 50 U.S.
business schools offer graduate courses or concentrations combining environmental
expertise and functional business skills. The institute survey asked about
100 business school faculty to name the nation's 10 best programs, he said.
Top programs also include Harvard University, Northwestern University
and the University of Virginia.
UT-Knoxville's MBA environmental management concentration was developed
by Clelland and Tom Dean, Jerry Fryxell, Bill Judge and Alex Miller of the
The program includes courses from the economics department and the colleges
of engineering and law, Clelland said.
UT's Center for Industrial Services and the Energy, Environment Resources
Center have helped management faculty conduct research and develop program
curriculum, he said.
The World Resources Institute, founded in 1982, is an independent center
for policy research and technical assistance on global environmental issues
and sustainable development.
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