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The ADMBA helps A&D organizations -- big and small, public and private -- grow their best people and transform their business. Students earn an MBA in a year while continuing to work. We attract a powerful student cohort and deliver exceptional leader development through: • Five, one-week residence periods complemented by high-quality, distance learning • An MBA taught in an A&D context -- assignments and case studies from your world • Student-to-student learning – “high-potential” classmates with knowledge to share • Job-based homework and a business improvement project in lieu of a thesis • Leadership assessment and growth -- your own, highly-trained, leadership coach • A&D immersion – site visits and distinguished speakers focused on your industry • Influential classmates – relationships highly beneficial to you and your employer

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  • OneOf aKind

    The Aerospace & Defense

    MBA

    OneOf aKind

    The Aerospace & Defense

    MBA

  • Top-ranked. The College of Business Administration (CBA) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, consists of approximately 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students and stands as the top-ranked college at a highly-ranked and globally respected university. We deliver education, training, research and service supporting every sector of business from private companies large and small to government and nonprofit organizations.

    The colleges rankings speak to our quality and value. In its 2015 report, U.S. News and World Report ranked UTs full-time MBA supply chain management concentration #7 among all public institutions. In 2013, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the full-time MBA program #26 in the nation.

    Several programs and departments also have earned exceptional rankings. U.S. News ranked the colleges supply chain and logistics program #5 among U.S. public

    institutions and #6 nationwide. In 2012, InformationWeek named the UT Masters in Business Analytics program Top 20 in Big Data Analytics.

    Two decades ago, the college decided to prioritize service to two key industries Aerospace & Defense and Healthcare. The college offers instruction and research relevant to every business sector but develops tailored programs for these two unique and vital industries. For the Aerospace & Defense sector (A&D), the result is UTs Aerospace & Defense Portfolio, a family of unrivalled business education and training capabilities that include:

    n The Aerospace & Defense MBA

    n Non-degree, executive education short courses many custom-designed for A&D

    n Applied research and implementation support for sponsoring A&D organizations

    We Know the Businessof Aerospace & Defense

    Im focused on aerospace and defense in my day-to-day job.

    The University of

    Tennessee Aerospace

    & Defense MBA is also

    focused on aerospace

    and defense, and

    thats what makes it

    outstanding. John Paquet, Deputy and Director, Lockheed Martin

    Integrated Fighter Group

    Product Development

  • College of Business Administration Aerospace & Defense Advisory Board

    Well-connected. We maintain currency and relevance of our instruction by remaining engaged in service to the industry and with the advice and counsel of an Aerospace & Defense Advisory Board. Members include senior leaders representing virtually every sector of A&D. Employers and their representatives participate at the invitation of the university. The group meets on campus annually to review college support of the aerospace and defense industry and to advise our leaders.

    K. Richard (Rick) Burt (SeS)NASA Director, Mission Assurance & Safety, SLS

    Mark S. BuongiornoPratt & Whitney (Military Engines)Director, Domestic and Aftermarket Business Development

    Mike CuddySAIC Senior Consultant

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey B. Kohler (USaf, Ret.)VP, International Business Development Boeing Defense, Space & Security

    Maj. Gen. Mike Wiedemer (USaf, Ret.)AMTEC CorporationSenior Consultant

    Susan LavrakasAerospace Industries Association Director, Workforce

    Tom LodgeGE Aviation Vice President, Military Systems Operation (CMO)

    Robert MurdockATKVice Presidentof Business Development Aerospace Structures Division

    dr. Brent ParkOak Ridge National Lab Associate Lab Director for Global Security

    dan PierreJacobs Technology Vice President for Operations-Technology Region

    MG fred d. doug Robinson (USa, Ret.)Computer Science Corporation Account Executive, Defense Group

    Bill WilliamsGulfstreamVice President of Supply Chain Management

    George ShultzLockheed Martin Aeronautics CompanyVice President and General Manager C-130 Programs

    anthony L. VelocciIndustry ConsultantFormer Editor-in-Chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Members of the A&D Advisory Board visit Neyland Stadium after a board meeting.

    The AerosPAce & DeFense MBA 1

  • innovative. The ADMBA curriculum is uniquely tailored for an optimal development experience. Content includes traditional MBA subject matter such as accounting, finance, operations excellence, leadership, economics, marketing, business law, and business communi-cation. We teach these in an aerospace and defense context, often using case studies and simulations from the industry

    High compression learning enables self-motivated professionals to complete a rigorous MBA in a single year while continuing to work. Top professors deliver student-centered instruction in multiple teaching styles. With more than 75 percent of instruction delivered in-residence, students can share their own knowledge and perspective and learn from their classmates.

    Students complete reading assignments and other preparation at home before each of the five, one-week residency periods (RPs). RPs:

    n bring students together for face-to-face learning

    n utilize team assignments, stimulations, classroom seminars, and guest speakers;

    n are organized by professors around themes

    n provide an integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum

    Because time is a valuable commodity, the program delivers approximately one-fourth of all instruction via distance learning. The program includes live, synchronous sessions, in which professors lead students through a participative, online learning

    experience. These seminars take place every other Thursday evening between RPs. The program also includes asynchronous distance learning since some MBA material is best deliv-ered through a traditional, instructor-centered lecture. These pre-recorded sessions, accessed via the internet, provide students with maximum scheduling flexibility. Students watch these lectures at their convenience and as often as needed to master the associated business skills.

    The ADMBA not only broadens student business skills but also broadens industry knowledge. In RP three, students visit A&D employers, and learn from business leaders representing virtually every sector and business function. Students see first-hand how top organizations apply business skills taught in the classroom. Distinguished leaders from government and industry speak to and mentor ADMBA students throughout the year-long program.

    In addition to the traditional, out-of-class preparation required for an MBA, students also complete homework assignments or deliver-ables. These help the student master desired business skills and provide an evaluation instrument to verify student learning and development. Most deliverables are job-based and help students better understand their own employer, competitors, customers, and suppliers. In this way, ADMBA students improve business practices and their own professional value as they complete their academic requirements.

    Curriculum Design

    Guest speakers from all

    across the aerospace

    and defense industry

    share business lessons

    with ADMBA students

    throughout the

    year-long program.

    2 The AerosPAce & DeFense MBA

    RP 2015 DATES ACADEMIC THEME

    1 Jan 18 24 Foundations of Business excellence

    2 Apr 12 18 Total operations excellence (Lean, sixsigma, Toc)

    3 Jun 21 27 enterprise excellence

    4 sep 13 19 selling excellence

    5 Dec 5 11 The Marketplace an MBA capstone experience

  • 2015 A&D MBA Schedule

    The unique scheduling allowed me to attend residence

    periods from San

    Antonio and to keep

    my work and family

    life on track. The UT

    calendar is very

    student friendly.- Jim henry, Vice President, Technology and Develop-

    ment, standard Aero

    The AerosPAce & DeFense MBA 3

    -Residency Period :-Cyberclass January February S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8 9 10 11 : 13 14 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 22 23 24 25 : 27 28 25 26 27 28 : 30 31 March April S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 8 9 10 11 : 13 14 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 22 23 24 25 : 27 28 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 29 30 31 26 27 28 29 : May JuneS M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 63 4 5 6 7 8 9 7 8 9 10 : 12 1310 11 12 13 : 15 16 14 15 16 17 18 19 2017 18 19 20 21 22 23 21 22 23 24 25 26 2724 25 26 27 : 29 30 28 29 30 31

    July AugustS M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 15 6 7 8 : 10 11 2 3 4 5 : 7 812 13 14 15 16 17 18 9 10 11 12 13 14 1519 20 21 22 : 24 25 16 17 18 19 : 21 2226 27 28 29 30 31 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

    September OctoberS M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 : 4 5 1 2 36 7 8 9 10 11 12 4 5 6 7 : 9 1013 14 15 16 17 18 19 11 12 13 14 15 16 1720 21 22 23 : 25 26 18 19 20 21 : 23 2427 28 29 30 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

    November DecemberS M T W T F S S M T W T F S1 2 3 4 : 6 7 1 2 3 4 58 9 10 11 12 13 14 6 7 8 9 10 11 1215 16 17 18 : 20 21 13 14 15 16 17 18 1922 23 24 25 26 27 28 20 21 22 23 24 25 2629 30 27 28 29 30 31

  • The program provides students a template to simplify academic formatting requirements. This frees them to focus their talents and knowledge on the business objectives of the employer. The students final report provides

    sponsors a roadmap for broader application in other business units. By attending a few optional seminars and including a few extra elements in their OAP report, students can earn a LeanSigma Green Belt with little extra effort and at no additional cost. The range of suitable OAP topics is limitless, but, most typically fall in one or overlap several of the following broad categories:

    n Operations Excellence

    n Financial Processes and Programs

    n Contracting

    n Program Management

    n Business Processes

    n Supply Chain Management

    n Capital Investment

    n Business Development

    n Information Technology

    We encourage students and employing sponsors to tackle projects of significant, strategic importance. To enable that, we

    routinely coordinate and sign non-disclosure agreements with public and private sector organizations. On the government side, we

    routinely support For Official Use Only and Source Selection Sensitive topics. We recognize the great responsibility that

    comes with that trust and faithfully honor it. All ADMBA professors are U.S. citizens. However, we cannot handle classified topics or receive or handle classified information.

    Transformation & Development

    Real world. In lieu of a masters thesis analyzing someone elses business problems, ADMBA students complete a year-long business improvement project for their own employer. Students solve real-world business improvement challenges to deliver significant, tangible business dividends. Students demonstrate mastery of key curriculum content while applying the new knowledge in the highly dynamic marketplace. The Organizational Action Project, or OAP, is a key component of the ADMBA program design. In January, students work with their sponsoring employer and UT faculty members to identify a suitable topic and scope for the project. We then assign a faculty advisor with relevant expertise and experience. The professor serves as both advisor and project evaluator.

    4 The AerosPAce & DeFense MBA

    LEADERSHIP DEvELOPMENT

    The ADMBA program takes strong

    leaders and makes them better.

    Formally-trained leadership coaches

    use proven instruments to identify

    leadership strengths and weaknesses

    of each student. We then assign a

    leadership coach and mentor to each

    one, providing the optimal pairing

    based on the development needs

    and career path of each student.

    Together, students and coaches

    develop and execute a custom plan

    for 12 months of personal growth and

    change. ADMBA leadership coaches

    include top faculty members from the

    college as well as a few hand-picked

    executives from the industry.

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    My project was about taking two accounting systems

    and removing

    redundancies and

    streamlining them

    to become more

    efficient and effective.

    Direct savings in the

    first year alone are

    well above one

    million dollars. Jen santos, Formerly in the Air Force

    Budget office, now a

    Professional staff

    Member for the senate

    Appropriations committee

  • The AerosPAce & DeFense MBA 5

    Featured Faculty

    expertise. UT professors bring academic expertise and practical experience as instructors and project advisors. Tenured professors do most of the teaching in the ADMBA. Several are current or former department heads or deans. Most ADMBA instructors have significant experience teaching in this

    program and in the colleges non-degree, training programs tailored for the A&D industry. Many also have extensive experience doing funded research and consulting with the industry. However, because they dont teach and research exclusively in A&D, they frequently share insights about best business practices in other industries as they teach and advise aerospace and defense students and their employers.

    Bruce Behn, Phd

    Deloitte LLP ProfessorAssociate Dean for Graduate and Executive EducationBegan career with Rockwell International; Advised students from Boeing, Delta Air Lines and Pentagon budget offices

    John Bell, Phd

    Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management

    Retired USAF acquisition and logistics officer; Extensive consulting and research in SCM

    Melissa Bowers, Phd

    Beaman Professor of Business Analytics

    Extensive research and consulting with Air Force depots; Advising experience with DLA, Delta Air Lines

    Randy Bradley, Phd

    Assistant Professor Marketing and Supply Chain Management

    Formerly with Computer Sciences Corporation; Research and consulting with the Army and Air Force

    dan flint, Phd

    Regal Entertainment Group Professorof Business

    U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former Navy aviator; Teaching and advising in marketing and business development

    Kenneth Gilbert, Phd

    Professor and Department Head, Statistics, Operations and Management Science

    Extensive teaching, research, and consulting with military depots and commercial airlines

    alex Miller, Phd

    William B. Stokely Chair in Management

    Former CBA Associate Dean; Father of the ADMBA; Extensive consulting work with USAF acquisition community

    Michael Lane Morris, Phd

    Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Student Affairs

    Skinner Professor in Management

    Specialist in human resources and teamwork; Project advisor for 2009 AviationWeek Laureate Award winner

    Mandyam Srini Srinivasan, Phd

    Pilot Corporation Chair of Excellence

    Professor of Statistics, Operations and Management Science

    Advisor and member, Warner Robins ALC team that won 2007 Edelman Award for depot productivity

    James Wansley, Phd

    Clayton Homes Chair of Excellence in Finance; Department Head

    Army veteran; Advising experience with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and National Guard Bureau

    The subject matter becomes real, understandable, and

    long-lived through

    exciting and relevant

    simulations, in-class

    projects, group

    projects, and other

    innovative techniques.

    Ive already found

    myself thinking

    differently.John Burtz, Delta Air Lines

  • diverse Perspectives. The ADMBA program has served more than 225 students representing more than 50 sponsoring employers. These aerospace and defense professionals have served the industry in a wide range of positions and attended from locations all across the country, including 38 states, Washington, D.C., and two international assignments.

    aerojetProcess Engineer

    air national GuardChief, Air Dominance Requirements; KC-135 Pilot

    aSiProject Manager

    aTK aerospace StructuresContract Manager; Composites Process Engineer; Chief Engineer

    The Boeing CompanySenior Manager; VP, Supplier Management; Materials Management Supervisor; Supplier Diversity Specialist; Site Executive/Center Director; Program Manager, Aluminum Strategies

    CaS, inc.Director of Corporate Operations; Program Manager

    defense Logistics agencyDivision Chief; Supervisor, Integrated Support Team

    delta air LinesProduction Manager; GM, Aircraft Acquisition & Sales; GM; Industrial Engineer, Global Cargo Ops.; Program Manager

    eOd TechnologyProject Manager

    exotic electro-OpticsDirector, Programs & Business Development

    f&e aircraftMaintenance Director of Operations

    fokker Services, inc.VP of Strategic Programs, North and South America

    General electricVP, Tanker Programs

    GKnQuality Systems Engineer; Program and Contracts Manager

    Goodrich CorporationDirector of Operations

    Hamilton SundstrandVP, Mechanical Global Operations

    iridium Satellite LLCProgram Manager, NEXT Generation Satellite

    Korry electronicsInternational Business Manager

    Lockheed MartinProgram Director; Deputy Program Manager; Chief Engineer, F-22 Raptor; Senior Manager, USG C-130 Global Sustainment; Director of Program Management & Affordability, C-130 Programs

    Med-air, inc.Controller

    Med-Trans CorporationDirector of Environmental Health and Safety

    Merck & Co., inc.Senior Director, Aviation Services

    northrop GrummanSite Director

    Ontic engineering & ManufacturingQuality Director

    Pilot/flying J Corp aviationFalcon 50EX Cpt. / Director of Training

    Rolls Royce CorporationProgram Leader; Electronics Engineer; Deployed Operations Specialist

    RTi international MetalsVP; Div. Chief, Tactical Missile Systems

    Smiths aerospaceMarketing Manager

    Standard aeroVP and GM; VP, Engineering & Quality; Segment Director, International Sales

    Technology for energy Corp. Director of Aviation; Director, Regional Sales

    TeledyneDirector of Programs

    Trio Tool and die Co., inc.President/CEO

    United airlines Aircraft Technician

    U.S. air forceProduction Manager; Process Improvement Branch Chief; Director of Engineering; Program Element Monitor; Director, Systems Engineering Flight; Procurement Analyst; Chief, Investment Budget Branch (SAF/AQ); U.S. Defense Attach, Egypt; F-22 Pilot

    U.S. armyChief Electronics Engineer; Facilities Operations. Manager, TARDEC; Lead Systems Engineer, Griffin Missile System

    U.S. navyFlag Lieutenant, N-43, Office of the Director, Navy Fleet Readiness; F/A-18E Pilot

    Viper northwestVP/COO

    6 The AerosPAce & DeFense MBA

    Student Profile

    AvERAGE UNDERGRADUATE GPA3.16

    AvERAGE INDUSTRy ExPERIENCE20 years (varies widely)

    GOvERNMENT / INDUSTRy MIx60 : 40

    UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR

    n Engineering

    n Business

    n Other

    53%38%

    9%

  • Gary AdamsDelta Air LinesGM, Operational Performance Delta Cargo

    Jeff BabioneLockheed Martin Aeronautics CompanyVice President & Deputy GM F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

    David BinaGE Aviation SystemsVice President, Americas

    Tom Delash EADS/Fairchild ControlsVice President, Strategy & Technology

    Michael Emmelhainz The Boeing CompanyFunctional Product Support Director, BDS Engineering, Mission Assurance & Product Support

    Suzi McBride Iridium Communications Inc. Vice President

    Jennifer SantosU.S. Air ForceProfessional Staff Member, Senate Appropriations Committee

    Karen ShortU.S. ArmyChief, Force Basing Architectures; Assistant Secretary of the Army

    Rebecca SiersGKN AerospaceDirector of Continuous Improvement

    Mark SnauferATKChief Engineer, Commercial Programs

    David TracyNorthrop GrummanKC-10 Depot Director

    James WigfallThe Boeing CompanyVice President, Business Support to BCA & BCC

    George WiggsU.S. Army AMRDECDirector, System Simulation and Development Directorate (SSDD)

    Janis WoodDeputy Director76th Aircraft Maintenance GroupTinker Air Force Base, OK

    Greg yerkesLife Support InternationalPresident

    Tom Delash Michael Karen Short Mark Snaufer James Wigfall Emmelhainz

    The AerosPAce & DeFense MBA 7

    Alumni Network

    friends in High Places. Students in the ADMBA program have come from diverse roles all across the industry to learn from and alongside their peers. This produces a powerful learning environment along with great friendships and valuable, strategic business relationships. Through the ADMBA, students share an experience not found anywhere else in academia. They learn and grow together in class and remain in touch to leverage those bonds throughout their professional careers. The network established pays tremendous dividends for students and their sponsors. Given the design of the ADMBA, every student and alum is a distinguished professional. The group below reflects the type of outstanding A&D leaders found in our classroom and our alumni network.

    My classmates and I could all relate the ADMBA instruction

    directly to our

    profession. We all

    spoke a common

    languageonly from

    different perspectives.

    In the ADMBA, not

    only is the instruction

    career-relevant, so

    is your network of

    new friends. suzi McBride, Vice President, Iridium

    communications Inc.

  • Unrivaled. The Aerospace & Defense MBA program is designed for self-motivated, high-achieving professionals. Participants come from highly diverse academic and profes-sional backgrounds, including engineering and design, test and evaluation, manufacturing, maintenance, operations, supply chain management, contracting, budgeting, market-ing and business developmentto name just a few. Students earn an MBA in one year while continuing to work. The life-friendly calendar attracts top professionals from all over the industry.

    By attracting executive-track students from both government and private industry employers, ADMBA creates a powerful student cohort. Students not only learn from UTs top

    professors but also from one another. They learn about the business challenges in sectors of the industry and business functions beyond their own. They also develop close personal relation-ships with classmates and industry executives

    they meet on field trips and at speaker forums. The net effect is a powerful learning team and a valuable strategic network paying big dividends for students and their sponsoring employers.

    8 The AerosPAce & DeFense MBA

    Source Selection

    UTs Aerospace & Defense MBA has been a critical part of our

    portfolio of leadership

    development programs

    since 2004. ralph heath, recently retired executive VP, Lockheed

    Martin Aeronautics PROGRAM FEATURES

    MBA Accreditation 4 4 4

    Traditional MBA subject Matter 4 4 4

    nationally ranked college & Programs 4 4

    A&D case studies and company Visits 4

    A&D Industry- & Job-based assignments 4

    A&D-Focused, Week-long, Industry Immersion 4

    Top Professors with extensive A&D expertise 4

    A&D classmates & networking opportunities 4

    $1M+ Business Improvement Project in lieu of thesis 4

    high compression Learning (12-month program) 4

    Free Bonus Leansigma Green Belt certification 4

    Top-tier, Institutional Prestige & clout 4 4

    Long Periods Away from Work (18-24 months) 4

    Manpower backfill costs, program turbulence 4

    BUDGET-PRICED

    MBA

    AEROSPACE & DEFENSE

    MBA

    FULL-TIMEMBA

  • The AerosPAce & DeFense MBA 9

    Streamlined. The application process is simple and available online at ADMBA.utk.edu. We accept applications for each new class through the end of November. However, we encourage early application to help students get off to a good start in the fast-paced program. Entrance requirements include an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university and a strong recommendation from a supporting employer. Applicants with a minimum of five years work experience are preferred. The ADMBA waives a GMAT exam requirement for well-qualified students with strong professional records. For questions or application support, contact: Janice Reid, recruiting and admissions liaison, at [email protected] or (865) 974-0173, or Andy White, ADMBA director, at [email protected] or (865) 974-2027.

    Tuition and feesDespite ADMBAs premium features, tuition of only $66,000 for 2015 is below the national average for executive MBA programs. Tuition includes all books, fees, and two meals per day. Tuition does not include student travel to and from residency period sites or lodging expenses. Even with this value, ADMBA tuition exceeds reimbursement levels found in the standing, tuition reimbursement plans of most employers. Still, more than 90 percent of ADMBA students are fully sponsored by their employer. Many employers sponsoring ADMBA students have made the program a centerpiece of their leadership development program.

    Students eligible for Department of veterans Affairs (vA) G.I. Bill benefits can apply those funds to ADMBA tuition. Depending on individual circumstances, these benefits can pay from half to all

    of the ADMBA tuition expenses. Students should contact the UT Bursars Veterans Affairs office for more information at (865) 974-1500 or [email protected]

    New classes begin each January. The AACSB-accredited program spans three consecutive semesters spring, summer and fall. Students earn 15 hours of academic credit in each semester of the programs lockstep curriculum, earning a total of 45 credit-hours. Sponsors and students pay tuition in three equal installments at the start of each semester. There is no penalty for early payment. The business college invoices sponsors 30 days prior to the start of each semester.

    During residence periods on campus, ADMBA students stay at the Four Points Sheraton Cumberland House Hotel. This hotel is within walking distance of the campus and offers free wireless internet services. ADMBA participants receive the government per diem rate and free parking. Students flying into Knoxville are responsible for transportation to and from the hotel. The program handles all transportation requirements during the week-long RPs.

    Apply Now

    COST ELEMENTS

    Tuition and Fees $30-65K $66K $100K+

    Paid Time Away from Work $300K+

    Average Travel (airfare/mileage and lodging) $10K

    Indirect Costs (Adverse Impacts of extended absence & management turnover on sponsor, customers and programs) $$$$

    ToTAl $30-65K $76K $400K+

    BUDGET-PRICED

    MBA

    AEROSPACE & DEFENSE

    MBA

    FULL-TIMEMBA

    Andy White

    Director, The Aerospace & Defense MBA

    [email protected]

    (865) 974-2027

    Janice Reid

    Recruiting and Admissions Coordinator

    [email protected]

    (865) 974-0173

  • Tim Gray from the ADMBA Class of 2009 (second

    from left) poses with his AviationWeek Laureate

    Award for the best Maintenance, Repair, and

    Overhaul (MRO) program in the industry for 2010.

    Pictured with Gray at the awards dinner are

    ADMBA director, Andy White; Clay Jones, UT

    alum and recently retired president and CEO of

    Rockwell Collins; and Lane Morris, Grays faculty

    advisor. Gray won the award for the results of

    work he completed as a student in ADMBA.

    The Aerospace & Defense MBA offers a very strong return on investment for students and

    supporting sponsors. The one-of-a-kind program prepares high-potential professionals to

    excel as business leaders with more challenging responsibilities and a far broader span of control.

    We prepare change agents to excel at the highest levels of responsibility in diverse roles

    all across A&D. Students optimize and change their own organization in real-time as they

    progress through the curriculum. We deliver this growth in a time period and at a price point

    that cannot be equaled. Through industry interactions and relationships fostered in the ADMBA,

    students and supporting employers gain a better understanding of key suppliers and vital

    customers and build high-value, strategic relationships with rising leaders.

    One of the biggest things that I have gained from the UT A&D MBA experience is a much broader understanding of the aerospace and defense industry as a whole. My interactions

    with the other students have allowed me to see the big picture

    instead of just my little piece of the puzzle.-Mike smith, General electric

    The Aerospace & Defense MBA:HiGH CUSTOMeR VaLUe

    The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.