Business Analytics Forum

Haslam College of Business

Fall 2017

Forum & Alumni Reunion Agenda

Tuesday, Oct. 10 Holiday Inn

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Student Social Event

Meet the Melton Scholars and the board members of our analytics clubs: Business Analytics Society, WOMBAT, Sports Analytics Club, MSBA Club.

Wednesday, Oct. 11 Knoxville Convention Center

11 am - Noon


Noon - 12:15 pm

12:15 - 1:30 pm


Sam Ransbotham, PhD
Boston College – Associate Professor
Sloan Management Review – Data and Analytics Initiative Guest Editor

1:30 – 2 pm


2 – 4 pm

Breakout Sessions

During the breakout sessions, students will be working on a business analytics case. You will have the opportunity to watch the students solve the problems and even jump in to help them out.

Alumni Breakout Sessions
Hear presentations from graduates of our Business Analytics, Statistics and Management Science program.

Company Breakout Sessions
Hear presentations from current and potential forum member companies.

4:15 - 5:30 pm

Hackathon Presentations and Judging

Strictly timed group presentations with forum members judging each group.

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Evening Reception

Mingle with students and alumni from all our programs as we wait for the announcement of the winning Hackathon team.

Thursday, Oct. 12 Knoxville Convention Center

8 - 9:15 am

Breakfast and State of the Department

Introduction of new faculty and initiatives: Melton Scholars, Center for Customer Analytics and the Department Advisory Board. Updates on corporate partnership projects, degree programs and research output.

9:30 - 10:30 am

Faculty Presentation

10:30 - 10:45 am


10:45 am - 12:15 pm


Sean Willems
Haslam Chair of Supply Chain Analytics

12:15 - 1:15 pm

Networking Lunch

Each table will have at least one faculty member and three students.

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Capstone Presentations

Our MSBA students work in small teams with a faculty coach on real-life business problems in the last semester of the program. A company representative, student and faculty coach from two of our previous capstone projects will review each project.

2:30 - 2:45 pm


2:45 - 4:15 pm

Speed Networking

Get a chance to briefly meet one on one with a large number of our students.

4:15 - 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Closing and Job Fair Reception

Friday, Oct. 13 Haslam Business Building

8am - Noon

Job Fair

For more information contact Christine Vossler.

Saturday, Oct. 14 Holiday Inn

9:00 – 9:30 am

Alumni reunion Check In

9:30 – 9:50 am

Alumni Reunion Breakfast & Department Update

Charles Noon PhD
Department Head

10:00 – 10:30 am

Sports is Life with the Volume Turned Up – Lessons Learned That Apply to Business and Life

Joan Cronan
The University of Tennessee Women’s Athletic Director 1983-2012

10:30 - 11 am

Book Signing

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