The University of Tennessee’s Haslam School of Business has been providing premier business education to students for over 100 years. The motto for UT is “Big Orange, Big Ideas,” but Haslam students take that a step further, with “Big Results.” The dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting is a tangible measurement of those results. In 2019, the undergraduate programs were ranked among the top 40 public institutions by U.S. News and World Report. U.S. News and World Report also recognized the Full-time MBA among the top 30 public institutions for 2020. Additionally, the MBA program was named among the top 30 public institutions by The Economist, Forbes Magazine, and Bloomberg Businessweek in 2019, and among the top 30 globally by Wall Street Journal in 2018.
Haslam welcomes undergraduate students to start their business trek with a major in Accounting, Business Analytics, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Public Administration, or Supply Chain Management. The relevant concentration choices include Entrepreneurship, Information Management, International Business, Management, Math, Resource Management, or Internal Auditing. Graduate students can pursue a Full-time MBA or a specialized degree in Accountancy, Business Analytics, or Human Resource Management. The Physician Executive MBA and the Professional MBA are other options for those seeking to take their career to the next level. Doctoral students can become part of an elite few to earn a Ph.D., with programs offered in Accounting, Business Analytics, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Organizations and Strategy, and Supply Chain Management.
The diverse and growing Haslam student body population currently exceeds over 5,000 students annually. Freshmen have the opportunity to reside in a learning community with their business classmates. The Greg and Lisa Smith Global Leadership Scholars are the group of students who participate in the challenging honors college. These scholars attend leadership seminars, international experiences, and extracurricular activities. Business students can also get engaged on campus through serving as a peer mentor, ambassador, or on the advisory council, or by joining one of the numerous business organizations. Alpha Kappa Psi and Delta Sigma Pi are the two business fraternities. Some of the other business organizations include Women of Haslam, the National Association of Black Accountants, the Sports Analytic Club, the UT Investment Group, the Society for Human Resource Management, American Marketing Association, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Approximately 1 in 4 Haslam students study abroad at some point during their college experience. These trips may range from one week to a full semester abroad, in destinations such as Argentina and South Africa. There are also a variety of international internship opportunities available.
The Executive MBA is an online degree designed for seasoned career professionals, who would like to focus on Aerospace and Defense, Global Supply Chain, Healthcare Leadership, or Strategic Leadership. These programs can be completed in as little as one year. Four short-term residencies are required, with an average of five out-of-office days per quarter. These degrees focus on projects utilizing the students’ workplace, making the graduate experience relevant and engaging.