Transformational growth

brings ambitious efforts.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will begin clearing ground this fall for a new business building. The 240,800-square-foot structure comes on the heels of nearly a decade of exponential growth in the business student population. The new, state-of-the-art facility will house classrooms, centers, labs, graduate and executive education and meeting and office spaces.

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10 Year Growth

in undergraduate enrollment

  • 4 of the 8 largest majors at UT are housed in the Haslam College of Business


Post-Grad Placement (within 6 months)


Retention Rate

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It is no secret that the past decade has been one of transformational growth in the Haslam College of Business. We could never have imagined the tremendous increase in the number of students we serve each day through our academic programs and centers of excellence. The support of our alumni, corporate partners and friends has been vital to the success of our students and faculty. For that, we thank you.

The current Haslam Business Building has served as a home away from home for tens of thousands. While accomplished students and faculty make up the heart of this college, the time has come to expand our physical footprint. This year, we begin the exciting process of building what will, upon completion, be the largest academic building on the University of Tennessee campus — one that will meet the needs of our growing student numbers and expanding academic programs.

Your support propels the college to continued success as one of the leading business schools in the nation. Our buildings allow us to recognize those who have provided essential funding for our initiatives. These spaces will commemorate the generosity of our donors while allowing us to provide our students with the latest in technology-enabled learning and research environments. Those recognitions also serve as visible, continuing reminders of the career and life success of Haslam College of Business alumni, corporate partners and friends.

With warm regards,

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Stephen L. Mangum

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Betsy J. Adams


SEC Space Comparison

Comparative Space per student

Haslam College of Business currently holds 292,125 ft2 of usable space*
Projected Need 515,000–525,000 ft2.

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UK: 201.6 ft2 / student

UGA: 160.5 ft2 / student

Haslam: 106.5 ft2 / student

To meet the need for space for business education and research, Haslam has been approved for an additional business building to be located across from the Haslam Business Building on Volunteer Boulevard. This new, state-of-the-art facility will house classrooms, centers and labs, meeting spaces, graduate education, office space and more.

The current estimate is for the building to be over 240,000 square feet, the largest building on campus second only to the Student Union.

The current budget is $227 million, and our ambitious goal is that $100 million of this will be privately funded by alumni and friends. Gifts from Haslam donors will transform bricks and mortar into a state-of-the-art learning environment for future business leaders.


By The Numbers

Funding Split

37% State

19% Campus

44% College

$227M total cost

$100M in private fundraising

*Building Funding Priorities: Student, Faculty and Programmatic Support


Supply Chain Graduate Program


Business Analytics 2024 U.S. News & World Report (among public institution undergraduate programs)


Marketing 2023 U.S. News & World Report (among public institution undergraduate programs)


Accounting 2024 U.S. News & World Report (among public institution undergraduate programs)

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Movements in Rankings Changes in the U.S. News & World Report undergraduate rankings (among public institutions)



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The Building

Knoxville-based McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects (MHM) is heading up the design of the new building in collaboration with New York-based Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) and other engineering consultants. MHM’s familiarity with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus, coupled with RAMSA’s extensive national experience in designing business schools, yielded an innovative design that supports the college’s goals and collaborative culture and feels cohesive with surrounding campus structures.

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Students, Faculty and Guests Will Be Served Weekly
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Square Feet
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Food Service Venue
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300-Person Auditoriums
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Centers (Anderson & Boyd)
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Research Laboratories


Without the support of our generous donors, ...

Bill and Crissy Haslam
Bill & Crissy Haslam
Jimmy and Dee Haslam
Jimmy & Dee Haslam
Bill and Crissy Haslam
Bill & Crissy Haslam
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Jimmy & Dee Haslam


The new business building will allow Haslam to continue to meet the needs of its students and those of the greater business world that depends on the college for its accomplished graduates and relevant thought leadership. The facility is tentatively scheduled for completion in 2027. Help make this dream a reality by making a supportive gift today.


Investing in the Future

Alumni donors are appreciated college stakeholders and essential to making the new Haslam College of Business building a reality. Three alumni share why they chose to give, as well as their hopes for the college’s future.

Joe Fielden

President & CEO of J. A. Fielden

A longtime member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, Fielden had a front-row seat to Haslam’s evolution over the past decade. “Our student body has grown dramatically and continues to do so,” Fielden says. “The new building is an integral part of the college’s development. We need to have the finest facilities available to continue to attract and retain exceptional students and faculty.”

Jack Mills

CEO, JB&B Capital LLC

Mills believes the new business building will continue to build the college’s reputation throughout the region and nation. “We need to invest in winners, and the Haslam College of Business is a winner,” Mills says. “It yields great benefit to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the local and state economies. I’m excited about this project because I think it’s a great investment and a critical one. I applaud the college and university for the initiative, and I think it’s important that alumni support it.”

Marty Brown

President & CEO, PYA

Brown’s memories of the Glocker Business Building play a role in why he chose to donate funds toward the new building. “When I remember my time as a University of Tennessee student, I remember Glocker,” he says. “A building is a physical connection to the college and a gathering place where students and faculty create memories.” Brown wants to ensure current and future Haslam students have adequate space to gather and collaborate. “Another building that reflects the value of the business degree is going to be integral in the long run—to the students and the university.”