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Pre-Collegiate Programs Business Education for Talented Students (BETS)

Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) — sponsored by Regions Bank and RSM Foundation LLC — is a 10-day summer program that introduces underrepresented rising high school seniors to the field of business and business-related careers. During the 10-day session, students attend workshops in accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, supply chain management, business analytics and professional development taught by university faculty and staff. Students also interact with one another through team building sessions, engage in college readiness workshops and learn from professionals in the field of business through sessions with industry leaders. These activities help students complete a challenging team project and make an executive presentation to Haslam College of Business faculty and staff at the end of the program.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students learn about undergraduate business majors (accounting, economics, human resource management, management, marketing, public administration, supply chain management, business analytics and finance)
  • Students participate in a marketplace simulation game, applying the business concepts learned to prepare and present a challenging team project
  • Students participate in college readiness sessions including ACT Prep, college classes, campus life and how to apply to college
  • Students participate in career exploration activities to learn about career opportunities across various public and private industries
  • Students interact with diverse professionals from business and government
  • Students demonstrate and develop an understanding of professionalism, business etiquette and networking
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Tomiwa Adewuyi
Class of 2024

Kamran Sahihi
Class of 2024

Maya Williams
Class of 2024

Silas Cole
Class of 2024

Caitlyn Arabo
Class of 2024

Sydney Campbell
Class of 2024

Malik Vaughn
Class of 2024


The last date to apply for the program is March 29, 2024.
Please use this form to request information about the program.

Registration for this program has ended.