The Business Fellows Program is one of the Haslam College of Business’ signature honors programs. Students may apply to it in the spring of their first year, with official admission occurring in their sophomore year. This three-year honors program is open to the top 10 percent of Haslam students. The program provides an intellectual challenge for high-achieving, academically minded students enrolled in the college.
By blending classroom learning and real-world experience, the Business Fellows Program prepares students to be innovative leaders in today’s competitive business climate. Students will take smaller pre-business and business core honors courses each semester with other Business Fellows through a flexible academic curriculum. They will also engage in co-curricular activities, such as company site visits, guest speaker sessions and professional development workshops.
To complete the Business Fellows Program, students must:
- Take the honors version of the Haslam Leaders Series starting with BUAD 207.
- Complete four honors business courses. These courses can be satisfied by options listed on the Course Options Overview or by completing business department-specific honors courses, if offered.
- Complete one honors capstone course during the senior year.
- Attend co-curricular engagement events each semester.
- Remain in good standing with the Haslam College of Business and the University of Tennessee.
Note: Business Administration 107 (BUAD 107) – Honors: Inclusion: Becoming an Engaged Leader in a Diverse Community (the honors version of BUAD 100, the required first course in the Haslam Leaders Series) will be offered in the fall of the first year at UT to honors and high-achieving students as an introduction to honors courses and co-curricular engagement opportunities but is not required for admission to the Business Fellows Program.