The first year of Haslam’s Full-Time MBA builds a foundation of business knowledge and professional skills. The second year develops expertise for specialized interests and goals in a concentration area. Core courses are conducted in teams and students gain real-world knowledge and skills through case competitions, project-based work, a required internship and a global learning experience.
Haslam’s Full-time MBA develops both the breadth of business knowledge necessary to be a successful manager and the depth of knowledge in a concentration area to add more direct value to a business unit. Participating in teams throughout the core of the program allows students to gain leadership skills and learn how to work in team-based settings, which they will do in their future careers.
Prep Course Week: An optional week of classes providing an overview of accounting, finance, statistics and Excel prior to the commencement of the first semester for accepted Haslam Full-Time MBA students. This program is designed for non-business majors and other students needing a business fundamentals refresher. Prep Course Week fees must be paid before students can participate.
LEAP Week: the first week of the MBA in which you LEAP: learn, engage, assess and present. Team building, presentation and negotiation skills and career development are the focus.
Business Skills Module: a practical skills course covering effective presentation and writing, use of technology-related platforms and career development, including cutting-edge job search techniques, self-marketing and correspondence, and networking.
Integrated Case Competitions and Consulting Projects: The first three sessions of the first year end with an integrated case competition reflecting current business issues. The fourth session concludes with presentations that are the culmination of a seven-and-a-half-week consulting project for a non-profit.
Torch Fund: an opportunity for select students to manage stock portfolios.
Global Business Experience: At the end the first year, students obtain a firsthand look at the cultural, administrative and economic complexities of conducting business internationally through the Global Business Experience. Internship: During the required summer internship, students apply the skills they have learned, develop invaluable experience and build their professional network.