The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will begin clearing ground this fall for a new business building. The 300,000-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 Knoxville are housed in the Haslam College of Business.
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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.
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, the Haslam College of Business 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 300k 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
$220M total cost
$100M in private fundraising
*Building Funding Priorities: Student, Faculty and Programmatic Support
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The new business building will allow the Haslam College of Business 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.