University of Tennessee

Haslam Launches Summer Online Courses

February 10, 2015

Beginning in the summer of 2015, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business will offer undergraduate students a selection of online courses. The Business Online Summer Session (BOSS) is intended to give business minors and other students for whom the classes are essential, an opportunity to pursue course work remotely.

BOSS offers students an asynchronous learning experience, meaning they can take class as it suits their schedule rather than at a prescribed time. Prerecorded lectures will be available online, and students will have several opportunities for online group discussions each week.

According to Mark Collins, director of technology-enhanced undergraduate programs at the Haslam College of Business, the courses help students progress toward a degree regardless of their geography. “These courses give our students the flexibility to go on study abroad trips, work onsite at internships or simply get home for the summer and still make progress with their coursework,” says Collins. “With BOSS, they can do all this while experiencing the same rigorous and high quality courses that the Haslam College of Business has always offered.” Collins also points out that the program was created to help students graduate on time. Classes count towards degree requirements.

This year’s class offerings are Management 201, Economics 201 and Statistics 201. Depending on the success of the program, Collins hopes to add three additional classes in 2016, with more in years to come, including classes necessary to the business major.

All BOSS classes are a full summer session. Registration begins Feb. 26.

For more information on the BOSS, please visit

CONTACT: Katie Bahr, Haslam College of Business, writer/publicist, 865-974-3589,