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Global Leadership Scholars

Global Leadership Scholars (GLS) is the Haslam College of Business’ official honors program. It promotes the development of international and intercultural awareness, leadership, and personal and professional growth. Through honors classes, seminars in leadership training, international experiences and extracurricular activities, GLS students work with faculty to develop the skills necessary to become future international business leaders.

GLS Student Profiles


The application process for the Class of 2020 is now closed.  Students are notified of admission prior to the end of the semester and formally begin the program in fall of the sophomore year.

Admissions Criteria

Admission into GLS provides scholarship awards contingent on continued participation in the program and academic performance, including but not limited to maintenance of a minimum 3.25 GPA. If for any reason students decide to withdraw from the program or are dismissed from the program, their GLS scholarship awards may be rescinded. Furthermore, the GLS program reserves the right to request repayment of the awards.

  • UT grade point average
  • High school grade point average
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • Student resume including leadership experience, campus involvement and community service

The admissions committee reviews this material and selects finalists to interview.

For questions about the GLS application and admissions process, please contact us at


GLS students pursue dual concentration in international business with whichever business major they declare. They take honors courses in the pre-business core and business core, as well as leadership training seminars, in their second, third and fourth years.

GLS students spend the spring semester of their sophomore year studying abroad in London, England. During the first seven weeks of the semester, students take two sophomore honors business courses from Haslam faculty in residence. During the second half of the semester, students undertake a seven-week, full-time internship, which results in credit for half of their international business dual concentration.

Internship placements are designed to leverage students’ interests while enabling them to develop and hone professional skills in an international context. Past placements have included: financial institutions, business start-ups, major retailers, marketing and media agencies, law firms, non-profits and with members of parliament.


Honor Societies

  • Beta Alpha Psi, an international organization for business information professionals open to accounting and finance majors.
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, a national business honor society.
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon,  an international honor society for economics
  • Beta Chapter, an economics honor society.
  • Supply Chain Management Scholars of Distinction, an honor society for supply chain majors.

Student Organizations