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Greg and Lisa Smith Global Leadership Scholars

Greg and Lisa Smith 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, Greg and Lisa Smith GLS students work with faculty to develop the skills necessary to become future international business leaders.

Greg and Lisa Smith GLS Student Profiles

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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 Greg and Lisa Smith 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to withdraw from the program or are dismissed from the program, their Greg and Lisa Smith GLS scholarship awards may be rescinded. Furthermore, the Greg and Lisa Smith 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 Greg and Lisa Smith GLS application and admissions process, please contact us at gls@utk.edu.

Curriculum

Greg and Lisa Smith GLS students pursue a collateral or concertation 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.

Greg and Lisa Smith 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 three honors business courses from Haslam faculty in residence. During the second half of the semester, students undertake a six-week, full-time internship, which results in earning six hours of their international business collateral or 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.

GLS Curriculum

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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

 

Accounting & Information Managment

AIM Accounting Alliance
Tennessee Information Management Society
National Association of Black Accountants


    Business Analytics & Statistics

    Business Analytics Society
    Graduate Analytics Society
    Melton Scholars
    Sports Analytics Clubs
    Wombat


    Economics

    Beta Chapter, an economics honor society.
    Economics Club
    Omicron Delta Epsilon


    Finance

    Financial Management Association
    UT Investment Group
    Tennessee Capital Markets Society


    Management & Human Resource

    Management Society
    Society for Human Resource Management


    Marketing & Supply Chain Management

    American Marketing Association Student Chapter
    Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Student Chapter
    NeXxus, an organization of female supply chain professionals


    Other Organizations

    Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity.
    Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization
    Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC)
    Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity.
    Diverse Organization of Business Students
    Future Business Leaders of America
    International Business Club