The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Office of Diversity & Community Relations

Haslam College of Business

Student Outreach

Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs

Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program

Entering it’s 9th year, the BETS Program is a 10-day residential program designed to introduce high school students from diverse backgrounds to the various fields of business (Accounting, Business Analytics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Public Administration, and Supply Chain Management). This program is for rising seniors in high school. We are currently accepting applications for the 2016 BETS Program held June 15 – 25, 2016.

Accounting and Information Management (AIM) Academy

The AIM Academy is a 4-day residential program designed to help students explore the dynamic world of accounting and careers in accounting. Students will have opportunities to interact with diverse professionals from business and government, as well as visit and observe them in their work environment. This program is for rising juniors in high school.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2016 AIM Academy held July 16-20, 2016

The Ph.D. Project

For several years, the Haslam College of Business has participated in the Ph.D. Project, a national initiative to recruit minorities into academic careers.? It has been instrumental in our successfully recruiting minority students into the college's Ph.D. programs; in fact,two of the college's newest minority faculty hires participated in this program as graduate students.

Please click here for more information about the PhD. Project.


In an effort to target as many students as possible from under-represented populations,represenatives from the college regularly attend recruiting events sponsored by the Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO).

MBA Conferences and Professional Development

The college recognizes the importance of offering professional development opportunities for MBA minority students.? Each year, funding assistance is provided for their attendance at national conferences. Many of these students secure internships and full-time job opportunities at these events. In the past, students have attended:

Office of Diversity and Community Relations ~ 332 Haslam Business Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-4140
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