The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Aerospace & Defense

Haslam College of Business

Aerospace and Defense Business Institute

In the Aerospace & Defense Business Institute, the Haslam College of Business brings together a comprehensive portfolio of education, training, applied research and implementation support capabilities to serve a vital and unique industry.The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry faces unique business challenges and involves very unique business processes. The Aerospace & Defense Business Institute provides an integrated brand and program promotion for our A&D offerings and oversees and directs a wide range of industry outreach and engagement activities. Programs range from the Aerospace & Defense MBA to A&D-tailored and A&D-relevant short courses along with applied research and field support. The college also offers a great pipeline of well qualified talent for internships and full-time positions in business functions all across the industry.

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Aerospace & Defense MBA

The University of Tennessee's Aerospace & Defense MBA program helps A&D organizations—big and small, public and private—grow their best people and transform their business. Students earn an MBA in a year while continuing to work. We attract a powerful student cohort and deliver exceptional leader development through:

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Executive Programs

The U.S. Department of Defense is facing at least $450 billion in budget cuts over the next 10 years. Although the specifics are still uncertain, significant change is inevitable. Mounting economic and political pressures on the budget will require the Department of Defense, as well as the defense industry, to find efficiencies without sacrificing effectiveness. Many of those efficiencies can be realized using continuous process improvement and change management tools.

The University of Tennessee’s Graduate & Executive Education (GEE) has extensive experience with the business of aerospace and defense. GEE has performed training in continuous process improvement and change management for all the armed services (extensively with the U.S. Air Force). We offer a broad range of executive programs and custom solutions designed to address issues in leadership, business processes, and strategic planning.

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Faculty and Staff Profiles

Our accomplished faculty bring their depth of military and industry experience to ensure you have the most impactful experience possible. Additionally, our committed staff will be there every step of the way to support you and the goals you want to create.


Classes are held in the executive classrooms of the University of Tennessee Graduate & Executive Education. Accommodations are single-occupancy rooms at a nearby hotel. Classes can also be offered at a location of your choice.

Graduate & Executive Education ~ 504 Haslam Business Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-4150
Phone:+1 (865) 974-5001 ~ Fax: +1 (865) 974-4989 ~


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