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Executive Programs—Aerospace & Defense

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.

We’ll help you . . .
  • Develop, retain and leverage top talent in the business of aerospace and defense
  • Improve processes and outcomes
  • Increase efficiencies and value for your stakeholders

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.