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Why a Physician Executive MBA from UT?

The Physician Executive MBA (PEMBA) program at the University of Tennessee is a preeminent, nationally ranked degree program exclusively for physicians seeking leadership, management, and business skills.

What makes our PEMBA program stand out from the rest?
  • Our outstanding Physician Leaders form a strong international network.  Watch their testimonials.
  • UT’s College of Business has consistently been ranked for its top-tier MBA programs by U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and other prestigious publications. Check it out.

One Year.

Unlike all other universities, the University of Tennessee allows you to complete your Physician Executive MBA in a single year. We developed our proprietary High Compression LearningSM method to deliver an incredible amount of knowledge and experience in the shortest possible time frame.

The blended-mode course combines distance learning (about 24 hours a week of class time and assignments) with four one-week residence periods on the University of Tennessee campus. It's a challenging and intense environment, but one that minimizes the impact on your work and your family.  

Physicians Only.

Our Physician Executive MBA classes are composed exclusively of physicians. Our holistic approach to coursework ensures you'll focus tightly on healthcare while learning a range of business disciplines.

We consulted extensively with physicians and designed this MBA program to fit you and your needs. There are no business prerequisites, for starters. You can participate in online classes from anywhere in the world. And we accommodate your changing schedule because we understand the demands of providing high-quality healthcare while finishing your degree.

Leadership Focus.

We want our physician graduates to become industry leaders. So we're committed to helping you hone your leadership skills while you learn the business of healthcare.

This means traditional group exercises such as role-playing and 360-degree feedback, but it also includes a customized assessment of your leadership skills and a personalized Leadership Development Plan to develop your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. You'll have a leadership coach who will be available to you all through the program year—and after you graduate.

Exceptional Value.

The Physician Executive MBA program at the University of Tennessee costs $74,000 and takes only 12 months of your time.

Even better, during your year in our PEMBA program, you'll complete an applied Organizational Action Project (OAP) that tackles a real problem in your own organization with hard-hitting results. In a time when healthcare is facing unprecedented pressures, your OAP will improve outcomes for both your patients and your organization—it’s an investment with a real-world return.

The math is simple. The time is right.  Go ahead and get proven results faster.

Contact us with questions or begin the application process today.