The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Physician Executive MBA

Haslam College of Business

Residence Periods &
Online Structure

No matter where you live, you can complete your University of Tennessee Physician Executive MBA in just one year, with as little time as possible away from family and work. The blended-mode curriculum divides your class time into four intense, highly focused residence periods and 40 online distance-learning sessions.

Residence Periods

Four times during the year, you'll come to the University of Tennessee campus to focus exclusively on your PEMBA studies.

During these week-long High Compression LearningSM residence periods, you'll take classes, meet with faculty advisors and leadership development coaches, and work on teams with your peers. You'll also dive into your Organizational Action Project (OAP), meeting delivery milestones throughout the year.

Online Structure

When you're not in residence, you'll be participating in online distance-learning sessions held on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 noon ET. Class time is dynamic and interactive, just as it would be in person, and gives you the chance to connect with your classmates between residence periods. Faculty hold discussions and answer questions about assignments, and guest speakers talk about the most pressing issues in healthcare. You may be participating from a distance, but you won’t skip a beat in the learning process.

Visit our PEMBA academic calendar page to view session dates and times.

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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