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Program overview

Lead your healthcare organization through periods of unprecedented change with the Executive MBA - Healthcare Leadership (EMBA-HL) from the Haslam College of Business. The Executive MBA - Healthcare Leadership utilizes a hybrid format that features on-campus residencies, a healthcare policy immersion trip in Washington, D.C. and online coursework to equip healthcare professionals with the business acumen to transform organizations and bring value to leadership roles. As an EMBA-HL student, you will complete assignments that apply course concepts to your own professional role while expanding your network to include a diverse group of healthcare leaders operating in all areas of the sector. In less than one calendar year, our graduate degree will magnify your ability to lead initiatives, drive efficiency and think critically to guide your organization through healthcare reforms and emerge as a leader within your organization.

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Degree Granted: MBA

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Format: Quarterly Residencies + Online Sessions

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Time Commitment: One Year

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GRE/GMAT Required: No

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Credit Hours: 45

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Early Review Deadline: July 14, 2021

Who should attend?

Our Executive MBA - Healthcare Leadership participants bring real-world experience to the classroom and arrive ready to tackle challenges they face on a day-to-day basis in the healthcare environment. Students come from a variety of roles and functions across healthcare, and share industry best practices and lessons learned with one another so that you can return to your organization with differentiated perspectives to address the latest healthcare trends.

To maintain a supportive learning environment and allow for close faculty connections, our program consists of a maximum of 30 students. Program participants and alumni represent organizations across healthcare including Anthem, Ballad Health, Centene, Cigna, Covenant Health, GE Healthcare, Integrity Laboratories, Kindred Healthcare, Lifepoint Health, Medtronic, Stryker, Sutter Health, Team Health, University of Tennessee Medical Center and more. This extensive network allows you to connect with professionals to not only make a difference locally, but also benefits the healthcare system overall.


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Reimagine your career. Reshape healthcare.

Now more than ever, the field of healthcare requires agile leaders who can see opportunities and think critically to create sustainable health systems. Through immersive, relevant coursework and an applied learning project that targets a current challenge within your organization, the EMBA-HL will prepare you to hit the ground running as a strategic healthcare leader from day one.


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From organizational psychologists to entrepreneurs and healthcare consultants, the Executive MBA - Healthcare Leadership faculty at the Haslam College of Business are experienced business leaders with a wealth of perspective to share. As an EMBA-HL student, you will gain directly applicable insight from our renowned faculty through live lectures and in-person immersions.

Key Dates & Deadlines

Spring 2022

July 14, 2021

Early Review Deadline

September 29, 2021

Priority Review Deadline

November 30, 2021

Final Review Deadline


Are you ready to commit to becoming a more strategic leader with the Haslam College of Business? Request more information or contact an enrollment advisor to learn more about the Executive MBA - Healthcare Leadership.


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