Master the business of care.

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Program overview

Physicians today face new challenges in our healthcare systems that require a business acumen uncommon in the traditional medical school curriculum. We designed the Physician Executive MBA (PEMBA) at the Haslam College of Business to prepare you to lead healthcare forward with an agile suite of business principles. In less than one calendar year, the PEMBA will equip you with valuable business insights to become an informed healthcare leader.

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Degree Granted: MBA

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Degree Format: Quarterly Residencies and Online Sessions

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Time Commitment: One Year

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GRE/GMAT Required: No

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Days Away From Office: 25

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Early Review Deadline: July 14, 2021

Who should attend?

The Physician Executive MBA is ideal for full-time physicians with a medical doctorate (MD or DO) who plan to continue working while earning their degree.

On average, the PEMBA accepts 40 students per cohort. Applicants to the Physician Executive MBA have at least five years of professional work experience and demonstrated leadership experience.


PEMBA Alumni in Physician Leadership Positions

Accelerate your impact

Haslam’s PEMBA is the longest running and most highly respected physician-only MBA worldwide. Our curriculum will equip you with skills in accounting and finance, statistics and quality improvement in healthcare settings, customer value strategy in healthcare, and more. Within two years of graduation, our candidates often see significant return on learning in the form of promotions and meaningful strides in their respective health systems.


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Best Public Graduate Business School


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Haslam College of Business Physician Executive MBA faculty are internationally recognized for their cutting edge research and innovation at the intersection of business and healthcare. Our faculty regularly present at conferences and are published in academic journals focused both on healthcare and business.

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 leading in the business of healthcare with the Haslam College of Business? Request more information or contact an enrollment advisor to learn more about the Physician Executive MBA program.


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