Participants complete the Executive MBA - Healthcare Leadership in a single year. The average time commitment is about 20 hours per week for readings and assignments, and most assignments relate directly to work participants perform on the job.
We convey a full degree in a shortened duration by catering to adult learning principles and projects. Prework covers the basic concepts, and we minimize lectures in favor of simulations, case studies and discussion exercises.
The program combines online learning sessions with four residence periods (RPs): three nine-day sessions on the University of Tennessee campus and one healthcare policy immersion trip to Washington, D.C.
During the residence periods, participants take classes, meet with faculty advisors and leadership development coaches, and work on project teams with peers. One of the residence periods is a healthcare policy immersion seminar in Washington, D.C.
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
|A.M.||Program introduction and Overview||Financial Reporting||Market-Focused Organizations||Healthcare IT||Cost of Capital and Capital Structure|
|Intro to Supply Chain|
|P.M.||Strategic Planning||Leadership Challenge||Financial Reporting||Value-Based Management||Customer Value|
|Financial Decisions||Healthcare Economics|
|Day 6||Day 7||Day 8||Day 9|
|A.M.||Corporate Strategy||Synthesis Prep||Business Analytics & Statistics||Healthcare Leadership|
|P.M.||Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare||Synthesis Presentations||Leadership Assessment|
Online distance learning sessions are held for two and one half hours at two-week intervals. During sessions, faculty hold discussions incorporating students and answering questions about assignments. Sessions also often include guest speakers and participants communicate with each other and faculty between classes regarding assignments.
Guest Speaker Sample Topics:
- Reimbursement models
- Mergers and acquisitions in healthcare
- Healthcare innovation
- EMR systems implementations and challenges
Academic Year 2020
- RP1: January 18-26 in Knoxville TN
- RP2: March 28 - April 4 in Knoxville/Washington DC
- RP3: August 8-16 with PEMBA in Knoxville, TN
- RP4: December 3-11 in Knoxville, TN
Graduation ceremony: December 11
Assignment due dates and other important milestones will be provided during the first January residence session. While attendance is mandatory, Haslam faculty are committed to working with EMBA students to find a way to balance the program with work and family.