University of Tennessee

Haslam’s Executive MBA – Strategic Leadership Program Admissions Updates


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is committed to both the health and well-being of faculty, staff, students, and guests. We continue to accept applications to the EMBA for Strategic Leadership program, which begins in January 2021 and continue to render admission decisions. 

Even while working remotely for the time being due to COV19, you can continue to rely on the admissions team at the Haslam College of Business and the University of Tennessee Graduate School for appropriate guidance and resources.  Please contact us with any questions you might have:


Adam O’Dell, Recruitment; 865-974-8519


Michael Grojean, Director 


The University of Tennessee Graduate School; 865-974-2475


Frequently Asked Questions


Application Resources

We encourage you to submit an application to the EMBA for Strategic Leadership.

Prospective students are not required to travel for an in-person admission interview.  However, we highly encourage campus visits or participation in a connect event.

Connect Events and Campus Visits

Live events: All on-campus events are canceled until further notice. However, we still offer the opportunity to attend a Virtual Class Visit, engage in live Discussions with the Director, Recruiter and Faculty, and Speak to a Student Reference.  Reach out to Adam O’Dell for more information.

Application Deadline and Application Fee Waivers 

We have rolling admissions for the EMBA for Strategic Leadership program.  The Haslam College of Business is waiving the $60 application fee for applicants who submit an application for the Class of 2021. Adam O’Dell can provide your fee waiver code.

GMAT/GRE Waivers Available

Often prospective students applying to the EMBA for Strategic Leadership program qualify for a GMAT/GRE testing waiver, depending on their professional work experience.  To see if you qualify for a waiver, contact Adam O’Dell.

COVID-19 Information & Support

The COVID-19 Information & Support web page provides university-level updates on responses to the coronavirus. We will provide updates to prospective applicants and students as our office receives them.

We encourage you to continue practicing social distancing and avoiding large gatherings to stop the spread of the coronavirus.  Our team is dedicated to ensuring all virtual alternatives presented are informative and interactive. Our goal continues to be connecting you with members of the UT and Haslam community as well as providing you with the opportunities to engage and get excited about joining the EMBA for Strategic Leadership program in January 2021.  As we receive updates, we will share those with you. Be safe, and we look forward to connecting with you soon.

Go Vols!