University of Tennessee

Tuition & Financial Aid

The program fee for the Executive MBA – Strategic Leadership is $76,000 (U.S.).

The program fee includes:

  • All university tuition and fees
  • Books and materials, including course-specific software
  • Technical support for all software
  • Local transportation to and from classes and special events during residence periods
  • Breakfasts, lunches and most dinners

The program fee does not include:

  • Laptop computer (if needed, you can purchase a laptop at a discount through the UT Computer Store or Contact Us for assistance)
  • Airfare to and from residence periods
  • Lodging during residence periods

Payment schedule:

  • Fees will be billed as follows:
  • Program deposit: $2,000 (paid to confirm attendance)
  • Spring semester 2022: $27,000 ($2,000 program deposit will be applied, leaving a balance of $25,000)
  • Summer semester 2022: $24,500
  • Fall semester 2022: $24,500

Tuition may also be paid in a lump sump at the start of the first semester. Contact us about accommodations for company billing requirements or yearly educational tuition reimbursement caps.

Financial Aid

Loans & Scholarships

Fellowships/assistantships are not available for this program, but you may qualify for federal financial aid. Learn about federal student loans and other need-based financial aid for graduate students at One Stop Express Student Services.

The federal government also offers a loan forgiveness program for graduates of the program who work in the nonprofit/public sector.

Please contact us for more information about funding options.

Employer Sponsorship

Many applicants’ employers provide full or partial financial assistance, as the Executive MBA – Strategic Leadership assignments relate directly to work and improve employee performance and retention. More on sponsorship negotiations.

Military Service Programs

Details and eligibility guidelines for the Post-9/11 benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program, can be found through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Applicants can also contact UT’s Office of Veterans Affairs: or 865-974-1500.

Special Programs

Employees of the University of Tennessee or a Tennessee Board of Regents Institution are eligible for fee waivers.

Many out-of-state candidates in the Southeast region can obtain in-state tuition rates through Academic Common Market. Students using Post-911 GI Benefits are particularly likely to benefit.

Please contact us at any time if you have questions regarding financial assistance