University of Tennessee

Executive MBA for Global Supply Chain Caters to Busy Working Professionals

July 9, 2020

Noodle Partners is now supporting the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business’s top-ranked Executive MBA for Global Supply Chain (EMBA-GSC) program designed for senior-level business leaders. The program provides an immediate ROI to candidates and their organizations and corporate sponsors through an emphasis on real-time knowledge applications.

The EMBA-GSC allows busy executives to continue working and immediately apply their knowledge – while taking only 30 days out of the office to complete the degree. The program includes two residence periods at UT and two at international supply chain hubs in Europe and Asia. (The residence periods may change depending on circumstances with the novel coronavirus outbreak.)

Companies may sponsor their employees to participate in the program, which includes individualized Organizational Action Projects (OAPs). OAPs are structured to solve a specific business problem, allowing students to apply what they learn as they progress through the degree, resulting in a strong ROI to candidates and their employers. The unique asynchronous distance learning sessions and residency program structure integrates relevant and applied learning that will impact students’ daily work functions.

“Our Executive MBA program offers students the unparalleled opportunity to learn from supply chain experts, while gaining hands-on experience at international supply chain hubs,” Stephen L. Mangum, dean of the college, says. “This is knowledge and experience that students can immediately apply in their business environments, delivered in a format designed for busy working professionals.”

The program takes 11 months to complete, with the curriculum framed by five industry-driven core competencies: global business acumen, transformational capabilities, integrated business planning, integrated value chain and supply chain’s role in business performance.

Noodle Partners will manage marketing, enrollment and technology support for the program. The endeavor follows the team’s success in launching an MS in Supply Chain Management – Online, which saw strong enrollment in its inaugural fall 2019 cohort.

The Executive MBA for Global Supply Chain at Haslam is ranked as the No. 1 most relevant EMBA worldwide (The Economist, 2018), and No. 1 globally for supply chain research (Transportation Journal, 2018). Haslam is the country’s foremost leader in global supply chain management education and home to the Global Supply Chain Institute, which serves as an international hub for research, talent development and supply chain thought leadership. Haslam’s supply chain management professors are industry leaders who have been asked to lend their supply chain expertise, senior experience and independent research to a variety of national publications examining COVID-19 disruptions to the global supply chain, from Bloomberg to IndustryWeek.

To learn more about the EMBA-GSC, visit the program website.


About the Haslam College of Business

The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, founded in 1914, consists of approximately 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Its seven departments, five centers and institutes, four forums and graduate and executive education programs reach across the for-profit, not-for-profit and governmental sectors of business with a heavy emphasis on practical research. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was founded in 1794 and was designated Tennessee’s land-grant institution in 1879.


About Noodle Partners

Founded by a team of education and technology veterans, Noodle Partners creates innovative online and hybrid programs while improving traditional classroom models. Noodle Partners has the capability to work with universities on every aspect of building a certificate or degree program that they choose — marketing, student recruitment, enrollment, curriculum design, student engagement, support services, graduate placement and alumni engagement — and provides a high level of fit and finish. For more information, visit or follow them on Twitter @Noodle_Partners or LinkedIn.


Scott McNutt, business writer/publicist,