Haslam’s Healthcare EMBA Programs Largest Among Public Institutions in National Ranking

November 13, 2020

Modern Healthcare’s just-released annual ranking of healthcare MBA programs by size places two executive MBA programs in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, at the top of the rankings. The Physician Executive MBA program (PEMBA) and Executive MBA for Healthcare Leadership (EMBA-HL) took the No. 1 spot among public institutions and ranked No. 3 overall for 2020.

The programs are in elite company nationally, as Duke and Yale are ranked Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, while Dartmouth comes in at No. 4. Only Haslam, among all the schools in the ranking, offers customization in the healthcare arena with its PEMBA, for physicians only, and EMBA-HL programs.

“I believe we achieved this ranking because so many healthcare professionals, including doctors, are impressed by our healthcare team’s dedication to helping them expand their professional skillset,” Bruce Behn, Haslam’s associate dean for graduate and executive education, said. “We provide healthcare leaders with a full-service learning experience that allows them to continue the important daily work of their organizations. In fact, supporting our students’ needs – with utmost attention to detail – is a defining characteristic of all our graduate and executive education programs. It truly sets us apart.”

Targeted to healthcare industry executives, Modern Healthcare is the industry’s only weekly business news source. The Modern Healthcare MBA ranking, long-standing and respected in the industry, is based on the class size of each participating university or college. 

About the Haslam College of Business Graduate and Executive Education Programs

At the master’s level, Haslam offers the following programs: the Haslam (full-time) MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA (Global Supply Chain, Healthcare Leadership, Strategic Leadership), Aerospace & Defense MBA, Physician Executive MBA, Master of Accountancy, Master of Management and Human Resources, Master of Business Analytics, Master of Statistics, Master of Supply Chain Management Tri-Continent, and Master of Supply Chain Management Online. PhD program areas include: Accounting, Business Analytics & Statistics, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Organizations and Supply Chain Management.

These programs address real-world challenges through an interdisciplinary approach where students develop new analytical and leadership skills. Its faculty are industry thought leaders, seasoned practitioners and accomplished researchers who ensure the learning experience applies directly to each participant’s current or future job.

Learn more about Haslam’s graduate and executive education programs.  


Scott McNutt, business writer/publicist, rmcnutt4@utk.edu