Michael Stahl, PhD, is the William Stokely Distinguished Professor of Business and the director of the UT Physician Executive MBA (PEMBA) program, a unique and highly successful one-year-long executive-level MBA program for physicians. The program’s blended delivery mode consists of four week-long residency periods on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus and weekly three-hour distance-learning sessions. The PEMBA curriculum features a holistic view of business disciplines, student assignments, and projects applied directly to a learner’s organization, student peer learning, and leadership development.
In the OIT Faculty Spotlight video, Stahl shares his insights about the PEMBA blended program: what a typical distance-learning week looks like; how student engagement is facilitated in live online sessions, what kind of support students receive to be successful learners, instructional strategies for peer learning, and the benefits of a blended program.
Whether you are an administrator or an instructor thinking about trying out a blended-course delivery mode, Stahl has a wealth of useful information for you. Watch video.