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        Customizable Structure with Great Flexibility

        Auburn Physicians Executive MBA is inspiring physicians to manage the business of healthcare. As a skilled physician, you’re always ready for the next challenge. If you’re looking to take more control of your practice or assume a leadership position in healthcare, look at us. 

        The Physicians Executive MBA at the Harbert College of Business will reshape your career for new successes. You’ll gain skills in management, finance, and executive leadership that equip you to guide strategy and provide fresh leadership in your practice, clinic, hospital, or healthcare system. 

        The flexible structure blends online learning, on-campus residencies, and travel—creating a varied and engaging educational experience while still accommodating the demands of your life. In a series of short on-campus residencies, you’ll learn alongside fellow physicians in workshop sessions. You'll travel to D.C. to study healthcare policy and overseas to compare how other countries structure their healthcare systems. And from any location and any time of day, you can access our online learning platform that facilitates peer-to-peer and professor discussions.

        The Physicians Executive MBA Scope


        Blend of online, residency, and a domestic and global experience trip


        Completed MD or DO, Post-Residency


        21 months

        Apply for the Physicians Executive MBA

        Begin your application today to become a student of the nationally ranked Harbert College of Business.


        Why Choose a Physicians Executive MBA from the Harbert College of Business?

        National Recognition

        More than 20 years of experience delivering a superior executive business education for physicians
        Rank in "Top Executive MBA in Healthcare Programs" by Healthcare Management (2020)
        Rank  in "Top Health Management" programs in the U.S. by Eduniversal (2022)

        Professional Development

        Continuing Medical Education Credits

        Our Southern Medical Association (SMA) partnership allows you to earn AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  for participating in our two healthcare-focused residency trips. 

        Travel Experiences

        You will journey to Washington, D.C., to focus on healthcare policy and overseas for a comparative healthcare systems study.  

        Professional Career Resources

        As an executive student, you will gain membership to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).  

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        Program Overview

        Curriculum Model

        Review the PEMBA curriculum model and you’ll find that we provide a deeper dive into the subjects you’ll need to manage the business of healthcare.

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        Schedule a Consultation

        Schedule a discussion (by phone or in person) with our admissions director to discover if the Physicians Executive MBA program is a good fit for you and your professional goals.


        Meet the Team

        Our leadership team is here to assist you through the admissions and enrollment process. And we’ll be there to celebrate at the finish line as you jump start or accelerate your career.

        Meet the Team

        Tuition & Financial Aid

        PEMBA tuition includes almost everything—and the price is locked in. It encompasses instructional materials, housing during residencies, most meals while on campus, and lodging during the global experience trip, as well as cap and gown rental and graduation fees. You name it, it’s included.

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        Leading the Fight

        Auburn Physicians Executive in the Midst of COVID

        PEMBA speaker panel

        Strategy and communication in a pandemic

        Find out how health care delivery has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

        Strategy and Communication
        PEMBA students participate in presentation about COVID changes in business

        Handling the business of medicine in a pandemic

        See how our PEMBA students are using their experience to manage changes due to COVID-19.

        Business of Medicine
        Speaker presenting to Harbert students

        Managing health care delivery in pandemic times

        Hear what PEMBA alumni and physicians say about their roles in the fight against COVID-19.

        Health Care Delivery
        Dr. Philip Barie

        Pandemic tests physicians like never before

        Find out how lives on the front lines of health care delivery during COVID-19 have changed.

        Front Lines of COVID-19


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        Joe Collazo

        Joe Collazo

        Assistant Director, Graduate Executive Programs