Tailored specifically for your needs, Auburn’s Physicians Executive MBA (PEMBA) Program affords physicians the opportunity to earn a fully-accredited MBA degree with minimal interference with your professional demands.
On Campus Residencies
Students visit Auburn’s campus five times during the 21-month program. During these short residencies (Wednesday or Thursday through Sunday noon), the bulk of one course is delivered in a face-to-face, classroom/workshop setting. Read more….
Distance Learning Technologies
Auburn has a distinguished history in distance education and the use of innovative technologies allows the physician to learn from lectures, cases, and computer simulations. Prior to starting the program, students will be given access to our foundation leveling materials covering business basics such as accounting, economics, statistics, marketing and finance. The business foundations material, self-taught and self-tested, provides a basic level of background knowledge to help students move into the degree program.
The distance component of the curriculum is delivered through the University's online student learning platform CANVAS. Using CANVAS, students can view their lectures, work with team members on group assignments, hold discussions with their professors and classmates, submit homework and download course materials.
Our PEMBA program includes two study trips built into the curriculum to enrich students’ perspectives on future alternatives for healthcare delivery and practice. Physicians earn at least 20 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for each trip at no additional cost.
First, the Comparative Healthcare Systems class spends a week at an international destination (in the past we’ve traveled to London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, Edinburgh and Sydney) for in-depth exposure to a healthcare system different from that of the U.S. By interacting with healthcare providers and policymakers in other countries, our students can better compare and contrast the U.S. healthcare system with that of other countries.
The trip includes lectures, hospital visits and cultural tours that provide students the opportunity to interact with practicing physicians, healthcare executives and government leaders and learn how another country cares for its citizens.
The airfare (from Atlanta), lodging and some meals are covered as part of your tuition.
Click here to view an International Comparative Healthcare Systems trip itinerary.
PEMBA students also spend a week in Washington, D.C., interacting with U.S. policymakers to learn about and debate the future of the U.S. healthcare system. Arranged in partnership with the Southern Medical Association, the Emerging Policy Issues in Healthcare course is a combination of lectures and interactive discussions. Students have the opportunity to go to the heart of policymaking and hear from those actively involved in charting the future of U.S. healthcare. This exchange of information relative to current and emerging medico-legal aspects of healthcare allows participants to take the lessons learned back to his/her own community for education and the healthcare improvement.
Airfare, lodging and some meals are covered as a part of your tuition.
Click here to view an itinerary of the Emerging Policy Issues in Healthcare trip to Washington, D.C.