The Harbert College of Business' Physicians Executive MBA program earned a No. 16 ranking from Modern Healthcare in its 13th annual survey of the nation’s top business graduate schools. Among the institutions ranked -- Auburn ranked No. 1 among MBA programs featuring stand-alone Physicians MBA programs.
Earlier this year, Modern Healthcare collected data from universities offering graduate degree programs for physician-executives. Participating institutions must be based in the U.S. and award MBAs or similar degrees that focus on physicians in order to qualify.
“We are again very proud that our Physicians Executive MBA program has been ranked among the best masters programs in health administration by Modern Healthcare,” said Harbert College Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs Stan Harris. “Unlike most of the other programs ranked by Modern Healthcare, our PEMBA program is offered only to physicians and uses a blended delivery model. To accommodate the busy lives of practicing physicians, our 21-month program requires only a short campus residency each semester with the bulk of the material delivered online. The program also exposes students to national and international perspectives by including study trips to Washington, D.C., and an international location. Finally, the price of the program is all-inclusive and covers books, lodging, and most meals. We try to take care of most of the details so our doctors can focus on their studies, their practices, and their non-work obligations.”
Auburn University has consistently been ranked among the nation's top MBA programs for physicians. Auburn's PEMBA program provides physicians with the proficiency to assume a leadership positions in healthcare or related industries.