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Take Your Career to the Next Level: Getting the Most from an Executive MBA

develop next level career by getting the most from an executive mba

How do you make the jump to a Director, VP, or a C-Suite role? How do you know you’re making a good investment in an executive degree? When you want to level up on your career trajectory, you’re always looking for options, with the looming question often being: What is my next move?

Bring your biggest questions and concerns about starting an Executive MBA program to a panel of experts, including a recent Executive MBA alum and administrators from the University of Tennessee Knoxville Haslam College of Business.

Join us to learn:

  • Is an executive degree the next step in your career advancement?
  • When should you look at programs that are in-person versus online?
  • How much time away from work and family should I really expect to spend?
  • What is the ROI of an Executive MBA?
  • What does an executive degree allow you to contribute to your organization?

Amy Cathey is Executive Director of Business Development for the Graduate and Executive Education Programs in the Haslam College of Business. In addition, as a senior lecturer, she teaches marketing in the Executive MBA Program for Strategic Leadership, the Executive MBA Program for Healthcare Leadership, and the Physician Executive MBA program.

Kyle D. Hooker serves as Executive Chairman and co-owner of Tibbetts Lumber Co. and Cox Lumber Ltd. headquartered out of St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2006, Kyle’s family sold the business (Cox Lumber Co.) to a subsidiary of The Home Depot and in 2009 Kyle helped spearhead the effort to have the family’s 5-year non-compete agreement waived and co-founded a new lumber company (Tibbetts Lumber Co. LLC).  Kyle’s primary responsibilities include serving as executive chairman of Cox Lumber Ltd. and Tibbetts Lumber Co. (the Family’s two lumber businesses in the Cayman Islands and Florida respectively), chairman of Village Square Ltd. (the family’s grocery and real estate entity), co-manager of the Tibbetts Family real estate holding company, and serves on the board of the Tibbetts Family Office.

Jonathan Harvey serves as the Executive Director for Leadership and Strategy, Graduate and Executive Education, at the Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Jonathan has responsibility for leading the content and focus for both degree and non-degree programs within GEE in the areas of Leadership and Strategy. In addition, Jonathan manages relationships with external partners to build and support development for individuals and organizations grounded in best practice, evidence and impact.

About the Author

The Haslam College of Business has been ranked in the top 5 among U.S. public institutions for customized executive education and in the top 7 among U.S. public institutions for its Executive MBA programs . This is because UT’s graduate and executive education programs aren’t typical. Our programs work for you – and your organization – to drive change before you graduate, which is why we’re ranked number 1 worldwide for program relevance. We work with professionals and executives to find improvements for their management area, identify a project that will impact the bottom line, and develop the leadership skills to execute both. Our assignments mirror the real world, run in real time and impact immediately. Contact the UT Haslam Team about how a we will help you develop a comprehensive strategic lens, build a global business perspective, and learn leadership skills for a lifetime.