Executive MBA in Healthcare
A rigorous, executive-level program, the EMBA in Healthcare is offered in a flexible, cohort-based format designed in the following structure:
- 19-month duration
- 45 credits
- cohort model in which students progress together through a sequential pattern of courses
- one weekend of on-campus classes per month (Friday-Saturday)
- blended format of in-class and distance learning
- world-class faculty
- practicum projects that tackle real challenges or problems in students’ own organizations
What to Expect
A traditional MBA curriculum customized for healthcare professionals, courses meet monthly, and some material is delivered online or via guided study. The schedule is set a year in advance so you can plan ahead to meet professional, personal and academic demands. The cohort selects electives, and options include:
- Leading Evidence-Based Organizational Change
- Health Care Law
- Entrepreneurship Start-Up Essentials
Students form a small and elite cohort that is together for the length of the program, enabling you to network with classmates who share common interests and careers. The cohort represents a wide range of health-related backgrounds and specialties, including numerous hospital systems and insurance, medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
Our team of administrators and program managers takes care of the details so you can focus on academics. Program managers coordinate your course schedule, books, meals and other activities. We also provide technology and infrastructure support inside and outside of the classroom.
Practicum Research Project
The EMBA Healthcare program culminates in a practicum project for which you’ll prepare a major research project on a topic of your choice to demonstrate the knowledge, tools and skills you’ve acquired throughout the program. At the end of the program, you will present your findings and recommendations to a panel of faculty and healthcare leaders.
We make admissions decisions typically within three weeks of receiving a complete application package and conducting an interview. Your application either will be accepted, rejected or wait-listed. If wait-listed, an admissions decision may not be made until a month before classes begin. At that time, those with the strongest credentials are admitted.