Heller Executive MBA for Physicians

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Heller Executive MBA for Physicians

Heller Executive MBA for Physicians

The next cohort starts January 2018. Application deadline October 1, 2017.

Improving clinical outcomes and financial results

The Heller School’s Executive MBA (EMBA) for Physicians is focused on improving both clinical outcomes and financial results in healthcare organizations by training physician-leaders in the new science of medical management. Designed for practicing physicians who are – or seek to be – in positions of management or leadership, the EMBA for Physicians is an accelerated 16-month program and a curriculum that integrates the student's medical expertise with new knowledge in critical areas ranging from health policy and economics to operational systems management, high performance leadership, and healthcare innovation.

Why do physicians need an MBA?

Today’s highly complex healthcare landscape is rife with medical reforms and regulations that challenge established management assumptions and behaviors. At the same time, healthcare "value" demands high quality, patient-centered care and dramatically decreased costs. Leaders must have advanced expertise in both clinical care and business management in order to ensure optimal medical outcomes and robust financial performance.

Unfortunately, neither medical nor business schools teach this essential combination of medicine and management required to lead the 21st-century healthcare institution or practice. The Heller School’s Executive MBA for Physicians enables MDs, DOs, and DMDs to glean global best practices, master management strategies and link management science with clinical operations to improve patient care, financial performance and staff productivity.

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Why Should a Physician Get an Executive MBA?

Why Should a Physician Get an Executive MBA?

An interview with EMBA executive director Jon Chilingerian on the Executive MBA for Physicians Blog.


From the Executive Director

Jon Chilingerian, Executive Education Program Director The current environment demands that physician leaders develop a balance of policy and management skills in order to be effective. We invite you to build knowledge and skills that will improve the performance of your teams and organization and increase your personal and professional satisfaction and impact.

After spending time with us, you will have greater comfort and success at taking on leadership roles, leading and managing interdisciplinary teams, and advocating for the physician's perspective in your organizations and communities.

We invite you to participate in one of our programs, or to work with us to develop a program tailored specifically to your organization's performance goals. 

Please contact us for more information. We look forward to working with you.

Kind regards,

Jon Chilingerian, PhD

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