At the Zicklin School of Business, we have an unparalleled record of success in delivering the skills and knowledge that position both practicing and aspiring healthcare professionals to excel in this challenging and vital field.
Designed to Deliver
- Earn a solid foundation of business fundamentals that can apply to any industry
- Become a leader who makes strategic data driven decisions
- Deepen your understanding of healthcare policy and management in order to improve best practices
- Develop skills to create and implement new models of care
- Learn how to optimize healthcare delivery
EMBA HCA 49 Cohort Profile
The cohort model means you progress through the program with the same group of classmates. The cohort becomes the core of your network, affording many opportunities for career advancement. Students usually develop strong personal and professional bonds with their classmates that are sustained throughout life.
|Incoming Class of 2018 Demographics|
|Late 20s – 40s|
|Avg. Years of Work Experience||10 years|
|Percent working in the HC Field||93%|
|Functions Represented||Clinical 29%|
|General Management 29%|
|Finance/ Accounting 14%|
79% of incoming students graduated with a liberal arts degree
The Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration program has an average graduation rate of 94% over the past three years.
The following academic calendars are for Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration students.
- Managerial Statistics (3 credits)
- Strategy and Competitive Advantage (3 credits)
- Global Perspectives in Healthcare Management (1.5 credits)
- Financial Accounting (3 credits)
- Managing People and Organizations (3 credits)
- Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness (3 credits)
- Societal and Governmental Environment of Business (3 credits)
- Healthcare Informatics and Quality (3 credits)
- Managing Business Operations (3 credits)
- Population Health Assessment (1.5 credits)
- Healthcare Economics (3 credits)
- Corporate Finance (3 credits)
- Marketing Management (3 credits )
- Managerial Accounting and Applications in Healthcare (3 credits)
- Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 credits)
- Emerging Issues in the Healthcare Industry (3 credits)
- Healthcare Ventures (3 credits)
- International Study Tour (1.5 credits)
NOTE: The program reserves the right to make changes in curriculum and sequencing as needed.
A key highlight of the EMBA HCA curriculum is an international study tour that occurs at the end of the program. You will travel with a faculty member to an international location for 8-10 days to experience a first-hand view of the challenges faced by managers and executives in different healthcare systems. The trip is designed to be an illuminating experience that enhances students’ international business perspective and gives them a greater understanding of the impact of our rapidly globalizing world.
The Emerging Issues in Healthcare course, taken in the final year of the program, brings C-suite executives to the classroom to discuss impending challenges in healthcare and their institutions. Following their lecture, the speakers dine with a small group of program participants, providing a unique opportunity for personal interaction with major executives in the healthcare industry. You will get to have dinner two or three times during the semester with the executives of your choice.
This capstone experience in the final trimester of the Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration program requires you to develop a comprehensive business plan for a healthcare business venture. The project challenges you to work cohesively to cultivate an original idea, using all the business and healthcare knowledge presented throughout the program. At the culmination of the project, you will pitch your idea to stakeholders in the healthcare community, including CEOs, CFOs, VPs, and other executives.
The Program has established a series of benchmarks for our students upon completion. Our goal is that majority of our graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of the evaluators from outside the Program with respect to the following eight competencies.
Teamwork and Leadership
Students will develop skills that permit them to function effectively in teams and be given opportunities to experience, understand, and develop their competencies as leaders.
Students will be effective oral and written communicators as leadership and teamwork in business is dependent on developing shared meaning and commitment to action fostered through communication.
Information and Technology Literacy
Students will develop effective information literacy skills and understand how information technology is used to support organizational decision-making.
Students will be sensitive to ethical issues in business, understand the importance of behavior and their responsibilities as business people to uphold ethical principles in their dealings.
Students will effectively use quantitative techniques to describe and analyze business phenomena and help develop solutions to business problems.
Students will effectively use economic, accounting and financial concepts to assess markets, to manage revenues and costs, and to oversee budgets in healthcare organizations.
Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment
Students will know the health insurance system in the US, its major payers and its myriad incentives so as best adapt business skills to the efficient provision of healthcare services to diverse populations and their multiple needs.
Students will have the opportunity to develop a specialized intellectual competence in at least one business discipline to support post degree employment aims.