Albers School of Business and Economics
Health Leadership Executive MBA

Health Leadership Executive MBA

  • Why You? Why Now?

    The Health industry is poised to grow at a rate that outpaces other industries over the next 10-20 years. The policies, delivery and ethical implications are greater in health care than in other industries. Whether you are in health sciences (basic and applied research), health care and delivery, affiliated industries (biotech, pharmaceutical, hospital/health equipment) or someone who is interested in being part of this booming industry, the Health Leadership EMBA (HLEMBA) will prepare you for success. 

    About HLEMBA

    The Health Leadership EMBA builds upon the curriculum of Albers' nationally-ranked Leadership EMBA. The program provides mid- to senior-level professionals and clinicians across the health industry an opportunity to earn a master's degree emphasizing leadership formation for business and impact within the health sector.

    The Health Leadership Executive MBA broadens leaders' perspectives through multi-disciplinary and multi-industry exposure, as well as from coursework, reflection, rigorous application, and dedicated one-on-one executive coaching. Participants leverage faculty expertise and the mindshare of their classmates in a cohort-based classroom setting, and the resulting impact is immediate, profound, and sustainable.

    The 20-month includes coursework focusing on executive leadership (e.g. effective teamwork, ethical decision-making, corporate social responsibility) and business education for the health industry (including, lean processes, specialized accounting, economic policy and marketing). The final quarter involves curriculum and individual projects that challenge participants to explore and elevate their positions of leadership social responsibility, impact and significance in both their professional and personal lives.

    Classes meet once a month in compact, 2- to 3-day modules (typically Thursday-Saturday) allowing students to continue their careers and offering the participants the opportunity to immediately apply new learning in their workplace situations.

    The HLEMBA program is designed for mid- to senior-level individuals in the industry looking to make a significant leadership impact. Clinical professionals transitioning to leadership roles are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience; seven (7) of which in management i.e. people, projects, budget, etc.

    Advisory Board

    Learn more about the Center for Leadership Formation's Health Leadership EMBA Advisory Board.