Hi I wanted to ask you guys for advice regarding EMBA programs in the USA. I'm a medical doctor and have been in practice for over 15 years and enjoy my profession. However, I am getting older and would like to be more involved in the leadership and administrative aspects of healthcare, perhaps CMO, CFO or higher in the future. I can make time to attend a local (near Redlands, CA - which is in southern California) or online program anywhere in USA. I don't want to spend a lot of money for this degree, if possible. And it would be nice if the program was reputable and had some healthcare related focus or classes. Would like to know what are your recommendations for programs?
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Boston University comes to mind as a affordable online MBA with a strong healthcare and life sciences reputation. UC Riverside's Professional MBA is so close to you. Neither of these will go very deeply into healthcare.
If you can spare 25 days away over a year, take a look at https://mhcds.dartmouth.edu/
Duncan thanks for the prompt reply. Would you say that the MHCDS at Dartmouth degree is as well known as an MBA degree? You wouldn't happen to know the cost of Dartmouth program?
I'm also going to look into the Boston Univ program. Any other programs or words of advice would be greatly appreciated. cheers!
Dartmouth's medical and business schools are famous but, indeed, that degree is less well known than an MBA. I think it's around $85,000.
Focus on your goals. Look at people in the roles you are interested in and see what qualifications they have.
You might find this useful, just to get a general idea: https://findmbaonline.com/schools/usa/specialization/healthcare-pharma-biotech
Focusing on goals, I looked up some of the CEOs of medical centers around the USA and their qualifications are all over the board. Few have an MBA (and usually from places I've never heard of). Some have MD, PhD degree. Others no graduate degree at all. The common thread is that they all have leadership / admin experience -- such as Director, executive VP, COO, etc. and have either worked up the ladder or have applied for jobs and jumped around until they reached their ultimate goal position. I'm at a loss. Am I missing something?
Duncan, Cal Baptist has a 12-month or 18 mo MBA program with a health care emphasis. It's totally affordable ($32K) and within 20 min of where I live. I know this school is not well known or renowned, but does it need to be in my situation? Any further advice?
I don't think it makes sense to pay one-third more than Boston University for an MBA from a school that doesn't even have AACSB accreditation. I really doubt that you need to know more about *healthcare*. Probably you need to know about general management: innovation, making a business more valuable, ethics, sustainability, market growth etc, If that's the case, then BU is the right choice.
On the other hand, maybe you need a more structured foundation in the essentials of each business function: accounting, finance, marketing, people, operations, and strategy etc. If that's the case then UIUC is a better choice.
If you have 32k, try the ALM in management at Harvard. That gives you more flexibility and unlimited bragging rights.
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