Mixing Business with Health

New Health Leadership Executive MBA degree will teach business management within healthcare industry
By Penny Koch-Patterson

Seattle University is responding to the growing demand for jobs in healthcare, by launching a new degree program. The Albers School of Business and Economics will start the Health Leadership Executive MBA program this fall.  Tailored towards mid-to senior-level managers and clinicians in the health sector, the program will offer a unique education, balancing business management and leadership within the health sector. 

The Health Leadership-EMBA (HLEMBA) will build upon the curriculum of Albers' nationally-recognized Leadership-EMBA (LEMBA) which is ranked in the top 25 executive MBA programs nationally by U.S. News and World Report. 

The 21-month, cohort-based program will offer courses on executive leadership including effective teamwork, ethical decision-making and corporate social responsibility. Courses focused on business education for the health industry will include lean processes, specialized accounting, economics and marketing. The final quarter emphasizes individual projects that will challenge participants to explore and elevate their positions of social responsibility in both their professional and personal lives. 

"The leadership curriculum coupled with an executive MBA curriculum specialized for the shifting health industry distinguishes our program regionally, nationally and globally," said Joseph Phillips, dean of Albers School of Business and Economics. "The Health Leadership-EMBA program also reflects Albers' commitment to the development of ethical, competent leaders who are dedicated to creating successful enterprises and are concerned with the common good.” 

Applications are currently being accepted for fall enrollment. For additional information, please visit http://www.seattleu.edu/albers/executiveeducation/HLEMBA/ 

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