Albers School of Business and Economics
Executive Education

Health Leadership Executive MBA

  • Join us on the leading edge of health care.

    At Seattle University, we feel a sense of urgency to help ensure that changes in the health care industry lead to real and sustainable gains in access, affordability and outcomes over the next decade and beyond. If you share this sense of urgency, this program is for you.

    The Health Leadership Executive MBA empowers mid- to senior-level professionals and clinicians to successfully lead organizations through results-driven change. It builds on the curriculum of our nationally ranked Leadership Executive MBA program, with 27 credits dedicated to, or customizable for, health care content and health-sector issues.

    In this 20-month program, you'll gain new insight into the policy, delivery and ethical implications of industry change and how you, as a skilled leader, can actively influence them for good.

    The compressed schedule allows participants to graduate in six academic quarters, with classes that meet once a month in two- to three-day modules. Meeting days are typically Thursday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    What makes us unique

    Launched in 2011, the Health Leadership Executive MBA is the only program of its kind in the nation. It combines a rigorous focus on leadership, advanced health industry business skills, and engagement in social justice issues related to community and global health.

    What you'll gain

    • A deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader. Participants spend the first two quarters in the Executive Leadership Program. The perspective and skills you develop are invaluable to your career and your organization in leading through times of rapid change. Learn more
    • A strong knowledge of best business practices. The next three quarters sharpen your business acumen through a leadership lens, including lean processes, quality improvement, specialized economics, policy, marketing and information systems.
    • The opportunity to put your advanced leadership and business skills into practice. In the final quarter, you'll synthesize all you've learned in a project of your choice. By putting your passion into practice as a leader, you make lasting contributions to the issues you care about most.
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  • Nationally Acclaimed

    One of U.S. News and World Report's 2016 Top 25 EMBA programs (#18 in the nation and # 1 in the Northwest).

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  • The biggest changes in my professional life can all be linked to the HLEMBA program. The program gave me the confidence and knowledge to be an effective leader in healthcare. It builds strong business acumen and places you on the path to understanding, wisdom and true personal growth.

    Aaron Posey, ’13 HLEMBA Physician Relations Manager, Virginia Mason Medical Center