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University of Miami
The University of Miami School of Business Administration is located in one of the most dynamic health care settings in the nation. Miami-Dade County has the second largest medical complex in the United States and the South Florida health care industry is among the largest employment sectors in a predominantly service-oriented business community. This health-care environment puts South Florida in the forefront of the health care industry nationally. The Executive MBA Program in Health Sector Management and Policy Program offered at the University of Miami School of Business Administration provides business professionals and clinicians a curriculum focused on the complex interactive nature of the health care industry, ensuring a fascinating and challenging laboratory for research, teaching and learning opportunities. Classroom learning is directly applied to a workplace environment. Classes are offered once per month over a three day weekend enabling students to continue in their profession.
The curriculum is offered in a lock-step format with students entering the program in January. Classes meet over a three day weekend, once per month, over a total of 23 months. Courses include: Accounting for Decision Making and Control; Essentials of Economic Theory; Corporate Finance; Operations Management; Statistics; Marketing; Operations Research Models in Management; Management Information Systems; Essentials of Health Care Administration; Strategic Management; Behavioral and Organizational Systems; Human Resource Management; Legal Aspects of Health Administration; Issues in Health Care Administration; Operations Research Models in Management; Health Care Organization, Economics and Ethics; and Public Health Organization and Administration. The general business-oriented courses have a strong health care application associated with them and a number of courses involve programs that offer interaction with the health care community.
Admission Procedures And Requirements
Admission is competitive. A portfolio which includes professional experience of the candidates will be evaluated. A minimum of six years of managerial or clinical experience is required, depending on the level of position attained. An undergraduate degree in business is not necessary for admission. A GMAT may be required depending upon the qualifications of the individual. Address inquiries to program director or the University of Miami School of Business Administration Graduate Business Admissions, 305-284-2510.
How to Apply
Opportunities For Financing Education
The University will work with students to establish either need-based or non-need based loan programs as needed.
Opportunities After Graduation
Students enter the program with a certain level of professional experience, either managerial or clinical. Upon graduation, they quickly move into leadership positions. These positions include medical directors, chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief nursing officers, consultants and entrepreneurs. Settings include the broad spectrum of the health care industry including hospitals, physician group practices, pharmaceutical firms, insurance and HMO firms, long-term care and consulting firms.
Fifteen full-time professors serve as the core faculty of the Executive MBA in Health Sector Management and Policy Program. Our world-renowned faculty reflect the broad disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of the program. The program also draws executives from the regional health care sector in South Florida to provide guest lectures and to serve on panels.