As a healthcare executive, your role is pivotal yet fraught with demands that can strain even the most seasoned leader. The stakes are immense and the rewards profound, but the path is complex. Bridging the gap between medical and business acumen requires the integration of leadership skills, financial acumen, and strategic thinking. By enhancing these skills, you not only position yourself to address the challenges of today but also pave the way to advance your career as a healthcare executive. You will be prepared to innovate business models, improve your strategic decision making, boost team performance, and manage multiple stakeholders. In essence, you empower yourself to lead the healthcare evolution with vision, agility, and a focus on patient-centric excellence.
This empowerment is critical, as the challenges healthcare faces today are significant, requiring an evolved skill set. Increased costs, outdated technology, high staff turnover, and operational gaps are some of the challenges that healthcare executives need to overcome. Revamping business operations directly impacts the effectiveness of providing healthcare and keeps the focus fixed on the ultimate beneficiary: the patient.
Designed by Emory Healthcare leaders in conjunction with Goizueta Business School faculty and Emory Executive Education, the Healthcare Leadership Program for Executives is tailored to the challenges faced by leaders like you by equipping you with the business skills for succeeding in the evolving healthcare landscape. Over 9 to 12 months, you will leverage the school's vast healthcare network to transform your approach toward challenges and elevate your leadership.
Through application-based learning, a diverse cohort of like-minded executives, and guidance by experts at the forefront of healthcare, you will emerge as a visionary leader. Empowered with refined business acumen, you will be uniquely positioned to drive efficiency, enhance patient care, and lead your organization with agility and purpose in an era of unprecedented change.
Whether you’re a business or operations leader in a healthcare-focused company, a physician or nurse leader at the forefront of patient care, or a founder or board member in a biotech organization, the program will open avenues for skill development and networking for you.
This program is ideal for you if you are a:
Clinical executive looking to combine medical expertise with strategy and business skills
Nonclinical healthcare executive in allied industries, including pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare insurance, and digital healthcare, seeking to enrich your healthcare perspectives and leadership abilities
Hospital administrator responsible for leading care delivery and associated functions of healthcare management
C-suite or board member looking to enhance your knowledge of evolving healthcare settings
Learn healthcare leadership skills from the leaders in healthcare management. Emory University brings together in one academic institution two key strengths— world-renowned business education and unparalleled leadership in healthcare, including clinical care, medical education, and pacesetting research. The Goizueta Business School offers a unique, community-oriented environment paired with the academic prestige and rigor of a major research institution while Emory Executive Education brings the Business School’s thought leadership to high-achieving executives from around the globe seeking to advance their impact.
Emory Healthcare is the most extensive healthcare system in Georgia, comprising 11 hospitals, the Emory Clinic, and more than 250 provider locations. The Emory Healthcare Network, established in 2011, is the largest clinically integrated network in Georgia, with more than 2,800 physicians concentrating on 70 different subspecialties. As an integrated academic healthcare system, Emory Healthcare is committed to providing the best care for patients, educating health professionals and leaders of the future, pursuing groundbreaking research, and serving the community.
This program will help you:
Instill a shared vision that aligns the unique needs of healthcare management with strategic business goals
Investigate critical social determinants and leverage your role and organization to impact change
Apply innovative approaches to achieve key financial and productivity objectives while improving quality and safety for patients and stakeholders across your enterprise
Accelerate growth by streamlining processes using efficient performance measures and data and analytics while mitigating workforce challenges
Hone the ability to manage and drive alignment across roles and departments with varied interests
Establish vital connections with the academic and medical communities, community partners, and government organizations
Kick-start your program journey with 18 weeks of in-depth core sessions exploring healthcare leadership, turning strategy into action, and maximizing effective communication.
Access recorded sessions that provide the flexibility to learn at your own pace.
Learn from leading experts who are both thought leaders and experienced practitioners in their areas of discipline.
Experience live online sessions with the cohort success coach and faculty as well as periodic guest lectures from industry leaders.
Gain new perspectives from networking with high-achieving healthcare executives from different industries and building lifelong connections.
Customize your learning journey with a choice of two topical electives to gain relevant skills specific to your career goals in a healthcare setting.
Apply program insights to a capstone project to refine your skills by developing a business plan and drive immediate on-the-job impact.
Craft your learning journey in line with your career goals with a success coach assigned to your cohort.
Participants in Emory programs represent a range of sectors, backgrounds, and experiences with eight out of ten participants bringing more than 15 years of experience. Each of them bring a unique perspective on how they are dealing with challenges in healthcare. This provides for vibrant discussions in a cohort, inculcating best practices from others and sharing your own.
The curriculum offers a comprehensive approach to healthcare leadership and strategy, structured in three distinct phases. This holistic approach ensures that you are well prepared to lead effectively, adapt to change, manage diverse teams, and contribute to your own success as well as your organization’s.
*Participants may attend future in-person events at an additional cost.
As part of your capstone project, you will identify a challenge faced by you or your organization. As you proceed through the program, continually reflect on how the strategies and tools you have learned can apply to formulating a solution. The capstone will be a presentation describing the problem, the solution you have devised, and the strategies and tools from the program that were most helpful. As you engage with the project, you will simultaneously help integrate what you've learned in the program into your day-to-day life and make a meaningful difference to your organization.
The program is designed and taught by renowned Emory faculty and healthcare leaders who have a deep understanding of the business of healthcare. The faculty members bring to the curriculum cutting-edge scholarship, extensive experience in the healthcare industry, and insights into the skill set needed for success in the healthcare sector.
Faculty Co-Director; Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management, Emory Goizueta Business School; Faculty Director, Woodruff Leadership Academy, Emory Woodruff Health Sciences Center
Faculty Co-Director; Chief Executive Officer, Emory Johns Creek Hospital; Adjunct Instructor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
Chief Financial Officer, Emory Healthcare
President and Chief Executive Officer of Regenstrief Institute
Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Emory Healthcare
Associate Professor of Organization & Management
Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management
Associate Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management
Professor in the Practice of Finance
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Accounting
Associate Vice President, Strategic Planning, Woodruff Health Sciences Center; Vice President, Strategic Planning, Emory Healthcare
VP for Global Health; Director, Emory Global Health Institute
Associate Dean for Community, Engagement, Equity, and Inclusion/Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer; Professor and Vice-Chair of Faculty Equity, Engagement, and Empowerment, Department of Emergency Medicine
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Emory Healthcare, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University
Co-Chief Well-being Officer, Office of Well-Being; Vice President of Practice and Innovation, Emory Healthcare; Adjunct Associate Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Co-Chief Well-Being Officer, Office of Well-Being; Professor of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine; Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Affairs, Department of Urology
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate from Emory Executive Education. The certificate will be a recognition of your achievement in the Healthcare Leadership Program for Executives.
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Flexible payment options are available.