Beginning in August 2012, Baylor's Hankamer School of Business is launching a specialization in healthcare administration within the existing Executive MBA program in Dallas. Baylor already has EMBA programs in Dallas and Austin, and the new offering will become another important option for business executives in Texas.
Offered through the distinctive Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership, the EMBA Healthcare Program combines rigor and relevance to equip industry professionals for the challenges ahead.
Dr. Gary Carini, associate dean of graduate business programs at Hankamer, says that healthcare administration is a rapidly changing field, and there is a growing need for leaders who can effectively manage complex medical systems. "We are seeing a wide diversity in the applicant pool with interest from nurses and doctors and healthcare marketing, finance, and insurance executives," he said.
The 21-month program, aimed at mid-career professionals who want to advance their careers, consists of 50 credit hours, with 36 hours of core MBA courses and 14 hours of healthcare-specific courses. One of the hallmarks of Baylor's EMBA program is small class size (capped at 36 students) to foster a collaborative and participatory environment.