The Nationally Endorsed Executive MBA for Osteopathic Physicians

For more than 25 years, Saint Joseph’s University has offered an exclusive industry-focused MBA program designed for working professionals in all areas of healthcare delivery. We now offer a healthcare-focused Executive MBA program, endorsed by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), that has been designed exclusively for members of the AOA. Our physician students learn to think strategically as healthcare policies and regulations, patient expectations, and compliance considerations continue to evolve. This unique environment enables students to bring applicable lessons immediately from the classroom to the workplace – enhancing ROI.

 

Accelerated, Industry-Focused Curriculum

This unique online Executive MBA model provides the practicing physician with an opportunity to complete an AACSB-accredited program that is compatible with the demands of a medical practice schedule. Our curriculum exposes students to a variety of relevant topics, addressing the successful business of healthcare delivery, strategic management and competitive intelligence for providers and their networks. In addition, all quantitative MBA courses in accounting, finance, analytics and forecasting use industry-specific examples, such as hospital/network financial statements and service-line data to illustrate their respective areas of business acumen.  

 

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit

As our partner institution, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine will sponsor all coursework for the appropriate AOA category of CME credit. PCOM’s fully staffed Office of Continuing Education will provide administrative support for the filing of credit for students enrolled in the program.

 

Program details at a glance:

Format

100% Online

Length

2 calendar years

Credits and courses

Students will earn their MBA degree by completing 16 to 20 accelerated, 2-credit courses (32-40 credits).

 

Cohort/Course schedule

Each course begins on the first day of the month and ends on the last day, totaling in 20 individual month-long courses with breaks around holidays and in-between semesters.

Class structure

Most coursework is done on your own time. Students attend weekly web conferences every Wednesday evening at 9 PM (EST), lasting 60-90 minutes. These sessions are archived for later reference.

Admissions requirements

  • Current membership with the American Osteopathic Association
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from a COCA-accredited college of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • CV or Resume demonstrating minimum of 4 years professional experience working in healthcare delivery
  • Official transcripts of all collegiate coursework
  • 1 letter of professional recommendation
  • No GMAT Required

Tuition & fees

*2,900 per 2-credit course (1,450 per credit)

 

Tuition includes all fees, textbooks & course materials, a laptop computer and peripherals.

 

*AOA Member Discount: Standard tuition for this program is $3,126 per class, spanning a total of 24 courses. AOA membership is required for the discounted rate. In addition, all qualified AOA members receive a standard waiver and transfer credit exemption for 4 courses within our MBA curriculum.

 

Testimonials:

Nina Maouelainin, DO
“Joining the EMBA program at Saint Joseph’s University has been a pivotal turning point in my career, allowing me to pursue my ultimate dream in the medical world. The knowledge and education taught in the program has allowed me to participate in the innovation of the medical industry and lead a new era by delivering the best possible healthcare in an ever challenging financial and political world.”
Nina Maouelainin, DO,
Director of Interventional Pulmonology,
Medical Director of Respiratory Care Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine,
The Lung Center at Grand View Health
Joseph MacDonald, DO
“I am very pleased with the MBA program thus far... I have been intrigued and challenged by each class. The professors have been engaging and interesting, yet understanding to my time constraints. I feel that this education will be paramount for my future.”
Joseph MacDonald, DO
Medical Director, Hospitalist Service
Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center

 

Apply Today

 

Take the next step in advancing your career. Apply online or contact us with direct questions at 610-660-3149 or jdart@sju.edu

***This Executive MBA cohort is administered by the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA program as a customized track for AOA members. Regarding academic transcripts, the major or specialty area that will be recorded will be Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing. Our faculty have developed content and course delivery tailored specifically for physician students in this cohort. Students will receive a Master of Business Administration degree upon completion.