Indianapolis — March 19
To address the leadership needs of a rapidly changing health care system, Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis has launched the Business of Medicine MBA to prepare practicing physicians nationwide to assume unprecedented management roles.
The specialized two-year program will begin in September, delivered as a hybrid — 50 percent online, 50 percent through weekends in residence. This approach recognizes the demands on physicians’ time. By combining residential and online experiences, students are assured the professional interaction central to a full MBA experience, while ensuring the program is accessible to physicians anywhere in the U.S.
The program recognizes the pivotal role that “physician leaders” will play in an industry grappling with historic upheaval. Challenges include implementing the Affordable Care Act, reducing costs while improving patient outcomes, enabling innovation under cost pressures and managing the migration of private practices into larger medical networks.
“Our Business of Medicine MBA bridges what has been the traditional divide between management and physicians on the front lines of care,” said Idalene Kesner, interim dean of the Kelley School of Business. “With this degree, physician leaders will emerge with the full skill set to transform individual institutions, the broad health care field and, most important, patient outcomes.”
Information sessions will be held during April and May; the application deadline for the first class is July 1. Complete information can be found at the Kelley Business of Medicine MBA website.
Source: IU Kelley School of Business
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