Healthcare Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Imagine Healthcare That Works for Everyone
At Dominican, that’s our paramount objective. Our innovative Healthcare Executive MBA program is empowering healthcare professionals to ascend as inspired leaders and catalysts for change, embodying both profound comprehension and unwavering integrity. 

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For over 130 years, Dominican University has remained steadfast in its commitment to service as a fundamental principle. The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic brought to light the myriad challenges deeply entrenched within the US healthcare ecosystem: pervasive health disparities, escalating expenses, an aging demographic, inefficient operational frameworks, a scarcity of workforce, and concerns surrounding data security and confidentiality. Wherever your focus lies in addressing these pressing issues, the Healthcare EMBA program at Dominican is meticulously crafted to chart the course toward realizing your highest capabilities as a leader.  

Join an extraordinary community of peers, distinguished faculty experts and an extensive array of industry connections to cultivate advanced proficiencies spanning from strategic planning to data analysis, from financial acumen to technology integration. Connect with our graduate admissions team today for a personalized consultation and embark on your transformation journey toward leadership.   

“The US health sector generates the wrong kinds of innovation. It is too easy to profit from low-value innovations and too difficult to profit from innovations that reduce care costs. The result is a healthcare economy that is very innovative yet remarkably ineffective in delivering increased value at a lower cost.” 
James B. Rebitzer, Robert S. Rebitzer.

1st Term: January - February

  • Healthcare Economics and Delivery Systems: Analyze microeconomic concepts in the global healthcare sector, focusing on demand and supply, health insurance, regulation, and cost-effectiveness analysis.
  • Accounting for Decision Making: Learn accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting techniques relevant to healthcare and not-for-profit environments, empowering students to address financial matters effectively in leadership roles.

2nd Term: March - April

  • Healthcare Innovation and Informatics: Explore global healthcare innovations, informatics, and technology applications driving patient-centered care and refining healthcare delivery.
  • Organizational Behavior in Healthcare, Theory & Practice: Examine managerial processes, individual and group interactions, and workplace culture in healthcare settings, improving leadership and effecting change management.

3rd Term:  May-June

  • Healthcare Analytics and Continuous Quality Improvement: Master healthcare analytics to drive data-driven improvements, enhancing patient outcomes, and satisfaction.
  • Healthcare Policies, Laws, and Regulation: Explore legal foundations of healthcare delivery, assessing current healthcare policies and regulations in the US and internationally.

4th Term: March – July - August

  • Managerial Finance: Understand the interplay of strategy and finance in healthcare organizations, including financial analysis, budgets, and healthcare financing issues.
  • Global Health Policy: Critically analyze public health policy in developed and developing world contexts, examining determinants of morbidity and mortality across nations.

5th Term: September - October

  • Strategic Leadership for Organizational Performance: Develop a strategic planning process, envision organizational outcomes, and apply sustainable healthcare management practices.
  • Clinical Decision Making: Gain insight into clinical care processes, decision-making, and strengthen clinical terminology and communication skills.

6th Term: November - December

  • The Pharmacy/Biotech Industry: Study the pharmaceutical industry, its history, evolution, and policy issues related to pharmaceuticals and public health.
  • Marketing Management for Value Creation: Explore marketing principles, strategic implications, and decision-making in the healthcare ecosystem to create value and mitigate risks.

Why Dominican?

The Dominican program stands as the exclusive fully accredited Healthcare MBA in Northern California. Beyond its comprehensive exploration of healthcare economics, informatics, policies, and strategic leadership, this program is deeply intertwined with a century-old dedication to serving our communities with unwavering integrity and enthusiasm. Participants undergo an immersive experience that not only equips them with profound insights into the dynamic global healthcare arena, encompassing  data-driven decision-making and pioneering healthcare advancements, but also imbibes them in a culture of collaboration and inclusivity that defines every facet of Dominican’s initiatives. 

Graduates of the Dominican Healthcare EMBA emerge with a distinctive blend of foresight, determination and pragmatic expertise that is pivotal in instigating positive transformation within the global healthcare ecosystem.

Application Deadlines Tuition Rate Per Unit Number of Units Format and Length
Fall: TBD
Spring: Dec. 1

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EMBA Admissions and Financial Aid

A degree from a private university like Dominican University of California is more accessible than you might think. 

A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher education is required to apply to our graduate programs. GMAT and GRE Not Required

  1. Completed Application — Apply now!
  2. Official Transcript(s)
    Official transcript of coursework from each college or university attended (undergraduate and graduate). Find complete instructions on how to submit your transcripts to Dominican here.

    Students who received their undergraduate degrees from an institution outside the United States must have credentials evaluated by a third-party evaluation service. The agency must submit an official report to Dominican verifying credentials. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for further instructions.
  3. Resume
  4. Statement of Purpose/Intent
    A statement between 300 and 800 words describing why you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree.
  5. One Letter of Recommendation or Interview With The Dean
    Letter of recommendation: Academic or professional, on letterhead.
  6. Prerequisite Requirements
    Professional experience (Healthcare experience preferred).
  7. International Applicants
    International candidates must meet additional admissions requirements.

Dominican has a rolling admissions policy, which means we evaluate applications as they are received and will continue to evaluate applications until we’ve filled all the slots for our incoming class. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

If an application deadline falls on a weekend and/or holiday, applications will be accepted through the end of the next business day.

Fall Priority Deadline TBD
Spring Deadline December 1

Learn about tuition per unit, additional fees and total tuition.

We'll show you how a Dominican education is more affordable than you might think with support from financial aid, scholarships and loans. The Barowsky School of Business offers scholarships for graduate students.

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EMBA Career Paths

A Dominican EMBA is designed for professionals from pharmaceutical companies, consulting firms, managed care organizations, health departments, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations who are looking to solve problems and make a difference in patient experiences. The EMBA will provide each student with a foundation in global health policy, public health, and rigorous business and management training designed for the healthcare industry.

The Barowsky School of Business (BSB) partners with local Bay Area companies to provide experiential learning opportunities for students and job placement upon graduation. Students work closely with the BSB Graduate Career Services to prepare them to move forward in their careers and life beyond graduation. Our services include individualized one-on-one assistance and professional development events.

Students will acquire knowledge in several functional areas of healthcare business, including:

  • Healthcare Economics and Delivery Systems
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Healthcare Innovation and Informatics
  • Organizational Behavior in Healthcare, Theory & Practice
  • Healthcare Analytics and Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Healthcare Policies, Laws, and Regulation
  • Managerial Finance

  • Global Health Policy

  • Strategic Leadership for Organizational Performance

  • Clinical Decision Making

  • The Pharmacy/Biotech Industry

  • Marketing Management for Value Creation

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Dominican MBA Graduates

What will an MBA do for your career? Learn more about the outcomes of earning an MBA at Dominican. 

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Moving up

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Have founded their own business.

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Average salary

Report salaries starting in the six figures including early and mid-career professionals.

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Yung-Jae Lee, PhD

Dean, Barowsky School of Business
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Vafa Saboori, PhD

Director of the MS in Business Analytics Program Associate Professor of Operations Management
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Thomas Cavanagh, PhD

Associate Professor of Management
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Apollo Demirel, PhD

Assistant Professor of Marketing
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Asayehgn Desta, PhD

Professor of Economics and Quantitative Methods
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Aslihan G. Korkmaz, DBA

Associate Professor of Finance
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Jacob Massoud, PhD

MBA Program Director Professor of Strategic Management
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Rajeev Sooreea, PhD

Associate Dean Professor of International Business
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ChangSeob Yeo, PhD

Associate Professor of Marketing
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Bo Zhang, PhD

Director, MS Accounting Program Assistant Professor of Accounting
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Mitchell Hudson

Instructor, Applied Computer Science
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Wayne de Fremery

Professor of Information Science and Entrepreneurship Director of the Francoise O. Lepage Center of Global Innovation
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Erin Aradi, MA

Assistant Dean for Academic Programs