Executive Program in Healthcare Management

from the University of California, Irvine

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Course Dates


June 27, 2023

Course Duration


9 Months
Online and In-Person

Course Fee


US$18,500 US$16,000 or get US$1,000 off with a referral US$200 application fee

Course Information Flexible payment available

Tuition Fee Benefit


The program fee is US$18,500. The amount payable after considering the tuition fee benefit is US$16,000.
This is only available to participants who apply by April 20, 2023.

Program Overview

Healthcare organizations today are facing complex challenges, including shifting consumer preferences, new talent and delivery care models, digital technologies and advances in medical science. This requires skilled leaders who can navigate the evolving global healthcare landscape and drive clinical, financial and operational transformation.

The nine-month Executive Program in Healthcare Management from the University of California, Irvine Leadership Development Institute is designed to equip healthcare leaders like you with the knowledge and capabilities to deliver the best outcomes for your organization while addressing business priorities and improving efficiency.

Who Is It For?

The Executive Program in Healthcare Management is ideal for:

  • Senior clinical executives aiming to supplement their medical expertise with strategic thinking and business skills
  • Senior nonclinical healthcare executives looking to enhance their business and leadership skills
  • Hospital administrators heading broader care delivery functions who are looking to align and lead colleagues across service delivery
  • C-suite and executive committee members who wish to enhance their understanding of healthcare in the modern setting

Participants are required to have:

  • 10 to 15 years of work experience in the healthcare sector
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Designed for Your Success

The Executive Program in Healthcare Management is designed with the needs of senior healthcare leaders in mind. You will learn through online and interactive sessions, case studies and guest lectures from global industry experts. The flexible nature of the program allows you to customize your learning journey for maximum impact.


The self-paced modules provide the flexibility to accommodate learning around your busy work schedule with a weekly commitment of four to six hours.


A community learning experience facilitates interactive discussions with peers, faculty and industry speakers, allowing you to implement program learnings in real-world scenarios.


The multimodular learning journey experience enables you to learn and grow as a healthcare leader, developing business strategies to improve your personal and organizational goals.

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“Healthcare organizations are looking for executives who provide strategic leadership that drives sustainable growth and performance. The Executive Program in Healthcare Management has been designed by thought leaders at the intersection of business and healthcare. It equips participants with the practical tools and frameworks to make impactful decisions, improving the outcomes of global healthcare systems today and in the future.”
Maritza Salazar Campo
Faculty Director
Assistant Professor of Organization and Management

What You Will Learn in This Program

The Executive Program in Healthcare Management will enable you to:

  • Inspire and lead colleagues to optimize outcomes and build a shared vision that delivers quality in the global healthcare environment
  • Understand expense management and financial planning to deliver strong financial performance
  • Cultivate and leverage external relationships on policy and trends in global healthcare delivery
  • Apply strategic frameworks, executive leadership and management skills to the meet organizational, population and patient needs of the global healthcare system
  • Innovate healthcare delivery models to promote equity, access and quality in global healthcare services
  • Utilize data and analytics to drive strategic healthcare growth decisions
  • Empower the healthcare team to create a positive and productive workplace
  • Recruit, develop and retain qualified staff to minimize turnover in healthcare roles

Key Program Features

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Core Curriculum

Kick-start your program journey with 18 weeks of in-depth core sessions exploring healthcare leadership, strategy execution, team management, finance and operations.

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Annual Conference and Networking Event

Connect with high-achieving peers as you build a lifelong network of leaders at an optional annual in-person conference and networking event on the UCI campus.

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Flexible Learning Journey

Customize the learning journey with a choice of two topical electives to gain relevant skills specific to your career goals or the healthcare system’s needs.

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Professional Development Workbook

Through customized assignments and activities that delve into challenges facing healthcare executives, you will develop a Professional Development Workbook that will be a handy resource and tool kit at work.

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Expert Faculty

Learn from leading experts who are thought leaders and experienced practitioners.

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Self-Paced Learning

Access recorded sessions that provide the flexibility to learn at your own pace.

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Success Coach

Craft your learning journey through regular check-in sessions with a dedicated success coach.

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Program Specialist

Learn from an experienced healthcare specialist about applying program learnings to challenges specific to your role.

Comprehensive Curriculum

The program’s curriculum is structured around three overarching areas of healthcare leadership. You will learn to make confident executive decisions, build trust and create change. Engaging core modules will broaden your strategy and influencing skills, equipping you with the know-how to lead through transition by addressing shifting healthcare priorities and aligning systems and people. In addition, engagement with a diverse peer group will help you understand the challenges faced by leaders in different functional areas.
  • Strategy and Change Management

    • Leading in Times of Transition
    • Creating an Innovation Culture
    • Impact of External Forces on Change
    • The Impact of Internal Forces on Healthcare
    • Leading Across the Organization: Managing Interdisciplinary Relationships

    Driving Organizational Effectiveness

    • Creating a Winning Strategy
    • Managing the Execution of Strategy
    • Healthcare Executives as Change Agents
    • Managing Shifting Priorities in Healthcare

    Workforce Planning and Organizational Management

    • Budget Management and Healthcare System Financial Planning
    • Empowering Your Leadership Team
    • Engaging, Retaining and Developing Talent
    • Leading and Promoting Thriving Cultures
  • The electives offered for this program provide you with a unique opportunity to hone in on relevant and valuable areas of expertise you would like to develop. Each elective has been crafted with the challenges and opportunities specific to healthcare executives in mind, allowing you to walk away with the applicable skill set and specialized knowledge of your choice.

    • Agile Healthcare Management: This elective explores the operational imperatives facing today’s healthcare systems and providers.
    • Personal Branding for Healthcare Leaders: This elective is intended to help healthcare leaders consider their professional brand and the connection it has to their organizational influence and inclusivity as a leader.
    • Economics of Healthcare: Financing the Future: This elective is intended to provide the fundamentals of healthcare economics and the models, opportunities and pressure points for leaders to navigate the business issues that drive a successful practice.

    The program concludes with an optional in-person conference and networking event at the University of California, Irvine campus.

Professional Development Workbook

As a key part of the program, you will create your personalized Professional Development Workbook, which will allow you to curate the insights you acquire through prescribed activities and apply them as a tool kit in your role as a global healthcare leader in addition to addressing your organization’s challenges.

Meet the Faculty

This executive education program is designed and delivered by thought leaders from the University of California, Irvine who deeply understand the business of healthcare and the issues healthcare organizations face. The faculty members and guest speakers include esteemed PhDs, MDs and former healthcare executives. They bring to the curriculum cutting-edge scholarship and insights into the skill set and frameworks needed to be successful as a global healthcare leader.

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Maritza Salazar Campo, PhD

Faculty Director, Executive Program in Healthcare Management; Assistant Professor of Organization & Management, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine; Director of Team Science, Institute for Clinical and Translational Medicine, UCI School of Medicine

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Ian O. Williamson, PhD

Dean of The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine

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Richard Afable, MD, MPH

President and Board Chair, MindOC/BeWellOC; President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph Hoag Health (Retired); Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Catholic Health East (Retired)

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John Joseph, PhD

Associate Professor of Strategy, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine

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Anthony Jones

Senior EVP of Operations (Retired), CommonSpirit Health

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Christopher Schwarz, PhD

Professor of Finance, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine




Upon completion of the program, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by the Leadership Development Institute at the University of California, Irvine. The certificate will be a recognition of your achievement in the Executive Program in Healthcare Management. Participants will also be granted status as UCI Paul Merage School of Business alumni.

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Application Details

program fee

US$18,500 US$16,000

The fee amount is available till ,, and does not include the application fee of US$200
program fee

US$18,500 US$17,000

The fee amount is available till ,, and does not include the application fee of US$200
program fee

US$18,500 US$17,500

The fee amount is available till ,, and does not include the application fee of US$200

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