This is where the practice of health care meets the business of health care. Whether you work in medicine, insurance, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, or in other related organizations, the Lubar Executive MBA Integrated Health Care Leadership concentration will position you to reach your goals.

Transformation in the health care industry demands that managers and leaders lead their teams and organizations through both change and innovation. This requires the knowledge and skillset of a general manager as well as added expertise in meeting the specific challenges of the health care industry. We’re here to help you bring it all together.

As the President of Independent Physicians Network, everyday I find myself in the position to use the tools provided during the EMBA program at UWM.  From analyzing our marketing practices to finding cost and time savings in our supply chain, heath care is still a business and requires adept management to provide the best care.

Dr. Hector Lopez (’19)President, Independent Physicians Network

In the Integrated Health Care Leadership concentration, you’ll dive deeper into topics that will help you navigate the increasingly complex health care industry environment:

Leadership, Team Building & Effective Management. Provides leaders with knowledge for building successful teams, managing change, developing effective ways to communicate, and establishing a set of valuable leadership tools.

Health Care Accounting, Law & Ethics. Critical examination of healthcare specific issues in comparison to other industries, focusing on financial and accounting practice, legal requirements and constraints, and ethical issues facing healthcare managers.

Health Care Administration & Delivery Systems. An examination of the administrative structures and processes in health care institutions, including managing clinicians and inter-organizational relationships of U.S. and selected foreign health care providers.

Managed Care & Integrated Health Networks.  An in-depth look at the concepts and management of capitated and vertically integrated health care organizations, including utilization control, risk and quality assessment, benefit design, pricing, and management of clinical professionals.

Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations. Application of strategic management tools and techniques to health care organizations by analyzing external, competitive, and internal environments; developing objectives; understanding current strategy; and formulating and implementing future directions.

As a health care industry executive, having a strong background in core business skills is vital to your ability to lead your organization. The Lubar Executive MBA  provides you with foundational knowledge across all areas of business — including accounting, finance, analytics, operations, marketing, IT, and strategy. You’ll take these courses in along with EMBA peers from across industries.

Accounting Analysis and Control. Prepares managers to critically analyze, interpret and use financial statements, cost reports, and other financial information provided by accountants and accounting systems.

Corporate Finance. Analysis of financial statements; ratio analysis; Excel functions for bond price, yield to maturity, and yield to call; beta estimation and capital asset pricing model; capital budgeting; capital structure decisions; Excel models for financial forecasting.

Managing in a Dynamic Environment. Provides frameworks and techniques for managing people and improving organizations. Topics include group dynamics, leadership, performance management, structure, innovation, power, change, and corporate cultures.

Information Technology Management in International Businesses. Management of information technology including the role of enterprise systems; business intelligence, mining, & analytics; virtual teams and offshoring; security; and ethical/privacy issues including sustainability and green IT in the globally connected world.

Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Practice. Builds key concepts in marketing strategy, develops knowledge of current issues and provides hands-on experience in developing and executing marketing strategies for today’s managers.

Predictive Analytics for Managers. Covers exploratory data analysis and foundations of statistical inference. With a focus on predictive analytics, coverage is given to classical and logistic regression modeling along with other techniques that may include trees and neural nets.

Global Supply Chain Strategies & Competitive Operations. Addresses the contribution of the operations function in enhancing the competitiveness and effectiveness of service and manufacturing organizations. Topics include operations tactics and strategy, cross-functional and cross-firm integration, process analysis, and global supply chains.

Strategy Formulation. Provide tools for strategic thinking and developing competitive strategies. Analyze forces that shape industry competition and competitive advantage.

International Business. Overview of the issues faced by firms engaging in international activities including the unique circumstances of multinational corporations and the importance of understanding the foreign economic, social, political, cultural, and legal environment.

International Business Simulation. Learn and exercise skills and techniques in strategic thinking, financial analysis, operations, human resources, and globalization, while developing leadership and general management skills necessary to effectively manage a significant business challenge.