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Executive MBA in Health Management & Policy

Transform your career with our 21-month executive MBA program.


The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the need for health care leaders equipped to solve complex operational issues while harnessing opportunities for innovation. Miami Herbert’s  Health Executive MBA program (HEMBA) prepares executives and other health care professionals to meet that challenge. 

With its distinguished business faculty, close ties to UHealth and the University of Miami’s medical school, and partnerships with health care leaders worldwide, HEMBA offers a rich learning experience that positions graduates for new leadership roles and career paths across health care.

Who's It For?

The program teaches diverse business applications as well as broad strategic and readily applicable perspectives to those in mid to senior level positions who wish to expand their knowledge of management and administration and excel as a leader in the health care industry.

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Program Length

  • 21 months
  • Classes meet one three-day weekend a month

Program Type

On Campus

Time Commitment
Full Time

Start Date

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Healthcare Executive MBA


The health care industry is rapidly growing, approaching 20 percent of the U.S. economy. Health care executives and professionals face the need to understand where business meets health care to successfully navigate critical challenges, influence policy advocacy, and lead value-based solutions, thus advancing the business of health care while transforming the lives they touch.


Health Care Management Program

U.S. News & World Report ranks our Health Executive MBA as the No. 1 Health Care Management program in Florida and among the top 20 Best Health Care Management programs in the nation.

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Part of a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals and organizations dedicated to the improvement of health care delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy education.

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Six Sigma Champion Certificate

Students graduate with Six Sigma Champion Certification – for quality and process improvement strategies used in health care organizations around the world.

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CAHME Mentorship Circle

An honor reserved for university programs that excel within CAHME to mentor other universities seeking accreditation.

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In the Nation

The only program in Florida, and one of only six nationwide, with BAHM membership and AACSB and CAHME accreditation.

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BAHM is a collaborative nonprofit organization, comprised of the country’s most prestigious business schools



Medical doctors can apply for 25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.



Health Executive MBA students have an average of 15 years of work experience when entering the program.

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It’s not just about what you learn. It’s who you learn with.

When you graduate from Miami Herbert, you join a diverse community of 45,000+ business leaders around the world. Alumni employers include:

  • AvMed
  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Boca Regional Hospital
  • Centurion, Inc.
  • Cherry Oak Senior Living, LLC
  • Delray Medical Center
  • Georgia Oral and Facial Surgery
  • GWU Medical Faculty Associates
  • Kendall Regional Medical Center
  • Kindred Healthcare
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • Miami VA Hospital
  • Palmetto General Hospital
  • Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Interested in student outcomes data? See the stats here.

In Their Own Words

Our Students

The Health Executive MBA brings together a wide variety of health care leaders, allowing you incomparable exposure to a diverse mixture of fields. Learn alongside clinicians, administrators, and health care industry professionals with unifying qualities — a passion for health care and a desire to lead and transform lives.
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Alumna 2019

“I would recommend the Miami Herbert Business School to anyone looking to become a leader in their industry. Few programs can claim to have faculty members who are titans of industry, a cabinet member for President Clinton, Presidents and CEOs of leading health care organizations, etc.”

Sasha Davidson, M.D Healthcare Executive MBA
Learn from the Best


Our outstanding faculty are recognized worldwide for their teaching and cutting-edge research.
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The Honorable Alex M. Azar II

Adjunct Professor Senior Executive-in-Residence, Health Management & Policy
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Emma Boswell Dean

Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy
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Michael T. French

Department Chair and Professor, Health Management and Policy
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Karoline Mortensen

Professor, Health Management and Policy Associate Dean, Business Programs, Associate Director, Center for Health Management and Policy
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Donna E. Shalala

Professor Emerita (Adjunct), Health Management & Policy
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Steven G. Ullmann

Professor, Health Management and Policy Academic Director, Health Executive MBA and MD/MBA Program

Meet Your Enrollment Advisor

Chuck Somma works directly with applicants in the Accelerated MBA in Real Estate, Health Executive MBA and the dual degree for MD / MBA programs at the Miami Herbert Business SchoolHe has worked in university recruitment for 25 years and holds BA and MA degrees.  
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