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Lazar Finker—MBS Executive MBA Healthcare

At the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation, we welcome creative, mission-driven approaches to business—it’s why we’ve supported the University of Miami Business School for so long. In fact, we’re so in favor of these efforts that we’re taken it upon ourselves to support MBS’s annual Business Plan Competition.


And now, the University’s Executive MBA in Health Sector Management and Policy is being recognized as one of the best in the country. In fact, it’s not only the top health care management program in Florida, but among the 20 best in the country, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings.


How did the University earn this ranking? John A. Quelch, dean of MBS and vice provost for executive education of the University attributed their achievement to “[their] globally recognized faculty, staff and partners and 40 years of success teaching leadership in health care at the graduate level.”


The University of Miami Business School’s healthcare MBA is intended as a program for veterans or aspirants of the healthcare sector looking to expand their expertise and take a deep dive into the complexities of industry leadership. The program offers a curriculum tailored to the schedule of an already-busy business professional, accommodating for their development as they grow in their current roles.


With a myriad of challenges in healthcare, from compliance to a growing emphasis on patient engagement, students are given the chance to change lives through their work. Given that the healthcare industry is rapidly growing, it’s important for its leaders to be able to evolve it while keeping a focus on stellar patient care. For that matter, healthcare leaders are in a unique position to influence the policy surrounding public health—a process that requires a thorough knowledge of the laws involved.


MBS’s program is one of the few in the country to have dual accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). This gives graduates the recognition and tools they need to better advance in the healthcare community. Their success rate speaks for itself—100% of graduates are employed in the healthcare industry.


Part of the strength of the program is the opportunity to network with Southern Florida’s thriving healthcare community. For that matter, the business community offers professionals avenues of learning more about leadership and other lessons that can be applied to healthcare.


We at the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation applaud the efforts that the University has made to offer comprehensive programs like their healthcare MBA, equipping students with the knowledge and resources to go on to change industries.