Students can continue in their executive roles throughout the program, remaining productive leaders for their organizations while engaging in an advanced educational experience.
The program prepares leaders to apply sophisticated analytical skills to solve problems within their organizations and to develop managerial recommendations based on application of course principles and concepts. Applied research is supervised by our faculty, some of the top experts in the healthcare field.
Investing in executive doctoral education for its leaders is an investment in the future success of the organization. The program enriches the skills of senior leaders to better demonstrate depth of knowledge in a variety of functional areas, plan strategically from a system-wide perspective, conduct applied research, and utilize evidence-based practices to make management decisions. Tuition covers all books and learning materials, a laptop computer, equipped with course management software, and meals while on campus.
Developing leadership skills specifically targeted to healthcare organizations is a primary objective of this program. UAB has a history of producing leaders who are respected on both a national and international level. Alumni have received numerous awards from professional associations such as the American College of Healthcare Executives for their leadership in the field.