Curriculum

The Alliance curriculum provides physician leaders with the knowledge and skills to:

  • measure and control medical service costs
  • mediate conflict and make more effective use of the levers of personal influence
  • lead change and create organizational alignment through adaptive leadership
  • make financial decisions that increase organizational value
  • improve the quality and efficiency of clinical and administrative services
  • use advanced information analytics and technologies to lower costs and improve outcomes
  • build strategic alliances that create sustainable competitive advantage
  • more effectively cope with regulatory change and oversight

Residential Core Curriculum

The core curriculum is composed of nine residential classes, each dealing with an essential competency of physician leadership. Classes meet in Dallas in focused 4-day sessions—Saturday through Tuesday—to minimize time away from practice. A different class is offered every two months and classes may be started at any time and taken in any order. The curriculum is case based and centered around real-life healthcare issues and problems. Classes are jointly taught by senior management and medical school faculty and a select group of experienced physician executives in an interactive setting that encourages discussion and shared learning. The nine classes include:

Each 4-day class is eligible for 4 semester hours of graduate academic credit and 32 hours of AMA PRA Category 1™ credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.

Degree Options

Physicians have the option of earning either a Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership & Management OR a Healthcare Management Executive MBA. Both degrees require completion of the residential core curriculum.

Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership & Management

The Master of Science degree provides the critical knowledge and credentials for physicians who have assumed—or are preparing to assume—an administrative or leadership role in their organization. It requires completion of the nine residential core classes or any eight classes plus a self-directed field study.

Healthcare Management Executive MBA

The Healthcare Management Executive MBA is the business degree preferred by physicians who wish to transition into an executive management role. It requires completion of the residential core plus six additional online general business classes. The online classes provide an integrated overview of functional areas of management as well as analytical tools for effective executive decision making. They include:

The online business classes are semester based and may be started any time after beginning the residential core curriculum. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Naveen Jindal School of Management among the top 5 distance learning MBA providers in the world. The online classes require no on-campus visits.