University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Healthcare Executive MBA

The Walton Healthcare EMBA allows students to develop specialized expertise in healthcare administration while learning to apply best practices from other industries.

Work/Life Balance

You don't have time to stop the rest of your life while you get an MBA. We had your work-life balance in mind when we designed the Walton Healthcare Executive MBA program.

You'll attend classes just one Saturday a month for two years.  

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Director's Message

A special message from Raja Kali, Director of Walton MBA programs at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Innovative Curriculum

The healthcare courses are developed and delivered by our partner school, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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Executive MBA

Healthcare EMBA

Program Length: 26 months

Application deadline
May 1st

Curriculum Overview
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Admissions Information
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Innovative Curriculum

The Walton Healthcare EMBA is designed to serve those students who desire to develop a specialized level of expertise in health care administration while completing a full MBA degree.

The healthcare course offerings are designed and will be delivered by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in partnership with the Walton College. This program is specifically designed for physicians and other clinicians who wish to prepare themselves for managerial roles and for individuals interested in moving into healthcare management as well as for those who realize the need for specific healthcare expertise to benefit them in their current roles. 

Opportunities to grow don’t end with the classroom. Students will enhance their understanding of the business and cultural environments of prominent emerging markets through overseas projects in Global Business. EMBA students also participate in our award-winning entrepreneurship program, professional development with industry experts, and networking with extraordinary corporate connections.

First Year Classes

Late Summer/Orientation 8 hours
Fall Semester 6 hours
Spring Semester 6 hours
Summer Semester 6 hours

Second Year Classes

Fall Semester 6 hours
Spring Semester 6 hours
Summer Semester 6 hours



Work-Life Balance

When trying to decide if getting your MBA is the next step to furthering your career, what often comes to mind is family. How can you take the leap into a program without the confidence that it won’t derail the life and career you’ve worked so hard to build? You know you don’t have time to stop the rest of your life while you get an MBA.

Well guess what? We had your work-life balance in mind when we designed the Walton Healthcare EMBA program. Our Healthcare EMBA program is built around your life, your career, and your study preferences. Your courses are available to you anywhere, anytime. With face-to-face class days organized just one Saturday a month, you can plan your schedule up to a year in advance. Our faculty make sure you know what your assignments are well ahead of time, giving you the ability to plan your courses around your work schedule.

In collaboration with UAMS, the program was to fit into your busy schedule. Our innovative, part-time program leverages classroom instruction with online learning activities and interactive team-based problem solving.

To complete the 44-hour program, our students attend classes part time, normally just one Saturday per month for two years. Even when classes are not in session, you have access to all of the Walton College’s learning resources from anywhere in the world through our extensive technology services and support.


Healthcare Executive MBA Saturday Class Dates

Summer
2017
Fall
2017
Spring
2018
Summer
2018
May
20
August
26
January
13
May
19
June
17
September
23
February
10
June
16
July
8
October
14
March
10
July
7
July
29
November
11
April
7
July
28
  December
9
April
28
 

 


 

Admissions Requirements for the Healthcare Executive MBA Program

Admission to the Walton College Healthcare Executive MBA program is highly competitive and selective. Enrollment is limited. The admissions committee base their decisions on applicant's:

  • Work experience
  • Undergraduate coursework & GPA
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Interview for final round applicants
  • GMAT or GRE score - Please Note: A GMAT/GRE waiver is available for select Executive MBA candidates. If you have at least five years of quality work experience and a strong prior academic record, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more details.

 


GMAT/GRE WAIVER

A GMAT/GRE waiver is available for select Healthcare Executive MBA candidates. If you have at least five years of quality work experience and a strong prior academic record, you may be eligible for a waiver. Please contact us for more details.

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Healthcare Executive MBA students complete the first course in the program, Introduction to Strategy, during orientation. Participation is required.

A minimum of two years previous work experience is typically required for admission to the Walton Executive MBA program. A GMAT/GRE waiver is available for select Executive MBA candidates. If you have at least five years of quality work experience and a strong prior academic record, you may be eligible for a waiver. Please contact us for more details.

Tuition and Program Costs for the 44 credit-hour program total is $49,789.52

We recommend you ask current and/or former supervisors who know you and your potential well. Other professional references may also be appropriate.

Applications that arrive after the official deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. Email gsb@walton.uark.edu to find out the current status of the next Executive MBA cohort. We use a rolling admission process1 for the Executive MBA program. 1Rolling Admissions Process: A rolling admission process means that we review and make decisions on received applications periodically and before the final deadline. While some seats are held till the end of the deadline, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Yes, you can take the GMAT or GRE after the application deadline. However, your application will not be considered complete, and an admissions decision cannot be made, until we have received your test score. Applicants with at least five years of quality business experience and a strong academic record will be considered for a GMAT or GRE waiver as part of a full application review.

AACSB or the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the premier accreditation institution for business schools around the world. Nearly 600 institutions worldwide have the accreditation. As an accredited institution, we must follow a set of strict guidelines governing faculty and academic quality, meaning that your degree will be more valuable to both you and your future employer. To learn more about AACSB and what it can do for you see bestbizschools.

To successfully complete coursework in the Executive MBA program, students should have a laptop/device that meets the following criteria: Specifications: Preferably 5 years old or less, 4 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB free disk space minimum Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8.x, or MacOS 10.x* (Students using a Mac will need to be able to run Microsoft Excel for Windows on their machines) Network: Wireless enabled and/or Ethernet port Virus Protection: An up-to-date virus protection software *Please consult your Walton Connect page on Blackboard to note any additional operating system/software requirements specific to your program

The Healthcare EMBA program begins at the end of May.

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